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The One Ring (role-playing game)

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The name The One Ring refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The One Ring (disambiguation).
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The One Ring is a role-playing game published by Cubicle 7 Entertainment (under license from Sophisticated Games), released in August 2011. The game is written by Francesco Nepitello, and features artwork by John Howe and other artists.[1][2] In November 2019, the publisher decided to end the licensing agreement with Sophisticated Games, due to contractual differences.[3] In 2021, a new edition has been announced on Kickstarter, for crowdfunding, under the publisher Free League and it has been released in October of the same year.[4]


[edit] Setting

The initial release (originally planned to be first of a trilogy), The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild, is based in the area of northern Mirkwood, after the events of The Hobbit and before the War of the Ring.[2][5] The Second Edition of The One Ring is now set in the lone-lands of Eriador, in the year 2965 of the Third Age, moving the focus of the game to the lands of Old Arnor, with a full description of the town of Bree, including also famous locales like Weathertop, Fornost and Annuminas, providing the players with a new starting point for their adventures.[4]

[edit] Game system

The One Ring uses custom dice, specifically a twelve sided die numbered 1-10, the "Eye of Sauron", and the "Gandalf" Rune (a Cirth G rune, r), and 6 sided dice numbered normally, but with the 1-3 being in outline, 4-5 solid, and 6 solid having also the Tengwar Lambe rune, j . Standard 12-sided dice can be used, counting 11 as Sauron, and 12 as Gandalf, and standard 6 sided dice as well.[6]

[edit] Publications

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  1. 'The One Ring' RPG at (accessed 20 April 2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 (accessed 11 August 2011)
  3. Unexpected The One Ring 2 Update
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kickstarter Page of 'The One Ring'
  5. The One Ring: Characters at (accessed 20 June 2011)
  6. The One Ring RPG, Adventurer Book, pages 24-25
Licensed Pen-and-paper RPGs set in Middle-earth
 Iron Crown Enterprises:  (1982-1997) Middle-earth Role Playing · (1991-1993) Lord of the Rings Adventure Game
 Decipher:  (2002-2005) The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game · (2001) The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Adventure Game
 Cubicle 7:  (2011-) The One Ring · (2016-) Adventures in Middle-earth