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Pete Fenlon

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As an illustrator, Fenlon is especially known for his maps of [[Middle-earth]]. These were a large-scale map of the continent of Middle-earth (first released in [[1982]] as ''[[MERP: An Artist's Interpretation of Middle Earth|An Artist's Interpretation of Middle Earth]]'') and several smaller-scale maps of different regions of Middle-earth (most of whom were printed in ''[[MERP: Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set|Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set]]''). The smaller-scale maps were often included as separate color fold-outs with the [[MERP]] 1st Ed. modules. With MERP 2nd Ed., no new maps were released.
 
As an illustrator, Fenlon is especially known for his maps of [[Middle-earth]]. These were a large-scale map of the continent of Middle-earth (first released in [[1982]] as ''[[MERP: An Artist's Interpretation of Middle Earth|An Artist's Interpretation of Middle Earth]]'') and several smaller-scale maps of different regions of Middle-earth (most of whom were printed in ''[[MERP: Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set|Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set]]''). The smaller-scale maps were often included as separate color fold-outs with the [[MERP]] 1st Ed. modules. With MERP 2nd Ed., no new maps were released.
  
Fenlon's maps have continued to have an explicit influence on later Middle-earth gaming cartographers (e.g., [[Thomas Morwinsky]] and [[Sampsa Rydman]]), and his continental map has been discussed and revised in the magazines ''[[Other Hands]]'' and ''[[Other Minds]]''.<ref>''[[Other Hands]]'' July 2000. ''[[Other Minds]]'', issue 1 and issue 2.</ref>  
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Fenlon's maps have continued to have an explicit influence on later Middle-earth gaming cartographers (e.g., [[Thomas Morwinsky]] and [[Sampsa Rydman]]), and his continental map has been discussed and revised in the magazines ''[[Other Hands]]''<ref>''[[Other Hands]]'' July 2000</ref> and ''[[Other Minds]]''.<ref>''''[[Other Minds]]'', issue 1 and issue 2.</ref>  
  
 
[[Image:cart_annual_2_fenlon.jpg|thumb|Pete Fenlon style pack]]
 
[[Image:cart_annual_2_fenlon.jpg|thumb|Pete Fenlon style pack]]

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Pete Fenlon
Biographical information
Born1955
EducationHistory, Anthropology, Law
LocationCharlottesville, VA

Peter C. Fenlon, Jr. (1955-) is an American role-playing game designer/author and illustrator. He was the former president and one of the founders of Iron Crown Enterprises, and contributed extensively to the Middle-earth Role Playing game.

Contents

The Fenlon Style

As an illustrator, Fenlon is especially known for his maps of Middle-earth. These were a large-scale map of the continent of Middle-earth (first released in 1982 as An Artist's Interpretation of Middle Earth) and several smaller-scale maps of different regions of Middle-earth (most of whom were printed in Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set). The smaller-scale maps were often included as separate color fold-outs with the MERP 1st Ed. modules. With MERP 2nd Ed., no new maps were released.

Fenlon's maps have continued to have an explicit influence on later Middle-earth gaming cartographers (e.g., Thomas Morwinsky and Sampsa Rydman), and his continental map has been discussed and revised in the magazines Other Hands[1] and Other Minds.[2]

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Pete Fenlon style pack

The characteristical maps of Fenlon have even created an expression known as 'Fenlon Style maps'. In January 2008, the Cartographer's Annual released a Pete Fenlon style pack for use with ProFantasy Software cartography tools.[3]

Bibliography

Selected bibliography of works concerned with the legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien.

See also

External links

References

  1. Other Hands July 2000
  2. ''Other Minds, issue 1 and issue 2.
  3. The Cartographer's Annual Vol. 2 (external link)