Right here I assumed courting Colonel Sanders was the strangest gaming-related factor I’d do that yr. However now one other quick meals firm has jumped on this curiously particular bandwagon: Wendy’s is making its personal tabletop RPG known as Feast of Legends.
You play a hero of Freshtovia, a nation of peaceable beef-eaters, dominated by the red-headed Queen Wendy, the “Clapback Queen… first of her identify, breaker of quick meals chains, defender of all issues recent, by no means frozen.” Your opposition is the “Ice Jester,” which I’m assuming is a thinly-veiled jab at McDonald’s, and their forces of frozen meat merchandise.
Non-frozen this, non-frozen that — to not be overly crucial, however Wendy’s actually does have one string to its bow, doesn’t it? However no matter, I’ve performed video games with flimsier premises (*ahem* resembling the chance to get below the Colonel’s apron).
Don’t mistake me, although: it is a full-on RPG with a large rule e book, character sheets, and a marketing campaign to observe. I downloaded the PDF considering it was a joke, nevertheless it’s useless critical regardless of the humorous trappings — the darned factor is 97 pages lengthy and the marketing campaign has 5 chapters to it. We may get an excellent sport going with these supplies.
The sport map additionally consists of nods to Wendy’s different competitors, together with “Lake John Silver,” “Temple of Panda,” and “Twin Cities of Carl” (dare I surmise considered one of them known as “Junior?”). I’m curious if “Creepingvale” is meant to be a reference to Burger King, because it fights alongside the “United Clown Nations” as Freshtovia’s opponents. Cthulhu assist me, however I can nearly think about a shared universe Horde/Alliance-style faction struggle between the totally different nations. And now I’ve simply given all of them concepts, haven’t I?
Sure, it’s a advertising tactic — and that’s what makes it so fascinating. There’s not a lot I’d put previous the canny brainstorming of a advertising govt for a quick meals firm, and even I believe that is weird. Not weird in a foul approach — it’s simply bizarre to google “Tabletop RPG” and have something associated to Wendy’s come up.
However heck, I’ll play it. If anybody desires to hitch me, you could find out extra in regards to the sport here.