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New factions, new heroes, new maps, new spells, a brand-new campaign and expanded War of the Ring.

Delve deeper into Middle-earth than ever before.

Our goal is to create an RTS experience that is faithful to the spirit of Tolkien's mythos,

with diverse, engaging, and balanced gameplay.

Take a look at our community forums to learn more about what is planned! Also check out our Wiki!

Note: there are no release dates for future updates,

so please don't ask.

Read our FAQ for answers to common questions,

and read our Installation Guide before installing.

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What a terrible year. For the Age of the Ring Team, I mean. Things have gone from bad to worse. After reviewing the feedback and doing a lot of self-reflection, we now realize that Age of the Silmarils was not a good idea, like, not at all. Rest assured, the people responsible for this disaster have been well and truly sacked.

In order to save our brand, we’ve been doing market research. We hired a bunch of slick suits that do graphs. Rented an office space in 1950’s New York City. We smoke cigars, and yell at numbers. And several things have become very clear: not only was Age of the Silmarils a bad idea, did nothing to broaden our appeal in an often-overlooked demographic. For all of this, we are very, very sorry.

Let’s face it: Age of the Ring is enjoyed mostly by crusty twenty-something-year-old males. If we are to grow and continue to satisfy our shareholders, we need to start thinking outside of the box. Do things other Lord of the Rings the Battle for Middle-earth 2 The Rise of the Witch-king mods don’t do. Find that new source of inspiration. A new generation of humans to inspire, and to extract the occasional Patreon buck from.

We’re talking, of course, about 0-10 year olds. Our research has found that less than 3% of all AotR players belong to the aforementioned demographic. Because we want our mod to have the broadest appeal it can have, we have decided to pause all development of our upcoming version, and instead move all of our team over to working on…

The Age of the Ring Children’s Holiday Activity Book!!!


30+ pages of Rollicking Good Fun! Pick it up soon for only $69.69!

Are You Serious Right Now!?

Yes. We’re releasing the Age of the Ring Children’s Holiday Activity Book just in time for the upcoming summer holidays, which we’re sure we’ll all get to enjoy with zero restrictions, issues, public health concerns, or horrible, debilitating illness! See you at the beach!

Like other holiday activity books, the Age of the Ring Children’s Holiday Activity Book will contain a myriad of fun puzzles to complete, exciting pictures to color, stories to read, and secrets to discover! Can you discover Queen Saenathra’s hiding place?!


We’ve selected the best fan letters

Have You Lost Your Minds!?

No. The Age of the Ring Holiday Activity Book was developed through rigorous methods, inspired by the latest developments in child psychology and is sure to keep your tots entertained during that long car ride for which you had initially purchased a pair of iPads before you realized that this wasn’t the type of parent you wanted to be so you went and picked up some weird activity book instead. Now you can sleep easy, knowing that in the face of an absolute tidal wave of mind-rotting entertainment that is washing over your kids through Twitch, Youtube, TikTok etc. you at least bought them something that resembles a book. Well done!


I’m Not A Kid, Where Is My Mod!?

You’re not?! Well, at Age of the Ring, we believe that having kids is the greatest idea ever. Get on it! Unlike just getting a cat, or a dog, or whatever creature you can project your emotional shortcomings onto, a human baby requires constant supervision. Can’t leave them alone, not even for an afternoon during which you could be out at a sit-down restaurant without feeling like you’re a second away from being a nuisance to everyone else paying good money for their meals. The world’s just not full enough yet! And now, Age of the Ring is here to help you realize your dream of raising a functioning adult without suffering three mental breakdowns. Our book’s got word puzzles!


Word puzzles!

So When Does 7.0 Release?

We can’t say for sure just yet. Focus will be on our new children’s entertainment line for some time. We have plans to explore other venues, such as Age of the Ring Children’s Battle Royale Game, Age of the Ring Children’s Cinematic Universe (an ambitious Marvel crossover!), or an Age of the Ring Children’s Nutrition line. We are ready to branch out! Of course, that will all depend on how well this Age of the Ring Children’s Holiday Activity Book ends up selling, so be sure to pick up a copy. Maybe 2!


Rebus Rebus Rebus!

Ok, You Have Convinced Me!

We knew we would. For an exciting teaser, check out the video below (and get your kids subbed to our Youtube, as we’ll be posting a ton of unboxing and reactions soon!). You can also preview the 70+ page Age of the Ring Children’s Holiday Activity Book by downloading this PDF.

The fabulous Gildor coloring page was made by RiderOfRohan, follow him here: Instagram.com

Best wishes to all!
The Age of the Ring Children's Holiday Activity Book Team

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The City of Wulfborg

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An article showcasing a new fortress map coming in Age of the Ring 7.0.

Age of the Ring: Mod of the Year 2020

Age of the Ring: Mod of the Year 2020

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An article commemorating our victory during this year's competition.

