Posted by happygrue on 2016-01-25 00:18:53
Sounds like you've hit the nail on the head. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Posted by Cavetroll on 2016-01-25 05:13:40
This is my take on it: GW wants to make money selling miniatures. They also seem willing to give Blood Bowl another try, but it seems they are going to demand that participating locations push their (GW's) miniatures. I don't have a problem with this and I think it would be good for the game to get GW behind it again. But each of us will have to make our own decision about if and how they want to go along with this new direction. I also think if GW finds this initial push profitable, they may ease up on the 'GW-only' restriction.
I wonder how this will affect locations that already run Blood Bowl events, and also NAF events?
Posted by Badoek on 2016-01-25 11:17:51
what grue said.
Not sure about GW easing up though, mr. Troll. Your question is a good one.
Posted by Angmarred on 2016-01-25 14:14:10
GW owned shops will never allow non GW minis. I think they've proven that time and again.
Posted by PaddyMick on 2016-01-25 14:20:10
Ah, i remember when the stores sold other peoples games as well and were true hobby shops. I havn't set foot in my local branch (now called Warhammer obvioulsy, ffs!) in over 15 years. I may pop in and ask some questions about Blood Bowl to see if they know anything more.
Posted by garyt1 on 2016-01-25 18:45:11
It is probably reasonable they only allow their own miniatures to be used in their stores. But they can't do anything about it elsewhere. People can play their game but substitute figures or other play pieces with whatever they like. Having a BB league in their shop will help them sell some of their teams.
Actually even 6 months ago I heard the Calgary GW staff were running a little BB league with only GW models.