Friday, December 5, 2008

Layoffs at Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast, the publishers of Dungeons and Dragons just announced some deep layoffs, just in time for Christmas. ~24 people laid off, cutting the WotC staff to around 100, so around a 20% workforce cut. The people laid off include art directors, editors, designers, etc. Two icons at WotC (Jonathan Tweet and Dave Noonan) were among those who lost their jobs.

I wish these folks the best, and now I'll be very interested to hear how the industry fares during the current downturn.

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