A new LotR 5E RPG by Cubicle 7 is a done deal, thanks to WotC’s D&D OGL.
…Sorry, let me translate that into English. There’s a British roleplaying game (RPG) company called Cubicle 7.* It has the existing right to adapt JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (LotR) as an RPG: and since Wizards of the Coast (WotC), who owns Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) has already issued an Open Gaming License (OGL) for its Fifth Edition ruleset (5E), Cubicle 7 is going to do a 5E version of LotR. Which is frankly the snake eating its own tail, here, given how much D&D depends on LotR for its very existence, really.
Nonetheless, cool news. Although the Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE) Middle Earth Roleplaying (MERP)/Rolemaster LotR will always be the true LotR series for me. I still have all of my old supplements…
(Via D&D Memes)
*They also do a RPG based on Charlie Stross’s Cthulhu meets spy novels series The Laundry.