Noble Knight Games Welcomes Infinity Miniatures by Corvus Belli - 3/15/2009
Infinity, by Corvus Belli, is a game with 28mm high metal miniatures that simulates combat and special operations in a science fiction environment with Manga aesthetics. Infinity miniatures are characterized by the high quality and detail of their modeling, the dynamism of their postures and their futuristic aesthetic. Noble Knight Games now stocks the full range of Infinity miniatures!
Collector's Rejoice - More Super Rare D&D Modules Listed!! - Updated - 3/10/2009
Less then 10 copies of most of these are known to exist!!
Dungeon Master's Guide (2nd Alpha Printing)
To the Aid of Falx (Pre-Publication Edition)
Doc's Island (Pre-Publication Edition)
Egg of the Phoenix, The (Pre-Publication Edition)
Tinker's Canyon (GenCon 1982 Convention Edition)
Dungeon Master Kit #1 - Palace of the Vampire Queen (1st Printing) *sold
Dungeon Master Kit #2 - The Dwarven Glory (1st Printing) w/Room Key
"The Ultimate" - Dungeons & Dragons Woodgrain Box - 1st Edition, 1st Printing Now Available - 11/18/2008
WOW, every once in awhile even the Knight gets truly excited…amazing…click on the picture for more details.
Super Rare TSR Convention Modules Available! - More Rarities Added - 11/11/2008
We are pleased to offer four of the rarest TSR modules ever made:
ST1 - Up the Garden Path
Lost Tamoachan (Convention Edition)
Ghost Tower of Inverness (Convention Edition)
Lost Caverns of Tsojconth (Convention Edition)
All complete and in fantastic condition, any of which make an excellent centerpiece to any D&D collection!
Update More Rare Modules Added!
Rahasia (Daystar West Edition)
Quest for the Fazzlewood (O1 Convention Edition)
The Ultimate D&D 4e Dungeon Master's Screen - A limited edition monstrous hand painted castle screen! *sold
Goodman Games d20 3.5 50% Off Sale! - 9/30/2008
Out With The Old, In With The New!
To remain compliant with Wizards of the Coast's 4E licensing requirements, Goodman Games is discontinuing their extremely popular 3.5 Dungeon Crawl Classics modules. Noble Knight Games is participating in the clearance sale, offering the majority of the DCC 3.5 items at 50% off of retail! Also on clearance are several Judges Guild and Wicked Fantasy Factory items.
Why is Goodman Games discontinuing the 3.5 modules? So they can publish 4E products. The new 4E license from Wizards of the Coast is called the GSL. A publisher who signs on to the GSL can begin publishing 4E products. But any product line under which a 4E GSL product is published cannot simultaneously be published under the OGL or the d20 license. This criteria is by product line, so if Goodman Games publishes anything that has Dungeon Crawl Classics on the product and also utilizes the 4E GSL, they can no longer publish any 3.5 product that also says Dungeon Crawl Classics.
Why aren't all of the DCC modules 50% off? If Noble Knight has not marked a product down to 50% (or less) of retail, that product is either already out of print or in very low supply. These are going to be the more valuable items down the road, although we expect the entire line to remain popular and collectible.
What is the selldown period? There are some technicalities, but for the most part, Goodman Games can continue to supply their 3.5 modules through December 31. After that, they can no longer sell them, but NKG may be able to supply many after that date.
Over Fifteen Super Rare Tolkien Games Now Available!! - 9/25/2008
"Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne. In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them in the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie."
For decades those words have enthralled and captivated generations of readers. The Lord of the Rings is possibly the most beloved fantasy tale of all time. Who knows how many collectibles, games and other merchandise have been produced over the years? They certainly number too many to count. Join Noble Knight Games on our journey through Middle-Earth with this collection of Middle-Earth gaming material. Who knows, perhaps your "one ring" is in stock right now!
An interesting side note that some people may or may not know is that due to a blunder by the import of frontispieces by the USA Publisher, Tolkien's early books were public domain in the US. Because of this, games produced early on were not technically considered to be a "rip-off." In fact ACE books, a huge US publisher printed millions of copies of Tolkien's books without ever paying royalties. They only stopped after enormous public dismay began to hurt their image. Other games were only pulled from production when companies such as United Artists, who held the movie rights, threatened legal action.
