Here are some musings and general thoughts about the different Tolkien-based role-playing game systems available...
The Hobbit is translated into Latin
The hobbit moves from primary theater to discount theaters.
This is a map that is on the internet. It is a possible interpretation on the location of middle-earth. It can be found in the map page of all places. :)
This is a java app that makes characters for Tor
This is an essay by Erik Tracy on Magic and spells in Middle-earth archived from his website...
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 2:00pm until 8:00 or 9:00 pm,
Several people have stepped up with offers to help save the sites and servers in various ways. Things are still in flux. More details later. For now, things back online for some sites now.
Last chance for Tolkien-related sites like Middle-earth Radio, Merp.com and others. Will you step up to save them? Or will it be "good riddance"?
Sorry to have to take such strong actions, but circumstances have forced the issue. This is the last chance for someone to step up and run merp.com (and/or the number of other sites like Middle-earth Radio and others).
Yay! Received The One Ring Role-Playing Game (TOR RPG) Loremaster (LM) Screen and Laketown Sourcebook. Will be writing an additional review soon, meanwhile here are the previous reviews...
Last week the PBS Idea Channel ran a piece on Dungeons & Dragons benefits. Today they responded to comments from last weeks video, and mentioned in the comments section of their video (towards the end of the video on Justin Bieber), mentioned RPG Research and suggested people should check out the website.
The Tolkien Moot website tersely announced yesterday that next year's Tolkien Gaming convention has been canceled...
For those needing even more information about the potential benefits of role-playing games, here is a recent piece on the PBS Idea Channel...
Surprisingly, no one at merp.com mentioned (or knew?) about the project to create a Middle-earth mod to Skyrim. It has been going on for quite some time, they have recently received a C&D from dark hand of Sauron. They call it MERP for Middle-earth Role-playing, but they are not actually related to the Middle-earth Role-playing community here, or ICE, or elsewhere, so this might cause some name confusion. Anyhow, here are some links and more information about them. If you play Skyrim/Elder Scrolls, etc. and try their MERP mods, please let folks here at merp.com know more about your experience. Namarie!