I'm generally pretty hyped about all this.
Zeke as a permanent fourth on Court of Swords will be great, and they said in the video that they can foresee the potential of having a fifth temporary guest slot in the future if everything works out. As they said, it could be doable now that the show is angling more for narrative over combat. In any case, congrats to Zeke!
It's sad to see Nebula Jazz go, but I think it really works out for the best to give such a high-octane show like that a definitive end (for now at least). Hopefully we'll see the rest of the cast again in other shows or one-shots throughout the year.
But we'll obviously be seeing Jesse again in his own show! I thought Christmas with Cox was a blast, and Jesse has a natural talent for the special kind of bullshittery it takes to be a GM, and Tales from the Loop worked out perfectly for him. I can definitely see him being inspired by Stranger Things and 80s~ adventure movies for whatever shenanigans he has planned, just probably more adult. Congrats to Jesse! I don't know how I feel about the 2 hour show limit for that, though, considering how "little" gets done hour to hour due to the nature of RPGs, but maybe it'll work out if the cast really digs into the narrative. It'll definitely be easier to consume and keep up for anybody with busy lives.
The spiritual successor to Swan Song might be one of the most hype announcements for long-time viewers. It's not gonna be connected to Swan Song at all, but they're looking for a similarly dramatic sci-fi theme without aping SS. Also, Adam said he's trying to figure out a way to get subs or patrons involved directly with the GM turn - likely in the vein of faction management voting. There was an old thread about this ages ago, and I'm glad to see that Adam's getting to test this out and we'll be bigger a part of the world. There's gonna be an all-new cast, too (Definitely bittersweet to hear that Geoff and Wheat won't be involved, but like JP said, new stories and new themes with new people could make for a fresh experience. Hopefully we'll get more content with those guys in the future, Vanderhorn-style.). And now I gotta pick up a copy of SWN 2/Revisited or whatever it's called.
Oh, and! Next 5e Roundtable! The first one was so good, and JP's gonna be moderating the second. It's great to hear those guys talk about D&D and share their wisdom with the plebs.