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Other Minds Magazine (Middle-earth gaming)

#1 Post by Tolwen » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:40 pm

Hi all,
all of you who are interested in Middle-earth gaming (either as a backdrop with HM game mechanics or just for the setting itself), you might check out Other Minds magazine, a quarterly magazine dealing with gaming in Middle-earth. Issue 10 of it has just been released.

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#2 Post by Tolwen » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:04 am

An update for OM10 is now available. Several formal and two minor content-related issues have been fixed and the new version is available for download from now on.

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#3 Post by Tolwen » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:45 am

Issue 11 of Other Minds has just been published. This time 126(!) pages wait to be read by you!

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#4 Post by Tolwen » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:07 am

Issue 12 of the magazine has just been published. You can download it at the usual site :wink:

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#5 Post by Tolwen » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:05 am

The most recent Issue of this Middle-earth RPG Fanzine has been published. Inside you'll find:
  • Editorial: some ramblings about the latest news and situation of Middle-earth gaming.
  • Inside Information: The latest news about Other Minds, its future and recent developments.
  • The Road Goes Ever On: Links related to roleplaying in Middle-earth.
  • The One Ring (TOR): A detailed review of the most recent incarnation of officially licensed games based on 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.
  • The Art of Magic for TOR: Suggestions for spell magic within the TOR framework. Based on an earlier contribution in Issue #10
  • Iglishmêk: Using the secret gesture language(s) of the Dwarves in a roleplaying environment
  • Population and Urbanization in Eriador: Thoughts about and numbers for the Eriadorian demography throughout the Third Age, including maps.
  • Appendix: Tables and Maps for the Population article plus a TOC for all Issues so far.
The team of Other Minds wish you all a good read, inspiration and fun with this Issue and we all hope to see you in the next one as well.

You may find the Issue here.

EDIT: A fixed version with updated cover credits as well as a fixed link in the "The Road Goes Ever On" section (The 'Towerhills' in the 'general' part) has been uploaded.

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#6 Post by Tolwen » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:32 am

It has been a very long wait, but Issue #14 of Other Minds should compensate for that. More than 281 pages wait to be read by the Tolkien-RPG enthusiast (and everyone else interested). Here is a list of its content:
  • Editorial
  • Inside Information
  • Mounted Combat in The One Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game
  • The Waters of Awakening and the Sleep of Yavanna
  • Adventures in Cuiviénen: The Awakening of the Elves
  • Hope and Shadow
  • Role-playing on the Dark Side
  • A Hope Unforseen - Men from Drúwaith Iaur
  • Marhathiuda, the Horsefolk of Northern Rhovanion
  • Demographics of Rhovanion in the Third Age
You can download Issue #14 here. Be aware though that it is 162 MB file, and the server may be overloaded when many people try to download it. Everyone feel free to upload it elsewhere to distribute server load.

Happy reading from the whole team
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#7 Post by Brénan-al-Saél » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:46 am

Tolwen wrote:It has been a very long wait, but Issue #14 of Other Minds should compensate for that. More than 281 pages wait to be read by the Tolkien-RPG enthusiast (and everyone else interested). Here is a list of its content:
  • Editorial
  • Inside Information
  • Mounted Combat in The One Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game
  • The Waters of Awakening and the Sleep of Yavanna
  • Adventures in Cuiviénen: The Awakening of the Elves
  • Hope and Shadow
  • Role-playing on the Dark Side
  • A Hope Unforseen - Men from Drúwaith Iaur
  • Marhathiuda, the Horsefolk of Northern Rhovanion
  • Demographics of Rhovanion in the Third Age
You can download Issue #14 here. Be aware though that it is 162 MB file, and the server may be overloaded when many people try to download it. Everyone feel free to upload it elsewhere to distribute server load.

Happy reading from the whole team
Tolwen
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#8 Post by Tolwen » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:12 am

Brénan-al-Saél wrote:Wow! Awesome! 8O
Thanks for that. This time we have tried not only to provide high-quality content but also a new layout which seems to receive good feedback as well :)

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#9 Post by Tolwen » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:46 am

Issue 15 of Other Minds has been published. You can find the following content in it:
  • Editorial
  • The Road Goes Ever On
  • Inside Information
  • Middle-earth in miniature: Chapter 1 - Overview and Hobbits
  • Adapting HARP to Middle-earth for campaigns in the Late Third Age (TA 2945 onwards)
  • Settlements of Rhovanion
  • A Hope Unforeseen – Men of Drúwaith Iaur (Part 2)
The Issue may be downloaded here.

