So the rumor mill is saying GW officially deny that the leaked PDF was GW material.
We’ll see what the truth is when 6th ed comes out, but I have my doubts. This is just too solid and big of a project to be a fake, IMO. Of course it is possible that it is, but my gut is saying that we saw a draft of the 6th ed rules and that GW is now playing damage control, or just chummed the water and are waiting to see community reactions.
Another rumor we have heard from a good source, is that GW is trying to keep a lid on things due to a clause in their relationship with the IP for the Hobbit. Supposedly, if GW doesn’t show that they can keep rumors under their hat, their rights to the Hobbit IP could be in jeopardy. Therefore, they just may be trying to mitigate the damage.
What I do know, is that I LOVED those rules on my first read through. I hope they are true, or are largely true. Time will tell, but here’s to hoping we get the game we read in those rules, or something close to it.
Whoever you are that wrote that, well done to you sir!