D&D (2024) D&D: Beyond Universes ( = crossovers?).

But we should remember Hasbro is very used to licenced products. For example they could publish a sourcebook about dinosaurs with the brand of Jurasic Park. They could be sourcebooks more focused into the lore than the crunch part, for the no-player collectors.

Other option could be to create reboot of old titles, for example "Pirates of the Dark Waters" or "Wildfire", cartoons by Hanna-Barbera, or mash-up version of no-fantasy franchises.

Or they could create a new setting to explain the reason of "isekai" stories within the D&D multiverse. For example Jem and the Holograms are surviving in a zombie apocalypse, and then they are hit by a truck, and then they reincarnated (as song dragonborns) or teletransported to an isekai, and with a plot twist, that truck really was an evil version of Optimus Prime, leader of autobots from a parallel universe.

"Dragon Quest: the adventures of Fly" has got some vibes of D&D.
 

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But we should remember Hasbro is very used to licenced products. For example they could publish a sourcebook about dinosaurs with the brand of Jurasic Park. They could be sourcebooks more focused into the lore than the crunch part, for the no-player collectors.

Other option could be to create reboot of old titles, for example "Pirates of the Dark Waters" or "Wildfire", cartoons by Hanna-Barbera, or mash-up version of no-fantasy franchises.

Or they could create a new setting to explain the reason of "isekai" stories within the D&D multiverse. For example Jem and the Holograms are surviving in a zombie apocalypse, and then they are hit by a truck, and then they reincarnated (as song dragonborns) or teletransported to an isekai, and with a plot twist, that truck really was an evil version of Optimus Prime, leader of autobots from a parallel universe.

"Dragon Quest: the adventures of Fly" has got some vibes of D&D.
The fastest way to kill D&D would probably be to pair it up with defunct franchises.

Crossovers like "Rick & Morty" and "Minecraft" are made with franchises that are already popular among the target customers for D&D, with the goal being both to boost awareness of D&D as well as making money from the product. These franchises are cool, so D&D becomes cooler by association. It works the other way too, to a degree.

You won't get that effect if Hasbro starts pulling out franchises that nobody under 30 has heard of. Rather the opposite, D&D would be less cool if associated with "Jem and the Holograms".
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
The Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick & Morty box set is not necessarily much of a precedent: it came out five years ago and has been out of print and unavailable on Beyond since 2022.
 

We may agree licences of forgotten franchises could be a risky bet, but I suggest a rebooted version. Do you remember the remake of She-ra and the power princesses? Or the remake of my Little Pony, or the different generations of Transfomers, or cinematographic versions of James Bond, Batman, Spiderman.. or the cartoons of the ninja turtles, with radically different artistic styles, or Jonny Quest.

I don't talk about to repeat the past, but to get elements from this and remix everything to create a new title, more mash-up and less revival.

Of course there are also risks of creative disagreements, but I sugges to test new ideas as if these were a "pilot episode" to watch the reaction.

Other risk is too famous franchises couldn't be so useful to sell sourcebooks about the lore because this can be found in the fandom wikis.

And some fantasy sagas have got different rules about the magic.

* Adventure Time will be by other publisher.

* Could a crossover Ghostbusters-Ravenloft be possible?
 

Okay what IP gets the UB d&d treatment has to be very popular, it has be reasonable compatible with out D&D resources (so most fanasty stuff), and someone else can't already have the TTRPG rights.

That leaves

Disney cartoons
Blood of Zeus
Arcane
Cobra Kai
?
 


aco175

Legend
D&D- More than meets the eye!

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doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
The fastest way to kill D&D would probably be to pair it up with defunct franchises.

Crossovers like "Rick & Morty" and "Minecraft" are made with franchises that are already popular among the target customers for D&D, with the goal being both to boost awareness of D&D as well as making money from the product. These franchises are cool, so D&D becomes cooler by association. It works the other way too, to a degree.

You won't get that effect if Hasbro starts pulling out franchises that nobody under 30 has heard of. Rather the opposite, D&D would be less cool if associated with "Jem and the Holograms".
I think you are ignoring how nostalgia obsessed American culture has become.
 


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