Monday, August 1, 2011

Gencon Hype - The One Ring

Being my most anticipated game left for the whole year as well as being my number one goal item to pick up at Gencon, I'm gobbling up The One Ring information as quickly as possible. This is why I was so excited to see a video interview with the game's designer, Francesco Nepitello, talking about the very beginnings of what would become the newest Lord of the Rings RPG. You can follow the link above to take you directly to Cubicle 7's page, otherwise feel free to watch below.

We don't get a whole lot of information about the game itself, but it's a very nice little window into the RPG business and trying to tackle the most beloved fantasy property of all time. The really exciting part is a different preview that Cubicle 7 kind of stealth posted. One of the points of contention about the release coming up so quickly was that we didn't have much information at all about the mechanics (and what we did have didn't come from Cubicle 7).

Still, the details are very broad, but it's nice to see some actual game terms being thrown around as well as how the basic dice mechanics work. I highly encourage you to check out that link above to see the full details for yourself. My reaction to this latest preview as well as the view point Francesco points out that influenced the design and direction of the game, is that it feels very heavily influenced by Mouse Guard. I love Mouse Guard, so I'm very excited by this prospect. Every day I get more and more excited to be able to demo this in a sample adventure at Gencon.

1 comment:

  1. One thing to bear in mind is that Cubicle 7 are only the publisher and only of the English language version of the game, so the decision on what information to release and when is not soley their's to make. This is why it has occasionally seemed like information has come from "odd" sources.

    - Neil.


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