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Post by Havard » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:48 pm

Anything more known about this area, besides it being settled by dwarves? Would this region make for a good campaign setting?

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Re: Blue Mountains

Post by agathokles » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:06 pm

The Ered Luin and Forlindon/Harlindon are the remains of the original Blue Mountains and Lindon, the kingdom of Gil-galad. Thus, there are certainly expansive abandoned dwarven ruins (the Second Age cities were abandoned during the war with Morgoth), and make for a good setting for adventures involving mostly Dwarves, Elves, and possibly the occasional Hobbit.

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Post by Big Mac » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:32 pm

Havard wrote:Anything more known about this area, besides it being settled by dwarves? Would this region make for a good campaign setting?
I would have thought that the designers of the various roleplaying games would be forced to flesh out various details that Tolkein didn't provide.
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Post by night_druid » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:26 pm

Big Mac wrote:I would have thought that the designers of the various roleplaying games would be forced to flesh out various details that Tolkein didn't provide.
Licenses can be pretty tricky. I know WEG had a hell of a time with the Star Wars license, because they were severely limited in what they could create and elaborate on. In truth, the prequels were a godsend to the license, because it greatly expanded the material they could use.
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Post by Big Mac » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:37 pm

night_druid wrote:
Big Mac wrote:I would have thought that the designers of the various roleplaying games would be forced to flesh out various details that Tolkein didn't provide.
Licenses can be pretty tricky. I know WEG had a hell of a time with the Star Wars license, because they were severely limited in what they could create and elaborate on. In truth, the prequels were a godsend to the license, because it greatly expanded the material they could use.
Fair point.

Hopefully someone with the RPG can chip in.
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Re: Blue Mountains

Post by agathokles » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:25 am

MERP does have a huge number of supplements dealing with areas left underdeveloped by Tolkien, such as Rhun or Umbar.
I'm not aware of a supplement on the Ered Luin, though.

The One Ring, OTOH, is a much smaller line, currently covering only the lands of Eriador and Rhovanion, roughly from the Shire to Erebor.

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Re: Blue Mountains

Post by Tolwen » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:49 pm

There was a Lindon supplement planned when ICE folded and MERP died. That would probably have covered the Ered Luin to some extent. Beyond that, only the Rogues of the Borderlands adventure had a bit Ered Luin info in it, but it wa snot much and the adventure itself was Ok but not exceptional (for MERP's standards - according to current ones it's probably not that good).
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