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Old 03-04-2010, 04:32 AM   #141
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Any progress?
Yes. Steve, Paul, and I reviewed this a few days ago. Closer, but still not completely finished.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:38 AM   #142
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Greetings. Velcome to ze Report to ze Stakeholders. Ve vish to invite you to please put down all stakes now. Yes, zat is good. And zer holy symbols, zey vill do you no gut. Now, ve vill have a little drink. No, not ze vine. I do not drink ... vine.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:53 PM   #143
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Surprised that no one's commented on this thread since the 2010 Report to the Stakeholders went up.

It's a very positive report, all around. And there's a nifty easter egg at the bottom which shows that SJ wasn't just speaking idly when he praised the innovation of Pirates of the Spanish Main in the same report a few years back. Run-on sentence? What's that?

What did y'all think?
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:59 PM   #144
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Surprised that no one's commented on this thread since the 2010 Report to the Stakeholders went up.
I posted on the Ogre board this morning, but was distracted by shiny objects before I could get here.

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What did y'all think?
For entirely selfish reasons, I'd have been happier if GURPS had contributed to more of the business, but I suspect the current state of affairs isn't a consequence of GURPS declining so much as Munchkin doing really, really, really well. I hope.

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Old 03-15-2010, 01:16 PM   #145
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Surprised that no one's commented on this thread since the 2010 Report to the Stakeholders went up.
This is the first I'd heard about it...

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What did y'all think?
One new priority jumps out at me:
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The third priority will be to promote ourselves more consistently. In particular, we will do better at promoting and supporting games – even the ones that are not yet hits – after their release.
I hope that includes current games - INWO, Ogre, In Nomine (it's me - you knew that one would be on the list, right?), TOON, Car Wars, and other older SJGames products are just as deserving of support as the newer non-Munchkin games are, especially if the company's desire to ride the long tail is at all serious. You won't get follow-up sales if nobody remembers the games, after all.

I don't know how much freelance editing SJGames contracts out nowadays, but I know you used to work that way with some products. (looks at copy of In Nomine: You Are Here that was a gift from the book's freelance editor.) It might be worth trying the freelance-editor route with the smaller lines, letting the in-house editing staff concentrate on the big sellers and new products. (Edit: Of course, that's just a possibility and suggestion - until somebody does that business analysis SJ wants done, we won't know whether this is a good idea.)
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:23 PM   #146
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It *is* a very good report, and I'm glad to see that SJG had such a good 2009. (I might add that the "Clearing the Pipeline" included one new In Nomine release and the electronic re-printing of the line's out-of-print supplements, which was good to see). I have to selfishly admit that I was a little disappointed to see that the roleplaying arm is officially a non-priority, beyond basic maintenance and promotion ... on the other hand, I also understand that the RPG funding depends on continued sales of Munchkin for the time being, so I can't fault Evil Steve for garnering as many golden eggs from that goose as he can.

Also, to be fair, in last year's stakeholder report, GURPS was the only RPG listed as a priority, yet In Nomine. Car Wars, and the GURPS WWII line, among others, all saw releases late in the year. So who knows what 2010 may hold if the stars are right and the profits good?
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:26 PM   #147
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I hope that includes current games - INWO, Ogre, In Nomine (it's me - you knew that one would be on the list, right?), TOON, Car Wars, and other older SJGames products are just as deserving of support as the newer non-Munchkin games are, especially if the company's desire to ride the long tail is at all serious. You won't get follow-up sales if nobody remembers the games, after all.
Second that motion. And third. And fourth, if necessary. :)
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:08 PM   #148
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GURPS Crusades got into an editor's hands.
Another historical! Damn, release it already, IT MUST BE MINE!
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:34 PM   #149
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Read the report and thanks for posting it.
So I guess we need to figure out ways to help promote and market the games.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:07 PM   #150
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Surprised that no one's commented on this thread since the 2010 Report to the Stakeholders went up.

It's a very positive report, all around. And there's a nifty easter egg at the bottom which shows that SJ wasn't just speaking idly when he praised the innovation of Pirates of the Spanish Main in the same report a few years back. Run-on sentence? What's that?

What did y'all think?
Ogre with Spanish Main type units? Sign me up now! I love miniatures but I'm never, every going to paint another one.
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