D&D Movie/TV Where is all of the Honor Among Thieves D&D stuff, WotC?


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bedir than

Full Moon Storyteller
As someone with over 20 years experience as a marketer I have to agree that this is a huge missed opportunity for which I can see no credible excuse. A themed starter set that leads into a Neverwinter hardcover seems like a no brainer.
I think Keys to the Golden Vault will have a movie tie in, which is part of why it has a muted release (also, the movie release date was originally ten days after Golden Vault)
 



EthanSental

Legend
Supporter
Gotcha Whiz, I’m hoping for game related tie ins as well!

With such a long lead time of the movie characters, I would have liked gale force nine minis but they seem to have lost the dnd mini license they’ve had for a while in 4e and 5e days.
 

This thread is specifically about gaming tie-ins. Boxed sets, dice, sourcebooks.

Everyone but the actual D&D folks have done a great job of producing movie schwag, no question.
We now know that Keys from the Golden Vault is a movie tie in, and so was Rime of the Frostmaiden. But it seems WotC do not have the rights to use actual character names or images from the movie in D&D products. Possibly because Paramount decided to sell them to a higher bidder.
 

Whizbang Dustyboots

Gnometown Hero
We now know that Keys from the Golden Vault is a movie tie in, and so was Rime of the Frostmaiden.
No, they both feature a single location (the same location, in fact) that is also used in the movie.

In no way does something hidden in the middle of Frostmaiden serve as a "hey, kids, did you like the movie? You should try actually playing D&D!" tie-in.
But it seems WotC do not have the rights to use actual character names or images from the movie in D&D products. Possibly because Paramount decided to sell them to a higher bidder.
Unless you have a citation for this, this is wild nonsense. Hasbro makes movie-tie in crap for a living. If they somehow licensed their own intellectual property and didn't include the ability to make toys surrounding it in the contract, everyone would and should have been fired by the board when it was discovered.

Honestly, them screwing up by not producing movie tie-in game products is a much smaller screw up than "gee, we forgot to secure the rights to produce movie tie-in products TO OUR OWN GAME," which is a "keep these people away from sharp objects and kitchen appliances" level screw up.
 

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