Hi! This is my first post here. I'm looking forward to future announcements regarding TOR (and Adventures in Middle-earth, if the 5E material still uses that title). I was glad to get some news in a recent interview with Francesco
(see from 1:34:20 to 2:03:00). Ten takeaways from the interview:
1. Rule changes, but not necessarily the same rule changes that we were seeing under Cubicle 7. I think we already knew this much.
2. So, Jon Hodgson might
be back. Great news if it pans out. But new art in any case.
3. Cross-compatibility with the old version. This was also one of the better features mentioned for C7's TOR 2E. It's nice to know that our old books won't automatically be obsolete!
4. The original supplements will not be republished. Well, we can still use them if we have them. Also, I guess that means that we can't count on the previously announced Moria
boxed set or any of the other material that C7 had been developing
5. Confirmation that Adventures in Middle-earth
for 5E will continue in some form, but not for a while.
6. Don't expect anything before 2021 (though that is not certain).
7. Paraphrasing Francesco: The more encyclopedic approach to the second edition was losing some of the flavor of the original edition. [More about Moria
8. Gareth will be back. Yes!
9. Francesco is keeping tighter control.
is one of the five issues that still needs to be resolved with Cubicle 7. It will eventually appear in one form or another (possibly going back to the drawing board?).