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​THE ONE RING™ RPG Kickstarter Raises $1.5 Million, With Two Days Left

“This is the Master-ring, the One Ring to rule them all.”

The Kickstarter for the new edition of THE ONE RING™ roleplaying game, set in the world of The Lord of the Rings™ by J.R.R. Tolkien and published by Free League, is one of the most successful campaigns ever launched for a tabletop RPG. With two days left to go, the Kickstarter has raised over $1.5 million.

Based on requests from the fans, Free League Publishing today added a brand new solo play mode to the long list of stretch goals for the game.

THE ONE RING™ Roleplaying Game on Kickstarter

THE ONE RING™ Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Trailer

THE ONE RING™ RPG with project lead Martin Takaichi
[Wednesday March 3rd at 9pm CET/2pm CST]

THE ONE RING™ RPG Kickstarter Countdown Livestream
With game designer Francesco Nepitellio & project lead Martin Takaichi
[Thursday March 4th at 8pm CET/1pm CST] 


For interview requests with game designer Francesco Nepitello, please contact Boel at:


In the new edition of the game, the year is 2965 of the Third Age and the players create a Company of heroes seeking adventure in the Lone-lands of Eriador. It is a desolate country, yet it sees the presence of many adventurous folk – Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves and Men. It is here that the One Ring lies, a seed of the past that will one day lead the world to open war against the returning Shadow.The Enemy is moving, and smoke issues once more from Mount Doom, in the land of Mordor...

THE ONE RING™ is a tabletop roleplaying game based on The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the Rings™, two extraordinary works of fiction by the beloved author and respected academic, J.R.R. Tolkien. 

First released in 2011, the games award-winning design was hailed as the best attempt at bringing Middle-earth to the gaming table to date. Now the time has come for the game to enter a new era and bring players further into the Twilight of the Third Age.

“The Enemy still lacks one thing to give him strength and knowledge to beat down all resistance, break the last defenses, and cover all the lands in a second darkness. He lacks the One Ring.”

The One Ring, Shire, Middle-earth, Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd. and their respective licensees.

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Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game portfolio include the official ALIEN The Roleplaying Game (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Nordic horror roleplaying game Vaesen, the pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG Mörk Borg, the alternate '90s Things from the Flood, the alternate '80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the space opera Coriolis - The Third Horizon (Judge's Spotlight Award 2017) and the dark fantasy game Symbaroum.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood and The Electric State by internationally acclaimed visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by the praised French artist François Baranger.



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