This episode of the podcast we discuss our experiences with playing Rolemaster Roleplaying Game by Iron Crown Enterprises. We recently finished our Rolemaster campaign as part of our Grand Gaming Experiment. It’s one of those classics that has been around since 1980 in one form or another, and while many gamers have heard of it, few, it seems, have tried playing it. Rolemaster has formed the basis for other systems – most notably Middle Earth Roleplaying (MERP) amongst others. It is famously complicated and descriptive using multiple books of tables to resolve combat and develop characters and intricate methods of creating characters.
We have been making fun of Rolemaster for its complexity as a gaming group for years, and we figured it was time to put our money where our mouth is and give it a run through.