I am the editor of a free online fan-/webzine focussing on RPG and (applied) lore topics in and for Middle-earth. Some of you might have heard of it - it is called Other Minds Magazine (OM) and has been running since almost 11 years now.
OM is in the tradition of a predecessor hardcopy magazine called Other Hands (OH) from the 1990's (whose re-engineered hardcopies have been made available as free PDF's on OM's website as well). Both magazines draw their inspiration from the following quote:
Currently we are on a bi-annual schedule (the next Issue should be out by July or August). You may find the link to both its website with the back Issues (18 so far) and the FB group for it, where most of the talk about its topics takes place now (which should not detract you from posting here too of course ).J.R.R. Tolkien wrote:"I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in the scheme, and sketched. The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama."
- John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, from a letter written to Milton Waldman, ca. 1951 (#131)
The focus of OM is not a particular game system but the unique setting. Thus we are open for content using whatever system you choose for gaming in Middle-earth. By now, the published contributions with game data have used MERP and TOR (especially in the more recent Issues) mechanics - plus a bit of homebrew stuff.
By now, a very wide selection of topics has been covered in OM ranging from adventures, Ring-lore, continental mapping or demography to historical themes (the Fourth Age) - and many more! Please have a look for yourself - all Issues are downloadable for free and of course you may print them if you wish so.
If anyone of you feels interested in contributing something to OM for D&D rules (or using C7's AME derivative), we would be happy to assist you in getting that ready for one of the next Issues.
OM lives from the content that is submitted by fans, and the more gaming system find their niché here, the better. For us it is the setting that counts - and not the exclusive promotion of a specific system!
And I am happy to answer any questions you might have as well of course
Here are the direct links to OM and OH within the overall site:
Other Minds Issues
Other Hands Archive