I was wondering whether the Free League would be
revising and re-releasing Adventures in Middle-earth (AiME), the 5th
edition Dungeons and Dragons rules developed by Cubicle 7. In addition
to incorporating many elements from The One Ring (TOR) roleplaying game
into the 5th edition D&D framework, AiME also radically reworked
a number of core elements of 5e to fit Middle-earth (most notably the magic system
and classes). I used AiME for my “Spider Cult of Mirkwood” campaign a few years
ago and think quite highly of it – in fact, I think it’s better than “core” 5e
DnD, at least for “low magic” settings.
Wisely deciding not to leave money on the table, the
Free League is coming out with their version of AiME, now called The Lord of
the Rings 5e. Here’s their description:
is opening up for new adventurers! The pre-order for the 5E adaptation of the
award winning second edition of The One Ring™ RPG, entitled The Lord of the
Rings™ Roleplaying, alongside the Shire™ Adventures compendium and a 5E
Loremaster's Screen, has been launched today. The pre-order gives immediate
access to complete PDFs.
Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying is 236-page hardback volume that contains what
you need to create 5E 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.
Adventures is a 104-page hardback volume that describes the Shire in great
detail, as well as five short adventures and seven pre-generated characters,
including famous Bagginses, Tooks, and Brandybucks! The contents of Shire™
Adventures are adapted from the Starter Set for The One Ring™ RPG.
official retail release of all items is planned for early 2023, but the
pre-order in the Free League webshop gives immediate access to complete PDFs of
The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying and Shire™ Adventures. You can even report
your feedback on these PDFs on our forums before they go to print!
that PDFs of the 5E Loremaster's Screen and Rivendell Compendium will be shared
at a later date.
The art is stunning
– I would buy this book for the pictures alone!
It can be