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Tuesday, 30th June, 2009, 05:05 PM #1
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)
OGL:Someone releases as OGC a most revolutionary & awesome game design.You, Wotc...
You are Wotc.
Now, what would you do about it?
Tuesday, 30th June, 2009, 05:21 PM #2
Guide (Lvl 11)
Nothing. Because I bet it'll end up as a critic's darling but only sell 100 copies..."At best and at worst, it is a waste of time." A Mormon bishop on Dungeons and Dragons
Tuesday, 30th June, 2009, 05:21 PM #3
A 1e title so awesome it's not in the book (Lvl 21)
Tuesday, 30th June, 2009, 05:40 PM #4
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)
1. Do nothing
2. Try to take ideas for the current edition if possible
3. Try to design the next edition on (the ideas of) the new revolutionary design
4. Turn the next edition to OGL and develop on that design
5. Hire the person that did this to work on the development of the next edition
6. Something else, explain.
Mr. Piratecat is this possible? I mean, can I transform the thread in a poll?
Last edited by xechnao; Tuesday, 30th June, 2009 at 05:43 PM.
Tuesday, 30th June, 2009, 05:44 PM #5
I, as WotC, ask a simple question:
Does it have the D&D name on it?
When I determine this answer is no, I shrug and get on with things, because the game called D&D always wins. It also helps to be selling a most revolutionary and awesome game yourself.
Tuesday, 30th June, 2009, 05:51 PM #6
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
1, 5, in that order. 5 nets you 2, more or less. WotC didn't embrace the OGL when it was new; they're not going to leap into it now.Secrets of the Shadowend - Notes, scribblings, writings, and memorandum on the Shadowend Campaign Setting.
Tuesday, 30th June, 2009, 05:54 PM #7
Superhero (Lvl 15)
There's no hypothetical question here. History shows conclusively: the answer is "do nothing."
What I'm interested is: what is the OP getting at?
My D&D Class:
Lawful Good Human Paladin
My Robin Law's Game Style:
100% Method Actor, 100% Storyteller, 83% Butt-Kicker, 75% Specialist, 75% Power Gamer, 67% Tactician, 0% Casual Gamer
Look what I made!
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Tuesday, 30th June, 2009, 05:55 PM #8
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)
Tuesday, 30th June, 2009, 07:35 PM #9
The Great Druid (Lvl 17)
That's this question. :P
You can't really formulate a solid business plan without a lot more info then we have here. Doing so seems like you're acting more through emotion rather then business reasoning. (Which I will admit seems to be how many gaming companies do act...)
I'd want to know things like: What's popular about it? How do MY customers feel about it? How do they feel about it in comparison to my product? If my product is lacking features the new game offers, are my customers upset it lacks those features? If so can I reasonably add them to my product without causing a big issue? (system wise not legally or anything.)
Just seems like something you probably don't wan to decide on a whim.
Tuesday, 30th June, 2009, 07:49 PM #10
Myrmidon (Lvl 10)
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