Fans Call For A Boycott Of Dungeons And Dragons: Honor Among Thieves!

MOVIE NEWS – Fans say boycotting Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves may be the best way for Wizards of the Coast to back away from changing the Open Game License (OGL).

 

 

Fans of tabletop role-playing games are calling for a boycott of Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. As Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast are currently under investigation for their controversial actions, the success or failure of the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie could impact the game.

The boycott is being called into question because of Wizards of the Coast’s recent decision to change the open game license in One D&D.

According to rumours, statements and insider leaks, Dungeons and Dragons has attempted to withdraw the OGL. They are introducing new restrictions and controls on outside creators. This led players to cancel their D&D Beyond subscriptions en masse. Other TTPRG publishers distance themselves from Wizards of the Coast.

Some gamers suggest that their fellow fans boycott the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie. Redditor and D&D enthusiast SuperFunPop has written a long post explaining why this might be more effective than gamers think. He explains that in February 2022, Activist Investor, who owns 2.5% of Hasbro’s shares, floated the idea of spinning off Wizards of the Coast into a separate company. Given that the maker of Dungeons and Dragons accounts for an estimated 70% of Hasbro’s profits, it clearly didn’t want to do that.

Since then, however, almost all Hasbro shareholder meetings have revolved around Wizards of the Coast – leading to the recent profit-driven decisions on Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering.

Even outside the gaming world, OGL changes have proven to be a hot topic. It’s no exaggeration to say that many in the business world are now paying attention to Wizards of the Coast.

That’s why the boycott of Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves could be devastating for Hasbro. SuperFunPop explains that the upcoming movie is the chance for D&D to break into Hollywood. This, of course, would bring huge profits. If the movie does badly, there could be the talk of a Wizards of the Coast spin-off again. Hasbro wants to avoid this at all costs. So, at this point, Hasbro is even more beholden than usual to its shareholders.

Many believe that boycotting the film could be the ticket to forcing Dungeons and Dragons to abandon its attempts to change the OGL.

If enough gamers threaten to boycott the film, Hasbro shareholders could force Wizards of the Coast to give in to the gamers’ demands. If that doesn’t happen, and Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves performs poorly, Hasbro could lose Wizards of the Coast entirely in the future.

Source: Reddit

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