Hello fellow Middle-Earthers!
I just have a small question. I'm thinking about bringing LOTR to my small role-playing group, but I have a hard time deciding whether I should go with TOR or LOTR 5E. We are all fairly novice when it comes to roleplaying, but we have played Forbidden Lands, Vaesen and Dragonbane and we have had a blast every single session! We have yet to try D&D (I've only played a one-shot or two as a player with som colleagues at work), but I have both Starter Sets and the Essential Kit in my bookshelf, waiting to be played.
So the reason why I have a hard time deciding is that, while we have no real experience with 5E yet, we will try it out soon, both through the D&D sets I have, and also through Baldur's Gate 3. Because of this I think it would be easier to also bring LOTR 5E to the table, as introducing yet another game might give my friends a headache, haha! But are there any big differences between the games that makes TOR a better choice to capture that true Tolkien feeling, that would make it worthwile to go with it instead of LOTR 5E?