John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey
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from: Corporate Info (corporateinfo@wizards.com)
to: John Robey (thegneech@gmail.com)
date: Apr 20, 2007 4:22 PM
subject: RE: Hurt by the Cancellation of Dragon / Dungeon Magazines

Dear John,

Thank you for your email.

I know that you might not believe us, having made this decision but we
are disappointed too...that the physical magazines can no longer be
produced. But we feel that this will be the best way to continue to
provide the content our fans need and want.

We hope that you will give this transition a change before making a
finial judgment.

I have forwarded your email to the brand manager for D&D, so he reads
your disappointment and feedback.

Best regards,
Pat
Corporate Information

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from: John Robey (thegneech@gmail.com)
to: Corporate Info (corporateinfo@wizards.com)
date: Apr 20, 2007 4:29 PM
subject: Re: Hurt by the Cancellation of Dragon / Dungeon Magazines

I'm sorry, I don't see how that can be true. Producing them cost you
nothing. It -gave- you money in the form of license fees from Paizo.

Nevertheless, thank you for your response.

-The Gneech

*** EDIT

Hi John,
I really can't say a lot, but you really can't think that they "cost us
nothing"? Or that they cost Paizo nothing? That's just not really
thinking about how business works.

Really we do understand how upset people are, and I'm not trying to make
you more upset, but please understand we didn't just "do" this because
we felt like it.

Thank you for emailing back, I appreciate it very much.

Pat

***

I'm sure they cost Paizo plenty! I'm just as sure that their loss will
cost Paizo even more. However, my impression has been that the process
of running the magazines was handed over to them precisely to minimize
the cost to Wizards while still producing the magazine. I certainly
don't claim to know the ins and outs of your business, but beyond
having someone review and approve the content, I thought the whole
purpose of giving it to Paizo in the first place was so they could
operate on smaller margins and remain profitable. That was certainly
how the deal was described when Paizo first started producing the
magazines. Hence, my confusion.

I'm not trying to be belligerent; I'm sure you're not exactly having a
wonderful day yourself.

-The Gneech
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