There have been several editions released since I last played it. Mostly I played RM2 with a bit of Rolemaster Standard System, but by 1999 when RMFRP came out I’d largely shifted over to my house system. Now there don’t even appear to be any authors in common with the original ICE days.
Talking of unreliable recollections… I noticed Mike talking about a werewolf in “Rumble at the Tin Inn”. So I checked and confirmed my own recollection of that scenario; there is no werewolf. (There’s a werebear, though.)
I am really poor at writing down and recording sessions these days, which is a real shame since I have always relied on my memory for stories.
Having said that I lean heavily on players to explain the rules to me as the GM, frankly life’s too short to keep all of systems in my head.
I actually trust my players, partially because a GM should, but also because it’s about stories and they can change and adapt for me, even retrospectively.
However I never let on… I always raise an eyebrow and say ‘Really?’
MAR Barker was conservative in his world building, but the novels are actually quite rebellious.
Tékumel is not racist in the sense that we understand it, although it is prejudiced between cultures.
I suspect the world and novels predate the right wing sentiments.
Sadly he may have been an anti-Semite, and I mean anti-Jewish, but in other respects a conservative.