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MordrekDaMean
14-08-2006, 04:09
I think GW should take a page out of the wizards of the coast book. When they launched 3rd edition D&D they farmed out the rights to different campaign worlds to different companies. This got more product out which made fans happy and also pretty much took potential competitors and turned them into allies.
GW should look into having other companies produce minis for the specialist games. There are some new companies that are on their way to producing GW quality models. Liscencing them the rights to say.... Epic A for a certain sum or however it works out legally, and BAM, new models, probably good sales for that company, no loss for GW and it would just be more advertising for the GW "universe" Maybe it could function as a "gateway drug" for some new players?

Good idea?

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NakedFisherman
14-08-2006, 04:12
Not a good idea. Wizards of the Coast didn't produce their own miniatures at the time and their rules were not free.

MordrekDaMean
14-08-2006, 04:45
DAMN!!! You're right.
Tho, I'd have to be sayin it "tongue in cheek" that GW is producing minis for the specialist games.
But you're right.
It is nice that we get the rules for free. But some actual support would be nice. There has to be SOME buissness solution that can get all those great games flying again.
My friend and i played a Warmaster battle at a nearby game store. The kids there were in awe at the scale and coolness of it. Tho they are hardcore fantasy and 40K players, they had never heard of warmaster, or Epic, or blood bowl. What a shame....
Good news is now a few of them are building warmaster armies!
So, I think it shows that supporting these games does work towards what I imagine GWs prime directive is: to sell stuff.

Ah well...

Damien 1427
14-08-2006, 07:20
Wizards of the Coast didn't produce their own miniatures at the time...[Snip]

One could argue GW don't really make any miniatures for Specialist anymore, either. :p Two releases a year my ****... :mad:

jedipenguin
17-08-2006, 06:36
One could argue GW don't really make any miniatures for Specialist anymore, either. :p Two releases a year my ****... :mad:

Given the poor quality of many of the specialist releases im not sure if this is more of a blessing than a curse (Necro Patriarch/Matriarch anybody? :wtf: )

orangesm
17-08-2006, 13:34
Actually WOTCs basic D&D v3.5 rules are free in the form of the System Reference Document. You have to pay for campaign settings and the rules that go along with those (but the rules for developing those rules are in the SRD!).

All we want is for GW to either give it some attention or to let others give it attention.