Have you ever wanted to be a bender? Well, now you can! Courtesy of Magpie Games, we’re getting the first-ever tabletop roleplaying game set in the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe. It seems shocking that an Avatar RPG has never been made before, given how intricate the worldbuilding is. Additionally, there is so much variation in combat thanks to the four elements benders can manipulate: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. But now, 16 years later, it’s finally time.
Avatar: The Last Airbender began in 2005 and has grown in popularity year-on-year. Even its spinoff, The Legend of Korra, and the comics are all well-loved. Despite a few hurdles, like the panned live-action movie in 2010, the animated franchise has made a recent resurgence. Netflix is even developing a new live-action attempt. The fact that we’re getting a tabletop roleplaying game is a further testament to Avatar’s enduring success.
We are excited to announce we have signed a deal with ViacomCBS to create a roleplaying game based on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra! The game will arrive in February 2022, followed by two supplements the following year! Read More Here https://t.co/EAAUDh3jVS pic.twitter.com/5Mtax9yX54
— Magpie Games (@MagpieOfficial) February 3, 2021
The Magpie Games Avatar RPG will arrive around a year from now in February 2022. Moreover, there will also b two supplements — Republic City and The Spirit World — coming August 2022 and February 2023, respectively.
Via the official press release, the CEO of Magpie Games, Mark Diaz Truman, shared his excitement for the upcoming tabletop game:
“The stories of Avatar are so moving for us because they are joyous and heartbreaking. We’re incredibly excited to bring the tales of brave benders and loyal friendships to tabletop roleplaying games; we know so many fans of both series have been waiting years for this moment! We’re also thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Asian designers like James Mendez Hodes to bring the world of Avatar Aang and Avatar Korra to life in a way that’s true to the authentic, diverse spirit of both shows.”
Do you think Avatar: The Last Airbender will make a good tabletop RPG? Will you be playing? Let me know in the comments below!