12 January 2023

OGL Resources You Can Use

She that is Queen of Tunis; she that dwells
Ten leagues beyond man's life; she that from Naples
Can have no note, unless the sun were post---
The Man i' the Moon's too slow---till newborn chins
Be rough and razorable; she that from whom
We all were sea-swallowed, though some cast again,
And by that destiny to perform an act
Whereof what's past is prologue, what to come
In yours and my discharge.

---Antonio in The Tempest,
Act 2, Scene 1, Lines 247-255,

Written by William Shakespeare in 1611 or so
without the benefit of an OGL 


Oh the irony...


...and to think that I'd almost quit Twitter again last week!

OGL Resources

Some resources I've found useful while navigating the teapot that WotC seems intent upon drowning within:

  1.  Cory Doctorow's "Good riddance to the Open Gaming License" (also at https://mostlysignssomeportents.tumblr.com/post/706163316598407168/good-riddance-to-the-open-gaming-license)

  2. Matt Finch's "Moving the OSR Forward into the post-OGL Era"

  3. Stephen R. Marsh's legal research in the North Texas RPG Con Facebook group

  4. Stuart Marshall on the Paizo ORC license:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/OSRIC1E/posts/3419328041630174/
  5. Anna Meyer's "Open D&D"

  6. Ryan Dancey's "Roll for Combat" interview:  "One of the Architects of the Original OGL, Ryan Dancey, Discusses Its Creation | Roll For Combat"  

  7. Ryan Dancey statements @ ENWorld:  https://www.enworld.org/threads/ryan-dancey-hasbro-cannot-deauthorize-ogl.694196/

  8. Ryan Dancey's Change.org Petition:  "Hasbro, Please Take No Action Regarding the Open Gaming License v1​.​0a"

  9. Linda Codega's "Dungeons & Dragons’ New License Tightens Its Grip on Competition"---the leak that started the typhoon

Companies and Conventions Leaving the WotC Value Chain

...and multitudes more joining the crusade with each passing minute.



I'm Sure There Will be More to Come...

...but perhaps, perhaps, perhaps WotC is wising up?:  https://gizmodo.com/dungeons-dragons-ogl-announcement-wizards-of-the-coast-1849981365

We'll see.... 

Update 13 January 11:31am CST

...and so we did:   https://www.dndbeyond.com/posts/1423-an-update-on-the-open-game-license-ogl


1 comment:

  1. Updated with links to FGG and Paizo official statements, new Paizo Open RPG Creative license.



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