Thursday, 12th February, 2015, 05:47 PM
I think WotC has finally decided there isn't enough money to be made from whales in the RPG industry. There investment money is best spent elsewhere.
Paizo on the other hand is probably doing Pathfinder largely as a labor of love. Lisa Stevens seems like a pretty smart woman and could probably make even more money in another industry, but she loves gaming and does pretty well there so she stays.
Hasbro/WotC is there to make money for the shareholders and if only doing minimal support for the D&D RPG is good business then that is what they will do.
i also wonder how the D&D as a brand thing is going. It doesn't look like the Kre-o stuff did that well. My local TRU had it on clearance shortly after it came out and I haven't seen it around since.