Fandom and Wonderstorm Announce the Public Playtest For “Tales of Xadia”

Lon Harris
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San Francisco, CA (February 4, 2021) – The official public playtest for Tales of Xadia: The Dragon Prince Roleplaying Game is set to debut on February 9, 2021. Fans can enjoy free access to the playtest by simply signing up to the Tales of Xadia newsletter at talesofxadia.com, with those who sign up before February 9th receiving early access. The tabletop roleplaying game – produced by Fandom in partnership with Wonderstorm, the studio behind The Dragon Prince – is set within Xadia, the rich and diverse fantasy world of the Emmy® Award-winning Netflix original series. Fans who access the playtest will be the first to play the game, which is still in development, and have the opportunity to provide feedback that can impact the final game, which will be released later in 2021.

“Our goal with Tales of Xadia is to authentically capture the unique feel, expansive world, and epic stakes of The Dragon Prince,” said 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.”

“We are excited for The Dragon Prince community to explore the world of Xadia in a totally new way as they test out Tales of Xadia with their friends and family,” said Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond, co-creators of The Dragon Prince. “This game has the same rich world-building and epic stories that fans of the show have come to know, but it’s all driven by you this time! We can’t wait to hear about your own adventures and escapades through Xadia.”

Based on the award-winning Cortex rules system, players’ stories come to life around the game table where they can forge alliances, uncover secrets, engage in mighty battles, and protect those they love from peril and prophecy. Players accomplish feats of might, mind, or magic that impact the story by rolling different types of dice depending on level of expertise with specific traits. Players can play as elves connected to the primal sources of magic or as a member of the Human Kingdoms, customize their traits and special abilities, define values that motivate their characters, and track everything with digital support during play.

Wonderstorm and Fandom were brought to the game table by Joe LeFavi at Genuine Entertainment, who manages the tabletop gaming rights for The Dragon Prince and serves as a managing producer on the Tales of Xadia game series.

The Dragon Prince premiered globally on Netflix in September 2018 and immediately topped popularity lists across Rotten Tomatoes, Fandom, and Tumblr. It was quickly renewed for second and third seasons, which premiered in February 2019 and November 2019, respectively. Netflix recently renewed the series for four additional seasons.  With this multi-season renewal, Netflix committed to fully realize the creators’ vision for the seven-season Saga. The Dragon Prince won the 2020 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Animated Series and has been a top-ten digital original for all of its season runs. Forbes named it one of the best fantasy shows on TV and all three seasons have a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fans can sign up for the Tales of Xadia newsletter at talesofxadia.com and receive early access to select playtest materials starting today. On February 9th, all fans can explore the full public playtest materials and preorder the Tales of Xadia Game Handbook, the core rulebook for the upcoming roleplaying game, set to release later this year.

About Fandom

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PRESS CONTACT: Susan Russ (sruss@fandom.com)

About Wonderstorm

Wonderstorm is a double threat media studio that creates timeless stories and engaging video games that anchor their entertainment franchises. Wonderstorm’s first franchise, the Emmy® Award-winning The Dragon Prince, began as an original animated series on Netflix in 2018. All three seasons have been a Top 10 digital original and are rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. A world-class video game for The Dragon Prince is under development by the same creative team. Wonderstorm was founded in 2016 by Aaron Ehasz, Justin Richmond, and Justin Santistevan, creative leaders of popular, award-winning media content including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Futurama, League of Legends, and the Uncharted series. Wonderstorm is a place where creators work with visionary teams to do meaningful work that will last for generations. https://wonderstorm.net/

PRESS CONTACT: Jennifer Greene (jennifer.greene205@gmail.com)

About Genuine Entertainment

A leading expert of global franchise development and strategic licensing in genre entertainment, Genuine specializes in growing beloved brands and fandoms in new markets and ancillary media with quality and authenticity in equal measure. Versatile brand builders across all corners of pop culture, we package and produce best-selling, award-winning licensed content and consumer products alongside best-in-class partners. Latest & greatest credits include the hit Alien RPG with Free League Publishing (2020 ENNIE Gold Award for Best Game); the Altered Carbon RPG with Hunters Entertainment; Alcon’s art book The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049; the video game Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition with Nightdive Studios; the master tabletop gaming program for The Dragon Prince, including the Tales of Xadia RPG with Fandom; the Dune master tabletop gaming program, including Dune: Imperium from Dire Wolf, the Dune RPG from Modiphius, and GF9’s top-selling Dune (2020 Golden Geek Award for Best Thematic Game); the Hello Neighbor party game with Arcane Wonders; the comic book series and expandable card game for Vampire: The Masquerade with Vault Comics and Renegade Game Studios respectively; and the Voyage to the Stars comic book series with IDW. Come play at genuineent.com.

Lon Harris
Lon writes for Screen Junkies and "Honest Trailers," Rotten Tomatoes, Inside Streaming and elsewhere. He still can't believe critics didn't like "Three Amigos" when it came out.