It's easy to learn, fun to play, and in general perfectly suited for roleplaying on J. Tolkien's Middle-earth. However, there are certain weaknesses, some obvious, some a matter of personal taste. In our humble opinion, most of the problems we have addressed in The Heren Turambarion's Compendium arose from the very short playtesting phase the Core Book originally underwent it's certainly no coincidence that no playtesters are mentioned in the Core Book's credits.

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Log in. JavaScript is disabled. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Thread starter VorpalBunny Start date Jan 8, VorpalBunny Explorer. Looks like the life of the Valar has been breathed into the game, but I'm very curious as to the disposition of the Trek RPG since it's been confirmed Mongoose doesn't have the license.

Decipher Inc. We understand their frustration and appreciate their patience while we sorted out the necessary details. This sourcebook will expand upon the magic of Middle-earth and offer new spells and magical items, and will introduce familiars.

Language, storytelling, and the penning of history also become important skills to flesh out your adventures in Middle-earth. After Paths of the Wise, players can look forward to a new release every eight weeks. The Lord of the Rings is the standard from which all popular fantasy gaming was born so there's a lot of pressure to make sure that we do it right. Based on the proprietary CODA system, players can play characters or situations from the film trilogy or create their own.

There have also been several popular Maps of Middle-earth sets drawn by Weta illustrator Daniel Reeve, which feature beautifully detailed maps of the geography of Middle-earth, maps of the major cities, and even the fallen Dwarf stronghold of Moria. January 7, Fedifensor Explorer. Good job, guys! Jump back into the market right as all the hype about the LotR movies is ending It is a nice anecdote to the "doom and gloom" in the RPG industry.

Akrasia Explorer. Fedifensor said:. Their main focus has always been the card game. Since they have had a pile of completed manuscripts for the LotR RPG sitting around for over a year now and still need to pay the writers of those manuscripts! Once that's done, though, I doubt we will ever see anything new for LotR again.

ColonelHardisson What? Me Worry? I like the CODA version, even though or maybe because it really is very much like a "d20 Lite" using 2d6 as the core mechanic. I ran a two month minicampaign of the game, and it ran quite well. It was fun and interesting, and really seemed to evoke the setting. The supplements actually released were very well done, and the entire line in general seemed to be lovingly crafted.

It was irritating when Decipher began acting as if the game never existed, especially after listing a ton of supplements that were in the offing. I'm glad to see this news, and I hope they release a Return of the King sourcebook. Karl Green First Post. I'm a mrph I have the main rule book and while there are parts of it that are cool Magic , overall I was not overly impressed with the game.

Its ok, nothing special I guess it does not have to be, you can run it. I do really dislike the basic combat setup BUT I do hope all those writers finally get paid. Starman First Post. Decipher's business strategy when it comes to RPGs really baffles me.

Nisarg First Post. I like how they cite their wining of the Origins award for best new RPG as anything other than glaring evidence of the complete corruption of the Origins award system. Not to mention quite possibly the most ignorant marketing strategy since the White Star Ocean Liner company decided to "just say no" to iceberg-proof hulls. Ranger REG Explorer.

Starman said:. Nisarg said:. ColonelHardisson said:. I'm not sure what you mean by "a crippled setting," unless you're referring to how Decipher couldn't use the Silmarillion as a source. The designers made the most of the info in the book, as well as the appendices, which are nothing to sneeze at.

The game really does play, as I said above, like "d20 Lite," which isnt necessarily bad, but does make me wonder why they didn't just go the d20 or OGL route and tap into that large pool of potential customers. Pramas First Post. VorpalBunny said:. I disagree. CODA may seem like "dlite" on the surface, but it really isn't.

The systems share a common resolution mechanic and the idea of character classes. That's about it. VERY different from d Pramas said:. You might have liked the winner more if the awards had actually been corrupt. Ranger REG said:. That depends. What mechanics in d20 would be detrimental for a Middle-Earth type game? Last edited: Jan 9, For example, in Middle-Earth magic is subtle.

Edit: Hey! My thousandth post! GO me! This is good news!! That's it? I was expecting a whole list of problems. Last edited: Jan 10, It used a lite version of Rolemaster and had a good gritty feel due to the nasty crit charts. I still have a copy and am kicking around the idea of using the system for a Midnight campaign.

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The Lord of the Rings RPG

Although my LOTR Collector Notes site features products based on the Peter Jackson film trilogy of The Lord of the Rings, sometimes background on other sources and systems helps give the context in which these products were released. Decipher, Inc. They issued their first RPG components in their series in and the last one in The last CCG series was released in June For the online version of the CCG, the servers finally shut down in June It was due to be released in the second half of and there seem to be no progress reports available as of early


LOTR RPG - Decipher - The Lord of the Rings Core Rulebook

Tolkien 's fiction. The game is set in the years between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring , but may be run at any time from the First to Fourth Age and contains many examples of how to do so. The game is the second licensed role-playing game for the setting, the prior game being Middle-earth Role Playing from Iron Crown Enterprises. A third role-playing game set in Middle-earth is currently being published since by Cubicle 7 under the title The One Ring Roleplaying Game. The character races available in the Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game are:. The PDF includes some errors that were not corrected in the first and second printings of the book.

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