Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Warhammer Fantasy Role Play

Mildly amused to see that Fantasy Flight Games has announced they are releasing a Player's Guide and Player's Vault for the $100 Warhammer Fantasy Role Playing Game, since they originally said, when they announced the game and were asked about player's guides that they had no plans to do any such thing. Of course, the Player's Guide will cost about $50 and the Vault, which contains the cards, tiles and dice needed to play the game, will cost $30. This means that, if you want to get into a game and buy the things you'll need, it costs almost as much for a single player as it does to buy the whole game with enough materials for the GM and 3 players.

If I were a cynical sort, I'd think this allows FFG to say they listened to customer requests for materials for one player, produced them, and then no one bought them, thus proving they were right in their original decision to produce the bundled version of the game, rather than DM and player books and sets. But I'd only think that if I were cynical.

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