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White Dwarf going digital again!


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Just read yesterdays warcom and they've confirmed as of next friday 15th June white dwarf is going digital again.

 

https://www.warhamme...omepage-post-2/

 

Wonder why they're bringing it back? Seems an odd decision after ditching it for a year.


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Wonder why they're bringing it back? Seems an odd decision after ditching it for a year.

 

Because they literally can't print enough stock.

 

Games Workshop recently started printing stuff internally rather than outsourcing (with the exception of hardbacks, which they can't actually do yet); this is why White Dwarf was initially delayed until later in June, and why stuff like Looncurse had a limited run (and Sylvaneth got delayed).

 

It's a temporary solution until they can print enough stock themselves.


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Hoping it fixes the late arrivals too. Stings a bit they mention “it’ll arrive a few days early too” as a sub bonus as mine almost always are a week+ after they are in the store.

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The return of digital White Dwarf is great news for those of us that are running short on shelf space; as well as for lightening the load and saving us space in our backpacks at tournaments.
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Books, magazine's etc are on the untouchable list for me if I have clutter. I like my hard copies.
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Ah cool. Ill sub to a digital WD. Was subbed before, got super bummed that it was canceled.
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Will they be redoing the app or launching a new one?

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I’m guessing they got less subscriptions to the hard copy then they anticipated when they cut the digital version.

They may have projected most digital subs would jump to hard copy, but I don’t think the crossover is as high as they anticipated.

Or they realized there’s a high demand for prior white dwarfs with good rule sets printed in them and it’s cheaper to do a digital version then do a reprint ?

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I’m guessing they got less subscriptions to the hard copy then they anticipated when they cut the digital version.

They may have projected most digital subs would jump to hard copy, but I don’t think the crossover is as high as they anticipated.

Or they realized there’s a high demand for prior white dwarfs with good rule sets printed in them and it’s cheaper to do a digital version then do a reprint ?


I think the opposite is true. I think they've had an explosion in demand, especially after beginning to include rules, and digital is a way to provide an alternative that reduces the supply issues.

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Wonder why they're bringing it back? Seems an odd decision after ditching it for a year.

 
Because they literally can't print enough stock.
 
Games Workshop recently started printing stuff internally rather than outsourcing (with the exception of hardbacks, which they can't actually do yet); this is why White Dwarf was initially delayed until later in June, and why stuff like Looncurse had a limited run (and Sylvaneth got delayed).
 
It's a temporary solution until they can print enough stock themselves.
White Dwarf may be the one of the very few physical magazine having and issue with it constantly being sold out.
This is fantastic given the fact we live in a world where physical magazines are on the outs.

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The only thing i'm happy about from this is...  does this mean Mel Holland will be back in WD wub.gif  i was a sad panda to see her disappear off the pages of the Mag, i liked seeing her armies too blush.png , since she was the "Digital Editor"... bring back Mel !! 

 

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Can they just decide what they want to do with White Dwarf already?  I have no idea what format or content it has at any given point anymore..  It used to be cool, then it became an ad catalogue, then it became a useless pamphlet, then it became a periodical rulebook, then it ceased, then it became actually cool reading again and now it's going digital only.  Even Wizards did not mess up Dragon this much.


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...then it became an ad catalogue...now it's going digital only...


White Dwarf has always been an ad catalogue.

Where do you infer that it's going digital only? I interpreted the Warhammer Community page information to mean that the digital version is in addition to the hard copy version.

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and now it's going digital only.  

 

No it isn't.


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Definitely just in addition. Actually reading the articles instead of being overly negative often helps understanding things.


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Definitely just in addition. Actually reading the articles instead of being overly negative often helps understanding things.

 

Well, this is edfinitely true in this case.


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So it’s the 15th - how do we get WD digitally then?

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So it’s the 15th - how do we get WD digitally then?

 

Go to the Warhammer Digital website and order it: https://www.warhamme...-epub-2019.html

 

You can also access it via the main GW store page.


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Must have been put up shortly after then - it wasn’t there when I originally asked. Sweet.

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I'd buy it if it was cheaper. But for that price I'd rather have a physical copy. Daft really when there are less overheads.


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