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Mr Elmo21 Oct 2018 5:33 a.m. PST

Not that they ever liked TMP, but it seems WWPD is dying.

I guess even fanboys get sick of corporate gaming.

Wargamer Blue21 Oct 2018 5:55 a.m. PST

It's dead.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 6:43 a.m. PST

What's WWPD ????

Cyrus the Great21 Oct 2018 6:43 a.m. PST

What is WWPD?

Todd63621 Oct 2018 6:52 a.m. PST
Tony S21 Oct 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

Yes. That's what they say in their farewell. It's dead.


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 8:54 a.m. PST

Everything is dying……..

TMPWargamerabbit21 Oct 2018 9:30 a.m. PST

Some went over to the group "No Dice No Glory"

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 10:51 a.m. PST

Never heard of it

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

It's weird in that the hobby is having explosive growth, as is board wargaming (and board games in general). However, this doesn't seem to be helping magazines, forums, blogs, etc., in that interest levels in so many areas across the hobby seem to be decreasing. Quite a few groups and sites I used to frequent now have hardly any traffic and many questions about rules, figs, etc., are going unanswered.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 1:02 p.m. PST

No idea what WWPD is.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 1:18 p.m. PST

aegiscg47, what is "the hobby" which is having explosive growth? As a historical miniatures player, I feel as though I'm one of the last survivors--so far--of a mass extinction. Very few games available, and my opponents are the survivors of the ones I played against 30 or 40 years ago. Even the major conventions are smaller and have fewer historical games proportionately.

Please tell me where the growth is!

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 1:28 p.m. PST

After reading I still have no idea what the letters "WWPD"
stand for? Can no one any longer actually pronounce a whole entire name ?

Russ Dunaway

Neal Smith21 Oct 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

What Would Patton Do

warwell21 Oct 2018 1:50 p.m. PST

Robert piepenbrink,
Family style board games have seen a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. For example, board game sales were up over 20% in 2016. Google board game renaissance for more info.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 1:52 p.m. PST

Never heard of it!

Cacique Caribe21 Oct 2018 2:03 p.m. PST

What Would Peter Do?

Or perhaps Paul? Pat? Pancho?


Dynaman878921 Oct 2018 4:06 p.m. PST

What Would Patton Do, started out as a blog on Flames of War (I think, it was when I first noticed it) and branched out from there. They also had live podcasts from conventions at one point.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 6:11 p.m. PST

warwell, "family style board games" are so very much NOT "the hobby" on The Miniatures Page.

Also can't be what aegiscg47 has in mind, because he wrote "the hobby is having explosive growth, AS IS board wargaming (and board games in general)" [Emphasis added.]

Zephyr121 Oct 2018 8:26 p.m. PST

"No idea what WWPD is."

Walt Whitman's Poodle Dog

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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 4:23 a.m. PST

Here in the midwest I'd say miniature wargaming is growing or at least holding steady. Our cons are well attended and I'm actually seeing new cns and game days sprout up. Minis are also showing up at other, related cons (RPG shows, for example).

The constant stream of new product and manufacturers certainly suggests a robust market. My sales have held very strong despite losing two of my best selling ranges.

BUT it is easier and easier to launch blogs and so on. So that part of the hobby is flooded I think. My visits here are down by 70%, replaced by Facebook, Youtube and other forums.

sgt Dutch22 Oct 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

What two ranges did you loose?

Must Contain Minis22 Oct 2018 4:32 p.m. PST

I believe the guys from "What Would Patton Do" walked away from the site near the start of the New year. Their statement was that they would quit when it was no longer fun for them and that time has come.

I was a fan of the site for their Bolt Action and Flames of War Coverage.

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