Gazing into the Crystal Ball - As we gear up for previews of the upcoming D&D products, Mike takes a moment to address a common question we've receive about the Open Gaming License and what it means for the future of D&D. [Wizards of the Coast D&D]
I'm glad they are thinking about this. There is some light at the end of the tunnel. Looks like sometime in 2015 they will have some kind of announcement. Mike Mearles is a smart guy, and this kind of stuff is not easy when you are a publisher.
I know I probably won't get everything I want for the D&D community, but something is almost always better than nothing. Just the fact that Mike and company are mulling this over is a good sign. Perhaps they will put what they learned with 4E to good use.
What I hope they learned is the "We'll do it all oursleves thank you very much" mentallity didn't work out very well. Third party support and an abundance of digital tools are signs of a healthy happy community. That's what I want more than anything. A healthy happy community where ideas and technology and flourish with the support of the resources of Wizards of the Coast.