Mods, I wasn’t sure if this sort of question belonged in GQ or here, so I decided here. My apologies if I’m wrong.
Does anyone know anything about White Wolf purchasing Wizards of the Coast? A guy told me that WW bought WotC but I can’t find any Press Releases or anything about it so I’m wanting to confirm it or disprove it.
I don’t believe this is the case. Hasbro owns WOTC and so far as I know they still generate a lot of profit. Maybe not compared to other divisions of Hasbro but they probably generate more income then White Wolf.
There’s a chance I’m wrong, but I’m 99.9% positive that Hasbro still owns WotC. Frankly, if one bought the other, I’d sooner believe WotC bought WW than the other way around. I just can’t imagine what would need to pass for that to be possible.
WW did not buy WotC. WW does, however, have a number of d20 products under various imprints. I suspect this is the source of what you heard. With the open game license and d20 there are a number of companies that churn out products dependent on WotC products.
The game market is very strange and if you are interested in it I suggest both rpg.net and www.indie-rpgs.com. The latter is a forum for RPGs produced and owned by their creators, which includes a discussion of marketing and distribution of RPGs.