Will tabletop RPGs of the future look more like Lady Blackbird?
Here’s what Ryan Dancy said on this topic at Enworld:
I think that commercially successful TRPGs of the future will be constructed more like a family game – something that can be unpacked, learned quickly, and played with little prep work. These games will give people a lot of the same joy of “roleplaying” and narrative control that they get from today’s Hobby Game TRPGs but with a fraction of the time investment. Wizards is already experimenting with this format, as is Fantasy Flight Games. It seems like a good bet that there is a substantially profitable business down this line of evolution.
Sounds a lot like a Lady Blackbird style game to me.