I'd love to see FFG own their own VASSAL server just for their games. That way they'd be able to control access to it, the games for it, and further facilitate online play of their great games without having to get over-involved with flakey console developers.
Protecting their IP is really important with such a great stable of fun games so I don't see how they can continue to support Rodney's VASSAL server without running into digital piracy problems... I just think there'd be a lot of room for FFG to both grow their user base and support more remote gamers who plunk down the cash for their games.
Imagine some of the fun possibilities:
- A Tide of Iron Ladder System
- Arkham Horror Events featuring online only cards
- Tanhauser tourneys for prizes
Those are just a few of the ways a VASSAL server that was owned, run and protected by FFG could provide. Talk about building community!!!