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Kickstarter for Moria - The Long Dark

Otaku-sempai
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Aug 3 2023, 7:48pm

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A kickstarter launches on August 29, 2023 for Moria - The Long Dark, an expansion for The One Ring Roleplaying Game and The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E), both published by Free League.

Description: An epic campaign module delving into the depths of Khazad-dûm, for The One Ring™ RPG and The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying (5E).

Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/...r-the-one-ringtm-rpg



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Aug 3 2023, 8:46pm

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I received an email from Free League Publishing with additional details:


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Moria™ – The Long Dark for The One Ring™ Coming to Kickstarter August 29

Beyond the shadow it waits for you still…

Moria– The Long Dark, an epic campaign expansion delving into the depths of Khazad-dûm for the award-winning second edition of The One Ring™ roleplaying game based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, is coming to Kickstarter on August 29. This expansion will also be published in a version for the 5E edition The Lord of the RingsRoleplaying, under the title Moria– Shadow of Khazad-dûm.

All backers who pledge within the first 24 hours will receive a bonus item soon to be revealed. If fully funded, the crowdfunding campaign offers early PDF access to the expansion well before its retail release planned for early next year.

Kickstarter Sign-Up Page


“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella

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Aug 4 2023, 2:07pm

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Here's a link to the news post at Free League that repeats the details from their email: https://us3.campaign-archive.com/...f52040&id=55cdb65b18

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Aug 6 2023, 2:00pm

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What do you want from the kickstarter? A deluxe, collector's edition of the sourcebook? A set of loose maps?

What extras and add-ons would you like to see? Off the top of my head:
- A cloth master map.
- A set of custom dwarven dice.
- A set of dwarven coins.
- A bonus Moria adventure.

“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella


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Aug 29 2023, 1:04pm

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The expansion has a new title: Moria™ – Through the Doors of Durin for The One Ring™ RPG. The original title may have been too similar to that of an unrelated video game.

New Kickstarter Sign-Up Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/...-durin?ref=discovery

Also, the launch time has been delayed:


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Kickstarter delay! The Kickstarter for Moria™ – Through the Doors of Durin, the Moria expansion for The One Ring™ and The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying, will not go live at 3pm CEST today as planned, as we have an unexpected last-minute delay. We hope to have it resolved quickly and we will announce a new launch time as soon as we can.


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Aug 30 2023, 1:00am

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The kickstarter for Moria -- Through the Doors of Durin is delayed by 24 hours. It will now launch on Wednesday, August 30 at 3 pm CEST (9 am Eastern 6 am Pacific).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/...JqBWvBhVQJJjCVheYCgl

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Aug 30 2023, 1:26pm

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The kickstarter has launched and is going strong! Yes, I have pledged.

Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/...h-the-doors-of-durin

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Aug 30 2023, 1:45pm

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One of the rewards/add-ons? A cloth map of Moria!

Link (in case the image is deleted): https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/...061dca9e882373e634e4



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Aug 30 2023, 2:12pm

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YouTube: [ur]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91k69tY4rGg

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Sep 3 2023, 6:15pm

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In a discussion in Free League's forums about what should be published following Moria there are a lot of suggestions for covering Gondor (although something on Lothlórien does seem to be in development). Poster Gyrovague commented:


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I have to admit I'm always puzzled by the interest in Gondor. What makes Middle-earth most appealing to me is the sense of small towns and villages separated by tracts of dangerous wilds and strewn with the ruins and relics of ancient history.

Bustling cities and verdant farmlands and an organized military? Not so much.


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Because Gondor is relatively civilized it is a terrific location for adventures/campaigns that focus more on intrigues and plots. Plus, it would have its own share of smaller towns and villages that are not detailed on the standard maps of Middle-earth. It also has its own wild coast in the form of the Cape of Andrast (possibly home to more of the Drúedain, kin of the Woses dwelling in the Druadan Forst). The White Mountains are as well largely unexplored by most games and have their own potential for adventure. The same can be said of the border region of Harondor where the Harad Road provides a doorway to the South. There is also the addition of new Sanctuaries and Patrons in Minas Tirith, Pelargir (traders, pirates and spies, oh my!), Dol Amroth, etc.

Plus, a detailed, expanded map of Gondor would look great on my wall!


What are your thoughts? And what would you like to see Free League release next?

“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella

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Sep 14 2023, 3:39pm

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I haven't been writing about the updates, but Update #12 was posted just a little while ago with only a few hours left in the campaign!


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Just Hours Left! All Stretch Goals Unlocked – And a Bonus...

All’s well that ends better...

Greetings all!

With just a few hours left of the Kickstarter, the final stretch goal is unlocked! We will describe the journeys of Gandalf and Aragorn through Moria - and how your player heroes might have accompanied them.

