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Wizards drop Star wars!

Posted in RPG General by misterecho on January 30, 2010

Wizards Announcement here

It’s official, Wizards of the coast have confirmed that they will not renew the star wars license in May. WOTC will no longer sell the books or their miniatures after august.

Eh? What’s happening here? Am I being obtuse when I say “If you cant sell Star wars licensed products what can you sell?”

Selling Star Wars to geeks is like selling warm ale to Englishmen. If Star Wars is an untenable franchise, what state is DnD4e? The Economic downturn has hit my local area very hard. Thousands have been made redundant here.

I didn’t realise it was this bad.

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  1. C said, on January 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    It’s a business decision. Companies sometimes decide to drop a product if it’s not making enough money, even though it’s making a profit of some kind. I’m sure Lucasfilm was charging a lot for the license and maintained a lot of control.

  2. Adaen of Bridgewater said, on February 22, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I’ll be interested in seeing who, if anyone picks up this license.


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