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Angus McBride


Product Line: MERP
Product Edition: M1
Product Name: Angus McBride’s Characters of Middle-earth
Product Type: Sourcebook
Author: Jessica M. Ney
Stock #: 8007
ISBN: 1-55806-134-7
Publisher: ICE
Page Count: 64
Release Date: 1990
Language: English

Format Cover Price Released
Softcover $14.95 1990

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Cover/Jacket Text:
In a fantasy role playing game, you become the main character in an adventure you create. With Angus McBride’s Characters of Middle-earth your fantasy campaign will feature more than merely a mind’s eye view of the famous and infamous characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Twenty nine full-color plates (unmarred by text) bring these powerful individuals to life along with portraits of lesser known adventurers to be used by players in a Middle-earth game.

This volume describes individuals, both prominent and obscure, who roam Tolkien’s world. Portrayed by Angus McBride for use by Gamemasters as NPCs or by Players as PCs, each color plate is accompanied by a page of relevant text. A brief fantasy description of the action, a note on the setting, a description, of the characters depicted, and full game statistics for the MERP and Rolemaster systems are included. These stats can be easily converted to most major FRP systems.

When Gandalf, the Witch-king, or Galadriel arrives on the scene, Gamemasters will now have an illustration to display. And each player can possess a full-color rendering of his or her character. As Marhic, flee Low Nose the Asdriag through the streets of seedy Strayhold. Combat a camel-mounted Silent One as Mairan of Greater Harad. Or hold your breath as Ehlissa when a dread Wraith looks your way.

Inside you’ll find:

FAMOUS CHARACTERS –
FANGORN offering nourishment to Pippin and Merry
GALADRIEL responding to a plea from a wounded Silvan messenger
SARUMAN snared by Sauron through the Orthanc Palantír
É owyn and Merry confronting the Lord of the Nazgûl
CELEMBRIMBOR at the forge
ADVENTURERS SEEKING FAME –
ORRIT KELARIN reliving his encounter with the heinous Birdman of the Suza Sumar
MANARI AKAJI sorely pressed by a Desert Screamer
ARAMATH, a Cardolani squire, supporting his lord against the mysterious Woses of the Black Wood
and many more

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