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The One Ring™ Core Rules

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Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

Enter the world of Middle-earth with The One Ring™, the official tabletop roleplaying game based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Designed specifically to evoke the atmosphere of The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the Rings™, the game contains rules for creating heroes and sending them off on adventures in a land threatened by the growing Shadow. 

This beautifully illustrated, full-colour hardcover manual presents Middle-earth as it was twenty years after Bilbo Baggins’ remarkable disappearance and unexpected return. The great events narrated in The Lord of the Rings™ are still fifty years away, leaving plenty of room to narrate stories worthy of an epic.

Now in its second edition, The One Ring™ comes with updated and revised rules, a new visual style, and a focus on the land of Eriador — the lone-lands west of the Misty Mountains. Among its key features are:

  • Rules for travelling across the land (Journey), facing frightening foes (Combat), and meeting the personalities of Middle-earth (Council).

  • Thorough advice for the Loremaster on how to bring Middle-earth to life, including rules for magical treasure, the Shadow, and the Eye of Mordor.

  • In-depth information on six Patrons — individuals sponsoring the adventures of the Player-heroes — including Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey.

  • A bestiary containing a spread of adversaries, from lowly Orc Soldiers and Highway-robbers, to monstrous Cave-Trolls and Barrow-Wights.

  • Rules to create your very own Nameless Things — unknowable beings from the dark corners of the world.

  • A complete Landmark adventure, The Star of the Mist, with extra support for new Loremasters, in the form of tutorial advice throughout.

The One Ring, Middle-earth, 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 (SZC) and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd. and their respective licensees. All rights reserved.



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Maksim S June 04, 2024 2:24 am UTC
Is the sample a joke? Can you add at least a few real pages to show off the layout, please.
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Matt O May 08, 2024 12:02 am UTC
Does this product come with separate image file downloads of the endpapers maps, or are they only provided inside the PDF?
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René L May 05, 2024 7:04 am UTC
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Every time I try and open the PDF on my ipad it asks for a password. Is there anyway that this can be fixed? I always need to redownload the pdf to open it. And it can only be opened once before it asks for the password.
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Aaron P October 10, 2023 1:26 am UTC
me la pueden regalar gratis?
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Justin M July 13, 2023 9:05 pm UTC
Are the latest errata added to new purchase of the physical copy?
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Pete H March 08, 2023 10:42 pm UTC
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I cannot seem to set bookmarks in the Core Rules pdf. Is this by design?
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Sean D February 21, 2023 7:43 am UTC
Updated preview pdf of some representative content, please
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Guilherme M December 07, 2022 2:22 am UTC
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Does this include Beornings, or is it set to be on another book?
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Marcelo S January 05, 2023 7:50 am UTC
beornings appeared in a kickstarter ex-tra mile goal booklet, "peoples of wilderlands" that have, so far, not being made avaiable outside of kickstarter, despite not having being announced as exclusive.
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Guilherme M January 05, 2023 12:53 pm UTC
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So its a matter of being patient then! Thanks for the reply
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Alain F September 06, 2022 11:49 pm UTC
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In the download section of the pdf I see 2 versions of the Core Rulebook, anybody knows why theres two of them and also which is the one Im supposed to read??
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Alejo M September 09, 2022 11:06 pm UTC
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TOR_Core_Rules_2203.pdf is the newer version with the errata already fixed
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Ryan D September 06, 2022 3:38 am UTC
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Sooooo, still nothing about an updated pdf fixing errata?
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Alejo M September 09, 2022 11:02 pm UTC
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There is a new PDF with errata fixed :)
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Ryan D September 11, 2022 3:03 am UTC
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Awesome! Thanks!
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Ryan D May 25, 2022 2:56 am UTC
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I see that others are asking about errata and its inclusion in the pdf, so I'll ask too. Is there a timeline or anything for getting the mistakes corrected in the PDF? I would love to pick up the game but I'm not looking to consult an errata document to play.
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Alejo M May 25, 2022 5:04 am UTC
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There is no official or unofficial announcement on that yet
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T. G May 18, 2022 10:18 pm UTC
Once Strider Mode is available to those that weren't in on the KS, I will be getting all of the things.
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Alejo M May 31, 2022 4:16 pm UTC
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Today is your lucky day!
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/396291/The-One-RingTM-StriderTM-Mode
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Un D April 27, 2022 10:25 am UTC
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Can we get the Errata for the game updated into the Manual?
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Alejo M May 08, 2022 3:21 pm UTC
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That is an awesome idea
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Un D May 10, 2022 5:35 pm UTC
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Is what others publishers do with their PDFs, it saves a lot of time for players and LMs alike to have the whole book corrected.
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Alejo M May 11, 2022 6:45 pm UTC
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Yeah, I know.
I'm thinking that it is easy for any game without a very strict and tricky license like this one.
I don't know how many hurdles they have to evade to publish something, as their text and images are always evaluated by the rights holders. Maybe a simple "errata fix" can be a lot of work right now and them prefer to focus their efforts into finishing the release for the backers and then start selling all the material to other buyers
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Niklas L April 03, 2022 7:53 am UTC
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I made a first look / unboxing of this game. Check it out here https://youtu.be/4-rqIc77l8k
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Jayme A February 04, 2022 8:20 pm UTC
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Any update on solo rules? Or maybe you could use the Flextales Solo Kit with it?
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Carl H February 16, 2022 8:43 am UTC
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FLG is working on a 'Strider Mode' solo rules. It's not out yet, but is on the 'sooner than later' list.
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Brent C February 16, 2022 5:04 pm UTC
Also waiting! I wish there was a place to sign up for notifications... or like a pre-order you could purchase and then get a notification when it went live.
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Jayme A February 16, 2022 6:52 pm UTC
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Awesome thanks! I have ordered the core and am super excited to check this out.
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Jayme A February 16, 2022 6:52 pm UTC
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Yeah I agree.
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Alejo M March 31, 2022 7:42 pm UTC
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Strider Mode text is finished, and it is now in editing phase
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Jayme A April 11, 2022 12:37 am UTC
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That is great news to hear.
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Alejo M May 11, 2022 6:46 pm UTC
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Strider Rules has just been released in PDF format for backers
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Jayme A May 12, 2022 9:19 pm UTC
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Nice, hope it comes soon for non backers!
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Alejo M June 04, 2022 10:46 pm UTC
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Strider Rules have already been published on digital format for non-backers https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/396291/The-One-RingTM-StriderTM-Mode
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Tomasz G January 21, 2022 1:17 pm UTC
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Wanted to photoshop Shire map (pass PDF to photoshop) but it require somekind of password :C. Is there a way to get rid of that?
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Gavin J January 23, 2022 5:01 pm UTC
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Found it at https://ibb.co/0YHZt0N
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Tomasz G January 31, 2022 3:34 pm UTC
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Thanks
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