Is Wendy's "Feast of Legends" going to redefine promotional RPG's?

Rafael Martin

Explorer
Wendy's new rpg Feast of Legends is 96 pages long and available for free here: https://www.feastoflegends.com/images/Feast_Of_Legends.pdf
When I first looked at it I thought it was just a joke, but it turns out to be a playable rpg that has a storyline. Yes it is filled with Wendy's promotional material, and it is a rpg/commercial, but oddly its a good one. I know Critical Role is doing a one shot for laughs, but this rpg introduces some interesting concepts that can easily be used in a serious rpg. I hope there is a fantasy rpg released using the concepts created for Feast of Legends and I hope that Burger King and McDonald's releases their own rpgs.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
And then the halfling baker and the gnome cook saved the day!...

Maybe you are right, the "mock-epic" or soft parody fiction could be a good advertising. The trick is to be enough subtle and fun, because a too aggressive promotion causes the contrary effect. I guess this is the updated version of the toys with the brand image but for teens/young adults.

We could see some free episodes of game-live shows with some sponsor. Sometimes this could be a videogame or cinema studio, because it is the best way to promote things linked with speculative fiction. What if Hasbro creates anything like this to sell toys or promote others franchise lines (Visionaries, Micronauts, M.A.S.K, Inhumanoids)?

My suggestion is to use the gourmend class from Ultimate Herbalism by Interjection Games for Pathfinder (it's in the SRD).
 

Mecheon

Explorer
Yeah, but you would have to level up past being a Vehicon, or even worse, a Throttlebot.
Hey, the Throttlebots were great. I mean, original toys, awful, but in later years they've done stuff. Heck, Wideload ends up joining the Constructicons after Devastator sacrifices half of himself to save Magnaboss from being blown apart by Lord Imperious Delirious

Anywho, I think this is just a sign of weird promotional stuff. See also that KFC dating sim they put out
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
My opinion is WotC has got plans about a d20 Modern 2.0. and this should can be used in different types of franchises, as Transformers, or Fortnite: Save the World, and also easy to be adapted to videogames. But the d20 Modern suffer a special flaw I name "Cobretti effect", because the game is a survival horror as Silent Hill or a battlefield if PCs have got enough weapons and item. In the movie Cobra Brigitte Nielsen couldn't face the night slasher, only to hide and run away, but Marion Cobretti, played by Sylvester Stallone, with enough ammo, could kill all the members of the cult of the new dawn. In the first movie, Alien the eight passenger, only a xenomorph could kill almost all the crew but in the James Cameron's sequel they could kill dozens, maybe hundreds, with a remote-control sentry gun from other room. How should be the XPs reward if a monster is too easy or hard in certain adventures?

The epic-mock RPG could be used also like a "pilot episode" to try recover forgotten franchises, for example Inhumanoids or Princess Gwenevere and the jewel riders. But this also should be with some videogame hook, for example skins for Fortnite (mmmm, a skin of Pepa Pig, husks-slayer).

My own idea about a crossover between D&D and other Hasbro franchises is there is a demiplane, as a theme park created by the akashic record or collective memory. This place could be visited by the D&D PCs and they could meet famous characters from Earth's fiction, for example Robin Hood, William Tell, Ivanhoe, Black Arrow (novel from Robert Louis Stevenson), Miguel Strogoff, Black Corsair Sandokan or the Captain Storm (by Emilio Salgari). Some regions of this plane would be Earth for 1980's year, home of some Hasbro franchises, and other "guest artists", for example characters from Capcom videogames (Nightstalkers, ghost'n'goblings, Battle circuit, Captain Commando...).
 

Blue

Orcus on a bad hair day
"Is Wendy's 'Feast of Legends' going to redefine promotional RPG's?"

I think it's going the define, not redefine. I don't think we've ever seen a large scale promotional RPG for some other product.

That said, I don't think we will see one anytime soon again. At then end of the day, it's a gimmick, and instead of chasing and being johnny-come-lately following behind a well-done campaign, marketing agencies will find other, new gimmicks.
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Yes.

But only because that means Mickey Dees is going have one.


... AND I AM THE HAMBURGLAR!



(EDIT- okay, I would also play Taco Bell's, just to see how they implement their sauce packets.)
 

MechaTarrasque

Adventurer
Yeah, but you would have to level up past being a Vehicon, or even worse, a Throttlebot.
I'm not sure I could handle the complaining that you have to use your action to make your pretender shell attack every round......

So for classes:

Warrior
Spy
Hunter killer/Tracker
Scientist/doctor (seems like there was a lot of overlap in the cartoons)
Demolitions
Shock trooper
Gunner
Prime (paladin/cleric, with subclasses similar to the other classes)
Galvatron-style warlock
Pretender (with subclasses similar to the other classes)
Combiner (with subclasses similar to the other classes)

I would probably leave target/head/power masters (not to mention minicons) as feats
 

Bohandas

Villager
I find it ironic that Wendys is the one that did this, given that Burger King and Whitecastle have a much stronger fantasy motif
 

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