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Old 07-24-2018, 01:42 PM   #1
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As recently announced, we are focusing on our core games and adapting our operations to better fit today's shifting market. As part of the change in our schedule, we are closing down Pyramid magazine later this year. The December 2018 issue will be the final issue of the magazine, and effective immediately, we are no longer accepting subscriptions.

Existing subscribers, in January 2019, will be given the choice of a refund (delivered by check) for unfulfilled issues or, if they wish, two times the refund value in Warehouse 23 credit. Each subscriber will receive an email late this year with instructions on how to claim their refund or store credit.

Closing down Pyramid will give our team more time to spend on the GURPS game, producing more PDFs and bringing more out-of-print GURPS books back to print through the GURPS On Demand program. Additionally, this will give the team time to explore the thousands of Pyramid articles that we have published since 1993 and select the best works that are worthy of compilation, expansion, and update to the GURPS 4th edition rules.

Thank you for years of support. We will miss Pyramid, but there's nothing stopping us from bringing the magazine back when the market changes again. Steve Jackson Games has been here for decades, and we will continue to do what we need to do to publish games for many years to come.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:23 PM   #2
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A sad thing
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:31 PM   #3
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As recently announced, we are focusing on our core games and adapting our operations to better fit today's shifting market. As part of the change in our schedule, we are closing down Pyramid magazine later this year. The December 2018 issue will be the final issue of the magazine, and effective immediately, we are no longer accepting subscriptions.

Existing subscribers, in January 2019, will be given the choice of a refund (delivered by check) for unfulfilled issues or, if they wish, two times the refund value in Warehouse 23 credit. Each subscriber will receive an email late this year with instructions on how to claim their refund or store credit.

Closing down Pyramid will give our team more time to spend on the GURPS game, producing more PDFs and bringing more out-of-print GURPS books back to print through the GURPS On Demand program. Additionally, this will give the team time to explore the thousands of Pyramid articles that we have published since 1993 and select the best works that are worthy of compilation, expansion, and update to the GURPS 4th edition rules.

Thank you for years of support. We will miss Pyramid, but there's nothing stopping us from bringing the magazine back when the market changes again. Steve Jackson Games has been here for decades, and we will continue to do what we need to do to publish games for many years to come.
. . . this is terrible.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:49 PM   #4
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Sad.

Can we still submit articles for upcoming issues, or do you have enough to publish from here on out?

Also, will there be a possibility for a license to allow a similar publication? Pyramid has been a blessing for us to hone our craft on our favorite RPG.
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:17 PM   #5
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Is this the beginning of a death spiral for GURPS? A major refocus of sjgames to TFT? A move to kickstarter projects for everything?
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:28 PM   #6
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Is this the beginning of a death spiral for GURPS? A major refocus of sjgames to TFT? A move to kickstarter projects for everything?
"Closing down Pyramid will give our team more time to spend on the GURPS game, producing more PDFs and bringing more out-of-print GURPS books back to print through the GURPS On Demand program. Additionally, this will give the team time to explore the thousands of Pyramid articles that we have published since 1993 and select the best works that are worthy of compilation, expansion, and update to the GURPS 4th edition rules."
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:30 PM   #7
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Is this the beginning of a death spiral for GURPS?
Again? I keep reading about GURPS dying / being dead several times per year . . .
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:36 PM   #8
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I'm sad about this, but tbh I'm also a little amazed that a magazine devoted to a single RPG system that isn't D&D or one of its derivatives could survive as long as it has in this day and age.
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:44 PM   #9
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GURPS has been actively in print (meaning new stuff coming out) for over thirty years.

The last thirty have been covered by only two editions two the market leaderís four, which could be uncharitably called six. This is advantage GURPS, because new editions have a lot of rehashed material and often release as a counter to market slump.

GURPS is extremely stable as a RPG property. Iím guessing subscription models is whatís in trouble, here.

I, for one, look forward to the upcoming curated compilation volumes, which are far more my style of product.

I hope Pyramidís regular writers can find a niche among the remaining and new options.

Godspeed, GURPS!
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:50 PM   #10
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Hobbyist magazine format publications everywhere are dying off, so this is hardly surprising. Also, it gives staffers time to devote to game related product, not magazine related product.
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