Official Adventure Time RPG Uses New 'Yes And' System

Fans of the popular Adventure Time cartoon will be pleased to hear that the official TTRPG is on its way--using a new game system called the 'Yes And' system, which features custom dice and a storytelling approach. It's coming to Kickstarter in late summer, and also includes an introductory adventure design to teach the system. Publisher Cryptozoic Entertainment is also working with other...

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Fans of the popular Adventure Time cartoon will be pleased to hear that the official TTRPG is on its way--using a new game system called the 'Yes And' system, which features custom dice and a storytelling approach. It's coming to Kickstarter in late summer, and also includes an introductory adventure design to teach the system.

Publisher Cryptozoic Entertainment is also working with other publishers to bring the game to additional rule systems. There's no details yet on what those systems are.

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products, today announced the upcoming Kickstarter campaign for the Adventure Time: The Roleplaying Game. Fans can sign up to be notified upon launch.

Based on Cartoon Network’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning animated series, Adventure Time, this innovative roleplaying game offers an immersive and accessible experience for both novice players and seasoned RPG enthusiasts ages 12 and up. At the heart of the Adventure Time: The Roleplaying Game is the "Yes And" game mechanic, developed in partnership with Forever Stoked Creative. The “Yes And” system determines success and failure via a custom set of dice, while encouraging collaborative storytelling and ensuring that players are always engaged. The game’s intuitive storytelling approach will eliminate the need for complex calculations and allow players to focus on the narrative itself.

Adventure Time is one of our favorite properties, so it was the perfect choice for our first roleplaying game,” said John Nee, CEO of Cryptozoic. The series is rich with stories and characters with real heart, and we cannot wait to let players lose themselves in the world, whether they are RPG experts or this is their foray into the genre.”

The game allows players to get as silly or heartfelt as they please, offering a wealth of character customization options. Players can choose from a diverse range of abilities, mixing and matching to create unique characters that suit their playstyle. Alternatively, fans can step into the shoes of beloved Adventure Time characters like Marceline with ready-made character sheets.

The game launches with a variety of adventures, including a learn-by-playing introductory adventure that allows new players to dive into the world of Adventure Time in minutes. As they progress through the initial adventure arc, players will create and explore their own stories.

“We’re excited because the customization options make the possibilities endless,” said Matt Fantastic, Creative Director of Forever Stoked Creative. “Adventure Time fans will love it, but so will anyone who loves to dive headfirst into the world-building and problem-solving that comes with a quality RPG.”

As part of this ambitious project, Cryptozoic Entertainment has partnered with renowned designers and publishers to create zines and supplements that enable players to incorporate different core rule systems. This enables fans to explore Adventure Time using alternative popular roleplaying engines and play with an incredible array of optional rules.

The Kickstarter for the Adventure Time: The Roleplaying Game will launch in late summer. Fans can sign up to be notified when the campaign launches. For the latest campaign news and sneak peaks, including reveals of some of the amazing talent that will be adding content to the campaign, fans can follow Cryptozoic on Facebook and Twitter.


 

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Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Supporter
Looking at the "Yes, and ..." system, I realized that I wanted to make a new TTRPG.

It will be called the Talking to Parents RPG and it will use my new "We'll See" System.

Player: I'd like to hit the monster!
DM: We'll see.
Player: Okay. Um, can I buy a puppy?
DM: We'll see.

So. Much. Fun.
 

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damiller

Adventurer
Looking at the "Yes, and ..." system, I realized that I wanted to make a new TTRPG.

It will be called the Talking to Parents RPG and it will use my new "We'll See" System.

Player: I'd like to hit the monster!
DM: We'll see.
Player: Okay. Um, can I buy a puppy?
DM: We'll see.

So. Much. Fun.
Let me stop you right. there.

I've play tested this game. From. both sides. of the screen.

AND it is WAYYYYYYYY more fun to GM than play.

So I'm in.


genie GIF
 


SpaceOtter

Drifting in otter space
Gotta say I'm not enthused about the custom dice either. They don't really look to do anything you can't easily do with existing dice (be they polyhedrals, standard d6s, or FATE/FUDGE dice), nor anything new that hasn't already been done in terms of systems that incorporate "Yes but/Yes and", etc., and unless the whole system is open and likely to spread, chances are they will be specific for this one RPG only.
 

Nilbog

Snotling Herder
When I heard about this system, I was thinking it wouldn't be hard to incorporate this into d20 systems:

DC to DC+3: "Success, but ..."
DC+4 to DC+7: Success
DC+8 and above: "Success, and ..."

One could/should probably mirror that with failures, as well.

I run PF2E and loosely adopt this approach for the 4 tier of success:
Critical failure: No and
Failure: No but
Success: yes but
Critical success: yes and
 

damiller

Adventurer
I'd love to hear whatever tea you're allowed to spill about the Yes And system.
Oh, sorry if I didn't make it clear. I 've only every played the We'll See system. And well. There isn't much more to it than @Snarf Zagyg example. Though weirdly the rulebook is 1000 pages, and the players guide is 2000 pages. Most of that is just optional rules that don't really effect how you play "We'll See".
 

Haiku Elvis

Knuckle-dusters, glass jaws and wooden hearts.
Oh, sorry if I didn't make it clear. I 've only every played the We'll See system. And well. There isn't much more to it than @Snarf Zagyg example. Though weirdly the rulebook is 1000 pages, and the players guide is 2000 pages. Most of that is just optional rules that don't really effect how you play "We'll See".
My most frequently used optional rule is "Tidy up your Lego, then we'll see." But I find it gets countered a lot by "but I'm still playing with them!"
 

aramis erak

Legend
I do wonder how or if they will try to incorporate the Yes And results into the other game systems.

Most versions of D&D have fumbles (no, and...), failures (no), successes (yes), and crits (yes, and...) already covered. It's the last two that might be difficult to drop in there. One quick and dirty way would be rolling the DC exactly triggers a negotiation between the player and the referee for a "no, but..." or a "yes, but..." result. Hmm...
AD&D 1e and BX technically only have yes and no; crits aren't actually rules as written (not even as official options). AD&D 2, they're optional. They're also absent in OE.
The AD&D 1E DMG notes that one should (Gygax uses stronger terms) only add them if they affect both sides equally... but that's the extent of Critical Hits in AD&D 1E. Holmes Basic doesn't either.

Many conflate minimum/maximum chances with crits but they're not the same thing.

that said, many, perhaps most, houseruled some other benefit to the minimum success chance and penalty to the minimum failure chance...
 



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