>Kills your company

>Kills your company

pshh... nothing personnell... nerd...

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At this point killing WotC falls under the same category of slaying a zombie that used to be a loved one.
    A regrettable but necessary public service.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >necessary
      agree

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Where the fuck were you in 1998 when we needed you?
      >I wasn't even born yet!
      Fucking excuses.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wouldn't you be like 15 if you were born in 98

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You'd be 24 years of age.
          Practically a boomer.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >used to be a loved one.
      I don't know about you, but I've hated WotC for well over a decade. It's honestly baffling that we can all experience the same history and have people think that WotC has not been getting worse by leaps and bounds for years on end. They fucking suck. They deserved to die years ago.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >but I've hated WotC for well over a decade
        Yeah this doesn't come as a shock to me. Neither was the $1000 for 4 packs of proxies in Magic.

        I feel almost zero sympathy with the people for whom this is their last straw. They've been eating shit and drinking piss for nearly a decade and only now when the company is asking for an organ donation are they pissed? I should feel a sense of unity but some number of these fuckers feeling angry now have been carrying Wizards' water for all these years, probably telling people like me that it's fine when ten years ago it wasn't fucking fine at all. I won't forget all those people who called me a hater. I wasn't a hater I was just calling it what it was.

        Funny thing is that it's not going to be Wizards that bears the brunt of this. It will be the local games stores. The players will lash out at the local stores punishing shopkeepers by withholding their money when the right thing to do is to provide some kind of welfare for the store and continue buying some kind of product to support them as these cornerstone products turn to utter fucking shit.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Funny thing is that it's not going to be Wizards that bears the brunt of this. It will be the local games stores.
          It's actually being taken out on D&Dbeyond, that shitty app they have.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ten years ago, was 2012 and if you were shouting about anything it was vacuously calling 4th Edition a WoW clone, nobody back then was grumbling about the GSL despite it actually being far worse for the game and community than "pLaYs LiKe AN MmO"

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >nobody back then was grumbling about the GSL despite it actually being far worse for the game and community than "pLaYs LiKe AN MmO"

            That's a good point. After the OGL happened, I heard a lot of people talking about how GSL killed 4e in retrospect, but people didn't much talk about it at the time because they were busy talking about how shit the game was

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Only reason I'm even invested is because I can see the faintest possibility that this cage rattling that so many people are experiencing is enough to finally make people understand why D&D fucking sucks and why WotC is a shitty company, but ultimately I'm just happy to see WotC finally bank enough bad karma that even their blindly loyal cocksucker fans have had enough.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          2nd'd, except my experience with WotC is significantly short.
          Only started playing Magic around Khans
          Only started playing D&D shortly after 5e released
          WotCs anti-consumer practices have been obvious for a VERY long time, to the point I'm baffled it took them figuratively busting a fat nut in their mouths to realize they were being fucked all this time.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Oh yeah!? Well I've hated WotC before it was cool!

        That's what you sound like right now

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Pointing out that WotC fucking sucks and has sucked for longer than it was ever good is perfectly appropriate in the context of someone blubbering about how it's like shooting a loved one who got turned into a zombie, as if it's not WotC's fault that they fucking suck.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thanks

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    D&D fags won't ever drop D&D, despite Hasbro being soulless

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The great filter

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its because they don't have souls either.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They had so many people unsubscribe that their website crashed

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Serves them right. All serious RPG players can agree that the world would be way better without WotC

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Actually it was a hot patch to make it harder to unsubscribe. The point still stands that this boycott is getting somewhere

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'll believe it when I see it. Every other 'scandal' involving these huge mass-appeal properties has eventually regressed back to the status quo due to normalfags being enslaved to social media dopamine. I don't see why this should be any different.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          see: 4e, pathfinder

          also kys shill

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the website didn't crash, they took down the servers for a hotfix to obfuscate the unsubscribe process

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They took it down and removed the unsubscribe feature, now it's an external link.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I bet that's illegal; in Europe if nowhere else. I hope someone sues.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's illegal in the US as well

