D&D's new Open Gaming License

Antimatter

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Turns out, actions have consequences. But these consequences affect normal people working in the company that made bad decisions.


1100 (!) people laid off. More than the number from Epic Games earlier this year (900).

 

Zaxares

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Almost certainly the former, yeah. And it's a decision that will almost certainly come back to bite them in the rear. D&D is on a high right now given the positive reception it's had in things like Honor Among Thieves and (much more broadly) in BG3, but Hasbro looks to be canning a lot of the team who actually KNOWS what they're doing. It's a bit like firing all the knowledge experts in your business who actually make the products you sell because "grunt level workers shouldn't be paid that much".
 

Cahir

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I wonder how it will impact Larian plans. I guess, it depends if their initial contract with WoTC was to make just BG3 or more games in FR setting. Getting to terms with new guys from WoTC may be something Swen won't have the will to do, especially if someone decides that it would be a bright idea to stick their nose into Larian's creative design process.
 

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There are hints of new games, as @Antimatter has alluded to, so one assumes there would have been a provisional contract of some sort.
Getting to terms with new guys from WoTC may be something Swen won't have the will to do, especially if someone decides that it would be a bright idea to stick their nose into Larian's creative design process.
That would truly be a disaster. Let’s hope Hasbro/WoTC are at least smart enough to understand that. Larian is the goose that laid the golden egg here.
 
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