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Started by xiombarg, April 28, 2004, 12:28:17 PM
Quote from: PramasThe main trouble here is that most RPG companies are content to let D&D be the gateway product for all roleplayers. Well that, and marketing to new markets costs money most companies don't have. That said, you do see games from time to time that try to buck the trend. Our Blue Rose game is trying to bring readers of Romantic Fantasy fiction into roleplaying directly, for instance. WotC spent a staggering sum of money marketing 3E, and they built on a very recognizable brand name, but even so they didn't break 1 million units of the Player's Handbook. The type of marketing you are talking about is simply beyond the means of most RPG companies.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsBen, if I'm suspicious of White Wolf's source of operating funds, then I'm doubly so for Palladium. I make no claims about either company, but I don't see any reason to assume, off the top, that their production costs are met from their sales-based profits.
Quote from: xiombargQuote from: Ron EdwardsBen, if I'm suspicious of White Wolf's source of operating funds, then I'm doubly so for Palladium. I make no claims about either company, but I don't see any reason to assume, off the top, that their production costs are met from their sales-based profits.Especially when you consider that Palladium is, in essence, one man and his wife -- nearly all of Palladium's other "employees" are arguably freelancers. That isn't all that different from any other form of one-man outfit or family business.
Quote from: Matt WilsonIs Palladium the sole source of income for this one man and his wife? I would think that if the writing is contracted out, there's not a lot for him to do.
QuoteIn any case, he's gotten a massive amount of return on the same 40 or so pages of rules for the last 15-20 years.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsChris (Pramas)*, your point about the actual status of distributors within GAMA isn't relevant to my point.
QuoteAs I see it, any inclusion of distributors in a "manufacturer's" business organization, on any basis except as potential customers, is letting the fox into the henhouse.
QuoteBut neither of these points are anyone's concern but my own, and they certainly have nothing to with "you all suck." Again, any perception of such a thing is plain old low-self-esteem projection: "That guy must think I suck, how dare he."
Quote from: PramasAnd surely I was imagining a self-congratulatory tone when Xiombarg said this:
Quotehow have you managed to do a CCG on a $7,000 budget?