Borderlands’ Bunkers & Badasses Is Getting An Official Tabletop RPG (VIDEO)
A loving parody of Dungeons & Dragons and the tabletop genre at large, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep has become a fan-favorite DLC for Borderlands 2 pretty much since its debut. Featuring a story from the series’ irreverent explosions expert, the action-heavy expansion introduced players to the fantasy RPG of Bunkers & Badasses, setting Vault Hunters on a magical quest through a medieval-inspired Pandora to stop a particularly “Handsome” evil sorcerer. Over seven years after initially releasing, Gearbox has now announced an official tabletop adventure based on the events of Assault on Dragon Keep.
Unveiled during the PAX Online proceedings, Bunkers & Badasses was formally revealed to be in the works by board game maker Nerdvana Games. Presented in a humorous video, Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford laid out many of the features Borderlands fans can expect out of the pen-and-paper RPG. Based on Tiny Tina’s spin on the tabletop adventure, the artwork-filled sourcebook is confirmed to hold “several unique adventures” including the original Assualt on Dragon Keep as well as all-new campaigns such as ‘Marcus’ Quest for the Wizard’s Wand’ and an official Dragon Keep sequel called ‘Butt Stallion’s Hunny Heist.’
While the standard edition looks to offer plenty of excitement for fans, the Deluxe Edition of Bunkers & Badasses comes packed with a number of bonuses that add a bit more Borderlands-y flair to players’ parties. The collection notably includes a set of custom-made dice as well as an intentionally-weighted Badass Die designed to “increase the chances of success when executing a Badass move.” The Deluxe Edition also touts over 100 collectible “gun cards,” a “battle grid” game board, a Bunker Master game screen, a set of 50 enemy standees, as well as miniatures based on Vault Hunters from the series. A total of 10 figures are confirmed so far, each 3D-printed to 28mm scale common with other tabletop RPGs.
Bunkers & Badasses doesn’t have a release date yet, but the standard ($59.99 USD) and Deluxe Edition ($119.99 USD, $20 off until 9/30) are currently available for pre-order on the Nerdvana Games website. Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep receiving the tabletop treatment is sure to be a welcome sight for Borderlands fans, especially considering the DLC’s not-so-subtle connection to Dungeons & Dragons. Nerdvana previously indulged tabletop fans during last year’s PAX East with Tiny Tina’s Robot Tea Party, a card game heavily-inspired by the series’ lore and also featuring the loveable Tina front and center.
What do you think? Are you excited that Bunkers & Badasses is finally getting the tabletop treatment, or are you just joyed to see a follow-up as gloriously titled as ‘Butt Stallion’s Hunny Heist’? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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