Started by HiQKid, December 16, 2008, 09:03:16 PM
QuoteWhen you really want to post to an older thread, always start a new thread with a link to the old one. It's easy, sensible, and required. "I'll do what you said not to, but hey, it's OK with me to fix it" is disrespectful to the community and a waste of my time. Please note, also, that you cannot move or delete posts here. OK, that's my moderation, and we move on - the Forge is not a typical internet place and it always takes a little time to get used to it.
QuoteI definitely agree with your comment in terms of the basic human problem of the retailer. You've probably seen in the thread that I don't villainize them. I do question their historical willingness to become subordinated to distribution, especially in a business in which contact with the customers (and what they really do) is actually pretty easy.
QuoteFinally, I take issue with your final comment which is not only defeatist but inaccurate. Sure you can make money publishing role-playing games - depending both on you and on your games, certainly. One of the best ways to do that is to treat the three-tier distribution system as an optional servant, not a master.