Wizards Drops Star Wars License

Discussion in 'Hampton Roads, VA' started by Thumpy, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. Thumpy Jedi Master

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    Looks like Wizards of the Coast has stopped their Star Wars line.
    RPG's and Mini's.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-12883-Boise-Gaming-Lifestyle-Examiner~y2010m1d29-Star-Wars-Roleplaying-saga-ends-again

    Wizards of the Coast, the publishers of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition and Star Wars Miniatures announced on Thursday, January 28th that they will not be renewing their license with Lucasfilm for the Star Wars properties. WotC_BigGuy released this information through the Official Star Wars game forums on Wizards? official website so that players will not be blindsided by the change.

    WotC_BigGuys, a forum moderator and Wizards employee, confirmed that the remaining publications will still make print as the final chapters in the games. Galaxy of Intrigue and The Unknown Regions will be the final publications for the RPG. The final miniatures lines will be the recently released The Dark Times and an upcoming set, Masters of the Force.

    This comes as a big surprise to many players who recently witnessed Wizards dropping the Star Wars Constructible Miniatures game which was purchased along with the holdings of WizKids. WotC_BigGuys confirmed a major reason for the ending of these lines is due to the current state of economic affairs and the market for such games.

    The Sage Edition of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game is based on the d20 system which was popularized by the flagship title of Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons and Dragons. The miniatures also followed in the footsteps of D&D and were a combination of D&D miniatures and the Saga Edition rules.


    Sad. I've gotten some use out of my small collection. My daughter has taken a liking to them; building a castle from blocks, placing the minis on them, then knocking them down, so I guess something I can pass down to the kids to play with.
  2. Azuren_Zyblade Jedi Knight

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    I know what a bummer.

    they do have a few more new sets coming out this year.

  3. Ranger-Joe Jedi Knight

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    kinda sad about this since I'm just getting back into mini's
  4. Azuren_Zyblade Jedi Knight

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    Ranger,

    We'll we can still get back into mini's and there is a few more sets coming out too!

  5. Thumpy Jedi Master

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    The SW minis/RPG thing isn't going away anytime soon. Sure, economics dictates Wizards' decision to drop it, but the gamer community, I think is too strong, to let it go completely away. Gamers will still play with what they have and tailor the game with the way they prefer to play it; there's so much minis and variety out there. People will trade on eBay and such. If/when the economy picks back up, I wouldn't be surprised another company getting the license. And there's still Clone Wars, Live Action series, video games, and tons of novels to keep interest in the franchise alive for years to come. It's all a cycle. That's my 2 cents.
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