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'''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.
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'''Peter C. Fenlon, Jr.''' ([[1955]]-) is an American table-top 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.
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In the late 1990s, Pete Fenlon and [[Coleman Charlton]], his long-time colleague from ICE, joined the Mayfair Game company.<ref>[http://www.mayfairgames.com/ Mayfair Games web site]</ref>
  
 
==The Fenlon Style==
 
==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 ''[[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.
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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 ''[[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 ''[[Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set|Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set]]''). The smaller-scale maps were often included as separate color fold-outs with the [[Middle-earth Role Playing|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>.
  
The characteristical maps of Fenlon have even created an expression known as 'Fenlon Style maps'. In January 2008, the ''Cartographer's Annual'' (Vol. 2) released a Pete Fenlon style pack for use with ProFantasy Software cartography tools.<ref>[http://sub.profantasy.com/2008/january08.html The Cartographer's Annual Vol. 2] (external link)</ref>
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[[Image:cart_annual_2_fenlon.jpg|thumb|Pete Fenlon style pack]]
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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.<ref>[http://sub.profantasy.com/2008/january08.html The Cartographer's Annual Vol. 2] (external link)</ref>
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
* [[1982]]: ''[[MERP: An Artist's Interpretation of Middle Earth]]''
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* [[1984]]: ''[[MERP: Moria, The Dwarven City]]''
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Selected bibliography of works concerned with the legendarium of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].
* [[1984]]: ''[[MERP: Dagorlad and the Dead Marshes]]''
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* [[1986]]: ''[[MERP: Lords of Middle-earth Vol I]]''
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* [[1982]]: ''[[An Artist's Interpretation of Middle Earth]]''
* [[1986]]: ''[[MERP: Lords of Middle-earth Vol II]]''
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* [[1984]]: ''[[Moria: The Dwarven City]]''
* [[1989]]: ''[[MERP: Lords of Middle-earth Vol III]]''
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* [[1984]]: ''[[Dagorlad and the Dead Marshes]]''
* [[1993]]: ''[[MERP: Valar and Maiar]]''
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* [[1986]]: ''[[Lords of Middle-earth: Vol. I]]''
* [[1993]]: ''[[MERP: Middle-earth Campaign Guide]]''
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* [[1986]]: ''[[Lords of Middle-earth: Vol. II]]''
* [[1994]]: ''[[MERP: Elves]]''
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* [[1989]]: ''[[Lords of Middle-earth: Vol. III]]''
* [[1994]]: ''[[MERP: Creatures of Middle-earth (2nd edition)]]''
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* [[1993]]: ''[[Valar and Maiar]]''
* [[1994]]: ''[[MERP: Moria (2nd edition)]]''
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* [[1993]]: ''[[Middle-earth Campaign Guide]]''
* [[1994]]: ''[[MERP: Middle-earth Role Playing Poster Maps]]''
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* [[1994]]: ''[[Elves (book)]]''
* [[1994]]: ''[[MERP: Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set]]''
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* [[1994]]: ''[[Creatures of Middle-earth (2nd edition)]]''
* [[1995]]: ''[[MERP: Mirkwood (2nd edition)]]''
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* [[1994]]: ''[[Moria (1994 book)]]''
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* [[1994]]: ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing Poster Maps]]''
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* [[1994]]: ''[[Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set]]''
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* [[1995]]: ''[[Mirkwood (MERP)]]''
 
* [[1997]]: ''[[Middle-earth: The Lidless Eye Companion]]''
 
* [[1997]]: ''[[Middle-earth: The Lidless Eye Companion]]''
  
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Revision as of 10:15, 4 June 2011

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

Peter C. Fenlon, Jr. (1955-) is an American table-top 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.

In the late 1990s, Pete Fenlon and Coleman Charlton, his long-time colleague from ICE, joined the Mayfair Game company.[1]

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[2] and Other Minds[3].

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.[4]

Bibliography

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

See also

External links

References

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