fodor posted on Saturday, November 13, 2004 - 6:47 am
one thing first: thanks to joe mandala for the achievements in converting merp races & cultures.
pitily, the material posted in your archieves lacks of certain important aspects (as you possibly know).
informations i'm missing are: o resistance o special abilities o language o professions o special skills o background options, especially extra languages, talents o standard hobby skills o skill rank bonus progression
the archive files always state that joe mandala's work is in progress. was it finally completed or dropped. if completed, where to buy it? if dropped, aren't there any more sources to recieve anywhere?
best regards, fodor
nicholas posted on Monday, November 15, 2004 - 4:52 am
The R&C: Middle-Earth project was cancelled by ICE and the license to publish MERP then lost. Joe posted what he had finished and efforts eventually wound down.
The archive files state what was the case when they were published, but time moves on.
Best wishes, Nicholas
Jfoxtail posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 - 7:43 pm
Is Middle Earth still a "topic" on Guild? I have seen some card suggestions but little on Middle Earth Role Playing in any genre. I have eagerly anticipated a Harp synopsis or notes written by a fan.
nicholas posted on Friday, November 19, 2004 - 3:26 am
Middle Earth is still a topic here but we have not had any RPG submissions for it in many months. Decipher losing its way with LOTR has not helped.
Best wishes, Nicholas
Netbat posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 10:24 pm
Are we still able to post ME articles? I thought TE had managed to sue/bully/harass any reputable site into dropping online publication.
nicholas posted on Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 3:41 am
TE has not (yet) complained to us about our Middle-Earth content. So original Middle-Earth articles are still fine here for either MERP or LOTR.
Good to hear... I'm just barely getting into Decipher's Lord of the Rings RPG, and the articles published thus far have been a great help. The Heren Turambarion's Compendium (2nd Edition) has also been a tremendous help as well! Perhaps I'll submit LOTR articles in the future... we shall see how well my campaign (still in the planning stages) works out.
joeman posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 5:37 pm
And I've no current plans to complete R&C:Middle-earth, though I've still got the manuscript and all my tinkery files (I think).
After working with Decipher, and having that whole mess happen, I'm not terribly hopeful that anyone who respects the primary source material and has the dedication to really support a Middle-earth RPG will ever touch it again. Sad, and maybe I'm completely off base.
turambur posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 7:32 am
Only in thirty some years when it LotR goes Public Domain .