I don’t want to start any rumors nor do I want to do some wild speculation but I can’t help thinking that something is up.
First, we had the very quiet announcement that Matt Finch was heading out on his own with Swords & Wizardry. There were only small announcements. Nothing at from Frog God games. And nothing in what I would consider the usual venues. At best, there were responses to questions and nothing more.
Then last week, Dan Proctor announces the shut down of the Goblinoid Games website and social media presence. There’s something in the works but it’s kind of mystery.
These two things are probably not connected in any way. But I can’t help but wonder. Deep down I wonder if the rising tide lifting all ships isn’t quite working out as well as many had hoped. WOTC pretty owns the RPG market. One Bookshelf and Roll20 are forming a joint venture. Getting anything even noticed outside the 5E sphere of influence is going to be an uphill battle.
I don’t know. I just have the feeling deep down in my gut that things are get to interesting in the coming months and probably not in a good way.