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Middle-earth Role Playing (1986) Cover


Product Line: MERP
Product Edition: M1
Product Name: Middle-earth Role Playing (1986)
Product Type: RPG Game
Author: Coleman Charlton, S. Coleman Charlton
Stock #: 8000
ISBN: 0-915795-31-0
Publisher: ICE
Page Count: 128
Release Date: 1986
Language: English

Format Cover Price Released
Softcover $10.00 1986

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Printing and Edition Ref – 8000 Middle-earth Role Playing
Cover/Jacket Text:
THE ROLE PLAYING GAME OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN’S WORLD

Based on THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Perfect for seasoned players as well as those who have never experienced the thrill of fantasy role playing.

Role playing is a type of game which allows you to assume the role of a character in a “living” novel. MIDDLE-EARTH ROLE PLAYING, M.E.R.P. for short, provides the structure and framework for role playing in the greatest fantasy setting of all time… J.R.R. TOLKIEN’S MIDDLE-EARTH.

MERP contains all the components required to play a fantasy role playing game:

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM – covering Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Trolls, etc.
MAGIC SYSTEM – simple yet comprehensive rules for spells.
COMBAT SYSTEM – realistic and flavorful, fast and playable.
GAMEMASTER GUIDELINES – material covering travel, encounters, weather, random events, healing, poisons, and magic items.
CREATURES AND RACES – a detailed appendix covering the major beasts, monsters, and peoples.
SAMPLE ADVENTURE – a starting adventure set in the Trollshaws, complete with layouts.
MERP can be used with a variety of game aids including:

A CAMPAIGN AND ADVENTURE GUIDEBOOK FOR MIDDLE-EARTH;
The MIDDLE-EARTH POSTER MAP;
The MERP COMBAT SCREEN;
Ready-to-Run Modules containing easy to play adventures.
Adventure Modules covering specific towns and locales.
Campaign Modules detailing large regions; and
ROLEMASTER, ICE’s advanced role playing game system.

Notes:
This product replaced the 1st Edition Middle-earth Role Playing rulebook (1984) and has been replaced by the 2nd Edition Middle-earth Role Playing (1993) rulebook.

Related Products:

Cover Stock
Number
Product Name Release Date ISBN Pages
Middle Earth Roleplaying
8000 Middle-earth Role Playing (1984) 1984 0-915795-18-3 128
8100 Middle-earth Role Playing (boxed set) (1986, 1985 UK) 1985 0-915795-31-0 0-915795-31 128
2001 MERP 2nd Ed. / Softbound 1993 1-55806-191-6 272
2000 MERP 2nd Ed. / Hardbound (Collectors Edition) 1993 1-55806-190-8 272
2002 MERP 2nd Ed. Accessory Pack / Boxed 1994 1-55806-193-2 128


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