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Author Topic: Return to GorkaMorka (06.06.21 Grots)  (Read 2265 times)

Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka (26.04.21 more boys)
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2021, 01:18:30 PM »
Okay, that's a bit polemic there, but I don't feel that GW doing anything with these games actually adds much.

The current GW version of Bloodbowl is miles ahead of the best efforts I've seen out of the fan community, and easily the best edition of the game to date- and I've played since 1st. 

Current Necromunda is fairly solid as well, although GW is certainly trying to milk it with splatbooks and Forge World figures - but they have added some interesting wrinkles to the fluff and the hybrid rules that fall between the original game and modern 40K are better in some ways (and worse in others, admittedly).  They're still missing some things from the Specialist Games glory days and the Outlanders box, but that's not entirely a abd thing, some of those rules never worked right.

That doesn't preclude them screwing up Gorkamorka horribly with a relaunch, but frankly I don't see that happening anyway.  After the debacle with Cursed City they've go bigger problems to concern themselves with, not least of which is the looming extinction-level event that affordable, widespread 3D printing will be bringing within a decade or so.

Offline Philhelm

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka (26.04.21 more boys)
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2021, 05:09:12 AM »
That doesn't preclude them screwing up Gorkamorka horribly with a relaunch, but frankly I don't see that happening anyway.  After the debacle with Cursed City they've go bigger problems to concern themselves with, not least of which is the looming extinction-level event that affordable, widespread 3D printing will be bringing within a decade or so.

GW has a strong IP.  If they're smart they will embrace 3d printing and sell STL files.

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka (26.04.21 more boys)
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2021, 06:08:13 AM »
Back on track; cracking work Dr. Kevin :-*  Got me inspired enough to paint my Muties,working on one now!
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Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka (26.04.21 more boys)
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2021, 12:14:36 PM »
GW has a strong IP.  If they're smart they will embrace 3d printing and sell STL files.

It's readily apparent that the company is transitioning into an IP farm over time.  They'll probably release STLs at some point, but a lot of their money comes from licensing IPs, (relatively) mass-market boardgames, and book publishing already.   I expect that will continue and expand, most likely into more serious attempts at  making profits with video media, be its streaming TV or film.  Wouldn't shock me to see them try to get into the e-sports scene with one of their licensees as well.

But none of that really bodes well for their traditional role as a physical minis manufacturer.

Offline jetengine

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka (26.04.21 more boys)
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2021, 12:17:40 AM »
It's readily apparent that the company is transitioning into an IP farm over time.  They'll probably release STLs at some point, but a lot of their money comes from licensing IPs, (relatively) mass-market boardgames, and book publishing already.   I expect that will continue and expand, most likely into more serious attempts at  making profits with video media, be its streaming TV or film.  Wouldn't shock me to see them try to get into the e-sports scene with one of their licensees as well.

But none of that really bodes well for their traditional role as a physical minis manufacturer.

Disney+ will have their video content

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka (26.04.21 more boys)
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2021, 06:12:34 PM »
A couple of Grots to keep the project ticking over. These are from the current plastic 40k range and they are lovely figures. I've added hair to the left figure using a bit from the ShieldWolf Miniatures orc set.

 

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