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Old 02-07-2013, 10:24 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by teh603 View Post
Its a pretty standard model in the gaming business.
Yeah, and it's always been that way. Since most of the money is in rule books, not accessories, that's realy the only way it can be. Some companies do it better than most. WotC and GW are among the best.

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WotC does the same thing with Magic, and D&D has had it since late in 1e when they made the Forgotten Realms an official setting. Hell, just running the module bundled with Dark Sun made a good chunk of the setting book obselete. I was *so* glad when WotC reset and froze that metaplot, but I guess its because you can't keep publishing a game setting based on Mellikot-Scale Bikinis in the modern age of feminist gamers.

Course Dark Sun was always frighteningly equal-opportunity about putting people in battle thongs... *involuntary shudder*
They know their market, which is to say, sexually frustrated teenage boys. If they did less of that crap, more girls would play. If more girls played, they'd do less of that.

On the other hand, that's not unique to games, as some has noted:

http://litstack.com/sf-funny-cover/
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