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RPG For Power Rangers Coming

D&D's owner, Hasbro, owns a lot of properties -- and Power Rangers is one of them. They also have partnership with Renegade Game Studios, which has made board games for them in past. Next up? An official Power Rangers tabletop RPG, powered by the D&D 5E rules!

There's also mention of G.I. Joe, Transformers, and My Little Pony, but it's not clear yet if those are tabletop RPGs or boardgames. Renegade Game Studios already produces RPGs, including the popular Kids on Bikes.

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Renegade Game Studios is thrilled to announce multiple new categories and properties, for hobby gaming, as an extension of their existing partnership with Hasbro, Inc.. With this expanded partnership the G.I. Joe, Transformers, and My Little Pony brands join Renegade’s already successful Power Rangers line to their family of games. You can look forward to new roleplaying and deckbuilding games which will begin hitting shelves in 2021.

Renegade Game Studios and Hasbro first partnered for Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid Miniatures Board Game in 2018 and have released 11 expansions for the game since its debut. First up will be a 5th Edition compatible Power Rangers Role Playing Game and the upcoming Power Rangers Deck-Building Game which will be available to demo virtually at Renegade Con (October 9-11) and Renegade’s Morphin Meet Virtual Event beginning on October 23rd, and on shelves in Q2 2021.

Fans will also be able to enjoy entirely new websites that Renegade will be launching this fall to support the communities for its line-up of Hasbro games. Organized play, achievements, and in-store and at home events will be added to current programs, such as the current Power Rangers free monthly scenarios and Morphin Monday’s Twitch programs.

More details for G.I. Joe, Transformers, and My Little Pony games will be announced in the coming months. You can be the first to know the latest news about your favorite franchise by signing up here.

“Hasbro has brought so much joy to fans through these worlds filled with rich narratives and iconic characters. We are excited to expand our relationship with Hasbro to help bring these stories to hobby tabletops in a new way, “explains Scott Gaeta, President and Publisher at Renegade Game Studios.

“We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with Renegade Game Studios to include more fan favorite brands from our portfolio,” said Casey Collins, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Consumer Products at Hasbro. “The tabletop and roleplaying games Renegade Game Studios innovated for the Power Rangers franchise have proved to authentically connect with both gamers and the Ranger Nation and we are confident that G.I. Joe, Transformers and My Little Pony fans will love the exciting games coming soon.”

Further details will be announced for individual games beginning with the Power Rangers Deck-Building Game, coming available for pre-order in Q4 2020.
 

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

Undrave

Hero
"You have got to get that for me." <- The young gamer in our house who has the entire power rangers run on DVD and trick-or-treated the last few years as one.

With weapons more akin to flame bolt or lightning bolt than guns, and the ability to recover quickly from being hit by them, 5e d20 might be the time to do Power Rangers.

If your young gamer is looking for more Ranger action... | Search results | Watch Free TV Online | Tubi

You can also totally steal set-ups & plots that were never used in Power Rangers for a game, would really cut down on work you would need to do... Like Jetman's set-up is pretty sweet.
 
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Ath-kethin

Elder Thing
I'm rather curious about that My Little Pony mention, as Hasbro has already licensed out the rights to make a tabletop RPG for that property to River Horse, resulting in Tails of Equestria.

Of course, Renegade might not be making a tabletop RPG at all. But now I'm wondering if Hasbro has pulled the license from River Horse in anticipation of the new MLP series premiering next year (with a theatrical film).
I was thinking the same thing. Tales of Equestria is a such a great game, too - perfect for little kids who're growing out of No Thank You, Evil!.

I'm curious to see how/where this goes.
 

Undrave

Hero
I'm rather curious about that My Little Pony mention, as Hasbro has already licensed out the rights to make a tabletop RPG for that property to River Horse, resulting in Tails of Equestria.

