We see hundreds if not thousands gamers (mostly gamemasters and many creators) looking right now a multitude of game systems and rpg companies for their new games.
I am one of them and I feel both excited and liberated!
Fundamentally, I think that is the question that the OGL tried to answer in the first place* -- is having a bunch of the TTRPG creative energy outside of D&D-proper dedicated to things built on a D&D-like framework better for the flourishing of the TTRPG community than for the same energy to be going into individual other-systems like GURPS, Runequest, White Wolf, and so on?
The billion dollar question is whether those two are causally connected. The Skaff Effect states that any activity in the RPG space will accrue to the benefit of the market leader. Is the inverse true? Does the "waning" of the market leader cause decreased activity in the RPG space?To my knowledge, we've only ever had non-d&d* take a large slice of the gaming pie when gamerdom as a whole had retracted and D&D in particular was waning.
Yes let us pray.Destruction of d20 die as primary generator of RNG.