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's because many players didnt even know HASBRO/WOTC existed until this started getting spammed everywhere. Some of us are still using TSR products and will continue to do so long after all this storm in a teacup and HASBRO/WOTC bollocks is forgotten. 1st edition is the only D&D.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Go play with your grandkids.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My heart belongs to 2nd edition but I feel you. Retro TTRPG will never go out of style.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was a d&d fag who got involved with 5e from a friend in high school. Moved on to better games. Happens more than you think, we will see some good players diffuse across the membrane to other systems

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Happens more than you think
        If you moved on from d20 slop to anything else then you are in an extra small minority. Then again you might you count moving from 5e to a different form of D&Dfinder and be in the majority of people who "move on" from D&D to D&D instead.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Doesn't everyone keep a small stable of games they're familiar with, and cycle through them according to whim?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i wont drop d&d, i will just continue with my exhisting practice of not buying anything from them in the last 15 years and doing everything myself

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      true just look at the people still playing/buying magic

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For the same reason they flocked to it when they were told it was cool they will ditch it like a school of fish following the motion of the crowd when they are told it is no longer cool.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Hasbro and WOTC burn taking the ability to legally smite people with them
    >Everyone continues playing dnd like WOTC never died
    This company is practically Sword of Damocles for their fans with how they do absolutely nothing to improve the experience but release mediocre books. Dnd is basically the equivalent of a fantasy ttrpg game engine and WOTC doesn’t seem to realize that

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wonder what kind of golden parachute deal she gets even if d&d/wotc go tits up for a bit and she gets shit canned.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She will just pop up in some other company with an beloved ip and ruin that as well.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She was responsible for mixer for Xbox, her only talent is getting rehired elsewhere.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The surname Williams is like a real life D&D curse.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean I blame the parent company Hasbro which is run by the old leader of WOTC.

      Which mean it's categorically a Cocks move.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's Wizards, not Hasbro. Hasbro won't tell Wizards how to run their business, they'll just tell them to figure out how to make more money.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This

          >Hasbro: Dude WOTC. Your not making as much money as you could. Make changes to make more money. I don't care how you do it. Just do it.

          >WOTC: *spergs out and sells $1000 anniversary packs*

          >Hasbro: Dude... why are we trending? What did you do? You're actively making it worse.

          >WOTC: *spurgs harder and begins to implement a restriction to take over 3PP content*

          >Hasbro: You know what? You do you. We're going back and focusing on the Ponies. At least we didn't shut down their 3rd party conventions when they had them. Just don't go into the red.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They actually just today announced ponies are ending. Again I mean.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              No they didn't. They announced something worse.
              https://www.equestriadaily.com/2023/01/new-g5-my-little-pony-equestria-girls.html

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Both actually, that plus G5 ending in a year. Mind you last time they did something similar the show went 6 more seasons.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is the second time some cunt named Williams killed D&D

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >let's try to adapt video game practices
    I mean, what could've gone wrong?

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FINALLY, D&D IS SAFE FROM OUTSIDE HANDS

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if this roastie has even played DnD.

    Normies destroy everything they touch.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know what's up with these CEOs come from microsoft but they sure has a unique gift to murder industry leading companies.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You won't believe it but Microsoft actually have a program designed to develop managers who actively leave the company to tank other companies and then return to Microsoft in cushy roles.

      I'm not even joking.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, I see weirder shit in my work, so this one seems totally plausible.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This isn’t real you retard. It falls under corporate espionage and is highly illegal.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There wouldn't be a law against it if someone wasn't doing it.
          And criminals ignore laws.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's still alarming. Nokia and WoTC aren't the only companies got burned by ex-microsoft CEOs.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Wellllllllll technically Intelevision.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Only corporations that don't pay off the political class get punished.
          Big Pharma for example knowingly releases drugs and blood products that are literally tainted and will kill people frequently and only ever get slaps on the wrist. There are literal memos of Pharma executives discussing the risk assessment of how much money they will get from selling the tainted blood products vs how much in fines they have to pay.

