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The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying

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Return to Middle-earth with The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying, a brand new adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien using the rules for 5E. Based on the second edition of The One Ring™ roleplaying game by Francesco Nepitello, The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying contains everything you need to create exciting adventures set in the world’s most popular fantasy setting - six original heroic cultures from the land of Eriador, six new classes, a host of terrifying adversaries, and comprehensive rules for journeys, councils, wondrous artefacts, and the subtle magic of Middle-earth.

The War of the Ring, Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, The One Ring and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Middle-earth Enterprises, LLC and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees. © 2022 Sophisticated Games Ltd.


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Todd M June 18, 2023 3:25 pm UTC
Does anyone know how compatible this is with Cubicle 7's Adventures in Middle Earth 5E rules, etc.?
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Lanny L July 01, 2023 9:05 pm UTC
From the author on the LotR One Ring/LotR RPG Discord: https://discord.gg/the-one-ring-lotr-rpg-348254014598545408

The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying is, put as briefly as possible, an adaptation of The One Ring 2nd edition to the rules of 5e, just as Adventures in Middle-earth was for The One Ring 1st edition. LotRRPG is not, however, a second edition of AiME (as some might think); it is in fact a true reboot, a new iteration of the 5e rules adapted to Middle-earth by same team as The One Ring.
Regarding the details of the setting, adventures and landmarks, you will not find any additional information compared to The One Ring (if you already own it); as far as the rules are concerned, however, you will find everything you need to play with the 5e system in Middle-earth as faithful as possible to the literary source
https://discord.com/channels/348254014598545408/1006216657426972752/1118110100121452565
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Todd M August 29, 2023 9:46 pm UTC
Thank you, Lanny L!
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Martin W June 04, 2023 5:53 am UTC
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Was attribute generation completely left out of the book?

Call me crazy, but there is no information on how to roll up your attributes. Roll 3d6? Point buy? Standard array? Also, there is no chart showing the attribute bonuses.

Now, having played D&D 5e, I know how D&D does it, and I assume that I can use the same character generation methods, but seriously, HOW THE **** does this get left out of the chapter on character creation? Did I blink and miss it?

And if this book gets purchased by anyone who hasn't played D&D, how the hell will they learn how to roll up a character? Am I the only one not seeing this?
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Michele G June 08, 2023 12:33 pm UTC
To play LotRRPG you either need the D&D 5e Basic rules, which can be downloaded for free from WotC's site, or the D&D 5e Player's Handbook. All the information needed for character creation are contained there and not repeated in LotRRPG, except of course for any rules that are meant to replace those in the Basic rules (such as Cultures, Callings, Backgrounds, new skills, etc.).
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Oneiromante D June 01, 2023 3:16 pm UTC
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When will the screen pdf for the Lord of the Rings 5e version be available?
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Ricardo F May 22, 2023 6:29 pm UTC
Hello, other than changes made to fit the 5e rules system, does anyone know if this otherwise modifies or expands the content, timeframe or anything from TOR 2.0? I'm asking for a comparison of the two pdf products available here on DTRPG, not printed products, boxed sets, bundles, etc. Thanks for any info you could provide.
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Royce K April 29, 2023 1:14 am UTC
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I like Both The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying core book and the Shire Adventures. I do have one gripe about them. The maps an not very good quality when zoom in. Will there be better quality ones in the future?
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Mike C April 27, 2023 5:23 pm UTC
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when on Fantasy Grounds?
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Jussef P April 15, 2023 9:26 pm UTC
I love the early-access idea, however this is way to expensive for an unfinished product.
Yes I know I will get the end product, make it expensive when is finished.
Especially because this product competes with TOR. I will have to wait until I see the reviews to see which one I pick.
You deny me the possibility of a preview for now because every dollar multiply by 5 in my currency.
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Eric H April 22, 2023 10:39 pm UTC
No one is forcing you to buy it until release.
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Jussef P May 11, 2023 4:16 pm UTC
I know everyone is against pre-ordering or early access, but as game designer myself I find it really important.
Now it has to be a win - win. I get to test the product to see if I like it, they get feedback, the feedback is really important.
But since the price was the same I had no incentive.
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Roger P March 09, 2023 2:10 pm UTC
Will Strider Mode be published for 5e?
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Roger P March 10, 2023 9:10 am UTC
I mean Strider Mode for The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying. Will it be released?
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Jason M January 30, 2023 3:17 am UTC
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Am I blind or is this .pdf not complete due to the fact that it doesn't contain the "back papers" which should include the journey maps for players and the GM? Without the journey maps it truly makes this purchase unplayable. I would have just held out for the print copy.
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Michele G March 02, 2023 11:54 am UTC
The pdf is now complete with back papers (including both versions of the journey map), and you can download it for free... so maybe you could consider changing your review?
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Jason M March 11, 2023 7:17 pm UTC
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Maps have been added and look great! Review altered and can't wait to gather the group.
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Scott N January 06, 2023 8:17 pm UTC
Early Access what!? For a pdf or is this for a new video game on Steam....hummmmm
Not to mention why use a dying game system like 5E, as WoTC is killing the old OGL 1.0a and it's greedy palms going to this new D&D NoOne system shill.
Just write a book with your own system drop WoTC BS.
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Kristi K January 10, 2023 4:46 pm UTC
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that already exists, it's called The One Ring
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Christopher S January 11, 2023 10:11 am UTC
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This RPG was made last year. It's not like Free League can see the future...
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Karlsson L December 23, 2022 11:30 am UTC
How is this different from The One Ring?
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Chris S December 01, 2022 12:50 am UTC
With a name like LOTR you'd think they would put in more work. The art is ok, maybe more color photos and content. Ill stick with Adventures in Middle Earth. I own all the pdfs and books
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Andrew D November 21, 2022 7:36 pm UTC
Cubicle 7 had the licence, did One ring and Adventures in Middle earth, then lost the licence, Free League picked it up and got the Ring engine from C7, but are starting from fresh for LOTR RPG.

