Games Workshop seems to generate a lot of huzzah any more. It is easily the most critically analyzed company in the model/gaming industry and maybe I'm getting old or maybe I am becoming just another "Fan Boy" but I just don't get most of it. I'm not going to jump into all the talking points of these arguments but I do want to hit on something recent. This...
- This is a product you can only buy from GW directly.
- It is reprint information from various other sources.
...which really confuses me. This is pretty standard from a company that has its own periodical and i'm not sure why the stores would want to carry this? It is relatively inexpensive and frankly probably isn't going to have much of a selling volume. I would like to have it mostly because I don't subscribe to White Dwarf and I totally dig the photography of models which I find inspirational just like I do my fellow blogger's postings.
And about point 1, maybe it's because I grew up playing AD&D but these magazine compendiums just seem normal to me. I can remember buying "Best of Dragon" several times and recognizing parts of later rule books having originated in Dragon and Dungeon magazines. I thought it was responsible for a company to make a compendium of their best articles and rules bits to buy easily.
Maybe I'm just insane, but I'm not the only one. It is already sold out.