I’ve heard a few people in D&D circles use the phrase ‘rising tide floats all ships’ regarding the upcoming D&D movie being good for the entire RPG industry, not just D&D.
But i’m not sure i’m buying that reasoning?
I can see Kobold Press, Savage Worlds and Dungeon World getting some more sales, because they are closer to ‘it’s like D&D’ than most other games. But i’m not sure how a D&D movie is going to help sales for BITD, Masks or Fate Core?
The only big boost i’ve seen that was non-D&D was The Adventure Zone playing MOTW, but then that’s not the whole picture, we don’t know how Call of Cthulhu or World of Darkness sales are doing?
However I may be wrong? any one else have thoughts on this?