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|S. Coleman Charlton|
|Education||PhD of Computer Science from the University of Virginia|
|Occupation||Director of Development and Production|
|Known for||Iron Crown Enterprises (Co-Founder)|
S. Coleman Charlton was one of the founders of Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE).
While running a six-year Dungeons & Dragons campaign set in Middle-earth, Pete Fenlon began to develop a set of unique house rules with Charlton and Kurt Fischer, ultimately forming Iron Crown Enterprises in 1980 to turn their rules into a business.:133 Charlton was one of the designers of the Rolemaster role-playing game system in 1980.:133 In 1984 he simplified the Rolemaster set of rules in order to create MERP, the first Middle-earth role-playing game, also edited by ICE.
Charlton designed the Middle-earth Collectible Card Game, which was published in 1995, after ICE recovered the licensing rights that they had previously signed over.:140 With Fenlon, Charlton now oversees Mayfair Games.:141
- "Coleman Charlton, Game Developer & Editor". The Mayfair Team. mayfairgames.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
- Emrich, Alan. "1984: That Was the Wargaming Year That Was!". Charles S. Roberts Awards Archive. AlanEmrich.com. Best Fantasy Board Game. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
- "22nd Annual Origins Awards". Columbus, Ohio: The Game Manufacturers Association. Best Card Game. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
- Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
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