Monday, November 09, 2009

The doom that came to White Wolf

Wow, I had no idea White Wolf had fallen so far. Using terms like "imprint" and "legacy business" to describe a company that was, at one time, a serious competitor for WotC/TSR is stunning. While it's sad to see any tabletop rpg publisher fall on hard times, I have absolutely no attachment to White Wolf at all. I'm just glad it didn't happen to a company that makes products I care about, like Paizo or Catalyst Game Labs.

-Rognar-

2 comments:

A Paladin In Citadel said...

I'm afraid that all the others are not far behind, if they don't move over to digital media, and reinvent themselves for the 'paperless' age.

WOTC is trying to survive by doing just that.

Rognar said...

I think there will always be a market for tabletop rpgs, although some changes are inevitable. Honestly, if you had asked me 10 or 15 years ago, i would have been 100% certain that computer games would have completely killed the industry by now. Paper and dice and a group of friends sitting around a table together seems to fill a need in some people that Halo 3 just can't.

Also, many of us will pass the hobby on to the next generation. The four main guys in my group have 9 kids among us, with a 10th on the way. There's a lot of geek potential there.