RPGnet Columns said:
If you're going to propogate this rumour, can you please point out either (a) a credible source or (b) that it's just idle speculation. I'm getting sick of people going on about this mythical "4th ed."Ross Wynn said:if the top secret D&D 4e rumors are to be believed, and they are; then DDL games as a whole are limited in the extreme. By the time 4th Edition comes out (probably in 2007) OGL, D&D Licensed, and D20 will all be completely history. Hasbro has been trying to close Pandora's box since Peter left, to no avail thankfully, and smart companies are setting the groundwork to bail out when 4e debuts.
I have three independantly confirmed sources. I am not revealing them.uncle_wilf said:If you're going to propogate this rumour, can you please point out either (a) a credible source or (b) that it's just idle speculation. I'm getting sick of people going on about this mythical "4th ed."
Spoken like a journalist, sir.ross_winn said:I have three independantly confirmed sources. I am not revealing them.
I understand your hesitance. I think my predictions will speak for themselves, and I thank you for your forebearance.uncle_wilf said:And while I understand that attitude, it does make it hard to distinguish between people who give us the "inside scoop" and people who reiterate rumours and gossip and pretend to have the truth. (No slight on yourself intended)
They cannot put the Djinn back in the bottle. So instead they are trying to make the old rules incompatible with the new so that all of the incredibly fickle audience in RPGs jumps on the bandwagon again.San Dee Jota said:So the OGL has to die as it now strengthens Wizards competition instead of its product lines. And a more paranoid could point out that now that several smaller companies have invested their product identities with d20, they'll be badly hurt if Wizards took d20 away from them, further strengthening Wizards by reducing the number of their competitors. Between the thin profit margins and fickle fans, many smaller companies may quit all together. The key question is will people be able to continue making books for 3ed under OGL once 4ed is available? I don't know, but I'm sure some lawyer-types out there do.