Rangers of the North
This campaign started as a prequel to the MERP Second Edition module Palantír Quest, but has become oh, so much more. The players are all seasoned veterans, and this whole campaign started because the group wanted to celebrate the fact that it has been 20 years since we started playing MERP, in a campaign that led up to Palantír (published in 1994 – two years into our campaign).
This is our return to where it all began for us, and it seemed appropriate to do it properly. We’re running RMSS, the logical step up from MERP for experienced players, and we wanted to start with some campaigning leading up to the War of the Ring, keeping it low-key and realistic. The story is centered around the affairs of the Rangers of the North around Bree-land in Eriador, and the year is T.A. 3010.
Our Campaign Guide (wiki) is compiled from several sources, most notably I.C.E. supplements like Arnor, but also the LOTR wiki, and maybe most importantly Realms of Arda and Encyclopedia of Arda. A lot has been sourced directly from the books, or simply invented by the GM and group as a whole.
This is a very open campaign, where the GM and players create the setting and story together. The GM keeps a few things under wraps, but a lot of the information is freely available to the players – players experienced enough to resist from twinkery, and able keep OOC info strictly OOC.
There are three spin-off campaigns to Rangers, set in the same continuity but with different characters and different settings. These are Rogues of the Borderlands , Tales from the Vale and Perilous Shores.