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!
Arda Marred Update! Changes concerning the Professions and how they are allowed to increase Skill Values
Michael and Hawke discuss all things Tolkien and Tolkien-gaming-related, nearing the 50th episode. Once again will experiment with Google Hangout and Youtube live broadcast of the next episode of Middle-earth Talk this coming Sunday August 26th at Noon PACIFIC TIME. Read more for details on joining interactively during the live broadcasts...
Michael and Hawke will once again experiment with Google Hangout and Youtube live broadcast of the 45th episode of Middle-earth Talk this coming Sunday August 19th at Noon PACIFIC TIME. Read more for details on joining interactively during the live broadcasts. This is a limited test with the live video broadcasts. We will try it for a few weeks and see how it goes, and if audience members want more, or wish for us to go back to the pre-recorded, non-live, non-video shows of the past...
The next Inland Empire Tolkien Society meeting is taking place Saturday, August 12th, 2012 beginning at 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm (Pacific Time). Everyone is welcome to join. The usual location is at Cafe Delicio on 2301 N. Monroe in Spokane, WA. I might even run a broadcast from the meeting over Youtube via Google Hangout and IRC if those at the meeting are willing. See you there. Namarie!
Due to production problems, The One Ring RPG GenCon 2012 special order has been canceled.
A lot of cleanup and updates made to the Ea d20 rules.