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\'\'\'Author\'s Preface\'\'\' While it could be said that fantasy role playing is first and foremostly a matter of words — of creating an imaginary universe by people talking to one another — let us not forget that FRP was born the step-child of miniature-based wargaming, a medium in which visible, material representations of characters are an essential element. The use of lead figures as “props” for FRP continues to this very day, and MERP is no exception. Beginning in 1987, the Irish-based Prince August Ltd. launched “Mithril,” a range of miniatures based on Tolkien’s works, and designed especially with a view to ICE’s MERP series. Chris Tubb, one of the prime movers of this endeavor, has graciously granted us a few moments of his time.