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Tales From Eriador & Ruins of Eriador also coming for The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying 5E

October 17, 2023

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Free League Publishing | "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."


Adventures awaits you in Middle-earth, soon the time has come to explore the lands and live to tell the tales. Free League Publishing today announced that the epic expansion Tales From the Lone-Lands for the multiple award-winning The One Ring™ RPG will be officially released on November 14.

On the same date, the 5E version of the expansion, Tales From Eriador, for The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying 5E, will be released alongside Ruins of Eriador, the 5E version of the previous The One Ring™ expansion Ruins of the Lost Realm.

All three volumes are now available for pre-order in the Free League webshop and gives immediate access to the PDFs, ahead of the official release.

Find out more about The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying here

Find out more about The One Ring™ here

Tales From the Lone-Lands and its 5E adaptation Tales From Eriador include:


  • 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 involves directly 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.

All the adventures in the expansion assume that the time frame is the years around 2965.

Ruins of Eriador is a 5E adaptation of the previously published Ruins of the Lost Realm and includes:


  • 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.

All the adventures in the expansion assume that the time frame is in the years around 2965.

  The War of the Ring, Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, The One Ring and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Middle-earth Enterprises, LLC and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees. © 2023 Middle-earth Enterprises, LLC & Sophisticated Games Ltd.
Join Free League Publishing in strange and wondrous worlds at GameHole Con 2023 October 19-22. Wander by the Free League booth #36-37 to explore the full range of the award-winning tabletop role-playing game portfolio. Drop by for a one-hour learn-to-play session for the brand-new RPG of fantasy mirth & mayhem Dragonbane.

At Gamehole Con, you can find over 100 scheduled Free League games and explore the latest releases including The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying 5E and PIRATE BORG – and get a sneak peek at the upcoming expansions Tales From the Lone-lands for The One Ring™ RPG and The Lost Mountain Saga for the multiple ENNIE-awarded Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying.

  Free League @ GameHole Con 2023
When: October 19-22
Where: Madison, Wisconsin
Booth: 36-37
Event: https://fb.me/e/6643mP3X6

Free League Publishing is a game studio and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction based in Stockholm, Sweden. Voted Publisher of the Year in the first ever Tabletop Awards 2022. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our upcoming games include Zone Wars - A Mutant: Year Zero Wargame and The Walking Dead Universe RPG.

Our current game portfolio includes the fantasy RPG Dragonbane, the Mörk Borg spin-off game PIRATE BORG, the official BLADE RUNNER RPG, The One Ring™ roleplaying game and The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying 5E, Tales From the Loop - The Board Game, the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen (winner of three ENNIE Awards 2021), the pitch-black fantasy RPG MÖRK BORG (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020), the alternate '80s Tales From the Loop RPG (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction games Coriolis - The Third Horizon (Judge's Spotlight Award 2017) and Death in Space, the dark fantasy game Symbaroum, the weird-fantasy game Into the Odd Remastered, the cyberpunky CY_BORG, and the new edition of the RPG classic Twilight: 2000 (Judges Award for Best RPG at UK Games Expo 2022).

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