But they have to factor in who they've sold to/are selling to, I'd think. And I'm just really having difficulty buying this notion that DL is popular with any groups under 40. And like, in addition, WotC wouldn't have tried to cancel the recent novel series if the sales were definitely going to be huge. I mean, unless it was really, really, really bad on the "problematic" front, like waaaaaay worse than anyone has been implying lol. I guess that latter is possible.Just saying, the Dragonlance novels have sold somewhat better than anything related to Jakondor or Ghostwalk. I don't care for the Dragonlance novels, mind you (more of a Redwall man), I'm talking about commercial potential in the market that WotC will consider.
I just don't see any evidence, I guess, that anyone is buying SCAG because they buy FR novels? Like, I don't have any data on that, but the only person I know who still reads FR novels, doesn't run the FR or even own SCAG.
So like, sure, DL has this base of aging fans, but would that even potentially translate to moving D&D books? I feel like something like Jakandor, even w/o any fanbase, because it's conceptually got a lot more going on, and has a bit of bonus meme potential as this legendary "forgotten setting", honestly would be easy to get moving for 5E, and could probably sell at least as many units as a DL setting book, if not more.
Maybe I'm wrong though - maybe people would buy DL because they were curious about it, having heard of it.