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 Post subject: On GW and D&D
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:22 pm 
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Some interesting history and speculation which Kispal of this forum alerted me to, channel is Dungeoncraft:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv3bL8VBx8Y

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:52 am 
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SpellArcher wrote:
Some interesting history and speculation which Kispal of this forum alerted me to, channel is Dungeoncraft:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv3bL8VBx8Y


Interesting.
Also a bit nostalgic, when I was a kid I played all those RPG's except D&D first edition - I started playing in 1984.

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MasterOfNone wrote:
Also a bit nostalgic, when I was a kid I played all those RPG's except D&D first edition - I started playing in 1984.

I'm of a similar vintage. Seems like another world when TSR were the big players.

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As Games Workshop is by now well aware, intellectual property is now almost everything.

Due to the current pandemic, and possibly due to rather an already developing trend, American production houses have discovered animation is actually easier, despite being more expensive, seeing the success of Japanese anime and manga almost completely eclipsing everything else in this field.

Hasbro is trying to monetize their intellectual properties, including a shared universe of Transformers, Gee Eye Joe, He Man, and possibly My Little Pony.

And one thing Dungeons and Dragons have, is a lot of literature, plus existing settings.

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Hi all!

GW shares have been on the up for some time but honestly I’d be astonished to see them cornering the market in MtG and D&D as well! If they manage it they’ll be the Google of fantasy IP.

Perhaps it’s academic when literally all the Pathfinder games I play use GW models in any case.

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Seredain wrote:
Hi all!

GW shares have been on the up for some time but honestly I’d be astonished to see them cornering the market in MtG and D&D as well! If they manage it they’ll be the Google of fantasy IP.

Perhaps it’s academic when literally all the Pathfinder games I play use GW models in any case.


Hi Seredain,
I wasn't really expecting to see you around, this is a nice surprise.
You don't know me because I have joined long after you stopped playing, but I have read with interest your cavalry prince battle reports.
Does your return mean that you have found again an interest to discuss and play WHFB? Let's hope so.

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Seredain wrote:
Hi all!

GW shares have been on the up for some time but honestly I’d be astonished to see them cornering the market in MtG and D&D as well! If they manage it they’ll be the Google of fantasy IP.

Perhaps it’s academic when literally all the Pathfinder games I play use GW models in any case.

I noticed this as well. I should have bought some shares a couple of years ago. They're doing quite well as a company. And they're the go-to company if you need miniatures. Perhaps that's a side benefit for them from age of Sigmar. Those models are a bit more individual and flashy compared to some of the more boring rank and file models of warhammer.

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MasterOfNone wrote:
Seredain wrote:
Hi all!

GW shares have been on the up for some time but honestly I’d be astonished to see them cornering the market in MtG and D&D as well! If they manage it they’ll be the Google of fantasy IP.

Perhaps it’s academic when literally all the Pathfinder games I play use GW models in any case.


Hi Seredain,
I wasn't really expecting to see you around, this is a nice surprise.
You don't know me because I have joined long after you stopped playing, but I have read with interest your cavalry prince battle reports.
Does your return mean that you have found again an interest to discuss and play WHFB? Let's hope so.

Cheers


MasterOfNone nice of you to say so! After a house move and close to 3 years of renovation work I finally got to unpack my models and put them in their own cabinet, instead of boxes. Then I popped on here and was delighted to see the flame burning. I’m just catching up with SpellArcher on the state of 8thEd and whether the Old World will do the job we want. I don’t have a gaming club as such any more nor know anyone who plays in my area, but my army is still here so never say never! I didn’t get enough opportunities to play my final list so I wouldn’t mind another crack with it. In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying Total Warhammer. They did a fine job there, even if cavalry princes suck.

Prince, I’d buy shares anyway! 40K has Darktide coming and Warhammer 3 will have daemons (awesome) and Cathay in it. That’s a lot of new customers looking looking for Warhammer: China... With Blizzard currently in the toilet, I wouldn’t bet against GW flexing over the next few years.

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Prince, I’d buy shares anyway! 40K has Darktide coming and Warhammer 3 will have daemons (awesome) and Cathay in it. That’s a lot of new customers looking looking for Warhammer: China... With Blizzard currently in the toilet, I wouldn’t bet against GW flexing over the next few years.

Good points. In general I don't mind investing in a monopolist who's still expanding his market and reach. They tend to do well. I'll give it some more thought. :)

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Prince of Spires wrote:
Seredain wrote:
Hi all!

GW shares have been on the up for some time but honestly I’d be astonished to see them cornering the market in MtG and D&D as well! If they manage it they’ll be the Google of fantasy IP.

Perhaps it’s academic when literally all the Pathfinder games I play use GW models in any case.

I noticed this as well. I should have bought some shares a couple of years ago. They're doing quite well as a company. And they're the go-to company if you need miniatures. Perhaps that's a side benefit for them from age of Sigmar. Those models are a bit more individual and flashy compared to some of the more boring rank and file models of warhammer.


Interesting, the "boringness" of the models in early 2000s is what attracted me the most. I had and still have no interest in these over the top fantasy figures. But that's just me :D .

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Flame of the Asuryan wrote:
Interesting, the "boringness" of the models in early 2000s is what attracted me the most. I had and still have no interest in these over the top fantasy figures. But that's just me .

I'm somewhere in the middle. I like the 'boringness' of the more recent models, like the PG or WL. They're rank & file, but they've got some dynamic poses and interesting bits going on. Painting 30 spearmen or archers was not my thing.

But what I meant was that because the new "cool" models are much more individual they are a lot more suited for use in other games then just WH. I can't really imagine someone rushing out to buy a box or archers to use them in a game of D&D, but I can see someone do so with some of the newer models. Though the funny thing is that with GW aiming for more original models they can protect with IP stuff, they might make it harder to do so. There's always room for an elf or a dwarf, but I'm not sure many D&D games have features Aelfs flying on a shark...

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