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    Hasbro Announces They Will Announce New Digital Plans...

    Yep, an announcement that they are going to make an announcement... On February 21st.

    Brian D. Goldner -- Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
    We look forward to sharing our 2020 new gaming plans for Magic and D&D on February 21.
    Magic: The Gathering revenues increased more than 30% in the year, behind double-digit growth in tabletop play and a strong first year for Magic: The Gathering Arena. Dungeons & Dragons revenues grew for the sixth straight year, and we are meaningfully investing in both brands to drive engaging storytelling, while developing new digital games with high margin profitable growth longer term. We look forward to sharing our 2020 new gaming plans for Magic and D&D on February 21.
    In addition, for D&D, we did see our sixth straight year of growth. We are seeing about 150 million hours of content viewed on Twitch and YouTube, which is up nearly 50% year-on-year. In the first half of 2020, we are seeing a lot of new initiatives coming for the brand, but again I'm going to let Chris walk us through at at our Analyst Day, our plans for digital gaming, which are again substantial for D&D that begins in 2020.
    You'll also see great digital game development for D&D. And we will see you on February 21 to outline that.
    Source: The Motley Fool's transcript of Hasbro's Q4 Earnings Call

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    I expect price increases. Nothing good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordEntrails View Post
    Yep, an announcement that they are going to make an announcement... On February 21st.

    "You have received this letter from the Central Bureaucracy to notify you that your about to receive a letter from the Central Bureaucracy"
    "The small town of Swampspittle is a charming reminder of how Faerun use to be.Plague victims crawl eloquently down it's dung filled streets; greasing the way with puss from thier buboes.While at least two children a week are burnt at the stake as changelings in the handsome market square. The town boasts two taverns, one humourous dwarf and a shop that sells little things made of straw."

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    "You have received this letter from the Central Bureaucracy to notify you that your about to receive a letter from the Central Bureaucracy"
    Golden!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willot View Post

    "You have received this letter from the Central Bureaucracy to notify you that your about to receive a letter from the Central Bureaucracy"
    *lol* Yea, kind of funny now how everybody tells you they are going to tell you something before they tell you something

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    I completely agree "Valyar". To the best of my recollection Hasbro has always considered D&D the ugly step sister that they had been saddled with. Now they realize they've had Cinderella all along and view her like Red Riding Hood's wolf looking at a cash cow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordEntrails View Post
    Source: The Motley Fool's transcript of Hasbro's Q4 Earnings Call
    The following is not investment advice, but I've subscribed to Motley Fool's Stock Advisor since 2016, and most of its recommendations I've bought are rocking for my portfolio. Just resubscribed to Rule Breakers and have bought some of those recommendations, also golden. So, anyway, nice source.
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    What we've seen across the industry is that the top growth drivers in the traditional toy and game industry are all associated with storytelling, as well as engagement across platforms like gaming and other experiences.

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    I thought about adding that quote... Anyway, if you are interested in Disney, Star Wars, Marvel etc there is a bunch of talk about those topics. As well as the recent acquisition of eOne. Of course, the only important thing there is Mandalorian season 2 is coming out this fall.

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    Update: Blah, Blah, Blah...

    Okay so the 21st has come and passed. What's the news? Nothing of importance that I could find with respect to VTT.

    Hasbro and WotC want to concentrate on video games. Good. Hasbro, keep your mitts off VTT. You can only mess it up.

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