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©2010 Jon Hodgson

Lake-town for The One Ring rpg from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7.

"Since the great days of old, when a powerful realm of Northmen stretched far from the Lonely Mountain, there has been a city upon the Long Lake. Grown out of a small community born along its western shore, the village of Esgaroth became a trading port when families of merchants decided to move there from Dale. They built warehouses, and great residences to live in and closely follow the coming and going of their goods. For many years thereafter the boats of the Lake-men were seen going up and down the river, their holds filled with gold and their decks crowded with warriors in armour,
ready to bring war to distant lands."


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©2010 Jon Hodgson

A typical Men of the Wilderland dwelling for The One Ring rpg from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7.

"Almost two thousand years ago, a shadow crept from the South and slowly drew all light from the heart of Greenwood the Great to its farthest eaves. People began calling the forest Mirkwood, and learnt
to fear its deepest recesses. In spite of the darkness, many lingered along the forestís borders, fearless sons of Men who defied the menace of the Necromancer in his dreaded abode. These Woodmen have fought the growing darkness for as long as their oldest tellers of tales can remember, and they will continue the fight now that the Shadow has deserted its lair."


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©2010 Jon Hodgson

A Beornings' Settlement for The One Ring rpg from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7.


"Faithful to the teachings and will of their chieftain, they protect the mountain passes and the road that leaves the forest to cross the river Anduin, watching for every creature, on two legs or four, that dares defy them. Men, Elves and Dwarves still have to earn the trust of this suspicious folk, and often must pay heavy tolls for safe passage across the Beorningsí domain."

You can see an hour long walkthrough broken up into ten videos over on my youtube channel: [link]

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©2010 Jon Hodgson

Lake-town for The One Ring rpg from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7.

"Year 2480
Answering commands issued from their master in Dol Guldur, the Orcs begin to spread in the dark places beneath the Misty Mountains. From Mount Gundabad in the north to Moria in the south they secretly strengthen every stronghold, barring all the passes into the lands west of the mountains."


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©2010 Jon Hodgson

Mrikwood Marsh Ruins for The One Ring rpg from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7.

"Here a town of Men once thrived, a waystation for travelling Dwarves coming from or going to the Iron Hills and merchants from the South and East. When the power of the northern Kings waned, the town was abandoned, until the marshes and the forest swallowed its ruins, together with any trace of its existence."


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©2010 Jon Hodgson

Lake-town for The One Ring rpg from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7.

"Lake-town is a free city, where adventurers hailing from different places come in search of opportunities to make their name. In addition to Northmen of all extractions, Elves and Dwarves are a common sight, as both the Woodland Realm and the Kingdom under the Mountain have interests in the city. Even Hobbits may come to Lake-town without raising too much of a commotion, as strange sights are becoming the norm, with merchants from the south and east bringing their wares into town with increasing regularity."


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©2010 Jon Hodgson

Art for The One Ring rpg from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7.

"A company of heroes will often end up travelling across inhospitable or unfamiliar areas on their errands and quests."


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©2010 Jon Hodgson

An elf settlement for The One Ring from Cubicle 7 and Sophisticated Games.

"Silvan Elves are not often seen outside of their woodland kingdom. In their attempt to preserve its beauty, they turned the forestís shadowy canopy and its green glades into a fortified sanctuary, where they struggle to hold the Shadow at bay."

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(C)2011 Jon Hodgson. Please do not reproduce without permission.

So this is a very exciting time for me. For the last 2 years or so I've been working on artwork for a new Lord of the Rings role playing game, to be published by Cubicle 7 in partnership with Sophisticated Games.

At last some previews of the artwork are being released, and so I can share this one, which went live on Friday: Dol Guldur, home of The Necromancer in Southern Mirkwood, later revealed as Sauron.

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You can learn more about the game here: [link]
Middle-earth, The Hobbit, 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 and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees.
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©2010 Jon Hodgson

Mirkwood for The One Ring rpg from Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7.

"Trackless and unconquered by the light, the Heart of Mirkwood is the rotten core of the forest. Here the trees have huge, gnarled trunks, their twisted branches are heavy with strands upon strands of ivy and their roots are so tangled that in some places it is impossible to set foot upon the open ground."


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