Cubicle 7 has just revealed the cover art (by Johan Grenier) of the new version of The One Ring roleplaying game.
Well, I never thought I'd say this, but after viewing the elf's armor my thought was, "yes! No boobs!"
Yep. My thirst thought looking at the cover. I used him here and there in my old MERP games in the middle third age.Gandalf was in Middle Earth for about 2,000 years... we can assume that he was part of a lot of different adventuring parties during that time.
The quality of the interior art is great, but the posing of each on a little stage ruins it for me.Well, I never thought I'd say this, but after viewing the elf's armor my thought was, "yes! No boobs!"
Sorry Wight, but you get -1 for your post. That interior art is excellent.
McBride’s art is inspirational, but I feel that some of his other LotR art would have been a better cover.Angus McBride was the MERP cover artist....while looking him up, he passes away in 2007 but what a great legacy of fantasy art he gave us to enjoy.
I am really excited for the range of products that will be accompanying the new edition, it sounds well thought-out, but don't expect it all at once. C7 take their time with their products.The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying Game:The 352 page core rules featuring stunning new art, maps, rules for character creation, and everything you will need to adventure in the lands of Middle-earth.
This info comes from a recent announcement by Cubicle 7 which can be found here - https://www.cubicle7games.com/cubicle-7-announces-the-one-ring-second-edition/
- The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings™ Starter Set: Explore the Misty Mountains and reclaim the Horn of the Storm in the perfect introduction to The One Ring Roleplaying Game. This box set includes a 64 page adventure, a 48 page guide to the lands of the Misty Mountains, a set of dice, six pre-generated characters, character handouts, tokens, and more.
- Loremaster’s Screen and Legends of Middle-earth: A beautifully illustrated Loremaster’s Screen along with a 32 page collection of mini adventures that Loremaster’s can drop into their games.
- Fell Foes: A dedicated bestiary containing fell foes and dangerous creatures from all across Middle-earth.
- Minas Tirith – The Tower of Guard: A guide to the city of Minas Tirith and its surrounding lands.
- The Errantries of the King: A campaign adventure set in Gondor. Written by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, author of The Darkening of Mirkwood.
- Moria – The Long Dark: Explore Khazad-dûm deep beneath the Misty Mountains in this long awaited adventure for The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying Game.
If you are picking up the 5e versions (AiME), unless you really wanted the TOR system too, you would be duplicating products - AiME follows TOR in content, sometimes there is a little adaption, but nothing massive.I think the artwork is great, and I've purchased two of the 5e source books. Not sure that I would want to try a different system entirely though.
This is a role playing game of adventurers in Middle-earth not reliving the footsteps of The Fellowship.You haven't read Appendix A to the Lord of the Rings, have you?
There are dwarven women, but they are rare and stay underground.
I agree there shouldn't be a dwarven woman adventurer on the cover, since that would constitute a breach of canon to rival the ridiculous elven-dwarven romance in the Hobbit movies.
For those who invested heavily in the first edition, nothing in the second edition invalidates the rules of the first edition if your table wants to continue playing the first edition.Spent a fortune over the last few years on TOR. How much rule tweaking will there be. Really like the game but it better be amazing to persuade me. Artwork feels to busy, some be more sombre and subdued
Well, not really. C7's plan all along was to cover the 60+ years that pass in between the end of The Hobbit and the beginning of LotR. This one is starting about 20 years after where the original core rules started, similar to their original plans of three separate sets of slipcased core rule books, each covering about 20 years of game time.Yeah. Plus the timeline has moved on a lot and new areas being developed so all new good stuff