Quest With The Ringbearer In New Middle-earth SBG Book

April 6, 2020 by brennon

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For fans of Middle-earth, Games Workshop continued to drop goodies in the form of a new book which is coming out once this is all over. Quest Of The Ringbearer will allow you to play through every single scenario from the books and films which follow Frodo; from the door of Bag End to the fires of Mount Doom.

Quest Of The Ringbearer Book - Games Workshop

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The book will contain a series of linked narrative-play (the best way to play Middle-earth SBG in my opinion next to Battle Companies) scenarios which will take Frodo and The Fellowship across Middle-earth. You'll tackle Moria, Amon-Hen, The Dead Marshes, Shelob's Lair and of course the struggle up the slopes of Mount Doom to cast The One Ring into the fire.

As well as the rules for playing these scenarios with Frodo, Sam and friends, you'll also find options for creating your own "what if?" Fellowship as well. This is something that has existed for a long time in White Dwarf magazines and beyond but it's good to see they've brought that back!

What if Saruman had never fallen to the lure of power? Maybe he would have gone in place of Gandalf. Perhaps Boromir never took up the call and instead Faramir went in his stead? He could have gone with Frodo and Sam all the way to Mordor? With Rohan not under threat by Saruman and the Uruk Hair Eomer or Eowyn might have ridden to Rivendell instead and represented the world of Men?

My Fantasy Fellowship (keeping to nine members) would definitely be Elladan & Elrohir, Frodo, Sam, Faramir, Saruman, Eowyn, Murin & Drar.

There is a lot to get thinking about when it comes to an alternative Fellowship and I hope we see some cool ideas come to life!

Rangers Of Ithilien

In addition to the Quest Of The Ringbearer book, we also got a peek at two new characters who Frodo and Sam bump into on their adventures. Anborn and Mablung, Rangers in the service of Faramir are looking very cool indeed.

Anborn & Mablung - Games Workshop

It would be very neat to make the beleaguered forces of Minas Tirith who are trying in vain to hold the ruined city of Osgiliath. Gondorian soldiers tend to get a bad name as the Stormtroopers of the world of Middle-earth, especially in the films, so it would be good to play as a band of veterans who have been fighting against Orcs all of their lives.

If you're a fan of Middle-earth and its rather excellent rules then you've got a lot of fun stuff waiting for you. Also, if you're a fan of solo and/or cooperative gaming then the Quest Of The Ringbearer seems like a good excuse to modify the game in order to make it play in a different way.

What would your Fantasy Fellowship be? 

"...if you're a fan of solo and/or cooperative gaming then the Quest Of The Ringbearer seems like a good excuse to modify the game in order to make it play in a different way"

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