D&D 5E Keys from the Golden Vault


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Nikosandros

Golden Procrastinator
Dragonlance was fairly late getting up for sale there, too; if I remember, it was just after the start of the normal media blitz a couple of months before.
Dragonlance was available for preorder on DDB on August the 18th. There was at least one time when the preorder on DDB was very late, but it was from before they were bought by Wizards.
 

jasper

Rotten DM
Dragonlance was fairly late getting up for sale there, too; if I remember, it was just after the start of the normal media blitz a couple of months before.
I bought my ecopy of dragonlance 8-20-22 Release dates were Tuesday before Thanksgiving or dec 6. So three months or a little less.
Keys on Amazon 2-21-23 so 40 days.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Totally, just bad actors. /s
A pretty large amount of that going around, yes.

Mind you, I dont think WotC is particularly great shakes, but they remain the corporate type they have been as long as I've played D&D. I don't hold them in esteem, but their cynical profit motive creates things that I enjoy.
 

Scribe

Legend
A pretty large amount of that going around, yes.

Mind you, I dont think WotC is particularly great shakes, but they remain the corporate type they have been as long as I've played D&D. I don't hold them in esteem, but their cynical profit motive creates things that I enjoy.

Yes, all the 3PP, all the various other RPG heads, creators.

All of them, bad actors. I mean I already know your position on all this, and you are free to have it, but no, this is not 'bad actors'.

Its Wizards taking off the mask, nothing more.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Yes, all the 3PP, all the various other RPG heads, creators.

All of them, bad actors. I mean I already know your position on all this, and you are free to have it, but no, this is not 'bad actors'.

Its Wizards taking off the mask, nothing more.
I mean, they have their interests to defend. Doesn't mean that I have to care, particularly.
 

Scribe

Legend
I mean, they have their interests to defend. Doesn't mean that I have to care, particularly.

Of course you dont have to care. One of the joys of capitalism. Partake and consume, nod and carry on.

Just as I dont have to feel bad that Wizard's is exposed for what many of us figured, nothing but another soulless corporate husk, paying lip service to ideals and concepts, it doesnt support in deed.
 

The marketing text for one (I don’t recall which) of the movie tie-in toys mentions a “Golden Archive”—to my mind, confirming that this is the movie tie-in book. Edit: Someone else already pointed this out. I missed that post somehow.
 
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Parmandur

Book-Friend
Of course you dont have to care. One of the joys of capitalism. Partake and consume, nod and carry on.

Just as I dont have to feel bad that Wizard's is exposed for what many of us figured, nothing but another soulless corporate husk, paying lip service to ideals and concepts, it doesnt support in deed.
Well, sure, same as they ever were. Did you ever think theybwere more...?
 



Well, sure, same as they ever were. Did you ever think theybwere more...?
No, but we kinda hope that with sufficient pressure from their customer base, they can be forced to pretend to be. Fake it til you make it and all that.

I kinda like the idea of bunch of weasly microtransaction-happy ex-big-tech execs getting pressured into pretending to be enthusiastic about open gaming. It'd be like watching Ming the Merciless unwillingly manning a soup kitchen, muttering resentfully the whole time.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
No, but we kinda hope that with sufficient pressure from their customer base, they can be forced to pretend to be. Fake it til you make it and all that.

I kinda like the idea of bunch of weasly microtransaction-happy ex-big-tech execs getting pressured into pretending to be enthusiastic about open gaming. It'd be like watching Ming the Merciless unwillingly manning a soup kitchen, muttering resentfully the whole time.
And maybe it will be so. In the meantime, I'm personally chomping at the bit about the actual product cing down the pipeline.
 

Dragonlance was available for preorder on DDB on August the 18th. There was at least one time when the preorder on DDB was very late, but it was from before they were bought by Wizards.
Ok, I guess I was remembering the wrong product. There was one in the last year or so that was late to show up for pre-order, but I can't remember which.
 


Jadeite

Open Gaming Enthusiast
Why not just wait for WotC to make an official statement concerning the release and its contents? At this point, anything else is mere speculation.
 



Oofta

Legend
A pretty large amount of that going around, yes.

Mind you, I dont think WotC is particularly great shakes, but they remain the corporate type they have been as long as I've played D&D. I don't hold them in esteem, but their cynical profit motive creates things that I enjoy.

I can honestly say that the latest controversy doesn't make me trust them any less. I never trusted them to be anything but a corporation, one who hopefully continues to create rules and content for a game I enjoy playing, in the first place.

I'll be curious to see what the book actually is, we should know in a couple weeks. :)
 


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