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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.
In the late 1990s, Pete Fenlon and Coleman Charlton, his long-time colleague from ICE, joined the Mayfair Game company.
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 and Other Minds.
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.
Selected bibliography of works concerned with the legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien.
- 1982: An Artist's Interpretation of Middle Earth
- 1984: Moria: The Dwarven City
- 1984: Dagorlad and the Dead Marshes
- 1986: Lords of Middle-earth: Vol. I
- 1986: Lords of Middle-earth: Vol. II
- 1989: Lords of Middle-earth: Vol. III
- 1993: Valar and Maiar
- 1993: Middle-earth Campaign Guide
- 1994: Elves (book)
- 1994: Creatures of Middle-earth (2nd edition)
- 1994: Moria (1994 book)
- 1994: Middle-earth Role Playing Poster Maps
- 1994: Northwestern Middle-earth Map Set
- 1995: Mirkwood (MERP)
- 1997: Middle-earth: The Lidless Eye Companion
- Pete Fenlon at Wikipedia
- Pete Fenlon at BoardGameGeek
- ↑ Mayfair Games web site
- ↑ Other Hands July 2000
- ↑ Other Minds, issue 1 and issue 2
- ↑ The Cartographer's Annual Vol. 2 (external link)