Cubicle 7 No Longer Producing The One Ring and Adventures in Middle Earth

Cubicle 7 has announced that it will cease publishing Tolkien-related games, including The One Ring and Adventures in Middle Earth, in early 2020. The One Ring 2E is cancelled.

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‘I am with you at present,’ said Gandalf, ‘but soon I shall not be. I am not coming to the Shire.’


We have some very unfortunate and unexpected news to share. Contractual differences arose recently which we have been unable to resolve, and so we have decided to end our licensing agreement with Sophisticated Games. It is with regret that we have made this very tough decision to withdraw.

This means we will cease publishing The One Ring and Adventures in Middle-earth™ in the first half of 2020. Unfortunately, this doesn’t give us enough time to release the much-anticipated The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game second edition. As many of you know, our first edition of The One Ring is eight years old, and we had high hopes of a full product line to support our second edition. Our team have worked incredibly hard on this new edition; with many of the announced titles already written and edited, so being very close to completion makes this decision even harder.

We fully appreciate how invested so many of you are, both in regards to stock and your love of the game. Especially those who have followed our journey from first edition, or have customers who have pre-ordered the second edition or Rohan Region Guide. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.

We will continue selling our existing stock over the next few months. We will be offering some discounts on our website for consumers as part of our Black Friday sale this week. We will not be reprinting any of these titles, so if you wish to stock up, we would suggest you contact your preferred distributor soon.
 
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doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Apparently Sophisticated Games who are the license holder are still going ahead with the Second Edition regardless of Cubicle 7 dropping out according to the December edition of Devir News a Spanish podcast.
That really makes me think that they let C7 do the bulk of the work, and then pushed them out so they could bring in the rewards.
 
That really makes me think that they let C7 do the bulk of the work, and then pushed them out so they could bring in the rewards.
Well that really makes me think that Francesco, C7, and Sophisticated must actually all be fronts for Chinese, Russian, and Swiss intelligence services (not necessarily in that order) and this is all really a proxy for their battle to influence elections in Lichtenstein (I know, you thought it's a principality and doesn't really have elections...but you would be wrong. This goes much deeper than you might think.) and this is really just retaliation for C7's exposure of Francesco's plot to restore old DeLorean's and use them to smuggle rare earth metals out of China. Which was, of course, less about patriotism and more simple retaliation for a duel (something involving Hannah Montana) a year earlier.

I mean, if you're going to just make up stories out of thin air that attack the integrity of people you don't know, with zero evidence to back it up, go big or go home.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Well that really makes me think that Francesco, C7, and Sophisticated must actually all be fronts for Chinese, Russian, and Swiss intelligence services (not necessarily in that order) and this is all really a proxy for their battle to influence elections in Lichtenstein (I know, you thought it's a principality and doesn't really have elections...but you would be wrong. This goes much deeper than you might think.) and this is really just retaliation for C7's exposure of Francesco's plot to restore old DeLorean's and use them to smuggle rare earth metals out of China. Which was, of course, less about patriotism and more simple retaliation for a duel (something involving Hannah Montana) a year earlier.

I mean, if you're going to just make up stories out of thin air that attack the integrity of people you don't know, with zero evidence to back it up, go big or go home.
I mean, there's nothing particularly out of the norm of human behavior in what I said, but go off I guess.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
The same could be said for marriage infidelity, shoplifting, and being a Patriots fan. But I don't go around accusing people of those things without evidence.
Speculating about the behavior and motivations of public figures is pretty normal, bud. 🤷‍♂️
 

Crusadius

Explorer
That really makes me think that they let C7 do the bulk of the work, and then pushed them out so they could bring in the rewards.
RPG publishing is not that profitable. C7 will be paid for the work that its done else any rights of that work (writing, artwork, etc) won't be transferred therefore won't be able to be used in the product that is eventually published. So such speculation is merely implying wrongdoing that is not yet evident and is very unlikely to occur because it burns bridges that you might want to use later on.
 

aramis erak

Adventurer
Is there an English transcript somewhere?
One of several threads on RPGGeek, an SG staffer says their will be a 2E, it's just the time frame. Francisco also strongly implies the same; the rights revert to him. And not just TOR/LOTR RPG - Hobbit tales, as well.

Jon Hodgeson has implied that he may be involved, as well, same thread. Note - he did this by mentioning in thread that he's under an NDA for a new project...
 

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