On August 3, Magpie Games launched the crowdfunding campaign for Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game. Their goal was $50,000, and to put it simply, they’ve busted through that goal so hard that it is now the highest-grossing tabletop RPG campaign in Kickstarter history. It’s so successful that it crossed the $5,000,000 mark last night, which means Magpie has run out of stretch goals to add to the campaign!
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One week ago, Magpie Games launched the crowdfunding campaign for Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game, with a goal of just $50,000. It’s succeeded well beyond their modest expectations…the campaign took in over a million dollars in just one day, and as of now it’s earned over FOUR million, making it the highest-grossing tabletop RPG campaign in Kickstarter history.
Where has the roleplaying game based on the Avatar: The Last Airbender franchise been all this time? We’re not sure, but the hole is finally about to be filled thanks to a collaboration between CBSViacom and Magpie Games. Announcing Avatar Legends, The Roleplaying Game, which covers both existing series (ATLA and Legend of Korra) in one box.
If a recent story is to be believed, ViacomCBS did not realize how many fans the Avatar world had until the series was put on Netflix and pulled in amazing numbers. Apparently if they had realized this sooner, Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra never would have shown up there — they would have been hoarded in CBS’s own stockpile at Paramount+.
Whitewashing had been the bane of the existence of Asian actors in Hollywood. Asian erasure was the easy way for Hollywood to cast big-name established white actors to play Asian roles. Hollywood use to do yellow face. They give makeup to white actors so they can play Asian roles because of anti-miscegenation laws. When people started seeing it as offensive. They just cast white actors for those Asian roles and change the ethnicity of the characters.
Avatar: The Last Airbender ‘s Netflix live-action got fans on the tip of their toes. Asian Americans who are longing for representation felt betrayed by one of their own. (M. Night Shyamalan is of Indian descent) The lead protagonists are mostly played by Caucasian actors and the villains from the Fire nation are mostly played by South Asian actors. Shyamalan said he goes with this cast because he wanted to have the best actors for the role. Speaking of acting, One of the most criticized elements of this movie is the horrid acting. Only Dev Patel has the acting prowess on this film. I am glad that his career recovered from this. Fans some many reasons to hate this film but this video can explain it better:
It’s been a frustrating last few years for fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend Of Korra and all things related. The rich world Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino created has limitless potential, but it’s only been added to lately through comic books. Ever since Nickelodeon banished Korra to their website for the last two seasons, they haven’t expressed any interest in a third series, a spinoff or anything else. The most we’ve gotten is a deal with Netflix for a live-action remake of ATLA that, ominously, the creators have walked away from.
Netflix, yip yip! One of the greatest animated programs of all time, Avatar: The Last Airbender, is coming to the streamer next month. The announcement was made by Netflix earlier this week.
If you saw THIS news coming, you’re a true psychic. Netflix announced today that, in cooperation with Nickelodeon, they are reviving the classic Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon in the form of a live-action series.