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Posted By: Penn42Expect some even bigger changes in terms of Dragon and Dungeon in the very near soon...
Posted By: komradebobIn what ways is it in WotC's best interests ( economic and otherwise) to embrace the indie game movement?
Posted By: komradebobYou can be a Good Guy, and still be doing things that are ultimately in your own best interest. In business, they call it a "Win-Win situation". There's even a school of thought that says being a mensch isalwaysin your best interests...
Posted By: Joshua BishopRobyBob, they didn't even notify Chad that they were throwing him a mention. Given that level of coordination, you think they're forwarding a plan for global dominance of the RPG market?<//img>
Posted By: C.W.Richeson...but everyone I know who regularly readsDragonis a *hardcore* D&D player with little interest in other (or at least, non-d20) RPGs.
Posted By: C.W.RichesonHow isDragonthese days, anyway? I quit right around when Paizo took control.
Posted By: C.W.RichesonDid their license to Paizo include some sort of oversight provision that they make extensive use of? I thought Paizo had significant autonomy.
Lisa Stevens:Absolutely. We have a great relationship with Wizards of the Coast. We will be working closely with Mary Kirchoff and her group, as well as the R&D folks that work on D&D. They still view the magazines as an integral part of their D&D marketing plan. We look forward to many, many years of working together with Wizards.
Posted By: joepub<//img>I was talking to this game store owner the other day, about the current game we're playing. The conversation got on towards my next game I'd play.I took the nearest copy of Dragon, opened it to this page, and began explaining Zorcerer of Zo.He looked at it with this big "Hey cool" look on his face, tehn checked the magazine cover and had this, like "Hey, this really is Dragon" expression.
Our local guy decided that he didn't like IPR's percentage so he'd rather Brennan and I share the money without him. Fair 'nuff. I'm almost sold out again, so it would have just been lost money.
Posted By: Joshua A.C. NewmanOur local guy decided that he didn't like IPR's percentage so he'd rather Brennan and I share the money without him. Fair 'nuff. I'm almost sold out again, so it would have just been lost money.
Back at you, Fred!
I think the guy's been burned with high percentages before or something; he's really adamant about the cut. Still, a dollar's a dollar, and the bookshelf space:dollar ratio is pretty high for most of our games.
Really, what I think is going on is that he's being a conservative businessman because a shop like that is always in danger of going under. I can hardly blame him for that.
Not everyone feels that way, obviously. And maybe it's a minority. Let's hope that Endgame, Leisure Games, and Joe's guy are the way things work more of the time. That way, those who really care about their games being in the retail channel can get them in there.