OK It's been a while and I appologize. Life outside the Hovel has taken several turns towards the chaotic.
Still, I am here.
If you haven't already done so, go over to 'The Omnipotent Eye' scroll down and click the link for the Three Clue Mystery. This is an excellent essay on how to write successful mysteries for RPGs.
In other news, the Trollgod caused quite a stir when he announced the impending "Chaotic 8th Edition T&T Game". Now that the dust has settled a bit it appears that the Chaotic 8th Edition does not mean a wholesale rewriting of the T&T game. Instead Ken has decided to write a T&T game set during the Wizard Wars, a period some 5,000 years before present day Trollworld. This game will feature T&T mechanics, but also new Kindreds, possibly new Character Types, and all sorts of new background, history etc.
As 5.5 and 7.5 editions will be remaining in print for the forseeable future T&T fans need not despair that their game is going the way of someothers and will require them to shell out for awhole new set of rulebooks.
I am excited about the Wizard Wars, and look forward to seeing what Ken comesup with. It is nice to know the Trollgod still has new ideas under his hat.