Infancy might not have been the right word - in it first decades would have been a better choice of word.
I agree that in the 70s, D&D and many of the earlier RPGs focused heavily on combat. But, that changed quickly in the 80s and the 90s with the publication of other RPGs. I also doubt that...
LOL - You have much RPG history to learn my friend.
Indeed, right at it infancy, TTRPG produced a number of well known and popular non-combat focused games with key titles such as Call of Cthulhu and Pendragon. Many of the gamemasters and players playing these games brought back many of these...
The big difference is that for Ptolus they will be able to re-use a lot of the artworks in the original product while this new Fading Sun edition seems to use a whole new set of arts compared to it previous edition. This make it a far more expansive project.
However, I do feel the project is...
Not including the above suggestion of Root (Magpie) and Sword of the Serpentine (Pelgrane Press):
Warhammer: Age of Sigmar (Cubicle 7)
Sentinel Comic RPG (Greater than Games)
I really like this pool. It always exciting to learn about what hopefully coming out in the next year.