Happy reading!

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#10 Post by Tolwen » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:46 am

Hi all,
finally it has been achieved and Other Minds Issue 16 has been published and is available for free download. In this Issue we have the following contributions:
  • Middle-earth in Miniature, Chapter II: Dwarves: An exhaustive discussion how a Middle-earth dwarf should look like and what is on the market and whether it meets these standards. Very useful both for the wargamer, diorama builder, roleplayer or just collector.
  • Review: Tales from Wilderland (TOR): Finally, we've got some more material on TOR, and even if just a review (for the time being). Hope you enjoy :)
  • Review: Heart of the Wild (TOR): The second one for this time. We plan to have regular reviews over the next issues to catch up with the publication schedule of C7 ;)
  • Umbar, Khand & Near Harad - Cultural Gazetteer: A comprehensive list of terms that is very useful for anyone playing a campaign in the area of Umbar and Near Harad (and Khand of course....)
  • The population of Gondor and Rohan: The companion piece to the articles on the demographics of Eriador and Rhovanion. The corresponding urbanisation article is scheduled for OM17.
Enjoy and please feel free to comment here or also on our Facebook page!

You can find this (and all the back Issues) here.

If you encounter any issues, just send us a note and we'll fix it :)

For the OM team
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#11 Post by Tolwen » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:16 am

Hi all,
the latest Issue of Other Minds (#17) has just been published. This time we have a very heavy TOR focus. 200+ pages await to be read and enjoyed!
  • Middle-earth in miniature III: Terrors of the Old Days (miniature review)
    by José Enrique Vacas de la Rosa
  • Review: The Darkening of Mirkwood
    by Thomas Morwinsky
  • Review: Rivendell
    by José Enrique Vacas de la Rosa
  • Review: Ruins of the North
    by Thomas Morwinsky
  • First Seed of a Great Forest (adventure for TOR)
    by Olaf “Falenthal” Anguera
  • Darkness over Amon Nyrn (adventure for TOR)
    by Paul Kirk
  • The Leofrings (heroic culture for TOR)
    by Paul Kirk
  • The Horse and the Rider (scholarly stuff plus TOR gaming stats for the rohirric military)
    by Paul Kirk
  • Urbanisation of Gondor and Rohan (scholarly thoughts on the urbanisation of Gondor in 11 eras)
    by Thomas Morwinsky
You can find the file on the OM website or under this direct link. Have fun with it and feel free to comment anything you deem worthwhile :)

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#12 Post by Tolwen » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:39 am

Hi all,

there is no release version without overlooked errors/glitches - and OM17 is no exception.

Beside a few spelling and/or grammatical errors, the following things have been fixed in the recently uploaded version:

Cover page:
  • Cover page: Added AngusMcBride to the artist list. We are very sorry for this, considering the honour of being permitted to use his work...
  • p. 59-61 Several issues with the separate scroll boxes and the reference to the Marsh Hags.
  • p. 123: Added links for navigation to the various parts of the article
  • p. 155, 163, 170 & 175 - fixed names in the Oathbreaker realms
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#13 Post by Spartan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:42 am

I've just discovered this. Good job.

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#14 Post by Tolwen » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:32 pm

Hi Folks,
another update has gone live. This contains the following fixes:
  • p. 1 - added new artist
  • p. 3 - added new contribution (Were-worms) and edited TOC
  • p. 10 - fixed list of artists (added Tuuliky as contributing artist)
  • p. 56-61 - fixed typos and misplaced paragraphs
  • p. 119 - fixed artist credit
  • p. 200-203 - added José Enrique's article on Were-worms
You can find the updated file on the OM website or under the known link. Have fun with it and feel free to comment anything you deem worthwhile :)


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#15 Post by Tolwen » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:56 pm

And still in update mode... ;)

A new version of OM14 has become available as well. You can find it under this link. The original file will stay available as well.

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#16 Post by Brénan-al-Saél » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:27 am

Hi,

Just curious, but the updated OM14 PDF is almost 90 pages shorter than the original. Was a lot of content dropped? Or just reorganized?

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#17 Post by Tolwen » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:03 pm

Hi Brian,
Brénan-al-Saél wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:27 am
Just curious, but the updated OM14 PDF is almost 90 pages shorter than the original. Was a lot of content dropped? Or just reorganized?
It's the latter. The format follows the one introduced in OM15 which is more compact. At least there should be no content missing. If we indeed oversaw something, let me know ;)

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