I've read elsewhere that WotC's Virtual Table Top is going to destroy roleplaying as we know it. Folks are going to have to pay microtransactions to play certain classes and races, Hasbro is going to make folks sign off promissory notes on their first born children and no one will be allowed to roleplay at the dining room table anymore.
I call a proper BS on this.
Working from last to first, few folks that currently have a local gaming group are going to move that group to a VTT. In person is almost always preferable to the computer screen.
Hasbro no longer has a policy asking for first born children as payment. They do ask for souls to work at WotC, but I think those are refundable upon the annual Holiday Season Termination Session.
As for microtransactions to play, from what I can tell of the Beta, GM's play for free and Players will pay a fee per session. Which is a nice switch as usually the DM incurs most of the gaming costs and the players ride for free.
Seriously, the Virtual Table Top can only add players to the gaming mix. It won't be leeching players from your local game, unless they didn't want to be there in the first case. If that was the situation, they probably wouldn't have joined your group in the first place.
The sky is most certainly not falling. At least, not just yet.
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