What's certain is that this table is a way to get an exciting look at games newly out this year and perhaps see names new to us.
We're getting 50th-anniversary games, and that's new paper to buy, but we're not yet sure whether we will get more D&D 5.0, 5.5 or even 6.0.
Not all Jackals chose the War Road. Some found that mantle forced upon them by their circumstances. Sometimes, innocent people catch chaos' eye.
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.
There are 14 adventures here, not linked together to make a campaign, but to tie nine years of adventuring and perhaps multiple generations of Jackals together in a single story.
It feels like a spicy week, with plenty of news and a noticeable uptick in Kickstarter activity. Oh, and the powerhouse Marvel returning to roleplaying games.
Jackals is a bronze age fantasy, and it's a gritty high fantasy at that. It's sorcery and sandals in the style of the Epic of Gilgamesh, and it gets the thumbs up from this ancient one.
RPG news at bullet point speed for fast-find new releases, interviews, reviews and bundle deals. An at-a-glance catch-up of the recent RPG headlines.
It's been a busy week, so sit back and treat yourself to a scroll through the headlines; sales, reviews, interviews and stats from the RPG-scene.
Routinely Itemised: RPGs is a regular RPG news summary which, this week, looks at D&D Beyond's founder joining a new gaming start-up, virtual virtual tabletops, an utter mess over at Kickstarter and a solved mess with The Palace of the Vampire Queen.