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The Wet Hot American Summer tabletop game is D&D for comedy nerds

The Wet Hot American Summer tabletop game is D&D for comedy nerds

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Wet Hot American Summer Fantasy Camp is the first officially licensed game based on the comedy-film-turned-Netflix-series about the kids and councilors at a raunchy summer camp. The tabletop game, which features caricatures of the film’s many stars — including Amy Poehler, Janeane Garofalo, and the unaging Paul Rudd — is a bit more complicated than what you’ll find in your parents’ board game closet.

The game is a fantasy role-playing tabletop game for three to five players, a la Dungeons & Dragons. You can choose from favorite established characters (ahem, Andy) at Camp Firewood, or make up a lovable new dweeb and a brand-new camp. It also includes new material from Wet Hot American Summer writer and director David Wain, and cast members Joe Lo Truglio, Marguerite Moreau, and Michael Ian Black.

It’s meant to be a little easier on tabletop newcomers. The game promises “less math than traditional RPGs and more emphasis on storytelling and party game craziness,” which equates to more camp-like activities and less monster fighting. Humor-based press The Devastator is releasing the game, but fans can back the project on Kickstarter now. The campaign ends on May 18th, and early copies are scheduled to begin shipping in August.