I am really glad you put this up Arsi. In my humble opinion I STILL can NOT figure a reason why FFG would NOT do this. Whatever the numbers crunch out to be, it would, at the VERY least, sell as well as any other officially released campaign box set. Existing players would purchase for the campaign, the new careers, the dice and the new "materials", while the potential players who know nothing or VERY little would have a very defined "entry point" ( just look at the recent thread titled "entry point". If this doesn't prove the point that one is needed, nothing does.), and a beginner box might just get those that DID look at WFRP3 a few years ago, but decided against it due to the major fumble by FFG to take a second look.
I would like to ask this general forum group again,. Please tell me where this could be a bad idea. I am open minded and can be easily swayed if a good argument is presented. As it stands, I can't see any negatives,.. It should be the NEXT release after TEW.
Some other items (product) that I believe has the potential to sell well:
1. More POD's
2. Item pack cards - in the same vein as the pathfinder sets - Could really add a nice touch to games.
3. Warhammer Old World metal coins - Cheap to make- HIGH Margin product.
Now I go off the reservation a bit,..
4. Official Warhammer career/race Halloween costumes - My kids would Eat It Up !!! Hell,. you could work a deal with Party City,. You would have people interested in them that knew absolutely NOTHING about Warhammer or WFRP3,.. Don't forget to include a little propaganda flier in the package about your other products.
5. How about a tablet or laptop app that mimicked the look and organization of all the bits, pieces, character sheet, career sheet, stance meter on a playing table, but would organize and save your character, as well as automate some of the mechanics?!? Maybe work a deal with the DiceCam guy. (roll REAL dice and your tablet reads them, pretty cool huh?) When a purchase of a major product is made i.e., core set, player handbook etc, a paper code could be included that would allow the purchaser to create an account and for a small additional fee, they could download this app? or something to that effect. Then you could still SELL PODs but they would/could be "digital",.. offering a MAJOR MAJOR Margin!!! While at the same time being very "cool" for the player. Certainly would be easier to organize your action cards now wouldn't it?? WOW!! the more I think about this one, the more potential it has,.. GM's just bring their laptop and some accessories, the players bring their tablets/laptops and they could all connect via firewire or wireless network, now include a dice roller or the DiceCam,… hhhmmmmmmmm,……..
Sorry,… got WAAAYYYY off track there,…. A Beginner Boxed Set, after TEW,… sounds good to me!