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This is straight from Dave Allen, one of the guys who works there:

Black Industries regret to announce that Dark Heresy: Disciples of the Dark Gods out in September will be the final product to be released from Black Industries.

Kevin Rountree General Manager of BL Publishing said ‘As a result of the continued and impressive success of our core novels business, which we have built around 40K and Warhammer, we have decided to focus all of our efforts on growing this part of our business. Black Industries has seen fantastic success, most recently with Talisman and Dark Heresy. This change does not take away from that achievement rather it allows BL Publishing to focus on producing the best novels we can. This is a purely commercial decision and will enable us to carry on the huge growth that we have recently been experiencing with our novels’

For the time being Black Industries will continue to post articles in support of the products on their official website, which is a fantastic resource for scenarios and gaming tools for GM’s and players alike.


I'm spitting feathers right now. DH sold out ridiculously fast, WFRP is going strong and they fucking drop the entire section of the company? What the hell is going on up there?

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I'm OK with this, oddly. I was never into the other novels they published. Just the 40k ones and the big reference books, ec. Liber Chaotica, Xenology, etc.

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I don't know anyone who actually played the RPGs. GW tries new angles on the gaming world some work some don't. Think back to some of the old turn base computer games.
 

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We all know the almighty dollar is what pulls the reins people, no point in being surprised. It certainly does suck though.
 

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We all know the almighty dollar is what pulls the reins people, no point in being surprised. It certainly does suck though.
But they sold out all limited edition copies in under six minutes, and most of the regular copies are being taken by pre-order already! How is this book not making GW lots of money?!?

If DH was a failure, I could see this happening. But the sales it's pulled in leave me dumbfounded as to why they would do this.
 

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@ Dirge
I believe you are thinking of Black Library. They're still there.

@ Hobo Hunter
Boggles the mind, doesn't it? I think they just aren't managing their resources well, but that's probably a company-wide issue. Like not making enough of certain product to meet the expected demand like the Ork Spearheads being gone (from the US store) before they even hit the shelves.
 

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I don't understand the logic behind closing down BI. Especially when they just released DH, which if I remember correctly has been selling out in many places. And of course there is WFRP which is doing well too.

I just don't understand their decision at all.
 

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Not sure in terms of the actual numbers,
but it could be possible that they may not be doing as well as it appears... the lack of supply might not be all that indicative of a healthy market, or they could be just consolidating their resources or efforts in an attempt to regroup the company as a whole... maybe?
 

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Well my local RPG shop has said and im quoting here

" Dark Heresy has out sold the second ed of Vampire"!

Now thats fairly impressive. I have my own copy here and i must say its fcuking wonderful. Its really detailed, i love the book! Its not that DH was not making GW money. Its that they have to employ people to create it etc etc full time. With a novel they can freelance! Its bollox! Yet again GW and the penny pinchers at the top being complete arseholes!!!

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*gutted that my 500th post is a bitching post!*:suicide:
 

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I don't understand why they just don't license that stuff to subs if they don't want to take the "risk" of producing the peripherals in-house.

If the demand exists, I'm sure someone could turn a profit for it.
 
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