Because I can and I think it might be a little fun to look back at this in a year.
What’s going to happen to D&D? There’s been some talk about a 6th Edition or even WOTC selling off D&D. I don’t think they will sell it. I think Hasbro will turn out D&D toys and board games. On the RPG side, my guess is that they are going to do a 5.5 or revisionist edition. Basically, resell as much content as possible. That’s what I think is most likely to happen. I really doubt they will sell it off but they might license out the RPG side. If they decide to go to a 6th Edition. It will suck. Even Editions generally suck. Overall, I think we should start calling it McD&D.
Diaspora & Division: The second D&D of RPG world. I think people will continue to scatter to various social media platforms. The big one’s are just getting too toxic and too people enjoy being an Internet Witch Hunter and Thought Police. Politics and other crap will continue to rear their ugly heads.
The OSR/Old School/Whatever You Want to Call It: For along time I felt the old school was really thriving but last year it just didn’t feel that way to me. I think part of it is the spread of people across various social media platforms and 5E just sucked the air out of the room. But I do think there will be a bit of a revival. WOTC will continue its Corporate Nanny attitude and alienate even more consumers. People will look for an alternative.
LOTFP Ref Book: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah right. I really doubt that 2021 will finally be “The Year”. Based on the financial troubles from last year, there might not be an LOTF by the end of the year.
Despite these being mostly doom and gloom predictions, I do expect 2021 to be good overall from most folks. There’s going to be hiccups along the way but there’s also going to be a lot of successes. Much of this depends on what we as individuals make of it.