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Official RPG for Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra announced

A new roleplaying game set in the animated world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra is to be produced by Magpie Games. The core rulebook is set for release in February 2022, with two supplements following over the next year.

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Magpie Games has secured a multi-year licensing agreement with ViacomCBS Consumer Products to produce a tabletop roleplaying game set in the world of Nickelodeon’s animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

“The stories of Avatar are so moving for us because they are joyous and heartbreaking,” says Mark Diaz Truman, CEO of Magpie Games. “We’re incredibly excited to bring the tales of brave benders and loyal friendships to tabletop roleplaying games; we know so many fans of both series have been waiting years for this moment! We’re also thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Asian designers like James Mendez Hodes to bring the world of Avatar Aang and Avatar Korra to life in a way that’s true to the authentic, diverse spirit of both shows.”

“We believe Magpie Games is the ideal partner to develop a roleplaying game based on Avatar: the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra” says Pam Kaufman, President, Global Consumer Products, ViacomCBS. “Their commitment to supporting diverse content from diverse creators along with their exceptional game product made them the right choice to bring the world of Avatar to tabletop roleplaying games.”

This roleplaying game is a unique opportunity for fans of the show to return to a beloved setting—this time as the heroes of the story! Rising to meet their destiny, players will make characters using playbooks—templates that help players build and play compelling protagonists in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. Together they might protect local merchants from the Triple Threat Triad in Republic City, travel through a spirit portal to rescue a child taken into the Spirit World, negotiate peace between feuding communities within the Earth Kingdom, or pursue mysteries (and villains) that arise throughout their adventures!

The roleplaying game’s Core Book is slated for a February 2022 release with two supplements to follow in August 2022 and February 2023 titled Republic City and The Spirit World respectively.
 
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Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
EDIT: Messed up thinking Magpie had Cortex Prime when it was Fandom. Mea culpa.
 
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Magpie Games has Cortex Prime, which is currently also licensing the IP for Dragon Prince and Masters of the Universe to make RPGs. Considering that Cortex Prime is almost a toolbox for making RPGs as opposed to a generic RPG, I have high hopes for them. (Disclosure: Backed it on Kickstarter.)
Isn't Cortex Prime owned and distributed by Fandom, not Magpie Games? Magpie has Masks, Root, Urban Shadows, and Bluebeard's Bride.
 

RSIxidor

Adventurer
Magpie Games has Cortex Prime, which is currently also licensing the IP for Dragon Prince and Masters of the Universe to make RPGs. Considering that Cortex Prime is almost a toolbox for making RPGs as opposed to a generic RPG, I have high hopes for them. (Disclosure: Backed it on Kickstarter.)

As a side note, a previous iteration of Cortex did Marvel Heroic Roleplay which was dang good, under Margret Weis Productions who didn't renew the license and the RPG was cut off early with a lot in the pipeline. So I'm glad to see this is a multi-year license to avoid that.
I thought Cortex Prime was Fandom Tabletop?

Magpie having done Masks is what exits me.
 










Ringtail

World Traveller
I would love an Avatar game, but I'm not a fan of PbTA. It sounds great on paper, but my experience with it has been lackluster. . .

I'm also still waiting for ROOT: The RPG which I backed on Kickstarter back in 2019.
 


MatthewJHanson

Registered Ninja
Publisher
I like PbtA for a lot of games, but I'm not sure it's a good fit for Avatar.

I have seen other games like Blades in the Dark use the term playbook though, so it's possible that it might its own system or something else.
 

Gradine

Final Form (they/them)
Yeah, Forged in the Dark is also a possibility, but I think PbtA is a safer bet; there are idiosycnhrocies within FitD as a system that don't really mesh well with Avatar, but it's possible (there's more a stat/skill system in FitD). PbtA meanwhile is an excellent fit. I, for one, loved Masks (I think it's, hands down, the most well made PbtA I've played) and I am excited to see what they do with the Avatar.
 


jaycrockett

Explorer
I love Avatar but I'm not normally into licensed RPGs. However my ears perked up at Magpie. I really hope it's PbtA based as we're suspecting.
I thought Zombie World was a really cool take on a card based PbtA game, I'm just not that into Walking Dead type rpg settings. A lighter setting I can play with my kids sounds great.
 

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