Sunday, May 16, 2010

What ONE thing would you do to change the Comic and/or RPG industry?

This one is a tough one for other people, but for me it is very easy.  On the comics side I would create three tiers/level for comic books that would focus on three specific areas. Tier/Level One would be for kids ages 6 to 10 and cost only 99 cents to purchase; Tier/Level Two would be for the ages of 12 to 18 and cost only $1.99; Tier/Level Three would be for 18 and up and cost $2.99 and up. Three different types of books for three different types of customers and cost that are reasonable to those willing to purchase.  On the gaming side it would be the maximum cost on RPG core books and sourcebooks.  Core rule books couldn't cost more than $25 and sourcebooks could cast more than $20. Rising retail cost on both comics and RPGs are going to do MORE HARM to the industry as a whole then anything else.  Products have be affordable to those who want to purchase them. With retail cost $3.99 for 22 - 23 pages of comic story OR $29.99 for 160 pages for RPGs it is no wonder people are leaving to find something else to entertain them.  Don't you make the same mistake as a business.  The movie, Glengarry Glenross said it best: "They're sitting out there waiting to give you their money. Are you gonna take it? Are you man enough to take it?"  Talk to you later...