I'm very keen to see where this goes, too. I have some real frustrations of late with 5E just as a system, so I'm invested in seeing what others do with that basic chassis.I like the direction Black Flag is taking, this Friday's news looks like it has a good chance of sticking around
"Project Black Flag is a set of open, core game mechanics that anyone can use to publish game content. It will fill in gaps in the SRD, improve existing 5E material, and ensure a 5E monster book and player book remain available for everyone.
We’re not doing this alone. Along with the support of the community, several publishers are committed to products that are PBF compatible 5E material or PBF originals."
For other 3PPS joining this, see
Project Black Flag Friday: Publishing Partners - Kobold PressProject Black Flag from Kobold Press proudly presents publishing partners including Frog God Games, Ghostfire Gaming, Steamforged Games, and more! Your 5E D&D game will only get better with Black Flag!koboldpress.com
I already am as much a customer of this group as I am of WotC, and with this being 5e compatible there is no need for it to wither, it still reaches into the WotC part of 5e.
In at least one recent interviews, Kyle Brink was asked if 3PPs would be able to make stuff available on DDB and in the new VTT, and Binks said it was possible. That could mean lots of things, of course, but if WOTC were to make that option available, it could be huge. That would get me much more interested in continuing with DDB and investing in their VTT.