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Author Topic: D&D brand objectives  (Read 1357 times)

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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2011, 08:09:09 PM »
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In the last ten years, has Hasbro had any success in other media promoting the game? The movies and MMO didn't do a good job of it. The last good effort from my point of view were the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale games and that was quite a while ago.



I think, with the films at least, this is a quality issue. The first D&D movie was astounded me with its awfulness.

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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2011, 08:20:55 PM »
The other thing I can think of: deliver what you promise to deliver. Didn't they promote exciting new things like the virtual tabletop with a "coming soon!" banner? How many years has it been in "beta" now? Three...four?

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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2011, 11:54:11 PM »
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In the last ten years, has Hasbro had any success in other media promoting the game? The movies and MMO didn't do a good job of it. The last good effort from my point of view were the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale games and that was quite a while ago.

Give it to Faust. She'll know what to do.

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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2011, 11:17:04 AM »
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Give it to Faust. She'll know what to do.


Holy crap would that be sweet.  Especially if she realized she needed a D&D-geek buddy from high school as a consultant.  :)

Sadly, it's unlikely.  I'm pretty sure Lauren already asked 'em if she could guest-write an ep of Transformers: Prime and they said "no, thanks".
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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2011, 12:50:25 PM »
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Holy crap would that be sweet.  Especially if she realized she needed a D&D-geek buddy from high school as a consultant.  :)

Sadly, it's unlikely.  I'm pretty sure Lauren already asked 'em if she could guest-write an ep of Transformers: Prime and they said "no, thanks".


So Lauren Faust and Rich Burlew make a new D&D cartoon and run it on the Hub. Hit 100 episodes as fast as possible, syndicate, run reruns on basic cable and let the cash flow in.

Premier that sucker with a 5e as easy to use as older editions, as flexible and kitchen sink as 3x, and with the focus on pacing (scrapping Vance) of 4e.

Everyone is happy. All gaming forums fall into awed silence for fifteen minutes. Then we find something else to argue about.

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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2011, 01:23:06 PM »
An accompanying TV show would indeed assist with branding.  

I really have no idea why they aren't doing it.

'Adventure Time' is the 'D&D show' right now.
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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2011, 01:40:07 AM »
What the hell is "Adventure time"?

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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2011, 02:45:12 AM »
Probably the best new cartoon out right now.

It is sort of like if you gave the 80's Saturday morning D&D cartoon to a bunch of talented, amiable stoners and told them to go nuts with it. This is of course a pretty good formula for cartoon-making. Probably not so good for RPG promotion but you have to know your priorities.

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« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2011, 01:42:13 AM »
I used to be amused, now I'm back to being disgusted.

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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2011, 04:15:30 AM »
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For more interesting conjecture...

You are the new D&D brand manager.  The corporate bosses sit you down at your first meeting.

"Mr./Mrs. Brand Manager, what do you believe are the Brand Objectives for D&D?"

If you had to guess what they want, toss in some of what you believe/want, and reconcile it all...

What would you say?


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