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#23894
Holy!@#! DRAGON magazine is dead! 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I was shocked and saddened at the news, especially about Dungeon magazine. I think Paizo had been doing a really great job with both magazines, especially with the Adventure Paths in Dungeon and with the Demonomicon articles and Core Beliefs articles in Dragon. I do hope that Paizo's new magazine, Pathfinder, will be just as good. On that hope, I've converted my Dungeon and Dragon subscriptions to Pathfinder subscription for after Dungeon and Dragon end.
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#23895
Holy!@#! DRAGON magazine is dead! 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Hasbro is strictly profit-oriented? What business isnt profit oriented? I think it is more of a problem of WOTC not wanting competition with Paizo. Dungeon is superior to their new modules, and they didn't renew the license to prevent them from eating up market share. Thats my two cents anyway.
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#23896
Holy!@#! DRAGON magazine is dead! 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Just seems to me Hasbro would be willing to screw with a gaming icon like Dragon magazine for a few bucks, whereas i would hope that WoTC has people working for it that beleive they owe something to the hobby as a whole, and therefore maybe would not abandon Dragon magazine for the sake of some extra pofit....maybe this is just naive, stupid thinking on my part and the days of TSR are now fully behind us forever....
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#23897
Holy!@#! DRAGON magazine is dead! 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Todican;

ANY business that wants to STAY in business is profit oriented; the GOOD ones are also interested in KEEPING a customer base, instead of alienating them. THAT's why DF has kept us all as customers; they give a good damn!
OTOH, Hasbro could NOT care one WHIT about keeping you or me as customers; they figure they will ALWAYS find customers for SOMETHING they want to sell, and as you say, they don't want to compete with Paizo for relatively limited customer dollars.

Harneloot;

Since Hasbro OWNS WotC, gues who tells who what they will do? Quite probably, someone at Wizards told Hasbro, "Look, man, like, you get all those gamers pissed off, and we're gonna lose a buncha them to some OTHER game bunch!"
To which Hasbro probably said, "So? There's ALWAYS a sucker out there, we'll just start a different game product. And you'll be gone, and we'll still be making insane profits, because not only will we have gotten rid of you, we still won't have to print all those magazines that were costing us money. We'll just post the stuff as a .pdf file on our Wizards Web page and let THEM download it (for a fee) and then THEY can print it, at THEIR expense - and WE keep the money anyway!"

Shades of GW.

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