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Kate Welch Interview: Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty

Kate Welch Interview: Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty


The Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty field set is the chocolate and peanut butter of tabletop role-playing video games and grownup animation; two nice issues that go nice collectively. Whether or not you are an old-school gamer in search of a twisted problem or a fan of the present who has by no means slung cube in your life, this field set gives one thing for everybody, no matter how acquainted they’re with both franchise.

The partnership between Dungeons & Dragons and Rick and Morty started in August 2018, with the publication of Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons. Written by Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub with artwork by Troy Little and Leonardo Ito, the comedian e book mini-series noticed super-scientist Rick Sanchez taking his grandson Morty Smith beneath his wing and educating him the fun of role-playing. Naturally the remainder of the Smith household wished to hitch within the enjoyable, culminating in Rick taking them into one other dimension the place the fantasy was all too actual. The comedian e book was a important hit, spawning a sequel sequence, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape, and this game-based tie-in.

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With the brand new Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty field set, followers can tackle the position of Morty’s rogue, Summer time’s fighter, Beth’s cleric or Jerry’s wizard and face an unique journey (The Misplaced Dungeon of Rickedness), which was reportedly written by the Rick Sanchez of one other Earth the place he is a profitable recreation designer AND a dimension-traveling super-scientist. Lead Designer Kate Welch spoke with Display Rant concerning the recreation and what future goodies followers and gamers would possibly hope to see from the partnership between Cartoon Community and Wizards of the Coast.

Display Rant: How did this undertaking come into being?

Kate Welch: The success of the Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons comedian e book made us understand that there was most likely a chance to make one thing cool and playable for that crossover fanbase. Fortunately, Cartoon Community and Grownup Swim had been on board, and Jim Zub and Troy Little had been capable of work on it with us. They introduced loads of Rick & Morty magic to the undertaking.

Why ought to Rick and Morty followers who do not play Dungeons & Dragons care about this?

Kate Welch: Even if you happen to don’t plan to run it, studying by the rulebook and the journey is a extremely enjoyable hit of Rick and Morty content material to tide you over between episodes. It’s additionally a fantastic introduction to Dungeons & Dragons and there are a ton of Rick and Morty Easter eggs sprinkled all through that followers will definitely respect.

Why ought to Dungeons & Dragons followers who do not watch Rick and Morty care about this?

Kate Welch: Just about any group can have enjoyable enjoying by this journey, a goofy departure from their typical (presumably higher-brow) marketing campaign setting.

Any plans for extra modules? Possibly a Monster Handbook with stats for BirdPersons or Mr. Meeseeks?

Kate Welch: By no means say by no means.

How a lot of an affect was Tomb of Horrors?

Kate Welch: Oh, an enormous affect. I actually wished to seize the unforgiving nature of a basic Gary Gygax module, so I went by Tomb of Horrors room by room, entice by entice, taking cautious notes and getting myself within the headspace of a very cruel journey author.

Was there an intention to make the module comparatively pleasant to new gamers and fewer immediately deadly?

Kate Welch: That was a acutely aware choice, yeah. Rick as a dungeon grasp most likely could be absurdly deadly, however I personally suppose it’s much more enjoyable in case your character doesn’t die immediately. Rick and I are totally different on this approach, and likewise others.

Can we anticipate to see some miniatures based mostly on the characters sooner or later?

Kate Welch: Unknown!

What are your ideas on an precise Rick and Morty RPG?

Kate Welch: It might be a pleasant problem, and I wager it’d be loads of enjoyable.

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Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty is offered now from Wizards of the Coast.