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Welcome to MEPBM Wiki: a wiki-powered site for the Middle-earth turn-based, strategy games run by GSI t/a Middle-earth Games.
Middle-earth Games run turn-based, strategy games set in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, including elements from ICE's Middle-earth Role Playing under license from GSIL. Play as either the Free Peoples or the Dark Servants, and work together with your team-mates to take control of the lands of Middle-earth. Earn your victory through a combination of martial strength, magical prowess, and economic power.
The Middle-earth turn-based games were originally created by William B. Feild Jr. & Peter Stassun of Game Systems, Inc. in the early 1990s, as a play-by-mail game (PBM), with turns being sent via postal mail. This is often referred to by its original acronym, MEPBM - Middle-earth Play-by-Mail. The game is now Play-by-Email (PBeM), with turns sent in PDF format with an accompanying data file used by the computer program, JOverseer, to display turn results and allow the player to prepare orders for future turns.
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This is an all-volunteer, player-run site. The site was created with the approval of Middle-earth Games, but is not an official resource. As such, Middle-earth Games take no responsibility for the accuracy of the content, or any in-game results of actions based on this content. All official content can be found at Middle-earth Games. Most of the content on this wiki is Copyright © 2006-19 by Game Systems International Limited and included with permission from the copyright holders.
"The Hobbit"™, "The Lord of the Rings"™, "The Fellowship of the Ring"™, "The Two Towers"™, and "The Return of the King"™ and the names of the characters, events, items and places therein, are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company and Middle Earth Enterprises and are used, under license, by Game Systems International Ltd.