Will this stop Goodman Games from publishing further Castles & Crusades modules along with their other game lines?
GG would have to if the company wants to publish 4E stuff. Per Clark Peterson of Necromancer Games:http://www.enworld.org/showpost.php?p=4172942&postcount=51
I believe, in fact, that it is even a bit more restrictive than people are seeing. It is not just that you cant mix the two licenses in one product. It is that if you use the GSL you cannot also use the OGL for 3E products.
In other words, publishers have to decide if they want to stay 3E or if they want to come along for the 4E ride.
It is not a product by product choice. It is a business by business choice. It is not "well, this product will be 4E using the GSL but the next one will be for 3E under the OGL."
In other words, Necro cant do 3 books for 4E then decide to go back and do a 3E book.
Or, along the same lines, if Paizo wants to do Pathfinder 3E, it cant do 4E products. If it does, it can no longer do 3E ones.
I have, however, specifically clarified that Necro can do 4E and Paizo can keep doing 3E Pathfinder stuff and that is just fine.
Once you are in for 4E, you are in, and cant go back (well, you could but you would presumably lose the right to use the GSL from that point forward).
I have to clarify if I will be able to do 3E stats as seperate downloads for 4E books. My guess is that I will not be allowed to do that under the GSL. But I havent asked that direct question.
By the way, this info was from Wizards. Unless I am misunderstanding what they told me or they didnt understand my question, this is how it will be.
According to some other forums, companies like Necromancer Games and Goodman Games have until year's end to get rid of all their 3.x/OGL stock. Once they do so, the only D&D products they'll be selling will be 4E-compliant products. Period
. End of story. Want a 3.x DCC? Sorry. Go to ebay.
And yes, C&C is OGL.