          Something being illegal doesn't stop a corporation.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >People wouldn't do illegal things
          Corporations will frequently budget for financial ramifications of doing crimes if the act itself is more profitable. This is why criminally obtained income is considered taxable- its not (just) a trick to get idiots to self report, it's primarily because to a big firm or something a law is just another kind of tax.

          This is why people freak the fuck out when INJUNCTIONS come down on corps instead of just finnancial ramifications.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This. Fines etc aren't a deterrent if you have enough money, they're just another cost. If doing some illegal shit saves you $2m compared to doing shit properly, and the punishment if you're caught is a $500k fine, then if you don't care about ethics then obviously you do it. You might not get caught, which saves you $2m, and even if you get caught you still save $1.5m.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Makes me sympathetic for so-called "barbaric" societies where anything more serious than jaywalking is punishable by months of brutal torture in the dungeons, if not death.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, just like gulfie oil barons get punished for causing preventable deaths in their migrant work force.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh shit! They might have to pay 10% of what they make through sabotage in fines! Never going to happen...

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because Microsoft has never been punished for anti-competition practices, huh?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Perspective. Before their legal troubles kicked up in the late 90s they spent 0 dollars in political lobbying. That changed pretty quickly. They learned to pay their bribe to big brother

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          As a megacorp doing illegal things just means you get a slap on the wrist at the worst. Especially in the US. You really need to go above and beyond to have any chance of facing serious consequences.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's this obsession with wanting to turn ttrpgs into videogames
    It's popular because it's cheap to get into and it NOT being a fucking video game
    You want a a video game? play a video game

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Digital content can be monetized. That's the only reason. They want to sell character options to players on D&D Beyond. It's very simple.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What's this obsession with wanting to turn ttrpgs into videogames
      >It's popular
      Popular=customers=money
      Its that simple plus its against the law in US to work against intrests of stock holders

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it's the next step for the genre. The problem is everyone is ass at developing it. It failed in the 90s and early 2000s because the technology wasn't there. It's not a bad concept though, it just they always end up going too videogame-like and then there's a lack of control on the DM side.

      Still a 'videogame' with a dedicated GM/storyteller role would probably be pretty well received, it's basically never been pulled off successfully.

      Honestly speaking, a videogame RPG that has a dedicated GM role, ease of character customization and building, a LLM AI for writing help, and a way to mix theatre of the mind moments and tactical gaming would be amazing.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Because it is the next step in the genre
        What the actual fuck are you talking about

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's literally the next step. TTRPGs are stuck in the mid 80s and use technology from that time. No TTRPGs really embraces technology or all the tools that are at our disposal. You roll dice, you play systems that keep a limited and controlled number of statuses affects, the most crunchy groups maintain spreadsheets, it's just all so oldschool in feeling. So much could be automated that's just not.

          The most technologically advanced group is in the text RPG section who are actually fully embracing AI.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Secondaries
            Why would I want the technology when I can do it without the technology? That's not a logical progression, that's a branch off that already exists called videogames. Why don't you just go play or make videogames?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              are you playing dumb?
              I feel like the value of a vtt should be obvious

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The value is mostly for nogaems gays or people playing online, which is already a compromise for a "real" ttrpg. If you wan't to invest into your hobby and have the resources for it I don't want some gay unreal engine vtt, I want a physical tabletop with setpieces and miniatures. The "value" is far from what gadgetgays and bugmen believe it is.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Also the vtt being locked to a subscription to a company as shitty as WoTC/Hasbro and to an IP as shitty as nuDnD; no thank you.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >No TTRPGs really embraces technology or all the tools that are at our disposal.
            Like what? How do you apply a 69 Terashits per Gigaflop Graphics card to a pen and paper wargame? Does the Large Hadron Collider have applications for character creation? Even video games aren't improving as developers fetishize technology and graphical fidelity they have just gone downhill since the PS2 era even in aesthetics. You can spend hours setting up the perfect VTT and it will never ever be better than theatre of the mind, for the same reason that Moby Dick can't be improved by porting it to Unity Engine. You gadgetfags don't know shit you just want to smear up glossy plastic and pay monthly subscription fees.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              90 minutes of uninterrupted applause!!!

