A brand new tabletop role-playing sport set on the planet of Avatar: The Final Airbender and The Legend of Korra is coming from Nickelodeon and tabletop sport maker Magpie Video games. A crowdfunding marketing campaign for that sport, titled Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Recreation, launched on Kickstarter Tuesday, and, yeah, it’s gonna make its aim.
Magpie Video games sought $50,000 to create Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Recreation — and met that aim in simply 16 minutes. As of Thursday, the formally licensed Avatar tabletop RPG has racked up greater than $2.4 million in pledges from greater than 20,000 backers. As with many tabletop role-playing video games that come to Kickstarter, that fundraising is extra about pre-orders than it’s securing preliminary funding to make the sport; Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Recreation is anticipated to ship in February 2022, so backers received’t have to attend lengthy to get it.
Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Recreation will let Avatar and Korra followers inform their very own tales within the beloved fantasy world. Magpie guarantees “an revolutionary system that brings the world of the 4 Nations to life in a tabletop roleplaying sport that captures the guts of the Avatar franchise: steadiness, heroism, and the ability of friendship.” Gamers will create their very own characters within the 4 Nations — a bender, martial artist, or technological savant — in certainly one of 5 playable eras: Kyoshi’s, Roku’s The Hundred Yr Conflict, Aang’s, or Korra’s.
Avatar Legends: The RPG is constructed on the Powered by the Apocalypse framework, utilized in many TTRPGs equivalent to Evil Hat Productions’ Monster of the Week and Magpie’s earlier video games, Masks: A New Technology, and Root: The RPG (which was additionally funded partly by way of Kickstarter). Gamers can take a look at out Avatar Legends’ implementation of that system with a quickstart model of the sport, in PDF type, from Magpie’s web site. Extra particulars about Avatar Legends’ system can be found on the Kickstarter marketing campaign.
For gamers who need to go all-in, they’ll get an all-digital model of Avatar Legends by pledging $20 by way of the Kickstarter marketing campaign. To get a hardcover core e-book, they’ll have to spend $50. On the $75 stage, backers will get the core e-book, all digital rewards, a cube pack, a fight motion deck, 4 journey booklets, and extra.
Avatar Legends continues the Avatar franchise ascendance again into the popular culture mainstream. In February, following the viral look of Avatar: The Final Airbender and The Legend of Korra on Netflix, Viacom introduced the creation of Avatar Studios, a brand new operation overseen by unique collection creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko designed to provide contemporary tales set within the universe for each movie and tv. With the studio’s first animated theatrical characteristic is at the moment in manufacturing, Nickelodeon has additionally expanded the franchise past books and comics with a number of YouTube collection and a retrospective podcast hosted by collection voice actors Janet Varney and Dante Basco. Like a boy thawed from ice after 100 years, a property that’s been largely dormant since 2014 is making a grand return.