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Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, our regular column all about the latest in tabletop games and roleplaying news. Gen Con may have come and gone, but we’re still getting some great announcements and cool campaign expansions. This includes a brand-new class for Dungeons & Dragons, an arena board game where you play as the audience instead of the fighters, and what might be the creepiest-looking chess piece I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

Karl-Heinz Urban is good. His sneers are excellent, his range extends from grandiose to gritty, his look is fine, and his appearances in Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys are numerous. But which version of Karl Urban is the best Karl Urban? Who among the Karls Urban is supreme?

Quentin Tarantino thinks his tenth and ever-purportedly final film could dip into the horror genre. The Walking Dead has found its Dante. Colton Haynes clarifies his Arrow exit. Not one, but two denials come out against some Doctor Who rumours. Plus, Constantine is a major part of Legends of Tomorrow’s next season. Spoilers get!

After years of languishing in development hell, a live-action series based on Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time novels is finally coming to the small screen courtesy of Amazon Studios and showrunner Rafe Judkins (Agents of SHIELD). But according to Brandon Sanderson, who finished the final three books in the series following Jordan’s death, Amazon’s take on the story might be somewhat different than the source material.

From the moment Tolkien began, I found myself continually asking the same question: Why is this a movie? Of course, we all know who J.R.R. Tolkien is. He’s one of the most beloved fantasy writers of all time, responsible for creating one of the greatest literary worlds ever. Plus many of us, myself included, don’t know how he got to that point, so there’s a curiosity to be sure. But was the story going to be interesting enough to justify a whole movie?

Get a tiny new glimpse of Captain Marvel in a new Endgame TV spot. The Lord of the Rings show could enter production very soon. Margot Robbie has wrapped on Birds of Prey. Legends of Tomorrow wants to do a really wild musical episode. Plus, what’s to come on Arrow, and Creepshow reveals Tom Savini’s story. Spoilers, assemble!