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Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game

The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game, released by Decipher Inc in 2002, is a role-playing game set in the Middle-earth of J. R. R. Tolkien's fiction. The game is set in the years between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring, but may be run at any time from the First to Fourth Age and contains many examples of how to do so.

The system for LOTR is called CODA and is rather like a cross between RuneQuest crossed with Traveller with Advantages and Disadvantages from the Hero System and Feats from Dungeons & Dragons 3e. This is not to decry the system, it is clean, functional and well described, although it has been criticised for poor system testing of the first edition.

The game is the second licensed game for the setting, the other being the Middle Earth Role Play from Iron Crown Enterprises.

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