Wait… that fast food chain, Wendy’s?
Yup, you heard us right. Wendy’s has brought out the big guns (read: dice), and have rolled out their very own version of Dungeons & Dungeons, called Feast of Legends.
Unveiled at New York Comic Con 2019, Feast of Legends isn’t exactly using the official D&D ruleset, but it does derive much of its mechanics and high fantasy concept from D&D. For starters, it uses a d20 (20-sided die) system for which players and the game master (GM) roll for ability checks, as well as attacks.
Character options are where a ton of the Wendy’s charm shines through. First, you’ll be picking an Order, which will determine your play style (Order of the Chicken favours magic users; Order of the Beef suits melee users; and Order of the Sides is a little bit of both). The terminology here is amazing, as it literally uses offerings from the Wendy’s menu itself.
The 97-page (totally free) PDF features not only rules for character creation and gameplay, it also features a pre-written adventure, Rise From the Deep Freeze, for the GM to run right out of the bat. Here’s the adventure synopsis from the official website:
The nation of Freshtovia has been the lone beacon of hope in the land of Beef’s Keep for decades. However, the Ice Jester and his rogues gallery of frozen fiends threaten Queen Wendy’s reign of prosperity. Prepare your heroes for adventure.
Typically, you’d be eating some Wendy’s while rolling dice and pretending to be wizards, but this time, the American fast food joint has decided that it will not simply sit by the sidelines and be a companion to the game; this time, it will be the game.
We’re not sure if Wendy’s was trying to one-up the likes of KFC, who recently launched an anime-style dating sim, or even McDonald’s, whose iconic clown mascot’s likeness, one could argue, is loosely adapted into the final boss of this adventure: the Ice Jester.
In any case, we see Feast of Legends is an absolute win.
And don’t forget, this burger bonanza of a tabletop RPG is free!
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.