Riddle of the Ring, Fellowship Games
ICE's Riddle of the Ring is a highly sought after game and usually commands a high price at auction. However, before ICE produced the game with greater production values, a company called Fellowship Games first produced this game. It plays exactly like the ICE version where each player takes control of either the hobbits or the black riders and attempts to acquire the ring and take it to either Mount Doom or Barad-dur. The game is rather large at approximately 1 1/2' x 2 1/2' and comes sealed in a plastic bag. The games uses large oversized tarot type cards and colored plastic pieces. The map is printed on durable poster board in color and is protected by a large piece of thick cardboard.
This game is a rare find indeed! A copy of This game sold for $350 at Gencon several years ago!
SPI titles we have available:
War of the Ring (UK Edition) (Boxed Game) - This version of War of the Ring has the white Ralph Bakshi box top with the Simpub (UK Edition) logo on it. Ralph Bakshi was the maker of the 1978 animated Lord of the Rings movie. Still in the SHRINKWRAP!
Middle Earth Trilogy - War of the Ring, Gondor & Sauron (Flat Tray) - Gondor & Sauron were originally released as expansions in the folio series. This game includes all three games in one flat tray. The cover sheet is an olive color with the War of the Ring art work (a picture of the Balrog and Gandalf) centered and taking up about 1/2 of the sheet. The art work for the Gondor and Sauron folio games are in the bottom corners on either side. This game is unpunched!
Middle Earth Trilogy - War of the Ring, Gondor & Sauron (Boxed Game) - This version is identical to the flat tray except for it being stored in an olive colored box. The art work on the cover is the same as the flat tray.
War of the Ring (Flat Tray) - This version has a brown cover sheet with the Balrog & Gandalf art work. Still NEW IN THE SHRINK!
Quest of the Magic Ring
Published by Land of Legend, Quest of the Magic Ring is a simple game that uses roll and move mechanics to decide the eventual winner. Due to legal reasons, many of the names were changed. Aragorn is simply called The Ranger, Saruman is the White Wizard, The Cracks of Doom is the Crack of Fire and the list goes on. Shrinkwrapped copy available!!! Bargain priced for its rarity!
The Lord of the Rings Adventure Game
This game was released in 1979 by Milton Bradley and was marketed as a tie-in to the Ralph Bakshi animated movie and features artwork from that movie on the box. Surprisingly rare and hard to find for a mass produced title. The players take on the role of one of the fellowship characters attempting to cast the one ring into the fires of Mount Doom. The cards allow you to do certain things such as move, defeat or bypass monsters or traverse normally impassable terrain. They are even used to steal rings from other players. There are a total of 12 rings that can be collected at various points in the game and may be used to get past opposing creatures. In order to win the game you must have at least one ring remaining when you reach Mount Doom.
The Hobbit Game - The Adventures of Bilbo in Middle-Earth from "The Lord of the Rings"
This is a 3-D children's game released by Milton Bradley in 1977. The artwork is cartoonish and the 3-D style was a very popular set-up for
children's games at that time. The game uses simple roll and move mechanics and the age range for the game is listed as 7-12. A surprisingly rare game for a mass produced title.
The Hobbit Game
This game was released by American Publishing in 1977. It was marketed as "A Thrilling and fast moving game based on Tolkien's masterpiece The Hobbit from the Xerox television special." The cover is from the Rankin Bass Cartoon when Bilbo first sees Smaug. The game starts at Hobbit Hill and the player must traverse one of 4 paths on their way to the gold treasure at Lonely Hill. The players collect the amount of gold shown on that particular path and then return home via the Home Path. There are various adventure and creature cards that a player may encounter on the trail which will have to be dealt with. Players are also able to buy magic pieces in order to help them out. The first player to 200 gold (or the agreed upon amount) wins.
Battle of the Five Armies (TSR)
Battle of the Five Armies was originally produced by a company called Lore. The rights were than sold to TSR who began producing the game with upgraded production values with some minor tweaks to the rules. This is the TSR version and is hex war game depicting the final battle at the end of The Hobbit. We have both the rare boxed edition and the ziplock edition available!
The Ringbearer is a set of miniatures rules produced by Little Soldier in 1975 and written by Dan Bress and Ed Konstant. It is illustrated by Wendell Hill. The games consists of 4-10 players controlling one of the various forces of Middle-Earth: Halflings, Dwarves, Elves, Black Riders, Goblins and so on. The object of the game is to deliver the One Ring to the Crack of Darkness. The game is based on The Lord of the Rings with the geographical locations having slight spelling changes such as Myrkwood or Rivergard. We have the tan edition, green edition, and the previously rumored "olive colored" edition, well we can confirm it exists!
Not many copies of any edition exist and this a rare collectible item.
