Welcome back to another week of tabletop RPG news! To those who celebrated, thanks for joining us during your holiday weekend! To those who worked, congratulations on getting through the workweek! Your reward is a batch of big news stories that might just decide how you spend your TTRPG budget this holiday season and next year. Wizards of the Coast gave a new release date for the Deck of Many Things, Adventure Time goes 5E, Boyfriend Dungeon joins the TTRPG scene, and Chris Pine talks Honor Among Thieves 2.
Physical Deck Of Many Things Aims For January 2024
WotC gave D&D players an update on the physical version of the Deck of Many Things bundle. The new release date for U.S. customers is January 5. International markets need to wait a little longer, as no release date was given for them. The boxed set with an actual deck was delayed back in October due to issues with product quality. At the time, WotC announced an indefinite delay for this set while the digital book still hit its November release target.
Adventure Time Kickstarter Ditches In-House System For 5E
Adventure Time is set to join the ranks of popular franchises with a 5E adaptation, but not entirely by choice. As reported by EN World, the game was set to feature its own “Yes, And” system that came with its own special dice. However, publisher Cryptozoic Entertainment recently admitted that fan feedback wasn’t fully in support of this system. As a result, the Kickstarter will deliver a 5E version of Adventure Time. The “Yes, And” system isn’t finished, though, as developers hinted that it is still being considered for a different game.
Boyfriend Dungeon TTRPG Takes Aim At Your Heart This December
Yes, that Boyfriend Dungeon, as in the 2021 video game that let you date your arsenal of weapons even as you hacked your way through dungeons. The TTRPG version is called Boyfriend Dungeon: Life on the Edge and appears to use a version of Powered by the Apocalypse. Original Boyfriend Dungeon developer Kitfox Games teamed up with Maso Perez to make the rules, which will of course feature combat and romance intertwined. Details can be found on the game’s Steam page.
Chris Pine Expresses Confidence In D&D Movie Sequel
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves was a fan favorite but its box office was so-so. This was worrying news as D&D owner Hasbro continues to focus on the profitability of the IP, leading many to speculate that we won’t see a sequel. After all, why would a corporation put out more movies when they could focus on highly-successful video games? Chris Pine isn’t as worried. In an interview with GamesRadar+, Pine said "I've heard some rumors about it, but I don't know anything yet. But I feel pretty confident that it may happen."
That’s it for this weekend! Now go enjoy your turkey leftovers. And if you’re lucky enough to have your TTRPG play this weekend, may your dice be kind!