Friday, September 14, 2012

White Dwarf Relaunch

Apologies for the gap in posts, but I have been particularly busy with work and planning a family vacation.

One news item that I could not resist posting on regards the Games Workshop house magazine White Dwarf.

I have had a long relationship with White Dwarf, stretching back almost 16 years, and I have about 15 years worth of issues in various boxes around my house.  I loved the magazine in the late 90's and early 00's in particular, when 40k 3rd edition was king, and the new Specialist games were coming out every year or so.  In my opinion the Dwarf declined after the introduction of the Lord of the Rings content, and the decline of both Chapter Approved and Specialist games.

At the end of 2011 I let my subscription lapse, and while I am "supposed" to be renewing it, that has not happened.  At its current price and content, it has seemed like a lower priority, although I do miss reading through it with my wife, the pictures of new models, and the occasional article of interest.

The news on White Dwarf is that there will be a relaunch, replete with new staff, pictured below, a change in the branding, and better paper.  The changes will take place in the next issue, published in time for the UK Games Day on 9/23/2012.

Here is the motley crew
There are also rumors of a £1.00 price increase (to £5.5) and a page increase. The price increase will bring it in line with the $9 US price, where as the page increase is very interesting indeed.

So I am cautiously optimistic about this, and will try to grab up a copy when it comes out at the end of the month.  Who knows, maybe the Dwarf of yore will be back, and I will plunk down my cash for a subscription.  Worth a look to see.

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