[generic] Death of Role Playing Games at Fantasy Flight Games

#1
And so with much sadness, it seems Asmodee, the French parent company of the American Fantasy Flight Games, has demanded value for money after merge of the two.

And we all know that Role Playing Games are much less profitable than other types of hobbies (we can see that in the neighborhood hobby stores already).

On the plus side, I can stop purchasing Star Wars sourcebooks since no new ones will be published that use those funky dice.

So I am now a collector of dead games, that fortunately, can still be played happily for years, even after they are no longer published.

http://www.d20radio.com/main/fantasy-flight-games-long-term-plan-will-discontinue-rpg-development/

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#2
So Adventures in Middle-Earth is a dead line from Cubicle7 that I enjoy.

And the Fantasy Flight Games Legend of the Five Rings 5th Edition is a dead line from Fantasy Flight Games that I barely played, but will collect the last books now.

And of course, my two favorite dead lines from FFG include Warhammer 40K and Star Wars, obviously.

That is a lot of dead books made of dead trees on my shelf and in my GM repertoire.
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
Staff member
#3
So Adventures in Middle-Earth is a dead line from Cubicle7 that I enjoy.

And the Fantasy Flight Games Legend of the Five Rings 5th Edition is a dead line from Fantasy Flight Games that I barely played, but will collect the last books now.

And of course, my two favorite dead lines from FFG include Warhammer 40K and Star Wars, obviously.

That is a lot of dead books made of dead trees on my shelf and in my GM repertoire.
They are not dead, just shambling on
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#6
Yep that is very disappointing. Might get another set of Genesys dice while I can.

Hope community content can continue or that they open it up.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#8
Yep, grabbed another set of dice.

I was looking forward to some of the other setting books.

I'm a big fan of the system, enjoyed running it and would always consider it for more play. I'm running some at Seven Hills.

I am tempted to splash on some more Star Wars titles, the game plays out a treat.

Bah grumble.
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
Staff member
#9
Yep, grabbed another set of dice.

I was looking forward to some of the other setting books.

I'm a big fan of the system, enjoyed running it and would always consider it for more play. I'm running some at Seven Hills.

I am tempted to splash on some more Star Wars titles, the game plays out a treat.

Bah grumble.
I enjoyed playing it.
You are never short of source materials with Star Wars, so you just need some dice and any useful books of Chrome or stat blocks.
How was the Beanstalk book for Genesis BTW? (Not as good as Infinity 2d20?)
 

Dom

Administrator
Staff member
#12
Asmodee of Borg are owned by VC, so they will be looking to maximise returns because at some time they will be sold. We know that the margins on licenced properties are worse, so it kind of makes sense. Didn't WEG struggle to make money off the Star Wars licence?

I'm glad I went REUP rather than Genesys Star Wars, so I've no real investment in this. I feel sorry for you folks that do. The Cubicle 7 shutdown on lines like TOR hit me more.
 
#13
Asmodee of Borg are owned by VC, so they will be looking to maximise returns because at some time they will be sold. We know that the margins on licenced properties are worse, so it kind of makes sense. Didn't WEG struggle to make money off the Star Wars licence?

I'm glad I went REUP rather than Genesys Star Wars, so I've no real investment in this. I feel sorry for you folks that do. The Cubicle 7 shutdown on lines like TOR hit me more.
Fortunately, the Star Was product line at Fantasy Flight Games had achieved climax, since the new movies were not really hits lore wise. And the classics are sufficiently covered by Edge of the Empire and Age of Rebellion sourcebooks (many books actually).

What saddens me more is the abrupt halt to the Genesys settings, like Twilight Imperium and Tanhauser that are stillborn now.

With regards to Legend of the Five Rings, I am somewhat happy, sine that means my collection is basically complete (not sure I will get the book of waves).

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Nathan

Rune Priest
#14
I'm glad I went REUP rather than Genesys Star Wars
REUP probably the best way if you want to itch that Star Wars twitch every few years. I'm not a fan of the Genesys system. I felt it didn't stand up in character driven games. I am considering a FAE game next time I get that Star Wars itch.
 
#15
I'll possibly grab the last couple of L5R 5e books since on a read I really like them.

I also enjoyed the game of Genesys Android I played; I'm torn on whether to get it before it's too late. I think I'll resist as it's not clear if or when it will see play, but with some regret.
 
#16
I'll possibly grab the last couple of L5R 5e books since on a read I really like them.

I also enjoyed the game of Genesys Android I played; I'm torn on whether to get it before it's too late. I think I'll resist as it's not clear if or when it will see play, but with some regret.
In a way, this demise of Fantasy Flight Games makes it possible to have the complete 5th edition vofvghd Legend of the Five Rings if you act fast before the scalping on the black market.
 
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