Cubicle 7 Entertainment and Sophisticated Games are bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth to Dungeons & Dragons via the updated Open Gaming License (OGL) and The One Ring Roleplaying Game  this summer.

The new OGL for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition was announced in January (see "Wizards' OGL Returns").  The One Ring Roleplaying Game is set in Tolkien’s legendary fantasy world which is the setting of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings novels (see "New Edition of 'The One Ring' RPG").

The new series is based on Francesco Nepitello’s work in The One Ring, with Nepitello acting as creative consultant on the project.

"We’re all very excited to be building on the success of The One Ring Roleplaying Game and bringing Middle-earth to D&D players," said Cubicle 7’s CEO Dominic McDowall.  "Uniting two things very close to the hearts of gamers, me included, is very cool--I can't wait for the summer."