Just got a message from the distributor, and it seems that this book has been canceled. Not sure if anyone was anticipating it (I was), but I figured I would let people know.
Honestly, I didn't see Spectactulars and M&M directly competing. After all, anyone that was looking for a supers game likely already uses M&M, Blood and Viligance, HERO, or some other supers game. The only game I saw it directly competing against was Blood and Vigilance, since they both use the D20 Modern system.jezter6 said:I think that d20 Spectaculars was never very popular on the boards. Even the speculation threads over on the WotC boards were shut down due to M&M talk.
Supers has been done by another company, and done extremely well. It would suprise me to think they would cancel a product on that basis, but another part of me hopes they took notice to M&M and realized they were stepping into big footsteps.
I was going to wait for confirmation before I started ranting. Wizards has always struck me as on-top-of-things enough to not let a book get this far down the production line before axing it.Kanegrundar said:Wow, this was posted an hour and a half ago and nothing.
If this is true, the lack of reaction is a decent enough clue to me that WotC did the right thing...
arscott said:I was going to wait for confirmation before I started ranting. Wizards has always struck me as on-top-of-things enough to not let a book get this far down the production line before axing it.
Wouldn't it be pretty much at the printers by this point?
drothgery said:With an Amazon release date of Jul 11 (it's still listed on Amazon, FWIW), I'd think that would be the case. Heck, I'd think that the only thing that would keep it from coming out at this point would be a court injunction preventing WotC from selling it; even if they'd decided that making the book was a bad move, at this point everything has been paid for so they might as well at least try to recoup their costs.