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Subject:Two more RPG Bundle offers - The One Ring
Time:08:05 pm
Two offers for The One Ring, Cubicle 7's Lord of the Rings RPG. One is a repeat, the other is all-new:

The One Ring

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/2017OneRing

"Revived for a second time from its spectacularly successful October 2015 debut, this large collection is one of two offers now in progress featuring The One Ring Roleplaying Game from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7 Entertainment based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The all-new companion, The One Ring Bundle +2, presents five recent TOR supplements. These two offers run in parallel and end together Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Francesco Nepitello's The One Ring Roleplaying Game is set in the Wilderland five years after the Battle of Five Armies. Wilderland is the region both Thorin's Company and the Fellowship traverse on their journeys. This land is filled with instantly recognizable locations (Mirkwood, Thranduil's Halls, Lake-town, the Lonely Mountain, Dol Guldur) and characters (Radagast the Brown, the Elvenking Thranduil, King Bard of Dale, King Dain of Erebor).

Of several licensed RPGs over the years based on Tolkien's works, The One Ring has drawn high praise for its effective evocation of Tolkien's themes and atmosphere. The journey rules give the players the feeling their characters are embarking on an epic trek across Mirkwood or down the Anduin. Inventive Fellowship rules in the style of King Arthur Pendragon and Mouse Guard provide Heroes with the opportunity to rest and recuperate, to practice their skills, or pursue a noble undertaking. But in every adventure there lies the insidious threat of Shadow -- the corruption of spirit and the destruction of hope. With its rich and detailed background information, character types unique to the world, and a setting that changes as the Tale of Years progresses, The One Ring Roleplaying Game lets you really feel you're playing in Middle-earth.

We provide each title complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these files have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to these two One Ring offers' designated charity, Doctors Without Borders.

The total retail value of the titles in this revival is US$129. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $45) with both the complete RPG The One Ring (retail price $30) and its companion Loremaster's Screen and Lake-town Guide (retail $15) as DRM-free .PDFs. And those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $29.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with four more supplements worth an additional $84:

  • The Darkening of Mirkwood (retail price $23): Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan's massive months-long campaign against an ever-growing Shadow.
  • The Heart of the Wild (retail $20): The companion gazetteer for The Darkening of Mirkwood presents extensive details of the entire Wilderland region.
  • Rivendell (retail $23): Expand your campaign with this regional guide to eastern Eriador and the Last Homely House of Elrond.
  • Tales From Wilderland (retail $18): Seven complete scenarios set in Mirkwood, the Misty Mountains, Erebor, Lake-town, and other locales across Wilderland. Play each separately, or combine them as an epic campaign spanning years.

 


The One Ring Bundle +2

"This is a companion to the revived October 2015 One Ring Bundle featuring The One Ring Roleplaying Game from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7 Entertainment based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. This all-new companion offer presents five recent TOR supplements for a bargain price. (And yes, it's strange to think the One Ring would ever need a +2 bonus.)

We provide each supplement complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these files have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to these two TOR offers' designated charity, Doctors Without Borders.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$102. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get both supplements in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $38) as DRM-free .PDFs: the Adventurer's Companion character guide and the travel supplement Journeys and Maps. Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with three more titles worth an additional $64: Horse-Lords of Rohan (retail $23), Erebor - The Lonely Mountain (retail $18), and the Ruins of the North scenario collection (retail $23).


There don't seem to be any surprise extras for either offer this time.


My feeling on this is that it's a lot for the money, but isn't something I particularly want. I don't really play fantasy games much any more, and I'd rather think of the setting in terms of the fiction than as something to be gamed. If you want to run an RPG in Middle Earth (and don't mind it being set after The Hobbit and before the main events of LoTR) this is probably the best choice at present, it just isn't for me. Additionally, I suspect that many enthusiasts will have bought much of this stuff as it came out and may find that it's cheaper to fill the gaps than to buy it all again. As usual your mileage may vary.

 

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