We see more games with TTRPG-inspired mechanics and settings
2020 has been an explosive year for the tablet RPG community, especially Dungeons & Dragons. Online tools like Roll20 and DnDBeyond have created accessible and accessible ways for people to get into the culture and play virtual with their friends, welcoming thousands of new players looking for something. there to do with their friends without meeting face to face. Reality broadcasts have also grown in popularity–many find themselves with a lot of free time after quarantine behind locked doors, making it easy to browse through and stay up to date with shows. content like Crucial Role Campaign 2 or Dimension 20’s Fantasy High and A Crown of Candy.
Lots of video games have inspired TTRPG settings or mechanics–Dark Souls, Pillars of Eternity, The Witcher, XCOM and Dragon Age, just to name a few–but as we move into 2023 , the game industry found itself with an audience that was suddenly far more adept at the mechanics and settings of the TTRPG than ever before. And that fan base will only grow when the second season of the hugely popular animated retelling of the Crucial Role Campaign 1–The Legend of Vox Machina– comes to Amazon Prime this month. 1, Paramount Pictures’ live-action film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves releasing in March and Larian Studios’ long-awaited Baldur’s Gate 3 will allow early access and release version 1.0 later. this year.
After exploring time loops, Greek mythology, Viking and Norse inspired stories, and space horror over the past few years, the games industry is sure to turn to some Another big trend. I predict TTRPG – especially D&D – will have the next big influence on gaming and we will see the beginning of that in 2023 with announcements and trailers for upcoming AAA games. features the kind of narrative, combat mechanics, action economy, monsters, and game loop that will appeal to those who want a more table-like experience from their video game. — Jordan Ramee