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Free League’s ‘Lord of the Rings Roleplaying’ Game Branches Out Into the Lone-Lands and Eriador

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Nov 14 2023

Free League takes The One Ring and Lord of the Rings Roleplaying into the Lone-Lands and Eriador with two new releases!

Fantasy roleplaying games owe much to the inspiration of The Lord of the Rings. Which is why, throughout the years there have been several adaptations. And right now, there are two. Both were published through Free League Publishing. There’s The One Ring RPG, which is, as the name suggests, an RPG set in that world. And there’s The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying which is the 5E adaptation of The One Ring.

Whichever you play, there are new books out today from Free League Publishing. For The One Ring, there’s the expansion Tales from the Lone-Lands which delves into the wilds of Eriador with several ready-to-run adventures. And the 5E adaptation: Tales from Eriador, which is the same book but done up for 5th Edition.


Then there’s Ruins of Eriador, which is a 5E adaptation of the Ruins of the Lost Realm sourcebook. So 5E comes to Eriador (or vice versa) this week.

Lord of the Rings Roleplaying — To Eriador and Back Again

“Now they had gone on far into the Lone-lands, where there were no people left, no inns, and the roads grew steadily worse. Not far ahead were dreary hills, rising higher and higher, dark with trees. On some of them were old castles with an evil look, as if they had been built by wicked people.”


Both Tales from the Lone-Lands and Tales from Eriador promise a high adventure in the shadowed lands that were once part of the Kingdom of Anor. Glory has fled. And what is left is a growing, mist-strewn danger.

  • A Troll-Hole, If Ever There Was One, and Kings of Little Kingdoms are relatively self-contained adventures but still hint at a growing danger.
  • Messing About In Boats directly involves one member of the Company, in an unexpected way!
  • Not To Strike Without Need and Wonder of the Northern World follow the slow infiltration of spies of the Enemy.
  • The Quest of Amon Guruthos challenges the heroes to battle an ancient evil.

Meanwhile, Ruins of Eriador is the 5E adaptation of the Ruins of the Lost Realm and is a big sourcebook for Eriador and its environs. Inside you’ll find:

  • Chapter 1: Fog Over Eriador offers a description of the regions that once were part of the kingdom of Arnor, with a focus on the city of Tharbad.
  • Chapter 2: A Gathering Storm provides the Loremaster with a set of narrative elements aimed at building a possible future for the land of Eriador as a whole, including the description of many looming threats, Loremaster characters, and their agendas.
  • Chapter 3: Landmarks adds twelve sites of interest in the style of the one presented in the core volume. These locations depict both ‘historical’ sites mentioned in The Lord of the Rings™ or The Hobbit™, and others that have been created specifically for the game.

Eriador awaits those who dare!

Author: J.R. Zambrano
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