Players Choice - Mod of the Year 2020

Players Choice - Mod of the Year 2020

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The voting period for the Top 100 mods has closed, and it's now time to announce the winners of the 2020 Mod of the Year Awards, as chosen by you!

A year in (p)review, 2020 edition…

A year in (p)review, 2020 edition…

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A look back and forwards inside Age of the Ring's development.

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Age of the Ring Version 6.1

Age of the Ring Version 6.1

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THIS IS A FULL, STANDALONE VERSION. YOU CAN UNINSTALL 6.0 IF YOU WANT. Version 6.1 contains balance changes and bug fixes.

Age of the Ring Version 6.0: The Woodland Realm

Age of the Ring Version 6.0: The Woodland Realm

Full Version 113 comments

Age of the Ring 6.0 has been released. Please read the instructions!

Age of the Ring Version 5.1

Age of the Ring Version 5.1

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READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW! AotR 5.1 is a bugfix and balance patch for AotR 5.0.

Age of the Ring Version 5.0: The Dungeons of Dol Guldur

Age of the Ring Version 5.0: The Dungeons of Dol Guldur

Full Version 112 comments

READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW! The fifth release for Age of the Ring, containing the completed Dol Guldur faction, the converted BFME2 Evil Campaign, reworks...

Age of The Ring al español

Age of The Ring al español

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Traducción parcial al español del mod Age of The Ring.

Age of the Ring Version 4.1 Standalone

Age of the Ring Version 4.1 Standalone

Full Version 59 comments

READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW! A standalone re-release of Version 4.1.

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I didn't like the mod. This mod affects FPS. The mod has models with high polygonality. HD textures in patch 1.09 do not squander FPS. It was necessary to make models as in patch 1.09.

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No, it's not. Every quality content/total conversion mod for an old game has bigger system requirements than base game. that's why there are Large Adress Awareness/4GB patches to prevent crashes and keep adequate FPS.

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Hello modstersss!!!
I have been facing a problem of late. My AOTR won't work and it gives a message that enter CD-ROM and restart. I have tried all possible solutions, mounted those .mdf images etc, but it wont work. Also ROTWK wont start. I tried reinstalling too but problem persists. Any idea what could be wrong ????

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MathijsRevora Creator

Make sure 2.02 v8.01 is active. It has no-cd functionality.

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Thanks Mathijs !!! It worked.....

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If you install the main game and addon, can you start the game?
There are instructions on how to install Aotr. Did you follow the instructions? What kind of operating system do you have?

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No i cant start bfme 2 and also rotwk.

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My AOTR worked nice and fine everytime. But it suddendly stopped working and showing that CD -ROM error. I have installed it properly everytime and for every version. May be my win 10 did a self update and after that problem began. Is there any solution for this ???

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Hey guys.
Listen, I had this weird and yet exotic idea about a unit in the game.
In the third book at the Pellenor fields, Saurons army is far more diverse and numerous than the one we see in movie (with Orcs only and barely a few Easterlings here and there before the Haradrim arrive). So there is this group of Easterlings that were said to be short and bearded like dwarves and wielded heavy double handed axes (again like dwarves). Too many credits have pointed out that they might have been actually dwarves, since 4 of the 7 great dwarven houses lie to the far far east possibly around the area of the orocarni mountains.
This is a concept art well known and neat depicting dwarves of those different lines (https://i.imgur.com/zWN3jNT.jpg) All these houses banded together during the war of the dwarves and Orcs and came to the aid of Durins folk to prevent the genocide of their race. But things might have changed during the war of the ring, as Sauron one by one claimed the 7 dwarf rings from all of the 7 dwarf lords and Tror being the last of the 7. Could be some of these clans or houses either joined him or done mercenary works for him like a the Easterlings usually did. Also it is theorized that the Various tongues that the Easterlings and the nomadic peoples of Rhun spoke is different dialects of Khuzdul or inspired by it since the dwarves being numerous in rhun, with the 4 houses might be the first non-human race the Easterling interacted with other than the avari elves. If you also take a closer look at the Easterling helmets in the movies when it zooms in you can actually see a kind of Rune-writings on the full helms frontal side, maybe they either had dwarves of orocarni forge master class dragon armors for them or they were influenced by them themselves. Like the theory you said yourselves for the Variags of Khand might be the descendants of the Northmen who migrated there many years ago.
You guys already created tons of original and super well fledged and stylized original units like the westfolders, avari elves for the woodland realm inn units, Wyrm slayers, Morgul vanguard, Dorwinon legionaries and... I can keep going like this for some time.
So now that Haradwaith is going to be released and the Corsairs of Umbar will be switched as an original harad unit with their black numenorean brothers. Would you consider adding a new original inn unit for mordor? Like Evil dwarves.
Also apologies for the long reading. cheers and thank you for this gorgeous mod.

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Are there any plans for more customization in Custon Heroes or is that a pretty much done deal?

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