Archive for June, 2005

CCG mounts epic battle between business plan and reality

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

So this new Score CCG called Epic Battles, which I don’t know anything else about, will be sold exclusively through Blockbuster Video at first, then trying to feed customers from Blockbuster back to hobby stores, via organized play. The latter point sheds some light, I think, on why all these people wanna be in Blockbuster in the first place. I doubt it’ll be effective in any great numbers, but it is encouraging to see that some publishers still know who really supports them in the long term. Theories?

Dungeon Master’s Guide II scores critical sales

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

It would seem there’s considerable excitement about WotC‘s next rulebook for D&D 3.5, the impressively-titled Dungeon Master’s Guide II. According to the company, orders from the hobby market are already so strong that DMG II will be the biggest release ever for the game (aside from the core rulebooks). Industry favorites such as Jesse Decker and Robin Laws developed the nearly 300-page tome, which is the first DMG sequel to be created for any iteration of the D&D game system.