Chief among them was The One Ring, the second edition of the award-winning RPG system first published in 2011. So how do you make a modern tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) out of something so beloved and so well-known? The Lord of the Rings exists in every size imaginable, on every computing system, game console, television screen, and for every age level. This is a game written for fans who want relatable stories set against the sweeping lore of The Lord of the Rings. This is made exceptionally clear with The One Ring: Starter Set, the system’s introductory boxed set.
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"Story-driven action-adventure game" The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will ship this fall on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Based on a gameplay video released last year, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum appears to be a stealth game like Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, or Metal Gear Solid. But unlike recent stealth games, it will be a linear affair rather than an open world. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum appears to be a bit of a wild card. But we'll all find out come September whether this game recaptures that long-lost The Lord of the Rings magic.POLYGON - Author of ARC: Doom tabletop RPG honored as Diana Jones Emerging Designer
The Diana Jones Award committee, responsible for one of the tabletop gaming industry’s most prestigious peer-selected awards, has named Bianca “momatoes” Canoza as the winner of its Emerging Designer Program for 2022. The committee, composed of a semi-secret collection of industry veterans, has been awarding the Diana Jones Award since 2001. Winners can be individuals, games, or even movements within the tabletop industry as a whole. Canoza is an author and a visual designer best known for ARC: Doom Tabletop RPG, which Polygon named as one of the best tabletop RPGs of 2021. They include Fertessa Allyse, a game designer and a producer at Funko Games; game designer Nick Butler, author of Tidebreaker; designer and illustrator Miguel Angel Espinoza, director of visual design at Magpie Games; game designer Julio E. Nazario, designer of Holi: Festival of Colors and CTRL; and Sara Thompson, the writer and game designer behind the Combat Wheelchair.POLYGON - 13 best movies like Elden Ring to watch when you need a break
So we thought it’d be a good time to talk about some movies that remind us of Elden Ring. Whether you’re away from your gaming system, don’t have Elden Ring, are interested in the vibes of Elden Ring but not in playing it, are just looking to supplement your marathon playing session, or anything else, here are 13 movies that can keep those haunted vibes going, Tarnished. Why it’s like Elden Ring: As our colleague Patrick Gill put it: “Conan gets chased by dogs into a cave where he finds a giant’s skeleton on a throne, and then takes the skeleton’s sword.” If that’s not Elden Ring, what is? Why it’s like Elden Ring: Great monster design, bleak atmosphere, incomprehensible dialogue, and some big lore implications that the film doesn’t need or care to explain. Why it’s like Elden Ring: A child suffers the dire consequences of hugging a stranger.