D&D 5E Prediction: Hasbro Will Acquire Foundry Virtual Tabletop for $24M


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Jer

Legend
Supporter
My memory says the vast majority of those were just other TSR games
Depends on when you read it. In the 80s and early 90s they definitely introduced me to games I wouldn't have otherwise known about through their review columns, as well as the occasional article about a non-TSR game system. Later in the 90s and then after Wizards took over they definitely moved to being a "house organ" for TSR and then Wizards.
 


billd91

Hobbit on Quest (he/him)
Depends on when you read it. In the 80s and early 90s they definitely introduced me to games I wouldn't have otherwise known about through their review columns, as well as the occasional article about a non-TSR game system. Later in the 90s and then after Wizards took over they definitely moved to being a "house organ" for TSR and then Wizards.
It was basically a house organ years before WotC took over. But the Dragon is what led me to Traveller.
 

Jer

Legend
Supporter
It was basically a house organ years before WotC took over. But the Dragon is what led me to Traveller.
I remember reading articles about Paranoia and having my mind blown - in a good way. When I found it on a shelf eventually I grabbed a copy just because of those articles.
 

Trivista

Explorer
Reverse the question - why would they want to commit funds to supporting those other games? Beyond generating good will?
Microsoft makes a good show as of late supporting linux with their dev tools, Azure, and such. That recurring per user revenue really looks good on the books.
 

Heilemann

Explorer
That thread is over here:

I meant in relation to this thread and the idea of WotC buying Foundry (which makes, like, no sense at all).
 


Why not TaleSpire (3D virtual tabletop) and HeroForge?

Sometimes I have thought if Disney doesn't go very well, at least Marvel and StarWars would be adquired by Hasbro. I didn't want to say it to not look fooler even, but now I suspect this is a very bad year for Disney, because they are losing a lot of prestige by fault of certain threads no-linked with the products.

Why should try again a merger with Mattel? They tried it and it failed. Also Hasbro tried to adquire Lions Gate.

Hasbro could buy more companies for the value of the brands, but maybe it would rather to see create cash-cows with its own IPs its owns.
 






I maintain we need to be able to bet on these dnd prediction threads.

Here are my proposed odds on Hasbro's VTT strategy:

not make a VTT -350
Roll 20 -100
Foundry +75
Fantasy Grounds 2:1
Tale Spire 5:1
make their own VTT 9:1




[note: I am being sarcastic and do not support gambling on corporate strategy, unless you are into the stock market]
 




CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Sheesh, 'tall poppies' much?

I get the impulse to hate things that are popular (I live in Portland OR, the hipster capital of the West Coast), but this is just...absurd.
 

Hussar

Legend
For myself and purely selfish, I hope they go all in on a 100% DnD only vtt. I don’t play other rpgs so being open for other games isn’t a concern for me.

Hopefully a platform custom built for DnD will support play a hell of a lot better than a generic one.
 

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