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >pay monthly subscription fees
              This is what it's actually all about. Dice and rulebooks are things you only need to pay for once and then you own them forever, and we can't have that now can we? No, anon wants us to register for an online service that we will have to link to a Google or social media account that will inevitably harvest our personal data to sell to governments and corporations.

              Yeah, no thanks. I'll stick with my antiquated "stuck in the mid 80s" dice and paper rulebooks, thank you very much.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              By making it a platform through which players can play in person and online.
              Not everyone has the sort of community that can just go to a friendly LGS, or put up a notice to invite people over to their house and an RPG that accounts for those people will find itself an enormous untapped market. Something like an integrated Discord/Roll20/D&DBeyond.
              And, if we're being pie in the sky gadgetfags, make it so that it can be used with other games, it's not as big as a market as D&D but that just means there'll be a lot of gamers who can't get their fix anywhere else, meaning the players of these weird little niche games will be among your most consistent users.
              Ideally, I'd want people to be able to make and test their homebrew on this system too. Even submit the completed product for sale and use by other players.
              Fuck if I know how to code all that, though. I'm strictly a pen and paper guy myself.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >it's just all so oldschool in feeling. So much could be automated that's just not.
            you were so close to figuring it out

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bugman opinion

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            t. nftbro

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Shut the fuck up.

            VTT already exists, it's fine, you're just not technically adept enough to figure it out.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            have a nice day you bipedal insect
            Here's your (you)

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Still a 'videogame' with a dedicated GM/storyteller role would probably be pretty well received, it's basically never been pulled off successfully.

        NWN had (and still has a few) servers with players taking the roles of DMs.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, but it's still far too MMO like and doesn't handle tactics well. Again, it was the early foray into the concept and was shelved for a reason. It's basically like second life. Yeah it was a concept and you could do it, but it's not anything like modern VR chat.

          Do you mean shit like TTS, Roll20, Maptools and the like? Yeah, they're fine I guess. I like in person physical games more, and it seems the majority of players do too, but these aren't exactly what comes to mind when people talk about "video games"

          Yes, but better done. Everything there is 2D, there's no methods for real map generation and they're built to accommodate TTRPGs. I'm talking about a game that doesn't pretend to be a TTRPG and isn't limited by the pen and paper mechanics (and trying to adapt them to digital).

          I think this is kind of where Larian Studios was going before they got the Balders Gate 3 deal. They have an okay DMing mode in DOS2, but the game isn't really built around it.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you mean shit like TTS, Roll20, Maptools and the like? Yeah, they're fine I guess. I like in person physical games more, and it seems the majority of players do too, but these aren't exactly what comes to mind when people talk about "video games"

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        and yet it's not a difficult concept

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Still a 'videogame' with a dedicated GM/storyteller role would probably be pretty well received, it's basically never been pulled off successfully.
        That was literally one of the driving reasons NWN/NWN2 sold so well. Again, I am sorry you are technologically inept.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        and yet it's not a difficult concept

        Or:
        What is effectively a N v 1 asymetrical game
        Players are playing Diablo while the DM is playing a RTS ( real time tactics? ) game trying to beat the players.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There is a game like called Natural Selection. Its an FPS for the most part, think Aliens vs Space marines. The Aliens can collect resources and evolve themselves. The marines have a general who is basically playing an RTS, gives orders and can distribute upgrades/weapons/armor to his troops.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the next step for tabletop is a videogame from like 2002
        No, this is about implementing a system where people spend money every time they sit down to play dnd.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It failed in the 90s and early 2000s
        There's still NWN persistent worlds.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Some of them are accessible via the steam workshop now. Easier than ever.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I know, I still play on some. Point is it didn't 'fail' due to technical restraints, rather due to incompetence.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >due to incompetence
              From the perspective of current wotc, nwn is a failure because players only have to pay for it once.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      because they watched hearhstone eat their lunch and are using a total saturation approach to avoid getting caught out like that again

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >https://www.dndbeyond.com/posts/1423-an-update-on-the-open-game-license-ogl

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      holy gaslighting
      These guys just can't come off as anything but spiteful assholes can they?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >gaslighting

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He was using it...well, not correctly but at least not incorrectly.

