Middle-earth is a continent in the fictional world of Arda where the events in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place, and is the setting of a number of Eamon adventures based on Tolkien's stories.
Adventures in Middle-earth
By Sam Ruby
Sam Ruby released eight Middle-earth adventures in the span of about 18 months; the first three to be published were adaptations of settings described in The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, and are collectively known as the Lord of the Rings series:
- The Mines of Moria (August 1985) in the Halls of the Dwarves.
- The Forest of Fear (August 1985), a mission to the Necromancer's fortress of Dol Guldur in southern Mirkwood.
- The Ring of Doom (June 1986), set principally in Mordor.
His next draws from the First Age story of Beren and Luthien in Tolkien's The Silmarillion:
- The Iron Prison (June 1986), a hack'n'slash foray into the dangerous fortress of Angband.
The final four return to Third Age and are collectively known as the War of the Ring series:
- The Hunt for the Ring (January 1987), covering many of the key locations in The Lord of the Rings.
- Quest of Erebor (January 1987) which follows the quest to retake the Lonely Mountain detailed in The Hobbit.
- Return to Moria (January 1987), a new expedition to Khazad-dûm.
- Haradwaith (January 1987), a mission to the hot southern land of Harad to steal the enemy's battle plans.
Ruby's The Valley of Death also probably takes place in Middle-earth since it's set on and around the River Anduin.
By Tom Zuchowski
EAG president Tom Zuchowski wrote two adventures set in the world of Arda, both featuring the characters Gorim the Dwarf and Galehir the Elf as they aid the adventurer in penetrating dangerous ex-Dwarven strongholds. The adventures are among the most highly rated Eamon stories.
- Thror's Ring (October 1985), set in the underground city of Khazad-dûm (Moria).
- Assault on Dolni Keep (January 1987), set in a fortress now occupied by the Dark Forces.
By Nathan Segerlind
Nathan Segerlind's 1988 adventure The Bridge of Catzad-Dum sees the warrior Samurai Cat venturing into a strange, parody version of Moria.