Sunday, July 15, 2012
The End of Field of Glory?
I can't imagine that there is any way that this is going to be a success. I haven't heard from a single gamer yet who is interested in purchasing the game under these circumstances. No one is going to be bringing their laptops to tournaments, and I would prefer not to bring a tablet myself (and I say this as a satisfied iPad owner). I suspect that this Historicon may be the last time that Field of Glory will have a place in the Ancients tournament hall.
Hopefully Slitherine will see reason, and understand that this is a venture doomed to fail, but there has been no indication on their forum that they have any intention of yielding on this. I think that the gaming community understands that given the economics of modern publishing, it may no longer be feasible to have large print runs like the First Edition had, but I think Ancients gamers would accept this situation, even if reluctantly, if Slitherine would at least make a printable pdf available to purchasers. All indications are that this is not going to happen. I guess it may be time for me to reopen my Warrior book for Ancients gaming and to get more serious about promoting Hail Caesar games.
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi....