and a pool of freelancers.
actually I find that close to impossible to believe
The in-house mob must be paid whatever they are working on - when they are told to write a campaign (fluff, rules, army lists, artwork etc) they go do it and get paid the same as they would if they spent the time writing codices and supliments.
well obviously they must be paid, thats the whole point in working, but surely they can find time for there writers to stop writing SPESS MAHREENS ARE TEH AWESOME!!!!, long enough to write even a piss poor campaign
The campaign information is combined into a book which must be printed and distributed. A few people buy it, but not nearly as many as would buy a new codex or supliment.
why does it have to be printed in a book?, just print it in white dwarf like they used to do, it might give people a reason to buy it to keep up with the campaign, heck its not as if the campaign books they have done were thick anyway or useful.
GW must register an maintain a website for the campaign, and pay someone (several in fact) to mannage and run the campaign.
GW already has a website, they can put results on that, and they don't need to manage it, heck the only time they manage what they have is to increase the prices, and running the campaign would come down to individual stores and there staff.
At the end, all they have to show for it is the cost of that book that no-one bought...
a book they would not be required to print, so it would be there own fault.
It's just not a viable proposition compared to what they could be doing. I wish it were.
and what could
they be doing?, its not time consuming, the only bit that would take time is making the campaign sound plausible enough to happen
Sad face , I really wish that I could once have taken part in a campaign like this, I got my hands on the Medusa V booklet along with the White Dwarf full of Vostrayan background this winter, and it made me want to take part in the campaign... Who was the winner of the Medusa V campaign? I never found anything regarding that on the Interwebs...
in short, shock surprise, imperials won..............again