With all of the discussion around the background story, where everybody who wishes to express an opinion has done so, it is all too easy to forget that we are fortunate that Free League is taking a well-liked classic game and bringing it back in an updated form. We should be thankful for their efforts and initiative.
Everyone has opinions. All of them are valid, but it stands to reason that 8,000+ people are not going to agree on everything (or anything, for that matter). However, Free League are the ones making this game, which happens to be set in a fictional world of their creation. It’s their sandbox. Of course, once we have the game in our eager hands, we can change as much or as little as we want. Those who wish to change the backstory can do so to their hearts desire. That’s what RPGs are all about.
I’m enjoying what I see of the new T2K so far, and it sounds like many others are as well. I am content to sit back while the good folks at Free League work their creative magic and do the heavy lifting of putting together this new edition of a game that has been sitting on my shelf since the very first edition. Thanks, Free League! Please just keep doing what you’re doing (or to borrow from the popular expression, keep calm and carry on).