Middle Earth Wargames Rules - Part One, Mordor & The West
This miniatures rulebook was printed in 1976 by Skytrex. From the introduction:
"These rules have been compiled by wargamers in an attempt to create a flowing and successful fantasy wargame. They cover specifically the mythical world, Middle Earth, created by Professor J. R. R. Tolkien in his books The Hobbit, and the trilogy, Lord of the Rings. Originating from a set of notes hastily written, these rules are the final result of the best part of a years research and playtesting.
Most sets of rules designed to cover this facet of wargaming published previously have been modified from the Ancient Period. However these have been written exclusively for the Middle Earth wargamer. This is why they include an extensive section on morale and a unique and totally new system for the working of magic. The rules are for 20mm scale battles fought between the West and the forces of Mordor. Elements such as Saruman, Balrogs and Dragons have been omitted because they are superfluous for this type of battle and would only lengthen the rules."
There and Back Again
There and Back Again is primarily a Single Person (Solitaire) game, but can be played with two players. It is a West Coast Games game for their fantasy adventure game based on 'The Hobbit'. The player attempts to maneuver the company on the playing map to the Lonely Mountain and back again to Rivendell. It is up to you which paths you take and how you handle the encounters.
The game consists of the following:
1 8x10 playing map
1 rule booklet (12 pages long)
1 set of 100 counters (white and yellow) printed on both sides
2 backprinted chart cards (Terrain Effects, Encounter Table, Combat Results, and Combat Card)
This game is extremely rare.
Siege of Barad-Dur
According to the editor’s comments at the beginning of the magazine, this particular issue (#8) had a print run of only 190. As probably only a few of those have survived, this is one of the rarest Tolkien-related board games. This game is not from LOTR, but from a battle from the Second Age (3430 S.A.) as described in The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien--although this game was published before the book was published, so the information for this game comes from the appendix found in The Return of the King. The battle depicts the struggle between the Last Alliance between Men and Elves lead by the elf king Gil-Galiad and the high king of men, Elendil, against the resurgence of Sauron and his evil creatures (The Nazgul and Orcs). The rarest title here!
War of the Ring - The Game of Middle Earth
Very rare "long" box game from Fantasy Games Unlimited.
Players command the forces of Gondor and Mordor to decide the fate of Middle Earth. The game involves the quest of the fellowship and the military situation simultaneously.
As the game was not properly licenced, it was quickly pulled from distribution and is, as a result, quite rare.
This game is based on the basic game mechanics of Diplomacy (moves, holds, supports and convoys), but is set in Tolkien's world of Middle Earth. The game is played either by two opponents or four players (two per team, one controlling armies and fleets and one controlling the other individuals). Because the game is intended to be played by two opponents (a person or a team), the one part of the traditional game of Diplomacy that is not preserved in this game is the diplomacy itself.
Despite the lack of negotiations, the basic game mechanics are taken from Diplomacy but with a number of extensions or modifications. Armies and fleets are supported by supply centers, but can have single, double, or triple strength. In addition to armies and fleets, there are a number of characters/roles, such as Gandalf, Strider, The Ringbearer, and the Nazgul, each of which has certain attributes or abilities (for example some characters increase the strength of the army they accompany). There are a variety of special rules regarding terrain, as well as victory points given in special circumstances such as The Ringbearer getting to Mount Doom, a Nazgul with the Ring getting to Barad-Dur, the Ring being captured by Mordor's strongest army, and others.
Battle of the Ring
This is a game for two or three players, designed to simulate the wars illustrated in the book "Lord of the Rings", by J.R.R. Tolkien. The board covers the area of Middle Earth, and all the major races mentioned in the book are included, with emphasis placed on speed of play and enjoyment. The game includes the possibility of all the major battles mentioned in the book. A simple live-or-die combat table is used with no retreats, and zones of control and supply have no part in the game.
Very limited production, extremely rare.
Noble Knight Games Has Moved! - 8/22/2008
Noble Knight Games has moved! Our new address for your record books is:
Noble Knight Games
2242 Kennedy Rd
Janesville, WI 53545
Please note: Anything already sent to the old address will be forwarded to our new one!
Limited Edition AD&D 1st Edition Goodman Games Modules Available Exclusively from NKG!! - 8/10/2008
We are pleased to announce two new AD&D 1st Edition Goodman Games Dungeon Crawl Classics available exclusively from Noble Knight Games! Goodman Games sold out of both of these in just over a day at Gen Con, however, due to a previous arrangement NKG has them both available in limited quantities!!
