Havard wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:56 am
Anyway, who here has run a campaign or played in one set in the Middle Earth? Where/when was the campaign set and which system did you use?
I used to GM a campaign using first MERP and shortly after RM rules. I just dug out some ancient notes who indicated a start in November '88. this campaign lasted for about 12 years or so when it finally petered out. It was a lot of fun, but the Middle-earth feel gradually slipped away - mostly due to my mistake of including ever more of additional RM stuff that was not even remotely appropriate for the setting.
Temporally, it was set in MERP's standard era of TA 1640 (IIRC we started a few years earlier). IMO the era is not bad and has some really unique sides to it, but MERP made almost no use of these specifics and wrote mostly very generic and standardized - exceptions prove the rule - adventures throughout its existence (they became better its later stages).
After a long hiatus, I started two new campaigns (one online and one at the table) using my own homebrew system that combines elements and ideas of MERP (RM), HârnMaster (some spells), Midgard (a german RPG; mostly spells as well), Pendragon & TOR. temporally, I set this in my favorite time of the first half of the 15th century. The group(s) are slowly introduced into the specifics of the time and the (first) culmination will be the Second Northern War - which still is a few years of campaign time away.