Friday, November 7, 2008
I haven't had a subscription to Pyramid in years and I haven't even attempted to play GURPS in even longer. Still, it's hard not take the news that, after 12 years online, Pyramid is becoming a monthly PDF release, as an ill omen for the hobby. Steve Jackson Games is one of the oldest and most well run companies in the industry. If even it can't turn a profit with its online edition of Pyramid, time must indeed be tough. I won't make any dire predictions based on this singular event. Still, it's shocking news to me and I expect it's not the only shocking news we'll hear from a big RPG manufacturer in the next 12-18 months.