Dibs! My Siren’s name is Brick, and she is the prettiest!
And since the above link is their homepage and likely to change, here’s the product page:
I’m super excited (already put in my preorder). Also very curious as to the game system they’ll be using and the decision to not bring this to WotC/Hasbro, given that this is an obvious parody of Dungeons and Dragons. Pure speculation, but a few possible reasons come to mind:
- WotC/Hasbro may want excessive licensing fees.
- WotC/Hasbro is dealing with a lot (and I mean a lot) of flak right now about the systemic racism and non-inclusivity in their organization and in their game. Meanwhile, Borderlands rolls with maniac midgets, badass psychos, and bonerfarts.
- On the flip side, Bunkers & Badasses may have intentionally avoided using the D&D system. D&D has been able to rely on its cultural weight to maintain an entire herd of sacred cow game mechanics that aren’t present because they’re good, but rather because the game designers are afraid to change them. The system is fun but unless at least one person at the table knows how to play, it’s going to be a real challenge to play correctly. I can think of a lot of reasons to prefer something that’s easier to learn.
Anyway, I hope discovering this makes someone else’s day, too!