The One Ring™: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild, the fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will hit store shelves in the US and UK on October 12, 2011. Published by Cubicle 7 Entertainment in partnership with Sophisticated Games, it had a very successful debut in Indianapolis’ GenCon in August. The One Ring has been one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and initial distributor orders for the game are among the highest for any RPG product in recent memory.
Consisting of two core books in a premium slipcover that also houses a set of custom dice and two poster maps, the game features stunning production values and incredible artwork, much of it by famed Tolkien artist (and chief conceptual designer for the movies) John Howe. The core product totals 336 pages plus 7 dice and 2 poster maps, and carries a suggested retail price of $59.99.
The One Ring is set in the years following the events of The Hobbit, and focuses on the area of Middle-earth known as Wilderland: the eastern Misty Mountains through Mirkwood to the Lonely Mountain. Characters featured in the initial release include the wood elves of Mirkwood include the dwarves of the Lonely Mountain, the Woodmen of western Mirkwood, the Bardings of Dale, Beornings, and hobbits who have ventured into the region after Bilbo’s return to the Shire. Future core game releases will expand both the geographic scope of the game and the timeline of events as they lead toward the War of the Ring.
Cubicle 7 Entertainment is a British-based publisher of games such as Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, Airship Pirates (based on the music of the steampunk band Abney Park), Victoriana, Legends of Anglerre, Starblazer Adventures, and The Laundry, as well as the forthcoming Primeval RPG. Cubicle 7 also publish a wide range of games on behalf of a number of partners including Arc Dream Publishing, Contested Ground Studios, Adamant Entertainment, Gun Metal Games, and Rite Publishing.
Cubicle 7 Entertainment can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sophisticated Games is the publisher of all book-based Lord of the Rings and Hobbit board games, and has created, in partnership with key companies worldwide, The Lord of the Rings, War of the Ring, The Hobbit, and Middle-earth Quest. It is proud to work with Francesco Nepitello, the author and inspiration behind these first two RPG books, as well as the famed Tolkien artist John Howe, a long time collaborator on Sophisticated Games’ output, who this time shares graphic honors with artists Jon Hodgson and Tomasz Jedrusek.
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