This is a full conversion Tolkien mod for Crusader Kings 2 which will feature bookmarks throughout the Third Age. This mod is being developed independently from any other LotR or Middle Earth mods out there. The map will cover the main areas of Middle Earth, known in the books and films. So, Middle-Earth is waiting for you! Will you play as the descendant of one of the noble families of Rohan or Gondor? Will you try to reforge the ancient kingdoms of Elves in Eriador? Or will you try to destroy all the Free Peoples, and claim Middle Earth for Morgoth? This mod will give you a unique strategy experience of the Third Age in Middle-Earth. From Forodwaith to Bellakar, from Lindon to Rhûn, lead your dynasty and survive the Dark Times. Become one of the most important Lords of the Age!

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9 FurstvonGrendelberg

Dec 4th, 2014 4 people agree 0 people don't

This mod is a work-in-progress. All the same, it is very good. Being able to role-play with characters from the Tolkien Legendarium at the same time as I engage in grand strategy is great. Being able to add one's own flavour to Middle Earth's history is something I think is truly rewarding. The modder has gone into a lot of detail to make the base game fit the specifications of Arda and its history what with all the intricate family trees that are unnecessary but oh so lovely. There is room for improvement, of course, but I really praise them for how far they have come and the direction they are going.

This mod has been shown a lot of love and attention by the modder(s, ?). I have played mods for HOI3, MoTE, Medieval Total War II, and others, and I can definitely say that this beats or rivals the best of them (rivals Third Age Total War but of course does not directly compete as it is grand strategy only and not realtime.)

Areas for improvement: Elves and Dunedain should have much higher tech. development to begin with than other groups to reflect their historical advantage here.
Map could be expanded further east and south. Would be cool to see more Black Numenorean factions.
Increasing the retinue caps for Gondor and Arnor (Dunedain kingdoms) would be great.
The mod takes place over a really long timespan (ca. 4,000 years -- which I think is great). I tried playing through as Arnor from a little after the start but the mod crashed after about 200 years into the game. This was a shame since I had a lot of fun developing the kingdom. Fixing this so the game is playable through the 4,000 years would be great.
Find a way to replace "Wilderness" with wild men or orcs that can be vassalised (and imprisoned/killed) should one choose. Remove the bickering court intrigue in a realm so that this only happens if a vassal is a servant of melkor. Kind of ridiculous to deal with machiavellian infighting when Sauron, the Easterlings, and the Southrons form a common enemy (hence the good guys should be united).
It is too easy to assassinate essential characters or for them to die in battle or because of events (Sauron assassinates Frodo, Sam, Gandalf; "The Necromancer" or one of the Ringwraiths die of old age, etc.)
The colonisation tool for wilderness provinces is expensive and I have never made it work despite using it in the intrigue menu and having countless events pop up.

Rayclaw10 says
9 Rayclaw10

Jul 19th, 2014 3 people agree 0 people don't

it's quite a good mod and has even more potential.

FaceTheFlame says
10 FaceTheFlame

May 12th, 2014 2 people agree 0 people don't

It's brilliant. I love the mod's work to the game. A few bugs here and there but as said, this mod isn't finished but it has many features which are quite nice. 10 / 10 - Made Bilbo Thain of the Shire with the Ring.

arduus says
10 arduus

May 2nd, 2014 2 people agree 0 people don't

I absolutely love this mod, the only thing that lacked was culture flip events from vanilla, for example as a good character you can only culture flip wilderness provinces, and as an evil you may cause most of provinces flip, but again not all of them. I fixed this problem by moving vanilla culture change events to the mod, because I like spreading culture, but this doesn't change the fact that the mod deserves a 10 out of 10. Thanks for your hard work, guys.

capnhook_99 says
10 capnhook_99

Oct 26th, 2014 1 person agrees 0 people don't

SPECTACULAR mod, I'm seriously impressed. Honestly, it's just freaking spectacular- if you have CK2 and don't get this mod, you are sad and I don't want to talk to you.

DurinVII says
8 DurinVII

Sep 14th, 2014 1 person agrees 0 people don't

Very Good mod

lemonizerchimp says
10 lemonizerchimp

Jul 28th, 2014 1 person agrees 0 people don't


just_legeek says
10 just_legeek

Jul 28th, 2014 1 person agrees 0 people don't

Best mod ever !

McEwanMaster says
9 McEwanMaster

Feb 15th, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

Awesome concept for an amazing world. The scripted events are enjoyable, the systems set in place in terms of races, backstory, etc. are very cool to see and experience, and all in all the work done so far has gone a long way in capturing the universe.

As expected with a Beta, however, there are still things that need to be polished and finished up, especially in terms of an intermittent crashing bug which seems to cause persistent crashes at random points in a given game's timeline. If they can get past this issue, I'm confident that in due time the developers will bring this mod up to even higher standards.

majored says
5 majored

Feb 12th, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

i so far havent been able to play the game at all. it might just be the mordor characters but everytime i have tried to play the game freezes and crashes after i select my character.

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