So expecting crossovers from AIME is asking for a lot.
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Brian B November 19, 2022 10:16 pm UTC
This has already been done at least THREE TIMES, that I know of.
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Cyril K November 30, 2022 3:38 pm UTC
Exactly. Don't we already have AiME (Adventures in Middle-Earth). I'm not even a fan of D&D 5e (aka "3e lite" & most of whose "innovations" were done better by M&M2e in 2005), but the AiME books are *beautifully* done, & their innovative sub-systems for making journeys & audiences with powerful figures *meaningful* instead of merely filler & quest/reward-dispenser, respectively, are so good I'm adapting them for my own homebrew.
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Stacie W November 18, 2022 9:56 pm UTC
Okay, I looked at the preview. If I am understanding from the Table of Contents this is not a standalone rpg. Does this version require using the D&D 5e rules books?
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Christopher H November 20, 2022 7:09 am UTC
Correct. Bottom right of page 7. "This is not a stand-alone game..."
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Stacie W November 21, 2022 7:32 am UTC
The only question is WHY??? Like, this is so confusing... Adventures in Middle-Earth was a standalone 5e engine game. Sometimes Free League does things that seriously boggle the mind.

I'll just get the pdfs for AiME and get those printed instead.
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Emanuele P November 22, 2022 10:37 am UTC
AiME wasn't a stand-alone game, it just had classes, cultures, virtues (feats) and rules for the Shadow, journeys, councils and downtime.
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Charlie S November 22, 2022 9:14 pm UTC
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You can't get those PDF's anymore, Cubicle 7 lost the license and, unless you already had them, they are no longer available, and never will be.
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Cyril K November 30, 2022 3:41 pm UTC
Their innovative sub-systems were fantastic. Definitely adapting those into my other games.
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Pedro E December 16, 2022 12:36 pm UTC
@Cyril: They have just published "Uncharted Journeys"; D&D rules for travelling that adapt the AIME mechanics. I thought you might find it of interest if you were not already aware of the product.
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Jeremy F January 04, 2023 7:14 pm UTC
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Went to check out Uncharted Journeys. Probably going to buy Lord of the Rings Roleplaying instead, just because it's cheaper-- Uncharted Journeys is $30 for just a PDF!
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Alex D November 17, 2022 5:47 pm UTC
How compatible is it with Cubicle 7's old Adventures in Middle-Earth? I know it's functionally a replacement.
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Michael A November 18, 2022 10:31 pm UTC
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Kinda. It is basically a revised edition... the main book does not include the men of Lake Town, Gondor, or Rohan. Nor Beorings or Mirkwood Elves. You do get Lindon Elves instead. As far as classes at least Scholar, Treasure Hunter and Warden are familiar. The Slayer is out...
a new class Captain is in. Wanderer is now a Messenger and the Warrior is the Champion. So far the art is very minimal. I did get the second book on the Shire... I was hoping for something different, but regrettable purchases both considering I have the previous system. It is hard to beat Adventures in Middle Earth. Just waiting on Moria...
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