Major Japanese publishing house Kadokawa Shoten is launching a new imprint specifically for books based on tabletop RPG licenses that it manages. ANN article The licenses include Sword World (unsurprisingly), Meikyuu Kingdom, and the American game Call of Cthulhu. Sword World is the game system that gave us the Lodoss War series, FYI, among several others. Apparently this is more of a relaunching, as Kadokawa has done plenty of Lodoss War, Dragonlance, and other tabletop-related publications in the past, but I'm guessing at some point in the late 90s / early Aughts, they might have closed shop on that. I should probably check the print date on that Lodoss Gaiden novel I have on the shelf, just to see. In any case, I think I should brush up on my translation skills soon.