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Started by Ron Edwards, November 12, 2002, 12:17:24 PM
Quote from: PramasAs to the selling of D&D and the like as special orders, sure, you could do that. But most D&D fans would go to typical game stores or their local Borders/Waldnebooks, where the books would be in stock and immediately available to them. Why would they want to patronize a store that is trying to marginalize them?
Quote from: Ron EdwardsQuozl, I'm a little dubious about changing the names or terms for a given product, again, using comics as the example. All the pompous insistence on the term graphic novel, for instance, served no purpose but to alienate both comics readers who might like the real-mainstream content and non-comics readers from the medium. Best,Ron
Quote from: quozlMaybe I'm being simplistic but if you want to change how your game is perceived ("it's not a niche product, it's mainsteam"), then why not change the label which is making others perceive you as a niche product?In oher words, don't call your game an "rpg". I think White Wolf actually did this by calling Vampire a "storytelling game" and it seemed to work.
Quotejust like the term "graphic novel" got rid of the comics stigma in my perception.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsThe more-or-less desperate "throw out the dice and numbers" trend in the very late 80s and early 90s is, I think, more of a punt than anything else and not necessarily the most mainstream-friendly approach.