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D&D General Critical Role Video game in the works.

darjr

I crit!
From the article and bits from Variety.
Per the report, talks between Critical Role and various game studios and publishers are in the early stages. And in what may be one of its biggest upcoming brand extensions, a Critical Role video game is in the works. "We have to be very particular about what that means and who the partners are," notes Matthew Cohen, an agent in CAA's games department who works with Critical Role, in the report.

 

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Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Huh. Interesting situation, as CR is releasing its show on Amazon, which also has its own video game department (which I've heard is a complete mess, but still). Plus, CR can make a game on their own, but it can't be explicitly D&D like Baldur's Gate III, without WotC partnering.

So I'm curious how much flexibility they have when looking around for developers.
 

What are the most popular game-live streaming shows after CR, enough to become a cash-cow brand? Could big companies (Netflix, Amazon, Warner or Disney) to produce their own game-live shows to promote their own franchises?

My theory is it will be more real-time action and not by turns, close like Warcraft III, and it should be about to lead a squad and not only one character.
 

Mort

Legend
Supporter
Huh. Interesting situation, as CR is releasing its show on Amazon, which also has its own video game department (which I've heard is a complete mess, but still). Plus, CR can make a game on their own, but it can't be explicitly D&D like Baldur's Gate III, without WotC partnering.

So I'm curious how much flexibility they have when looking around for developers.

I suspect CR would have 0 problem getting cooperation from WoTC if it wanted to.
 


vincegetorix

Jewel of the North
What are the most popular game-live streaming shows after CR, enough to become a cash-cow brand? Could big companies (Netflix, Amazon, Warner or Disney) to produce their own game-live shows to promote their own franchises?

My theory is it will be more real-time action and not by turns, close like Warcraft III, and it should be about to lead a squad and not only one character.
I mean, a real time strategy game based on the forgotten realms would be quite easy to create. You could even use the old engine (and most assets) of Warcraft 3!

Human -> Lord Alliance
Orc -> Many-Arrows Kingdom
Undead -> Thay or Netherese remnants
Wood elves -> Myth Drannor remnants
Blood Elves -> Menzo

That be a superb game.
 


I imagine the way Critical Role is growing today is similar to how things were when the Forgotten Realms was first growing into D&D's most popular setting and getting tie-in books and games and such (I wouldn't know for certain; I was born in 1988). The difference here being that it got its start as a franchise in streaming/podcasting (which, come to think of it, makes it kind of like Record of Lodoss War, too).
 
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Parmandur

Book-Friend
Huh. Interesting situation, as CR is releasing its show on Amazon, which also has its own video game department (which I've heard is a complete mess, but still). Plus, CR can make a game on their own, but it can't be explicitly D&D like Baldur's Gate III, without WotC partnering.

So I'm curious how much flexibility they have when looking around for developers.
I mean, WotC is seriously ramping up to be a video game developer. Given their connections to the Critical Role crew, and the Critical Role crews industry contacts...maybe they are already working with WotC.

Though there are a lot of game genres they could go for that would not need much D&D material to be playable with their own IP.
 

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