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New Version of ‘The One Ring’ RPG Coming Soon!


According to hobby industry news website, Cubicle 7 has shared more information on its planned release of the revised one-volume rulebook for its Lord of the Rings-based RPG The One Ring Role-playing Game, announced for summer release.

The new, revised edition of The One Ring Role-playing Game rulebook features a new cover by Jon Hodgson. The hardcover volume will be 320 pages, and includes new layout, which integrates both the Adventurer’s Guide and the Loremaster’s Guide into a single volume.  The book has been re-edited and reformatted for clarity, and includes updated rules that incorporate previous supplementary rules, as well as rule changes based on fan feedback.


The One Ring is a  role-playing game based on The Lord of the Rings—the most influential property in fantasy. It’s set after the events of The Hobbit; the initial game is set the region of northern Mirkwood and environs, with future releases expanding the scope of the setting to encompass more of Middle-earth as the era moves closer to the looming War of the Ring.

Chock full of incredible artwork by leading Tolkien artists, including John Howe, along with rich and detailed background information, The One Ring’s game engine focuses on the themes and character types that give Middle-earth its unique place in the annals of fantasy. There has never been a Lord of the Rings game that’s more evocative of Tolkien’s unique vision.

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‘The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ Has Arrived!


Finally! The second installment in the epic Hobbit film series has arrived. Based upon J.R.R. Tolkein’s 1937 classic, “The Hobbit,” the film series began with An Unexpected Journey and will conclude in 2014 with the third and final installment, There and Back Again.


Check out the most recent trailer:


The Desolation of Smaug continues the events of An Unexpected Journey, in which the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) travels with the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a company of thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) into the Kingdom of Erebor, taking them through Mirkwood, Esgaroth, and Dale to combat with the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).


The film released tonight, starting at 12:01 AM in theaters around the country.


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Cryptozoic to Release ‘The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ Board Game

Cryptozoic will release The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Board Game on December 20th, a week after the movie premieres in theaters on Friday, December 13th, according to hobby industry news website

Similar to Cryptozoic’s first Hobbit movie board game, this game is designed by Reiner Knizia.  The game is a stand-alone, but can be combined with the Unexpected Journey game.  Players must work cooperatively as they travel to the gold-filled caverns of Erebor (the Lonely Mountain) in search of treasure and the courage to defeat Smaug.  The game is designed for 1 – 4 players, ages 15 and up, and plays in 30 – 45 minutes.

The box contains 2 game boards, a resource board, 4 cheat sheets, tiles, cards, custom dice, markers, a dragon pawn and a rulebook.

Cryptozoic also updated release dates for several of their other Middle Earth related titles.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Deck-Building Game and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Deck-Building Game are now Q1 2014 releases, and The Middle Earth Expandable Card Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Edition Starter Set and Expansions  will also release early next year.


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