Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
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Eden drop Buffy / Angel RPG

While I was feeling crap over the weekend - fortunately I'm a little better today, and will probably get in to work tomorrow - I heard that Eden Studios have given up their Buffy and Angel licenses following renegotiation with Fox. A quick look at their site confirmed this; no new publications, continued online support. I suspect that the existing books will go out of print as stocks run out.

This unfortunately seems to be the common fate of licensed games based on popular shows and films - sooner or later the license costs more than it's worth, or the licensing company makes life so difficult that it isn't worth continuing.

The only exception I know of is Games Workshop, where Bryan Ansell is said to have given up the 2000 AD licenses, not because they were costing a lot but because he calculated that there was more money to be made by concentrating on figure-heavy games such as Warhammer. He was right, but I can't help wishing that we'd seen more for Dredd, Strontium Dog, etc.
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