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Duel Masters: might not suck completely

January 29th, 2004: Mike Sugarbaker says...
Duel Masters: might not suck completely

After reading the article in Undefeated and hearing opinions from a couple of local retailers, I have to say that it looks like Duel Masters will be a credible game design as well as an actual, good business move for WotC. If you want the next Pokemon, it makes sense to go over to Japan and form an alliance with their creatives to make it. Game Trade says the game will get a glitzy launch in New York on March 6th, and the cartoon series hits Toonami about a week later. WotC has plenty of other good game properties, but what it needs right now is growth, so I’m happy to see something that might deliver it. Sustainability, or at least coming out of the inevitable crash with more dollars than you went into the whole enterprise with, is another question…

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5 comments

  1. Dai Oni says:

    Hmph. I still can’t believe WotC didn’t get the YU-GI-OH! license. I mean they had to know POKEMON is last decade’s “IN” thing before Year 2000.

  2. misuba says:

    Well, bear in mind that around the time that Yu-Gi-Oh was first hitting, Hasbro was officially de-emphasizing non-licensed properties.

  3. Dai Oni says:

    I find that hard to believe, considering Hasbro’s primary purpose for acquiring WotC is the Pokemon license.

  4. misuba says:

    _Around the time that Yu-Gi-Oh was first hitting_ was a year or two after the original date of the WotC purchase – _after_ Pokemon went south.

  5. seth says:

    Send me cards because I have purchased hundreds of dollars worth of packs and starter decks ever since the cards came out of stock.I have almost all of the super rare cards except AQUA SNIPER.I love the card game SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much, I just cant stop buying them.Ive almost watched every episode also.Duel Masters is the best card game ever.

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