Friday, January 13, 2012

What if DnDNext fails?

What if the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons is the biggest flop since New Coke? I see it going down like this...

2012 Wizards of the Coast develops D&D Next with the help of the community
2013 The community ALL having their own id, egos and super egos, gets butt-hurt because their ideas didn't make it to print. "This isn't MY D&D!!!". Those individual communities continue to play the version they like, whether that's 1st, 4th or Pathfinder, and the game is a flop.
2014 Hasbro shelves The Role-playing game part of Dungeons and Dragons, shifting gears to more board games, card games and other ventures.
2024 After almost a decade on the shelf, with much fanfare Hasbro announces a D&D Classic for the 50th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons. This new set is basically a revised Basic D&D
2027 Advanced D&D Classic is released for the 50th anniversary of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. Another rework of the original 1st & 2nd editions.

This COULD happen if D&D Next fails...