Fortunately, there's been plenty of RPG news to keep brains distracted here in the North from the unrelenting encroachment of winter of darkness.
RPG news at bullet-point speed as we look at where D&D might be going next, free Call of Cthulhu for year 40 and a host of promising new games.
The latest shipping delays at Wizards of the Coast even as we learn more about Fizban's Treasury of Dragons and the return of gem dragons to the game, a fantastic charity bundle deal, Fragged Empire and Osprey's Sigil & Shadow.
A busy week of RPG news summarised and segmented into bullet-point lists. TSR Games are gone, conventions are here, but without masks.
As OSR fans might argue, there's a concept of "rulings, not rules", and therefore the feel of an old school game isn't tied to the game mechanics era.
Routinely Itemised is an RPG news summary column, and this week we look at TSR Games (3) threatening OSR communities, new RPGs hitting digital and physical shelves, RPG reviews and discoveries.
Chromatic Dungeons TTRPG. Bringing the old school feel of TSR era gaming into the modern community. That is, an OSR clone, with the feel of old school gaming, but with modern sensibilities of game design applied, and to be presented to be welcoming and representative of just how diverse our gaming community has become since the 80s.
It's a busy week of RPG news, and a quick scan will stop you missing out on the free D&D downloads from Wizards of the Coast and others, or any of the new releases and headlines.