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Post by CapnZapp »

Shouldn't Goodman Games and its fans be discussing this as well?

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yes, kinda?
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Post by garloo »

I don't see a way out of this unless WOTC releases 1.1 and it is identical to 1.0a but adds the word "irrevocable". Now that they've shown that they believe they can take away the OGL at any time, there's just way too much uncertainty and risk involved for small publishers to continue publishing under the old OGL at all. I can't imagine what Goodman and publishers like him are going through now, looking at destroying stock vs bank account-draining lawsuits. It's just so sad. This move by WOTC is incredibly damaging to the TTRPG hobby itself, as it is likely to demoralize and drive away many of the most creative people in our community.
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Post by GnomeBoy »

Doubtless there are internal discussions withing the company -- we just haven't heard the outcome of those discussions yet.

As for us discussing it, well, here we are.

My understanding has been that the design of the original OGL was that it existed and couldn't 'un-exist' -- but I'm not a lawyer by any means and can't say one way or the other how solid that is/was...
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