Middle Earth roleplaying is a game by Iron Crown Enterprises set in Tolkiens fantasy world. The system is structurally similar to Rolemaster but a lot simplier, having fewer classes, critical tables and spell lists. First release was in 1984.

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How to manage unarmed combat?

In MERP it seems that there is no combat table for unarmed combat: bare punchs and kicks, like those a character may face in a tavern, where unsheathing a sword may put the combat beyond the ...
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What happens when an Uruk gets an elvish sword?

In Lord of the Rings canon, elvish swords glow brightly when an orc is near. And Uruk-hai are just a kind of orc. In the campaign I'm running, orcs and Uruk-hai are allowed as player characters. One ...
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Migration from MERP to Rolemaster

I have a MERP campaign with MERP characters, ambiented in ME. In the future the characters will (I hope) grow in level approaching level 10 and thus reaching the limit of MERP. That can happen before ...
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How can a Level 1 Mage be useful to the group?

In MERP, Level 1 characters can only cast Level 1 spells, which are quite limited (projecting light, making an object vibrate, and such). This in turn makes the wizard unable to gather XP as fast as ...