The launch was an immediate success. The SEK 100,000 asking price set by the Swedish studio was met in four minutes. You can watch the numbers tick up or join in on the project page.
If you’re tempted to back the project and get the latest edition of the Lord of the Rings RPG, then there’s a choice to make. There’s a deluxe version available, but only from the Kickstarter. The Core Rules in a Limited 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition will be a Kickstarter exclusive and never printed again. It’s now or never.
The new edition updates and streamlines the rule, having a decade of gamer feedback to consider and incorporate. Francesco Nepitello, the original designer, is involved again. The game has had a whole new visual style.
The Lone-lands of Eriador, of the Third Age, has been added.
It is the Twilight of the Third Age in which The One Ring is set in, and the new edition brings the focus to the lands of Old Arnor, of the town of Bree, the surrounding areas and locations like Weathertop, Fornost and Annuminas. It’s a time when The Enemy is moving, and smoke rises from Mount Doom.
It costs SEK 298 (about $36 and £26) to get both the Core Rules and Starter Set in PDF. To get the Core Rules in hardback and the Starter Set in digital, you must step up to SEK 498.
That exclusive 10th Anniversary Collector’s edition is available in the “My Preciousss!” tier and will set you back SEK 1,198 (about $145, €119 or £105).
All the reward tiers are expected out this year, in November.
Stretch goals are tumbling like hobbits in an orc ambush. Maps, custom dice, item cards, compendiums and other goodies are all unlocked. Free League must be pleased and perhaps still bewildered after the surprise move of the game from Cubicle 7 just last year.
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