Wendy's D&D Campaign?🤔 Windows "phone", and the rise of Quibi!
The Windows phone returns!
Hey everyone! Good to see you again this week. I’ve found some more pretty cool stuff to share. 😁 Pull up a chair, sit back, grab a cup of coffee (and maybe a donut, or a protein bar) and join me on this week’s wild ride.
Wendy’s Made a D&D style campaign (Seriously)
That’s right! Wendy’s made their very own role-playing adventure in the style of D&D. It’s called Feast of Legends, and everythinggggg is Wendy’s inspired -from characters to weapons.
Honestly, it looks like Wendy’s heard about KFC’s dating simulator and decided to raise the bar - by ten. Whereas KFC’s dating simulator is woefully short and not really a legitimate dating simulator (you can only choose the colonel), Wendy’s went all out.
This beast of a PDF is 97 pages long - with great art, directions, and pretty decent lore.
Here’s the summary from Wendy’s site.
THE Fight Against Frozen Beef
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.
That’s only the tip of the iceberg. Crack open the pdf and discover enough Wendy’s marketing to DEFINITELY make you want to eat there more frequently. You can use food from Wendy’s to buff your character and make him/her more intelligent, master the art of the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, and so much more! You can even join the Order of the Baconator Fries.
The Best part of all this? This is a real game you can actually play, with real rules and a gamemaster’s guide. They didn’t skimp on this project. This is probably one of the best marketing stunts out of the restaurant industry I’ve seen in a while. Niche it might be - but the internet will eat it up like a Frosty.
What do you like better? KFC’s Faux Dating Simulator or Wendy’s D&D style campaign?
Check out Feast of Legends here!
Windows takes another stab at phones
For years we’ve heard the rumors that Windows wanted to take another stab at the phone industry.
That day has finally arrived.
Last week Windows announced several new and fascinating devices. Surface Duo and Surface Neo.
Surface Neo is like a Windows tablet - but it has two screens, a magnetic keyboard, and a pen. Honestly, it looks pretty dope.
Surface Duo is an android phone (Yes, Android!) that has two dual screens.
Gone is the old Windows OS for phones, banished forever.
Instead we have a cool new clamshell Windows phone that you have to physically open to see your screens. No peaking at notifications on the outside. Here’s the trailer.
The gist that I get from the trailer is that this is a machine built for productivity - for the busy adult who needs to multitask (emails, texts, voice conferences, etc) on the go- but a simple one screened phone ain’t doing the trick. It definitely looks like a niche device, kind of like the Blackberry androids of the past few years.
It comes out in 2020, and I can’t wait to read the reviews! 😀
A new streaming service arises - called Quibi!
Your first reaction to that headline might have been to get very, very angry. After all, you have to buy Disney in a month, and then NBC next year when the Office leaves Netflix. Pretty soon, you’ll be paying more for streaming than you ever did for cable.
Let me pique your interest with Quibi - it’s a new kind of streaming service. It’s centered around short form entertainment (Think five or ten minutes) but with Hollywood/HBO quality and directors.
“What we say internally is we’d like to be the quality of HBO and offer customers the convenience of Spotify,” Whitman said in an interview from Quibi’s Hollywood office. “We’re not Facebook Watch. We’re not Snapchat. We’re not Instagram TV. We’re not YouTube. We’re Quibi, and it’s not denigrating those platforms at all ... but we’re staking out a premium position relative to those.” Source
From the articles I’ve read - I can tell you this. There’s a lot of money and talent behind this app, and they have what it takes to succeed. According to The Wall Street Journal they’ve already sold over 100 million dollars in ads for this platform. That’s no small chunk of change!
Will it succeed, or will it be the next Tidal? 🤔
I look forward to hearing more about this app, and seeing if it lives up to the hype. Check out their site to learn more!
The Land of Random
Banksy’s “Devolved Parliament” painting sold for 12 million dollars. Can you believe it? 😲 I wish I had a Banksy to sell. LOL. Check out more about the auction here.
More Modular homes. Sorry, but these are beautiful and I simply had to share this website! 😍 Many of these are available for purchase in the USA, in case you might be interested. Heck, you could put one in your backyard and rent it out on Airbnb! They have ones that small. 😁
This cute little chicken from Imgur made my day - and I hope it makes your Monday a little brighter too! It’s just a few seconds. You have time to watch it, trust me!