Award-winning tabletop role-playing system The One Ring is getting a second version. Designers Francesco Nepitello and Marco Maggi are working with Free League, publishers of Tales from the Loop and Alien: The Roleplaying Sport, to revitalize the sport that was first launched in 2011. A core rulebook and boxed starter set are deliberate, each with new artwork all through. Preorders will start Feb. 11 on Kickstarter with supply anticipated earlier than the tip of 2021.
Titled The One Ring: Roleplaying in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Center-earth, the brand new core rulebook will embody all the mandatory mechanics wanted to run a sport. Followers ought to count on it to comprise a lot of the identical materials as was initially revealed in 2011. That product, titled The One Ring: Adventures over the Fringe of the Wild, gained a number of business awards for artwork and presentation.
This new e-book will even concentrate on the timeline, which is ready in the course of the 70-year interval between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring. The boxed starter set will even include a number of pre-generated characters primarily based on historic figures from the lore. Gamers will have the ability to tackle the function of Drogo Baggins, father of Bilbo Baggins, and Paladin Took II, father of Peregrin “Pippin” Took.
Sport designer Francesco Nepitello instructed Polygon in a video convention that this new model of The One Ring might be primarily based on the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien, not Peter Jackson’s motion pictures. Nepitello mentioned that the system will lean into its “purist” method to the supply materials this time round. If it’s not within the books then it’s merely not an choice for gamers, which may result in a little bit of a shock for individuals who need to play as spellcasters.
Recall that vanishingly few characters in Tolkien’s books truly forged spells — specifically Gandalf, Saruman, and Radagast. Nepitello sees them as “a distinct order of being” and due to this fact off limits for character creation.
Slightly than having particular person magical spells at their disposal, participant characters will as an alternative have entry to feats referred to as Virtues. It’s these Virtues that can assist hobbits to cover themselves and provides elves their uncanny gracefulness in fight. Gamers also needs to encounter loads of magical objects, however total count on a extra gritty medieval world than the one portrayed within the fifth version of Dungeons & Dragons or Paizo’s Pathfinder.
The primary wave of The One Ring’s second version, Nepitello mentioned, will concentrate on the northwestern area of Eriador, which is dwelling to the Shire and Rivendell. Subsequent books and modules will develop to different areas of Center-earth. Followers ought to count on extra data Tuesday on the Free League web site.