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Well, as you say Blizzard's traditional areas of expertise lie outside of tabletop gaming. They've got a very powerful franchise and a strong base of customers, though this is mainly the video game market. While there is some overlap in customer base, they don't have the expansive infrastructure or expertise in the field that Games Workshop does. I do think that they can certainly hire the talent (though the rules and models may take quite some time to come up to GW or Privateer Press quality) their distribution would likely be through private hobby shops (where Privateer Press has already established dominance). The problem is that without a network like GW they really have to work hard to threaten their market lead and without that infrastructure they have to compete in the private stores with the other well-established players. To do that they need a serious quality product and, given their other extremely subpar tie-in products, I think it's unlikely. I'm guessing it'll be cheap rubbery-plastic crap without bases etc. If anything, I see them going into the collectible miniatures market with its much lower entry costs and lower expectations of initial quality.

My conclussion: Blizzard's strengths are a remarkably good mainstream brand recognition and a tremendous customer base. While these are both great, it's unlikely that they'll be able to carry enough of the WoW market to tabletop. Plus they have to compete with very well-established brands in a market that they're unprepared for. Getting up to scratch would take quite some time, no matter how good the people are they hire. A collectible game seems more likely, especially since they've already successfully put out a similar effort with the card game.


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As the owner of my ocal indy explained to me, either Warcraft or Starcraft tabletop games would fail. The reason he gave was the limited number of factions - 4 in Warcraft and 3 in Starcraft. Apparently, that's not enough variation to get a sizable fanbase interested. The failed experiment of Starship Troopers seems to have proven that point.


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