Thursday, December 18, 2008

West End Games: YouTube Update


A few quick hits from the video:

-OK, so WEG is not for sale now--Eric is holding onto it.

-He says Septimus refunds are top priority.

-Open d6: will be available to players and publishers for free download--it will be its own entity outside of West End Games (with its own site and everything).

-People will be able to customize and design their open rulebook for design.

-Fans and publishers will be able to buy shares (and voting rights) for Open d6. It will be publicly owned by gamers.

-New product is a comin'. What, precisely, is not said. More video updates are planned.

Eric Gibson takes a lot of crap (both deservedly and undeservedly), but I've never doubted his passion. I hope his ideas take off.

1 comment:

Olman Feelyus said...

Until I hear a better explanation, I am very skeptical of the ideas behind the management of the Open D6 project. I appreciate Eric's passion and I think his heart is in the right place, but he should just release D6 into the wild and let it grow there, because grow it will. Having a company and shareholders and a board of directors is just going to end up in squabbles and stagnation.

What are the arguments against just letting d6 be truly open and letting the community do with it what it will?