          Telling people you distributed "draft" contracts requiring signature is clear gaslighting (and probably not legal approved since it opens you up to being sued by any recipient for material breach).

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Big if true

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Second, we wanted to address those attempting to use D&D in web3, blockchain games, and NFTs by making clear that OGL content is limited to tabletop roleplaying content like campaigns, modules, and supplements.
      Damn, not that d20+relevant modifiers NFT-line I had planned.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You can't use Beholders or D20 resolution system in your Ethereum game!
        Who fucking cares?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >or D20 resolution system
          You absolutely can though. Wizards can't patent rolling a d20.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The next OGL will contain the provisions that allow us to protect and cultivate the inclusive environment we are trying to build and specify that it covers only content for TTRPGs. That means that other expressions, such as educational and charitable campaigns, livestreams, cosplay, VTT-uses, etc., will remain unaffected by any OGL update. Content already released under 1.0a will also remain unaffected.

      "We don't want people doing anything crimethink with our assets; we're actually going to be monitoring people's dreams to make sure DnD stays clean of anything that could lead to any kind of backlash."

      >What it will not contain is any royalty structure. It also will not include the license back provision that some people were afraid was a means for us to steal work. That thought never crossed our minds. Under any new OGL, you will own the content you create. We won’t. Any language we put down will be crystal clear and unequivocal on that point. The license back language was intended to protect us and our partners from creators who incorrectly allege that we steal their work simply because of coincidental similarities. As we continue to invest in the game that we love and move forward with partnerships in film, television, and digital games, that risk is simply too great to ignore. The new OGL will contain provisions to address that risk, but we will do it without a license back and without suggesting we have rights to the content you create. Your ideas and imagination are what makes this game special, and that belongs to you.

      "We promise not to steal your stuff...just kidding; we probably will, but we'll have to be more subtle."

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >"We promise not to steal your stuff...just kidding; we probably will, but we'll have to be more subtle."
        Does this mean that the new splatbooks will actually be worth reading? If the answer is no, then nothing of value was stolen

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Once again proving why women should never be allowed senior business roles

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She's 100% under pressure from above to increase earnings. She can't do the best thing, which would be nothing. I guarantee you that no man could come up with a better solution.

      This is about sociopaths who become CEOs and only care about increasing profits in the next 2 quarters, and fuck the future after that.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >She can't do the best thing, which would be nothing
        This is one of the big things wrong with modern corporacracy, the gays refuse to accept that they can't just sit around for a bit, steady as she goes, and work with what they have. They have to try to meme infinite growth into reality which means they spend, and thus have to justify, spending absurd money on shit that's objectively retarded and/or useless. And then they have to fucking stand by it, they have to look at this retardation that they spent a million dollars on and push it as genius because they can't admit they spent a million dollars on nothing.
        The entire fucking thing is the Emperor having no clothes except the emperor is taking turns rubbing his dick in people's faces until one of them finally says it then the whole fucking castle collapses instantly.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >implements anti consumer practices
    "why are the consumers angry"

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine D&D dying on your watch.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They blinked, it's ogre.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BITCH
    STOP TELEPORTING BEHIND ME

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know if this is on her. She's only been on the job a year. Cocks, now Hasbro CEO, was at the Wizards helm for over 6 years and both Magic and D&D ate an unreal amount of shitty decisions under his watch that almost certainly include what came out of the pipeline this year.

    Don't get me wrong, she just let this happen but I don't think she greenlit any of this. And she would be irresponsible for cancelling projects so far towards completion.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I don't know if this is on her.
      She butchered Mixer for Microsoft, she has a history of being shit.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But you see the point right, Cocks has six proven years of being shit at this job, and his impact would endure for easily 1-2 years after his tenure.

