News — Charles Peale
The Court of Ardor in Southern Middle Earth is a beautiful mess
Charles Peale Gail McIntosh I.C.E. MERP
When I.C.E. produced the MERP campaign supplement The Court of Ardor in Southern Middle Earth the company was still in its infancy. In fact, MERP as a game didn’t even exist, just the world map and two other campaign settings, Umbar: Haven of the Corsairs and Angmar: Land of the Witch King [to this point, a player would have used Rolemaster]. I find this incredibly interesting for a couple of reasons, but the primary of which is how Pete Fenlon looked at the Middle-Earth license he’d recently managed to wrangle from the Tolkien estate.You see, what sane person gets the...