This boxed MERP edition contains:
• 1st Edition MERP rulebook which includes the sample adventure Trollshaws.
• Map booklet which includes maps for the sample adventure and usage guidelines for counters.
• Full color counter sheet for use with Trollshaws adventure
• 2 d20 percentile dice (red & green)
NOTE: The counter sheet in this edition is a solid sheet and not die cut. The counters are also designed to lay flat rather than stand-up.
From the introduction:
The Middle-earth Role Playing system (MERP) is designed to introduce people to fantasy role playing (FRP) in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. It is suitable for those who have never played a fantasy role playing game, as well as more experienced gamers who are looking for a realistic, easy to play fantasy role playing (FRP) system designed for relatively low level adventurers (1st-10th levels). It contains complete rules for handling most of the common situations that arise in FRP games, and a variety of tables that add a great deal of flavor and detail to a game without decreasing playability.