Decipher, Inc., was later licensed to create role playing game and CCG products based on The Lord of the Rings. They issued their first RPG components in their. Decipher has done a great job on The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game. It’s easy to learn, fun to play, and in general perfectly suited for. Decipher’s take on Lord of the Rings using the CODA system. Note: This game is different than the similarly named games Lord of the Rings Adventure Game.

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The Fan Club was also run by Decipher. All prices have been altered to establish a historically more realistic price structure. I picked it up a couple years agothinking our current group may play it now and then as a break from other systems.

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Decipher’s Lord of the Rings RPG – The Heren Turambarion

At some points he functions as a member of the fellowship but at other points he steps out and does god-like things such as slaying a Balrog, dying, and being resurrected. However, there are certain weaknesses, some obvious, some a matter of personal taste.

Roleplaying Game — displays complete system to date double-sided. Maps of Middle-earth bring J. Gabilgathol, home of Linnar’s folk, the Broadbeams 3 – Moria Kh.

Under the normal Coda System’s combat rules, a battle with a lot of combatants but just too few to make use of the rules for unit combat may take quite a long time to resolve, especially if they choose to parry once or more during a round and thus maybe virtually neutralising each other. The game is the second licensed role-playing game for the setting, the prior game being Middle-earth Role Playing from Iron Crown Enterprises. Though i have yet to get to grips with the system myself i have heard only good things.

The Return of the King God I love Exalted. Also, I remember the transformation spell being way overpowered. The Lord of the Rings RPG by Decipher A case could be made for the 5 Wizards and many elves at least Noldor and Sindar, especially old elves not being player characters, especially if the rule set one chooses emphasizes balance.


Over the last decade, ICE has published over 50 adventure sourcebooks detailing specific areas in western and southern Middle-earth, making it the most heavily supported fantasy game universe in the industry. Scott The New World, Part 9: ICE has seen to it that role players have been able to game in the world of J. There was a PDF download of this same booklet available from the Decipher website. Delve into the Mines.

It automatically calculates most of the statistics you’ll ever need to have at hand, including attribute modifiers, reactions, skill affinity bonuses, and total skill bonuses.

Yes, Elves are super, but that’s because the game’s focused on faithfully presenting Middle-Earth, which is only a bonus in my mind for a game that calls itself Lord of the Rings RPG.

Explore the creatures, both fair and foul, and the magical places and items found throughout the trilogy. The boxed set includes the six folded maps and a page guide to the lands of Middle-earth, including keys to each of the maps. On the LotR Combat Status Sheetyou can record all necessary statistics for the fast resolution of combat encounters, including the TNs a character must beat in order to inflict critical strikes.

LotR RPG (Decipher Lord of the Rings Role-Playing Game)

I could imagine a game where one player takes on a role of a Wizard or older elf, but they would have to function with limitations. Is that even illegal?

Not a fan of that; I can deal with game imbalances to reflect the setting i. 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.

On Decipher’s official Lord of the Rings RPG message-board which are, of course, offline nowadaysmany Narrators and players alike have been discussing these problems right from the first publication of the Core Book ring and quite a large number have defipher officially acknowledged by Decipher.

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There was also a Limited Edition of the Core Book available. They were elite classes or master classes or what ever they were called.

Ensure that the abilities and deeds of lore Lord of the Rings roleplaying hero do not go unrecorded! Originally Posted by Balain. I’m currently using the system with very little modification to run a game based on Fourth Age Gondor mixed with some aspects kf the Dragon Age world, but dark and gritty as it should have been. If one boils the novels down to a glorified RPB, Glorfindel, Elrond, Celeborn, and Galadriel were the equivalent of NPCs, consulted by the fellowship, lended assistance to the fellowship, and so on.

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Packed with all of the most important charts, tables, and forms rpb the RPG, as well as a complete introductory adventure, The House of Margilthis is one product no Narrator should be without! Depart, and not one of you will be spared … You do not know your peril.

If you choose to use the Heren Turambarion’s rules on experience awards presented in the Compendium, pass one of your players the LotR Experience Rinfs Sheet on which all events that warrant an experience ringz gain can be recorded. Maps of Middle-earth single-sided. Designed to help gaming novices and Lord of the Rings fans become familiar with the world of RPGs, the three-part adventure leads the heroes across the plains of Rohan, into the city of Edoras, and finally to the epic siege of the Hornburg.

So you can simply pick the rimgs you like and discard the ones you don’t deem appropriate for your type of chronicle. That’s why there is a bunch of magic items in middle earth.

Tumunzahar, home of Uri’s folk, the Firebeards and Belegost Kh.

The following descriptions give only the introductory part of the text from the sell sheets themselves. LongChristian MooreOwen M. Combat could get pretty repetitive, since it consisted mostly of rolling some combat skill against some defense skill until all the enemies were dead.

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Plan your next RPG adventure with maps depicting the lands of western Middle-earth in vibrant and painstaking detail. I looked, but never found a rule that could stop a mage from transforming a balrog into an insect and squashing it. Like Daremonai said, elves were insanely powerful, and I remember finding some interesting rule exploits, too.