Netflix’s The Dragon Prince is at last getting its own tabletop RPG courtesy of Fandom Tabletop and Wonderstorm Studio. Today was not only the day that the open playtest launched for Tales of Xadia, but preorders were made open as well.
We’ve heard of beta tests for video games…but how does one hold an “open playtest” for a tabletop RPG, especially during a pandemic? Here’s how…Fandom has posted an abridged version of the rulebook to its website. Access it here, Zoom together your friends, start a game and see what you think. After you take the game for a spin, let Fandom know what does and doesn’t work.
And if you like it, you can order your copy today. A digital PDF of the rulebook costs $24.99 and a physical + digital bundle costs $49.99. $The game currently has no release date, but Fandom says more info will be released in the coming weeks.
“Our goal with Tales of Xadia is to authentically capture the unique feel, expansive world, and epic stakes of The Dragon Prince,” says Adam Bradford, Executive Producer and Vice President of Tabletop at Fandom. “As we enter the public playtesting phase, we’re excited for fans to see the game in action, experience a thrilling original story, and share their feedback that will help us finalize the game for the full release later this year.”
Fandom built Tales of Xadia using the Cortex RPG engine. According to them, it was a good fit for the Dragon Prince world because it “leans on narrative-focused character traits and archetypes to focus on the relationships players develop throughout the realm – from simple friendships to complex political alliances.”
Keep up on the development of Tales Of Xadia through the official website.