        Maybe she's shit, probably; they're all shit. But this specifically isn't on her. She's just landing the plane but it was Cocks who put it up there in the first place.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >She's just landing the plane but it was Cocks who put it up there in the first place.
          And when the plane is not in a position to land it's the duty of the pilot to circle around and have another go.
          You claim it would have been irresponsible to cancel projects so close to completion, why then even have a CEO? What would her job have entailed this first year if not vetting the projects currently in the pipeline and pulling the plug on the bad ideas? When you fire a guy for being a shitty baker, you don't have the replacement finish the cake he left in the oven, you have the replacement throw the shitty cake out. You knew the cake was going to be shit, that's why you hired a new baker!

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >She's just landing the plane but it was Cocks who put it up there in the first place.

          It's true that Cocks (and I still can't believe his name is spelling like that) is applying pressure on her, but she still chose an incredibly bad way to try and land the plane. She pushed all the way on the yoke, pointing the nose straight at the ground. I find it impossible to believe that there wasn't a less retarded idea to increase revenue.

          She is objectively bad at her job, and I find it very likely that she doesn't care about the company. She checked her MBA play book for an idea to pump up earnings for a couple quarters, and implemented it.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Love from kazakhstan

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The new OGL rules breath new life into the potential for the game's growth, as well as prevents far-right reactionaries who have recently pushed back hard about the game's efforts to diversify and make the game safer and more inclusive for everyone from warping the game to their dangerous worldview. That's a good thing.
    DnD is saved, not destroyed.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You don't know what any of those words mean, do you?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Safer
      How are people unsafe? It's a book. You play it at your own house, or a friends house, or in a public space. There is nothing required sharper than a d4. You don't even technically do that if you use a dice roller or whatever. You can play d&d online from a thousand miles away from anything that could endanger you

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >as well as prevents far-right reactionaries who have recently pushed
      So true, I often sit around with my death's head, my large and cruel knives, my clubs, grenades, swastikas and so on thinking about how to turn back the clock to before the enlightenment with the help of role playing games.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is up with women trying to kill D&D for profit? First TSR, not WotC. Learn to gatekeep these money obsessed bitches out of the hobby's leadership

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What is up with women trying to kill D&D for profit?
      Thats not a thing. She's a CEO, its what they do. They ruin things for short term profit. You just hate women as you arent getting any.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No you little reactionary zoomie, I'm talking about Lorraine Dille Williams, who almost drove TSR into the ground because they hated gaming & now this new woman. Try to understand an argument before you react to it

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Right, except that Cynthia Williams doesn't hate gaming. She doesn't like gaming. She doesn't care about gaming in any capacity that does not involve customers, dollars, and their transfer to her bank account.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Right, still trying to ruin the hobby tho

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Didn't this e x a c t fucking situation lead to the utter insanity that was 1st Ed Spelljammer? The exec who was in charge was also a woman!

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              No, not Spelljammer. It led to the pushing of the Buck Rogers RPG and a diversification into areas they couldn't compete with (publishing, for example).

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Counterpoint: Cynthia Williams used to work for Phillip Morris. They regularly referred to their customers as "marks" and openly hate them. The employee that reached out stated "their communication gives me the impression they see customers as obstacles between them and their money". That fits the behavior I'm seeing.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            arguably as bad if not worse than hate

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Oh, for sure.

              But that poster was trying to make a point about "ebul women h8 gaeming and want to stop us all ahving fun". Where the situation has nothing to do with women or with hate, and everything to do with boring corporate greed.

              We need to make sure that we hate people for the right reasons, or what's the point?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            she also doesn't know shit about it and had to look up what magic the gathering was on wikipedia. How does someone like that end up head of the MtG company?

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bet her cunt tastes like coffee, cigarettes, and expensive hair conditioner.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just want to express that I can't believe there's a chance DnD will cease to have a monopoly over the industry. I know it's unlikely, but the possibility fills me with hope for the hobby.

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