RPG Wizards of the Coast to drop the Star Wars license

Discussion in 'Games' started by JoinTheSchwarz, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Wylding Jedi Grand Master

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    Let's hope GamesWorkshop picks up the license for the SW Minis....oh man that would rule.
  2. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    May 30, 2003
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    Went to target today and bought the last 3 boxes they had. On sale for $8 instead of $16.
    OK, I left the space ships boxes behind.

    They still had 6 of the vader/kenobi 6-pack sets.

    Anyone else spotted a good deal?
  3. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Recently found a used Hero's Guide for d20, so my collection is complete. I have every book, magazine and box set for SW d20 (not counting minis)
  4. Yuul_Shamar Force Ghost

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    For RCR or Saga?

    By the way, hi to everyone I haven't seen in a while.
  5. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Nice of WotC to just take down the entire directory for SW. Went to see what the minis were since they don't include checklists with booster boxes anymore. Couldn't find any mention of StarWars on the site. If they have it at all, they've hidden it. thanks a heap there guys. Real helpful.

    On the plus side, I think I've got the mold of the Sith knight coming along (or was it emperor's hand?). It's taken a few tries because portions of the figure are so thin that a simple air bubble can mean the difference between mini and disconnected limbs. Hope this one comes out right. If it does, My minis don't have to have just the colors that WotC put out. I'll be able to build minis with any color lightsaber I want! All I will have to do is mix the epoxy with the right dye. And have a working mold of whatever figure. Still, not bad...
  6. Sidyan Force Ghost

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    Feb 18, 2002
    I think someone over here doesn't know what it means to lose a licence. It means WotC is no longer allowed to make any official mention of Star Wars on their site. So take your righteous indignation, and aim it where it belongs: Lucas Licensing.
  7. Darth_Kevin Force Ghost

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    Could this be the end of RPG for Star Wars other than in video game format?
  8. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah. It is one thing to say "We're not making any more," and another to have to take down all reference to the materials previously made. Not having (or being able to have) a catalog of existing work is rediculous, or just plain silly.

    Are we going to get a new company for games & minis? Anyone know?
  9. whiskers Force Ghost

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    It's one thing to take down the website due to the license expiring, it's another thing to only give people four hours from the actual confirmation of "yes, the site is going to come down" to the actual doing so. A lot of people were unable to make backups of the articles they wanted. I managed to get a majority of them, but had to rely on someone who did to get the ones I missed.
  10. JasperMereel_ Jedi Knight

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    There a comic book store near me that carries a lot of their Star Wars stuff. I'm friends with the owner, so I'm tempted to ask him to put aside some of the figures I don't have.
  11. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    I linked somewhere in here to a rapidshare account that had them all available for download
  12. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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  13. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Not Paizo, their execs said is wasn't them

    Pinnacle, using the Savage Worlds system
    SJG - Gurps Star Wars (NO!)
    Green Ronin - Could work with the new M&M
    Fantasy Flight Games - Big manufacturer and publisher
    WoTC - Guess they could snach it back
  14. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    I'm cheering for Green Ronin. They still have to disappoint me.
  15. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    True20 Star Wars I could see working nicely. The system is a good blend between fast action and the detail you get with d20
  16. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Very true, plus they fit the "not a company known for their miniatures" shoe that Mongoose Publishing guy mentioned. They've nabbed DC Comics, A Song of Ice and Fire, Dragon Age... perhaps now Star Wars?
  17. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    For the new publisher, it would be nice to see SW back into WEG hands, and I guess Fantasy Flight and Paizo would do it justice. Are there any news on this? I was looking around for update but didn't find much info.
  18. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    Haven't heard a whisper, other than someone does have it.
  19. Magellan_the_Cat Jedi Master

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    Been gone a while.
    Wow.
    WEG re-edition would be great.
  20. hothie Jedi Master

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    Word on the street is Fantasy Flight. They're hiring right now, in this economy. All of the other companies replied with "no." They replied,"No comment." I'm guessing they won't announce anything until they have product in hand and can sell it right away.
  21. Magellan_the_Cat Jedi Master

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    Found a bunch of boxes of minis at Target. Must have been hiding in some store room. Picked them up for $3.50 per box. Much better price than that $16 they started at.
  22. Magellan_the_Cat Jedi Master

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    So we're still waiting...
    Really?
    I would think they'd want to capitalize on the CW cartoon cross-pollination as much as possible.
    And try to capture some more with the computer games..

    Anyone heard anything?
  23. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Fantasy Flight: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=2528


    That page says they have plans for card and mini games releases in 2012. Nothing about RPGs

    Also, its oldish news...I havent looked for anything more current.
  24. jedimikey Jedi Master

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    Yahooooo! :)

    I've been wondering about this.

    WotC did a good job with it, and I almost bought the core books. But, they were too expensive for me at the time.

    I'm looking forward to seeing a new SW RPG, no matter who does it...