|#1zombiegleemaxApr 04, 2004 15:58:38||Where did they get the name Alternity?|
Was this a good name for the product?
Why didn't they advertise it better or it all?
|#2lissaApr 10, 2004 17:59:43||1. It was an alternative to D&D.|
2. Who knows?
3. It was advertised a lot and they had several worldbooks for it.
|#3zombiegleemaxApr 12, 2004 20:47:36||where was it advertised outside of Dragon?|
I talked with J D Wiker about advertising on mainstream media for WoTC products. He said they don't plan to advertise D20 Future hoping word of mouth carries the day. Good luck with that!!
|#4lissaApr 13, 2004 22:06:43||Check out the D20 system sci-fi board. They're already talking about it and wondering what it will have inside. So it should be interesting to see how much interest D20 Future will generate.|
|#5zombiegleemaxMay 05, 2004 7:43:27||On a sci fi board is a good start, but it won't generate a single more player than without advertising. The opportunity boat is leaving the WoTC dock!!|
|#6ranger_regMay 06, 2004 4:29:19||Hmph.|
Other than product placement -- like in the GE commercial -- I've yet to see a 30-second TV commercial advertisement pitching D&D since the start of the new millenium. In fact, I've yet to see ANY other RPG company advertising their wares on TV.
If WotC willing, they should shell $2 Mil for a spot on Thursday's Friends series finale episode. That's about as much it would cost to air a commercial during the Super Bowl (but Janet Jackson showing her puppy is free).
|#7zombiegleemaxMay 06, 2004 20:43:26||Who is in charge should consider shelling out the money somewhere along the line. I guess they are satisfied with the market as is.|
I think a young marketing rep wanting to move up could hatch a plan to advertise which would bring in the bucks!! Hope there is one out there.