Well, you remember that this happened.
Today, WotC announced that the D&D Miniatures game would not die after all. Instead, they’ve decided to hand it off to a handful of committed volunteers to develop stats for future minis releases and keep the skirmish/tournament scene going, with official license from WotC.
The group granted the license is known as “The Guild” and is made up of some serious DDM fans, so it looks to be in good hands. The forum thread about The Guild already contains an impressive amount of work towards branding themselves. The coolest part?
Tony Gullotti (Dagaron) of Indiana is point person on the design and production of a custom DDM Guild miniature. The miniature will be available by Gen Con. Polling the community resulted in a win for the Guild Master concept — a tribute to E. Gary Gygax.
I’m hoping I can get my hands on a EGG mini at next GenCon- that’d be awesome.
The Guild is also answering questions over at EN World, as well as some clarification by The Rouse. Overall, a very cool move on WotC’s part (and in fact, totally different than how Hasbro handles its board game library- they hold onto the license as long as they can, even if they don’t plan on publishing it).