Of course, Renegade might not be making a tabletop RPG at all. But now I'm wondering if Hasbro has pulled the license from River Horse in anticipation of the new MLP series premiering next year (with a theatrical film).

Well they could only be working on a board game for now. There's also the possibility that they treat a future reboot of MLP as a different liscence from Friendship is Magic for Tails of Equestria.
 

I personally don't care much for this property, but i'm glad that the people that do will have the option to run this in 5e.

The reason i'm rooting for this, is that hopefully it will pave the way for a Masters of the Universe rpg :)
 

Aldarc

Legend
But I could really go for a solid Power Rangers and a Transformers RPG!
For a Transformers RPG, I would probably look to Cortex Prime. That is a system that works well for modeling fiction in sometimes abstract ways depending upon the desired traits that one thinks best to incorporate. Plus, it's good for having variously powered characters play together on a fairly even playing field.
 

Chaosmancer

Legend
Now... there's a few things I'm curious what they'll do... First thing is the Megazord problem: how do you make that iconic part of the show interesting in table top form? It's a bit like the spaceship combat problem in Sci-fi games: how do you keep everybody engaged when, in fiction, everybody is supposedly helping to control the damn thing?

Second is the traditional Sentai/Power Ranger plot formula:

1- Introduce b-plot with the heroes
2- Monster of the week appear
3- First encounter between heroes and villains
4- Monster of the week has a unique power that trounces our heroes
5- A contrived situation forces the bad guy to escape
6- Heroes regroup and deal with b-plot
7- Either as a result of B-plot, or on their own, heroes figure out the 'rules' and limit of the Monster's unique power
8- Monster of the week reappears
9- Heroes pull off a clever plan to counter the Unique Power of the monster
10- Monster is defeated
11- Giant Robot fight, resulting in monster's destruction
12- B-plot is resolved.

That's the barebone basic beats of a regular run-the-mill epiode

Another variation has the monster first show up weak, run away, get a power boost before getting to point number 4. Usually as part of a two-parter.

5e isn't really built for the heroes to get their butt kicked... right?

Hmm...


One thing that reading a few Power Ranger fan fics has shown me, you do not need to follow the episode script, and it is far more interesting when you do not.

By making this a TTRPG like DnD, you can do a variety of different scenarios, you can even actually show the difference in power level between various monsters, instead of simply saying one is more powerful than the other.

All in all though, this product looks interesting
 



Alzrius

The EN World kitten
There's also the possibility that they treat a future reboot of MLP as a different liscence from Friendship is Magic for Tails of Equestria.

My worry is that they wouldn't want two licensed MLP games (if this new one is a tabletop RPG) competing with each other or causing confusion in the marketplace. Likewise, my presumption is that it's standard brand management to support only your existing version of a property rather than a previous version, for the aforementioned reasons. As such, I don't see them supporting a licensed property for Friendship is Magic after the new MLP comes out.

It's also a bit worrisome that we haven't heard of any new Tails of Equestria products from River Horse since, I think, January (for The Curious Case of the Malfunctioning P.R.A.N.C.E.R., which is just now hitting American distributors). But the pandemic might have something to do with that, so it's hard to say.
 

Undrave

Hero
One thing that reading a few Power Ranger fan fics has shown me, you do not need to follow the episode script, and it is far more interesting when you do not.

By making this a TTRPG like DnD, you can do a variety of different scenarios, you can even actually show the difference in power level between various monsters, instead of simply saying one is more powerful than the other.

All in all though, this product looks interesting

Of course, but the game should still support the basic outline.
 

Maybe Renegade Games will not publish a new MLP TTRPG but only a board game.

Please, we have to remember these franchises are for preteen, and the d20 is for +12 players because rules are too complex. If Hasbro is lucky, players will start to play dungeon-crawlers board games thanks the reedition of HQ.

Have you thought about the idea to publish new d20 games but with any changes in the rules to test the end of any sacred-cow as the list of abilities scores?
 


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