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World of Warcraft wants to be your kid’s new favorite bedtime story

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I’ve barely ever played World of Warcraft, just a few hours on a free character. This was a conscious decision for me. I knew about the game back when it first launched but I avoided playing it because I knew I’d become addicted and play for far too many hours. I know tons of people who were sucked into the game and spent far too much time and money on it. The movie is coming to lure in the uninitiated, but now Blizzard is reaching out to an untapped audience – children.

Based on the World of Warcraft IP, Blizzard has partnered with children’s book publisher Scholastic to create a new series. World of Warcraft: Traveler is being written by Greg Weisman and seeks to bring the Azeroth to life for the younger generation. According to Debra Dorfman of Scholastic:

World of Warcraft is a captivating fantasy universe that lends itself to many imaginative and innovative storytelling possibilities. When Blizzard initially approached us about creating an original series for kids, we were not only intrigued but immediately mesmerized.

This has truly been a fantastic collaboration and we look forward to sharing this thrilling adventure with boys and girls everywhere.

We don’t know the targeted age for the series yet, but I could see this stretching from really young through to young adult stories. Fantasy for young ones has grown as a genre in recent years and it’s no surprise that Scholastic was happy to team up with a power house like Blizzard.

I have no doubt of Blizzard’s storytelling chops – every universe they create is compelling and unique with great opportunities for diverse stories. I’m also always happy to hear about anyone making kid’s books – the more children read (or are read to), the better off they are. I just get worried about these kinds of tie-ins; getting children into World of Warcraft early seems like grooming for another generation of WoW addicted gamers. Then again, with the WoW population constantly declining, I suppose they have to find their new fans somewhere.

Last Updated: March 30, 2016


  1. Pariah

    March 30, 2016 at 08:14

    Ok so now we need people to walk in, rip these books out of kids’ hands, and put Terry Pratchet in there instead.

    I love Warcraft lore just as much as the next person, but come on. This is just milking it.


    • wowfan

      March 30, 2016 at 09:19

      I don’t think they are milking it. Blizzard knows that there are many families that WoW together, my guild alone have a few parents and kids that play together. if i had was adult enough to have my own kids i’d have them play wow. how ever that being said wow lore is a huge amount of information especially now with WoD changing the time line, and traveler seems to be something that will make it interesting and fun for a youngster to get into. so that he can understand why mommy and daddy forgets to feed him some nights because they too busy in HFC Mystic. also the annouce vid makes it sound great.



      • Pariah

        March 30, 2016 at 09:39

        “so that he can understand why mommy and daddy forgets to feed him some nights because they too busy in HFC Mystic.”

        If that’s the case, then a social worker should be called. Nobody deserves to have a kid if they can do that. Nobody. And no announcement video or story book will ever change that. Lazy, bad parenting is lazy, bad parenting.


        • wowfan

          March 30, 2016 at 11:38

          Sorrry guy, it was a joke not a dick, you didnt have to take it so hard…


          • Pariah

            March 30, 2016 at 11:46

            And unlike the size of your dick, that joke wasn’t funny.

  2. Ottokie

    March 30, 2016 at 09:32

    • Pariah

      March 30, 2016 at 09:40



  3. Snowlock2.0

    March 30, 2016 at 14:21

    Wow has some of the best story lines ever. Then they butcher them in the game.


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