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Hobbit Tales Cover by JonHodgson Hobbit Tales Cover by JonHodgson
©2013 Cubicle 7 Limited & Sophisticated Games.

A cover I made in collaboration with Paul Bourne who provided the logo and wooden areas. I wanted to show the whole thing here rather than just the painting, since it was designed as a whole.

ArtRage and Photoshop.

From the Press Release:

Cubicle 7 and Sophisticated Games announce Hobbit Tales - A One Ring Card Game

‘Queer things you do hear these days, to be sure,’ said Sam. ‘Ah,’ said Ted, ‘you do, if you listen. But I can hear fireside-tales and children’s stories at home, if I want to.’ ‘No doubt you can,’ retorted Sam, ‘and I daresay there’s more truth in some of them than you reckon. Who invented the stories anyway?’ The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

Players are Hobbits telling tales in front of a mug of beer at their favourite inn in the Shire. Silent woods and remote mountains, Elves, Goblins and Giants populate their stories...

During the game, players take turns as the Narrator and improvise a story using a hand of illustrated cards. The other players try to twist the tale, playing hazards and fearsome monsters. Drinks are served, smoke-rings are blown, and the best narrator is cheered by everyone present.

Hobbit Tales is a game for 2 to 5 Hobbits, authored by the award-winning designers Marco Maggi and Francesco Nepitello, creators of the Tolkien-themed War of the Ring strategy game and The One Ring role-playing game.

This game contains a set of rules, 1 board, 75 Adventure cards, 40 Hazard cards, 5 coasters, a set of cardboard tokens and a twelve-sided The One Ring Feat die.

Includes rules to use Hobbit Tales in conjunction with the The One Ring, Cubicle 7’s role-playing game set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

Retail release November 2013

The One Ring, 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 licensees.
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HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
ooo i wanna get this when i comes out :-) looks awesome
julius1880 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most Impressive.
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
great cover. 
Mikele Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hello Jon.

I´m following your work since the day I "leaked" a cover you made to the german RPG-Comunity of "The dark Eye / DSA"

I love the detail of this cover illu you made, as it already tells a story.

The biggest smoke ring out of gandalfs pipe circles like The One Ring around a huge mountain - remembering of the Erebor or Barad Dur and rálso remember me that the End of the Stories of JRR Tokien many times End with a mountain and also the depiction of the Smoke-Dragon bring the closeness of Smaug´s name alive to smoke.

Thank you.
dm4hire Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Sounds very similar to "Once Upon a Time" by Atlas Games.  But it is precious and I must haves it!
Orestix Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Will be there any dwarves as well?
JonHodgson Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not really allowed to answer questions about the game at this stage.  So that's a hearty "maybe!".  :)
Orestix Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Ah, of course. I see.
Not heavy, anyway. As far as it's illustrated by you...
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