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Adventure Time Book For D&D?

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Harry Dresden

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I'm not a fan of Chris Perkins or his "silliness" style so I'm worried about this "Alice in Wonderland" setting.

D&D doesn't seem to be the best fit for that type of setting. Sounds like Changling would be a better fit. I wonder if he is trying to catch the whole Beetlejuice, American Mcgee Alice, type of game.
 

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I honestly think it makes the MOST sense. Though he could just be consulting on an AP, if you HAVE one of the coolest dudes in cartoons up to your workplace, why would you NOT ask him what it would take for him to make a cartoon about what you work on? :)

I might just be getting myself psyched up for no reason though. :)
There might even be a perfect storm brewing, where Hasbro would LOVE to get Ward on it because of his other successful shows, but also where (if all the D&D references in his shows actually mean anything) Ward himself would jump at the chance to do the official D&D show because he's a longtime fan.

Bah. We're straying into too good to be true territory. Time to un-psych myself up while I still can. :p

(I've actually never seen Adventure Time, though it's been on my list... I love Bravest Warriors, though, so whatever they want Pendleton to do with D&D I am more than excited for.)
 

SkidAce

Hero
Supporter
I hadn't heard of it either, but apparently it's a kids' US cartoon series based in a post-apocalypic world and starring a couple of kids and a magic dog, and is very popular.
Its popular, and even has adult fans. It would be a perfect fit for a more whimsical, light hearted adventure style.

Down with the Ice King!
 



casterblaster

First Post
I remember Regular Show had an episode where they bought a RPG game and got sucked into the world the game was set in. I always thought that was cool.
 



DMZ2112

Chaotic Looseleaf
Don't really care for Adventure Time. Pretty impressed by Bravest Warriors, though.

New D&D cartoon super extra mega go.
 

I'm A Banana

Potassium-Rich
Adventure time?
It's worth dredging up an episode. It's on a network here that hates easy distribution with the fiery passion of a million suns, apparently, but this does make it popular in the more...legally grey areas of the intertubes. I dunno if YouTube were you're at might have some clips, and the clips might give you a sense of tone, but absorbing an episode is probably better.

It's whimsical and silly most of the time ("Princess Bubblegum is ruler of the Candy Kingdom in the Land of Oo" sets the tone nicely!), but solid fantasy stuff with hidden depths, and it's really about characters and relationships.
 

Rune

Once A Fool
There are two or three "seasons" of Adventure Time on Netflix. Or at least there were, last time I checked.
 

DMZ2112

Chaotic Looseleaf
Ward's Bravest Warriors is also free on YouTube, and while I will refrain from making quality judgments regarding it and Adventure Time, I do think Bravest Warriors is a better model for a potential D&D project, setting notwithstanding.

[video=youtube;mpDOscUDQ_0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpDOscUDQ_0[/video]
 


neobolts

Explorer
Pendleton Ward stepped back from Adventure Time a while back, as others have mentioned he's doing other projects such a Bravest Warriors currently. All of Bravest Warriors is up on Ward's Cartoon Hangover channel on Youtube, I'll second that it is a great way to acquaint yourself with his work. Based on what's he been up to lately, I'm guessing he's at WotC HQ to work on a new IP, rather than a licensed product. Perhaps the rumored Alice in Wonderland/Dungeonland project?
 

Likely just a stunt author. Getting him to contribute like getting Rich Burlew to co-write a sourcebook during 3e. Tapping the talents of a "bigger name" to co-write an adventure rather than just ex-WotC employees. Get some publicity for the game from different circles.

Although, ideally they should have him collaborate on a non-RPG product aimed at younger kids to get a different audience involved with the game. Or a 5e-lite that could sold as a RPG for elementary grade kids.
 

Sonny

Explorer
Yeah, I wouldn't say "kids" either. Adventure Time is pretty popular with kids, teens, 20 and 30 somethings.

"Kids" used loosely in my opinion. I've been watching it fairly often since it was recommended to me by another friend of mine. It was specifically recommend because "it seems to have a lot of D&D references".
 

I'm A Banana

Potassium-Rich
Likely just a stunt author. Getting him to contribute like getting Rich Burlew to co-write a sourcebook during 3e. Tapping the talents of a "bigger name" to co-write an adventure rather than just ex-WotC employees. Get some publicity for the game from different circles.
I don't think this can be considered quite the same. Rich Burlew is a pretty niche name - the Venn Diagram of D&D nerds and OotS fans is probably close to a circle. The audience/influence of Adventure Time is tremendous, though.

Although, ideally they should have him collaborate on a non-RPG product aimed at younger kids to get a different audience involved with the game. Or a 5e-lite that could sold as a RPG for elementary grade kids.
....have you seen Adventure Time or Bravest Warriors? Because while elementary grade kids could probably appreciate the butt jokes and whatnot, they are MUCH broader than the "for little kids ghetto" would usually permit.
 


I don't think this can be considered quite the same. Rich Burlew is a pretty niche name - the Venn Diagram of D&D nerds and OotS fans is probably close to a circle. The audience/influence of Adventure Time is tremendous, though.
Right. Adventure Time has a huge audience. Pendleton Ward less so. He's only known for the one thing so far, so he hasn't built much of a following on his name.

....have you seen Adventure Time or Bravest Warriors? Because while elementary grade kids could probably appreciate the butt jokes and whatnot, they are MUCH broader than the "for little kids ghetto" would usually permit.
I think I made it 5 minutes into an episode of Adventure Time before I gave up. But the kids in my school seem to like it, and the graphic novels are always in demand.
 


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