|Middle-earth is the world described in the books of
|The Hobbit - or there and back again|
Der kleine Hobbit
|The Lord of the Rings|
Herr der Ringe
|The Adventures of Tom Bombadil|
and many things later published by his son Christopher. The books distributed by Harper Collins (UK) really look best. They range from lost tales of the early ages to fragments of never finished stories.
Ironcrown Enterprices (ICE) has developed a FRPG placed on Middle-earth.
The system called Middle-earth Roleplaying Game (MERP) is quite a
simple kind of system - mainly useable for low power campains.
Rolemaster is a rule system playable in any fantasy world. There is
a special backround world called Shadow World. And it expands the rule system
of MERP. There are rules for everything you can think of, and there is
also no need to use them. There is a wide range of optional rules to fit
every taste. Make yourself a rule system of your own!