I don't know about lifetime, but unless WotC changes their tune, I'm not going to be buying any D&D products or playing the game any more. I'll discuss with my players what system they'd like to move to; at the top of my list right now are PF2, A5e, or OSE assuming they get de-OSRified, maybe DW if they don't, or maybe homebrewing something if I can get my players onboard with the idea.
Yeah I mean, I can totally see spending the next few months hacking the crap out of 5e, SWSE, and 4e, and making a D&D optimized to my group and our current campaigns.
Because we sure as hell aren’t ditching those campaigns. We are a decade in to two of them, and 5 years into another.
But continuing to buy wizards products? I mean, I already got the Dragonlance book I’ve wanted since 4e launched what do I even need them for at this point?
My only point of being bummed is all the stuff I have on DDB, but we will just have to put in the work to covert it all to the morepurplemorebetter sheet and go from there.
Or fully dev my heroic high fantasy version of the engine I’ve built for modern urban fantasy and convert it all to that. Idk.
And I’m very tired of all the lowkey gloating “we are all better off without the company that makes the version of D&D i don’t personally like and have complained about for years” posts.