If you enjoy Free League’s LOTR tabletop games — The One Ring, which runs on Free League’s engine, and Lord Of The Rings Roleplaying, which is 5E compatible — you’ll be interested in the crowdfunding campaign currently running on Kickstarter. Moria – Through the Doors of Durin, a new expansion, is currently available for a pledge.
For long ages, the great city of the Dwarrowdelf was the seat of Dwarven kings, and they were rich beyond measure in gold and Mithril. But a thousand years ago, Durin’s Bane arose and drove the Dwarves from their halls. The city fell into darkness, becoming an abode of Orcs, Goblins – and worse. Countless Orcs perished in the Battle of Five Armies. Maybe the Halls of Durin lie empty once more. Maybe there are piles of treasure there, waiting to be claimed. Maybe Mithril still glimmers in the mines under Caradhras. Cross the dread threshold, adventurer, and delve deep!
- And At The Gates, The Trumpets Rang: Rivals, allies and patrons in the quest for Moria, as well as a history of the Dwarven city from its founding to its fall.
- Journeys in the Dark: Journey rules adjusted for underground exploration, Moria-specific Undertakings, and advice on running games and campaigns set in the city.
- Fell Foes lists the Orcs and other enemies that may be found in the city – and rules for risking an encounter with Durin’s Bane.
- The Mansions of the Dwarves is the largest part of the book, describing Landmarks and hazards in the various regions of Moria.
Less than three days remain in this campaign, but it is not a failure by any definition — it’s already hauled in over a million dollars and shattered SIXTEEN stretch goals. It now includes items like a large, full-color separate map depicting the halls of Moria created by Francesco Mattioli, and a Solo Mode by acclaimed solo roleplaying game designers Shawn Tomkin (Ironsworn) and Matt Click.
It’s not too late to get your copy. The cheapest is as $23 pledge for the digital edition, in either One Ring or LOTRR version. The physical costs $36; a collector’s edition exclusive to the campaign costs $72. The doors close September 14, so get those pledges in!