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Middle-earth Role Playing (1984) Cover

Product Line: MERP
Product Edition: M1
Product Name: Middle-earth Role Playing (1984)
Product Type: RPG Game
Author: Coleman Charlton, S. Coleman Charlton
Stock #: 8000
ISBN: 0-915795-18-3
Publisher: ICE
Page Count: 128
Release Date: 1984
Language: English

Format Cover Price Released
Softcover $8.00 1984

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Cover/Jacket Text:
A complete system for adventuring in J.R.R. TOLKIEN’S WORLD

Includes a sample adventure in the TROLLSHAWS

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 a person 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 in one book all of the components required to play a fantasy role playing game:

a complete character development systems covering Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, etc.
realistic yet playable rules for combat
a simple but comprehensive magic system; detailed guidelines for gamemasters
material covering poisons, healing, weather, magic items, MIDDLE-EARTH creatures, encounters and much more.
MIDDLE-EARTH ROLE PLAYING can be used with a wide variety of game aids, including the MIDDLE-EARTH GUIDEBOOK and POSTER/MAP, a series of specific adventure modules, a series of general campaign modules, and ROLEMASTER, IRON CROWN’S FRP game system.

This product was replaced by the 1st Edition Middle-earth Role Playing rulebook (1986) which was itself replaced by the 2nd Edition Middle-earth Role Playing (1993) rulebook

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

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