That hobby with the dungeons and stuff

April 19th, 2005: Allan Sugarbaker says...
That hobby with the dungeons and stuff

A friend pointed out a London Times article about Games Workshop‘s recent decline in share value. Other than strangely comparing GW’s drop in profits to “Jessops, the camera shop, and Topps Tiles, the ceramic tiles specialist”, this article was notable for one other reason: the reporter sites GW as the company “which specialises in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.” Now, it’s great that D&D has the name recognition power to stick in this person’s head, as she’s obviously not a gamer. But come on, people. If her mistake were correct, it’d be bigger news than her intended topic. “Games Workshop shares down 30%. Oh, and they now own D&D.”


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