Also, as a final bonus reward, and on popular request, we have decided to share the Peoples of Wilderland PDF with all backers in this Kickstarter. This PDF was a stretch goal in the previous Kickstarter, but has not been available since. We will also make a 5e conversion of this PDF.

With just a few short hours left of this incredible journey into the deeps of Moria, all we can say is thank you for your incredible support and faith in our work!

/Free League


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Sep 14 2023, 7:41pm

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Congratulations to Free League upon the fruitful completion of their Moria Expansion Kickstarter campaign!

Pledged: SEK 18,396,021 (of SEK 250,000 goal). 13,008 backers.

Update #13


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Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt

The Moria expansion for The One Ring has been a long time coming, and being the custodian for it through this Kickstarter for the last two weeks has been an honor and privilege. Due to the fantastic support of all 13,008 backers, this expansion will now finally become reality. Thank you!

Much work remains, but a very rewarding one, and we cannot wait to share the full PDF of the book with you as soon as we are able, so you can give your feedback on it before it goes to print. It will take a bit of time however, especially with so many unlocked stretch goals, so we ask for your patience at this time.

Soon, we will also open the Pledge Manager, where you will be able to enter your address, settle the shipping an add additional add-ons if you would like to.

In the meantime,

Farewell, and may the blessing of Elves, Men and all the Free Folk go with you. May the stars shine upon your faces!

/Free League


“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella

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Feb 14, 7:49pm

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Update #17
Closing in on the Alpha PDF


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Hello!

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. We're working hard to finish the final bits of the Alpha PDF, and it's taking a little longer than planned. Now, the PDF is finally in the hands of our licensor, so hopefully we'll be able to share it with you in a few weeks.

These delays to make it unlikely that we'll be able to ship the final printed compendia to you in May as initially estimated – there will probably be a delay of a month or two. As you know, there are many moving parts in a big Kickstarter project and it's difficult to set a definite delivery date during the Kikcstarter (that's why is only an estimate!). We are sorry about this, and will do all we can to make the delay as short as possible.

While you wait, you might want to take a look at a few spreads from the Alpha below. These are not fully finalized, but should hopefully not change to much from the final result.

PS. We have also gotten some questions about when the Pledge Manager will close. We have not yet set a date for this, and it will likely remain open for another 2-3 months.

/Free League


“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella


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Mar 1, 2:20pm

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UPDATE #18
The Alpha PDF is Here!


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Hello!

We are finally to share the Alpha PDF of Moria™ – Through the Doors of Durin for The One Ring™. You have received, or will soon receive, a download link in an email via DrivethruRPG to access the files. If get the email within 24 hours, check your spam folder and make sure you're checking the email you used in the Kickstarter. Please wait at least another 24 hours before contacting our support team if you still can't find it.

If you find errors or typos in the Alpha PDF, please report them here on the Free League forum. Please report your feedback no later than March 25.

Please note that some Landmark maps are works in progress and others are still missing. Also note that page references (xx) remain to be done, so no need to report them.

The 5E version of the Moria expansion, Moria – Shadow of Khazad-dûm™, is still in layout and will be shared later.
Thank you!

/Free League


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Mar 21, 1:35pm

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UPDATE #19
Check out the 5E Alpha

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Hello again!

Today we can finally share the Alpha PDF of Moria – Shadow of Khazad-dûm™, the 5E edition of the Moria expansion. If you have backed this version of the expansion, you have received, or will soon receive, a download link in an email via DrivethruRPG to access the files. If get the email within 24 hours, check your spam folder and make sure you're checking the email you used in the Kickstarter. Please wait at least another 24 hours before contacting our support team if you still can't find it.

If you find errors or typos in the 5E Alpha PDF, please report them here on the Free League forums. Please report your feedback no later than April 1. Please note:

  • The solo rules are not yet included in the PDF, they are still in progress.

  • Reported errors or typos in the TOR edition have not yet been implemented in the 5E edition, so there is no need to report them again.

  • Some Landmark maps are works in progress and others are still missing.

  • Page references (xx) remain to be done, so no need to report them.

  • Thank you!

    /Free League


    “Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella


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    Apr 25, 5:26pm

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    UPDATE #20
    Moria, fresh from the printer!


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    Hello!

    We just wanted to let you know that we just received two sample copies of Moria™ – Through the Doors of Durin here at the office, one each of the Standard and Collector's Editions! Check out the video below. Please note that these samples didn't include the separate maps that will come with each volume.

    The compendia are being printed right now, and will then ship out to our fulfillment warehouses in the US, UK, EU and Australia, and from there to you, dear backer! We expect to be able to start fulfillment no later than July.

    /Free League


    YouTube - Moria Printer Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz2yDjUfKjw

    “Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella

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