Assassins of Dol Amroth (1987)

Assassins of Dol Amroth (1987) is another scenario book for MERP. Couple interesting things going on here.

First, Angus McBride’s cover is pretty great. It is one of very few MERP books that prominently features a woman. I kinda love that she’s pretty much young Joan Crawford.

Second, these three scenarios are loosely connected, joined together by the fact that they all deal with a sect of assassins called the Shades. Again, these aren’t particularly ground breaking, not are they particularly bound to Middle Earth, but they have more meat than MERP scenarios usually do. Even if one is vaguely ripping off Secrets of Saltmarsh.

Dig Jeff Menges’ art. Not really hitting the Middle Earth vibes, but when it comes down to it, so little of MERP hits those vibes either, so it’s probably fine.

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