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by merpadmin last modified Sep 26, 2015 05:00 PM

The Middle-earth Role-Playing Community's web-based bulletin board discussion forum, for all things related to gaming in J.R.R. Tolkien's MIddle-earth, and beyond...

Merp.com website. Announcements, News, Technical issues, for the site and related services (Chatroom, Email List, etc.).

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Technical Support - Chatroom If having trouble with either the Java applet for the online chatroom, or trying to connect your favorite IRC application to the irc.merp.com server (usually #merpchat for the room). 0 No conversations started
Technical Support - Email and Email Lists If you are having problems with email related to merp.com or the merp.com email lists, please post here for support. An alternative email to webmaster at merp dot com is merpdotcom at gmail dot com. 0 No conversations started
Technical Support - Website If having any issues with the website, if you are able to, post here. If you are unable to post, then email merpdotcom at gmail dot com or join the IRC chat room, server: irc.merp.com #merpchat, and someone will help you out. 0 No conversations started

Published Game Systems Rules for Tolkien-based Middle-earth Role Playing Gaming (ICE MERP, Dec. LotR, TOR RPG, etc.)

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ICE MERPS Commercially licensed Tolkien-based Game System: Iron Crown Enterprises Middle-earth Role-Playing system. License/published from 1984 to 1999. 1
by merpadmin
April 15. 2016
Decipher LotR RPG Commercially licensed Tolkien-based RPG, Decipher's Lord of the Rings Role-playing game. Licensed publication from 2002 to 2006. 0 No conversations started
TOR RPG Commercially licensed Tolkien-based RPG, Cubicle 7's The One Ring Role-playing game. Licensed publication from 2011 to current. 0 No conversations started

Unpublished Game Systems Rules for Tolkien-based Middle-earth gaming (Arda Marred, Ambarquenta, Eä RPG, etc.)

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Arda Marred RPG Non-licensed Tolkien-based RPG: Arda Marda RPG - Discuss the Arda Marred Tolkien based role playing game system here. More information at their website: http://arda.merp.com/ 0 No conversations started
Eä d20 RPG Non-licensed Tolkien-based RPG, Eä d20 RPG discussed here. More information on their website: http://www.earpg.com 0 No conversations started
Eä RPG AR Discussion of the non-licensed Tolkien-based RPG: Eä RPG Advanced Rules discussed here. More details on their website at http://www.earpg.com 0 No conversations started
Eä RPG BR Discuss the non-licensed Tolkien-based RPG: Eä RPG Basic Rules here. More information on their website: http://www.earpg.com 0 No conversations started
Hither-lands RPG Discuss the non-licensed Tolkien-based Hither-lands RPG here. Their old website http://www.hither-lands.com is defunct, but many archives can be found on the merp.com website in the downloads and other sections. Also someone currently has (links keep dying) a copy of the old site here (as of March 7th, 2016): http://vgunn.globat.com/ 0 No conversations started
Ambarquenta Non-licensed Tolkien-based RPG: Ambarquenta - Discuss the Ambarquenta Tolkien based role playing game system here. More information on their website here: http://sites.google.com/site/ambarquenta/home/ambarquenta-1 0 No conversations started
Eä RPG SR Discuss the non-licensed Tolkien-based RPG: Eä RPG Standard Rules here. More information on their website at http://www.earpg.com 0 No conversations started
Other non-licensed Tolkien-based RPGs not otherwise listed Discuss RPG rules for your favorite Tolkien-based Role Playing Game System that is not listed elsewhere. If you have a specific game system you would like a dedicated forum setup for your community's use, please feel free to contact the webmaster and the dedicated forum will gladly be added. Email webmaster at merp dot com. Start a new Conversation 1
by Brian Gross
August 14. 2016
Non-system-specific Adventure & Source Material Discussion on creating or using modules for Tolkien-based gaming. This includes story ideas, research information, etc. If you have system specific discussion, then please discuss in the correct forum section, this section is for source material and adventures that either are system-neutral or discussions that do not need system specific information. 0 No conversations started

Adaptations of Published RPGs to Middle-earth setting

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Harnmaster Discussion on adapting Harnmaster for use as a Tolkien-based RPG. 0 No conversations started
Chaosium's BRP Discussion of Chaosium's Basic Role Playing system adapted for use in Tolkien's Middle-earth. 0 No conversations started
HERO System Discussion of Hero Games HERO System Role Playing system adapted for use in Tolkien's Middle-earth. 0 No conversations started
GURPS Discussion of Steve Jackson Games Generic Universal Role Playing system adapted for use as a Tolkien-based RPG. 0 No conversations started

Magic in Middle-earth

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Magic in Middle-earth Discuss the hotly debated topic of Magic in Middle-earth. This can be system agnostic, or use specific system examples. 0 No conversations started

Tolkien & Middle-earth Lore - Non-gaming discussion

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Non-gaming Tolkien Lore Discussion of Tolkien-related topics NOT related to gaming. 0 No conversations started

General, Miscellaneous, or Off-topic Discussions

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Miscellaneous or off-topic Various non-Tolkien gaming or non-Tolkien discussions with the community, and don't see a better forum category that fits, then feel free to post here. 1
by merpadmin
November 17. 2016
Introduce Yourself Be sure to post an introduction! 0 No conversations started

Looking for Players / Game Masters / Games

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Player Looking for Games If you are looking for a Tolkien-based gaming group to join, post your request here. List your approximate geographic area, time zone, which game systems you are open to, if you are willing to play online through Google+ Hangout or other means, your preferred gaming style, your age, your gaming experience background, and any other pertinent information. Be careful about posting personal contact information since it will be public. You can subscribe to your thread so that you will be emailed when someone replies, but you are welcome to post your contact information here if you wish as long as you understand that it will be public information. 0 No conversations started
GM or Group Looking for Players Post here if you are a GM or part of a group, and you are looking for players to join you. List your approximate geographic area, time zone, which game systems you are open to, if you are willing to play online through Google+ Hangout or other means, your preferred gaming style, your age, your gaming experience background, and any other pertinent information. Be careful about posting personal contact information since it will be public. You can subscribe to your thread so that you will be emailed when someone replies, but you are welcome to post your contact information here if you wish as long as you understand that it will be public information. 1
by Tom Davie
April 19. 2016

Play by Post

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Play by Post Feel free to discuss, or even set up here, a play by post RPG group. Whether play by email, postal mail, or setting up a dedicated forum thread here. Enjoy! 0 No conversations started

Computer-based Gaming in Middle-earth

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LotRO Lord of the Rings Online MMORPG discussion. 0 No conversations started

Live-action role-playing in Middle-earth

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LARP Tolkien-based Live-Action Role-Playing discussion. 0 No conversations started

Events (Conventions, gatherings, broadcasts, Hangouts, etc.)

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Conventions Please post any information about Tolkien and Tolkien gaming conventions here. Feel free to post "live from" postings if you are at a convention and would like to share with the community. 0 No conversations started
Other Events Discussions about any other Tolkien or Tolkien gaming events here such as formal/informal gatherings, webcasts, chatroom interviews, etc. 0 No conversations started

Selling or looking to Buy

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For Sale If you are selling any Tolkien or Tolkien gaming products, place your advertisement here. Links to auctions are okay. Commercial organization are welcome to post any special sales related to Tolkien or Tolkien gaming products here. 0 No conversations started
Lookinhg to Buy or Trade If you are trying to find a specific Tolkien or Tolkien gaming product, please post here. 0 No conversations started
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