The first is Dungeon Crawl Classics - Saga of the Rat King
An Adventure for Character Levels 1-6. One of the most notorious villains returns in this long-await compilation! The Rat King and his progeny have brought danger to the town of Silverton. First, in Idylls of the Rat King, the heroes must explore an abandoned silver mine to put down threats to local caravans. A new bridging adventure, The Scourge of Silverton, then leads them into new dangers, where they eventually face The Revenge of the Rat King! This series of three adventures will take newborn heroes to approximately sixth level. This adventure module was designed exclusively for Noble Knight Games. It is being sold first by Goodman Games at Gencon where it will have a Gencon logo on it. The NKG edition will have an NKG logo on it.
The next is Dungeon Crawl Classics - The Golden Auroch / Tower of the Black Pearl
Two Adventures For Level 1 Characters. This Gen Con-exclusive "flip book" features The Golden Auroch on one side and Tower of the Black Peark on the other!
The Golden Auroch: Evil has always blown upon the hot winds of Sumer, but never has there been a land as oppressive and intent on discord than Ur. For decades the people of this city-state were held prisoner by their mage-queen, Nicrotis, and neighboring lands quivered whenever her armies marched. Central to Nicrotis' power, both at home and afar, was her possession of a holy statue called the Golden Auroch. In time, the gods took notice and intervened, reducing the entire city of Ur to dust in a fierce sandstorm that lasted forty years. Now, a century later, the city-state of Akkad is in the midst of a drought of unimaginable length and intensity. Not a single drop of rain has fallen for three years. The only hope for salvation lies in traveling to the cursed ruins of Ur, braving the Tomb of Nicrotis located below them, and returning with the Golden Auroch.
Tower of the Black Pearl: Once every decade, the tides of the Empyrean Ocean recede far enough to reveal the highest eaves of a mysterious undersea tower. Long ago this was the eldritch fastness of a powerful mage, but now the tower is known simply as the final resting place of the fabled Black Pearl -- an artifact rumored to bring doom upon all who dare to posses it. Tonight the moon nearly fills the sky, and the tides have already begun to recede. The heroes have eight short hours to explore the tower before the dark waters return...
This adventure module was designed exclusively for Gen Con 2008.
Free RPG Day - Part Deux!!! - 7/8/2008
Due to canceled orders and an unexpected surplus of several items we have posted a further selection of previously sold out FREE RPG DAY items!! The rules for FRPGD this time out are a little different from last time to prevent chaos: Any order - 1 item your choice (limited to one time only). Want more then 1 item? For every $50 spent you can include an additional item (no duplicates at any time).
Items now available:
Columbia Games - Harn - Field of Daisies - Quickstart Rules w/Adventure *Limited Supply
Fiery Dragon Productions - Iron Heroes - Bloodwood - Setting Guide *Limited Supply
Exile Game Studio - Hollow Earth Expedition - Quickstart Rules w/Adventure *Gone
Goodman Games - Dungeon Crawl Classics (4th Edition) - Punjar - The Tarnished Jewel - Gazetteer *Limited Supply
Green Ronin - A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying - Quickstart Rules w/Adventure *Limited Supply
Troll Lord Games - Castles & Crusades - Dwarven Glory II - Quickstart Rules w/Adventure *Limited Supply
Troll Lord Games - Starsiege: Event Horizon - Quick Start Rules *Limited Supply
Wizards of the Coast - D&D 4th Edition - Treasure of Talon Pass - Module w/Mini & Tile *Gone except for a few being held in case of shipping or printing errors.
Margaret Weis Productions - Castlemourn - Cortex System Quickstart Rules *Limited Supply
Paizo Publishing - Pathfinder Modules - Revenge of the Kobold King - Module *Limited Supply
The Cabil - Cardstock Scenery Software - Terrain on the Spot - Fold-Up Scenery *Limited Supply
Mongoose Publishing - Traveller - Book 0 - An Introduction to Traveller - Quickstart Rules *Gone
And these items are still available - TAKE WHATEVER YOU'D LIKE! (limit quantity to one each please)
Countess Games - Heirs to Olympia - Quickstart Rules w/Adventure
Flying Buffalo - Tunnels & Trolls - Quickstart Rules w/Adventure
Skirmisher Publishing - Cthulhu Live (3rd Edition) - Murder at Miskatonic - Scenario
White Wolf Publishing - Hunter: The Vigil - Quickstart Rules w/Adventure
Price Reduction on DTP Wargames from Italy - 7/2/2008
TCS has reduced prices on their line of wargames, in some cases up to 1/2 off! Click on the NKG logo to view the selection and new pricing.