Cheer Up Heroscapers!
I just wanted to post a quick note to all the folks out there who are overly upset about Hasbro/WotC pulling the plug on Heroscape:
Cheer up! Do you really think Heroscape is dead? Seriously? Sure, it's dead as far as Hasbro is concerned but the last time I looked Hasbro wasn't the only company out there that makes games. Fans of the game need to start looking at the big picture. Honestly!
In the last 72 hours I have had two representatives of game companies inform me that they are in the midst of negotiations to purchase the rights to Heroscape, and have been for at least the last thirty days. From my understanding there are no fewer than four companies actively engaged, with others having sent out (or are currently sending out) feelers.
And when I say "representatives" I'm not talking about someone who once designed the box art on some obscure release but the individuals who would sign their name on the dotted line for their respective company to pull the trigger; of the two, one conversation was face to face and the other was in the midst of a Skype call. We're doing our best to get this on the record and I promise if we can, we'll be sharing it forthwith. Yet we're talking about business negotiations and, until a deal is done, you'd be hard pressed (in any industry) to get someone on the record when talks at the current stage.
On our upcoming show Monday, November 8th, we're going to devote a nice chunk of time to what's currently going on with Heroscape. I'm not promising a huge scoop or to name any names; we don't have a dog in this fight and we're not the type of guys who are going to destroy relationships we've already built in the industry over a game we aren't personally tied to. If we can tell you who's involved we will but if we can't get it cleared with the companies first? We won't. Rest assured, we will talk honestly about what lays ahead for the franchise and what fans need to realistically do to ensure that the game doesn't just fade away into the sunset.
We'll call it as we see it and I'm sure some folks who enjoy Heroscape will understand and like what we have to say and others will want to begin lining up with the torches and pitchforks.
Here's hoping you'll stop by to give a listen!