On this weeks Meet the Team we hear from one of Cubicle 7’s writers for The One Ring and Adventures in Middle-earth™. In the coming weeks we will have insights from editors, producers, freelancers, marketing and more, so if you love RPG’s or think you might like to work in the industry these articles should give you some insider knowledge and tips!
Hello everyone! I’m Jacob Rodgers and I work for Cubicle 7, doing mostly writing and development work for The One Ring and Adventures in Middle-earth™.
My history with both Middle-earth™ and roleplaying games extends for decades — the very first game I ever bought was the first edition boxed set for Middle-earth™ Role Playing soon after completing the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time. I promptly roped all my friends into playing and tried to recreate the Quest of the Ring in a roleplaying game. It failed miserably. But it was a stepping stone that taught me a lot about the interface between literature and gaming and how to bring the two of them together.
When Cubicle 7 released The One Ring it blew me away. I started to champion the game in any way I could come up with and was fortunate enough to worm my way to the inside track. When the chance arose to help even more people roleplay in Middle-earth™ by using the OGL rules, I jumped at that opportunity as well. I think Adventures in Middle-earth™ presents everything I love about The One Ring in an easily accessible format.
I’m really proud of the work that Cubicle 7 has done over the years, and I can’t wait for folks to see what we’re working on now. There’s a lot of exciting stuff happening, and hopefully we’ll be able to share it with you soon!