Mechbattle City terrain set to be retired

By tgn_admin
In Sci-fi
Jun 7th, 2011
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Fat Dragon Games will be retiring their Mechbattle City terrain set.

From their announcement:

Greetings from the FDG crew! In 48 hours we will be retiring our Mechbattle City terrain set forever. Before we do, we have put it on sale at 50% off. Hurry as once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.

  • Walsh

    Retiring a PDF? What’s the point ?

    • Zac

      So your customers know that it won’t be available any more

  • Ken

    Kind of like when Disney puts its videos “in the vault” and won’t release them for several years, forcing people to run out and buy what’s on the shelf, and to build up desire for the product again in the future.
    See also, “forced rarity.”

    • Zac

      What makes you say that?

      • Ken

        Because it can be an effective way to generate sales. I concede it is pure speculation. The set is a nice product, actually.

  • Dave

    Just speculation but maintaining the PDF on WGV/RPGN might not be worth the income it pulls in. Alternatively, they might be redoing it. Either way, I’d rather they give people advance notice then just pull it from the shelves. There’s plenty of companies that do the latter and upset their customer base to no end.

    • Zac

      Just speculation…

      I don’t know that speculation serves any purpose here.

  • Lord Abaddon of Wormwood

    On the note that this set is being redone – wouldn’t it be wiser in the eyes of such a small comunity to say so. I would be pissed if I rushed out and grabbed this now thinking that it’s going to be gone only to find a better version amble along in a week or two.

    On the flip side – if it’s not being renewed is it taking up allotted space and it’s not a strong seller?

    Lord Abaddon of Wormwood

  • There is no “allotted space” as far as rpgnow.com is concerned… I am curious myself as why they would want to retire the set?

    • Bewulf

      Other pdf-publishers have retired products with the reasoning that they think their older work is no longer on par quality wise with their current work, so they retire older sets because they do not want new customers to make their first experience with what the publishers consider subpar products.

      Another possibility, though unlikely in this specific cause, is that there was a license involved that has run out.