Friday, December 20, 2013

WTF is a Multi-Platform Storytelling Experience as related to the 5e D&D TTRPG?

Saw it on Tenkar's Tavern---5e next summer.  Worst kept secret in the world.  Looking at the press release though, they say:

"Players will be immersed in rich storytelling experiences across multiple gaming platforms."

Lemme just echo Erik Tenkar's thoughts and ask---What the fuck does that mean?  They've been designing a ruleset for Muds, Mushes, Moos, MMO's, Boardgames, cardgames, and CRPG's at the same time?


Does anyone who playtested thin thing have any clue what this is all about?

8 comments:

panzerleader said...

Best case: multi-platform should read multi-edition.

Worst case- log into online game room to purchase real experience points and magic items for your tabletop character.

Joseph Bloch said...

I agree with panzerleader, but I think their choice of words was very deliberate. They're going to have online stuff behind paywalls, and apps for your phone or tablet, and all manner of other mummery to "enhance" the tabletop experience.

BlogReader said...

I think it means books, pdfs at launch, and some sort of virtual tabletop campaign thing...

Charles Akins said...

If they're following what Greg Leeds said in August then they're talking about things like the Sundering Event where players have an impact on the official story of the games we're playing. Currently they seem to be doing this through an integration of books, video games, interactive polling (which they're doing on their website), and the Encounters program.

Scott Malthouse said...

As I've just written in a recent post, I'd imagine that it means novels, boardgames, an online space(a la the 4e one that never really happened) and events.

I do think it's there to get the MMO patrons' juices flowing more than anything.

Reynaldo Madriñan said...

I kind of agree with Scott; its likely a PR speak.

My guess/hope is it just means we'll have a lot of options.

David Key said...

Multiple gaming platforms could just mean that aside from tabletop play they are planning to use the rules set for board games,card games and video games.

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