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    OGL:Someone releases as OGC a most revolutionary & awesome game design.You, Wotc...

    You are Wotc.
    Now, what would you do about it?

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    Nothing. Because I bet it'll end up as a critic's darling but only sell 100 copies...
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    Err... nothing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piratecat View Post
    Err... nothing?
    Perhaps I should have made this as a poll.

    1. Do nothing
    2. Try to take ideas for the current edition if possible
    3. Try to design the next edition on (the ideas of) the new revolutionary design
    4. Turn the next edition to OGL and develop on that design
    5. Hire the person that did this to work on the development of the next edition
    6. Something else, explain.

    Mr. Piratecat is this possible? I mean, can I transform the thread in a poll?
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    I, as WotC, ask a simple question:

    Does it have the D&D name on it?

    When I determine this answer is no, I shrug and get on with things, because the game called D&D always wins. It also helps to be selling a most revolutionary and awesome game yourself.

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    1, 5, in that order. 5 nets you 2, more or less. WotC didn't embrace the OGL when it was new; they're not going to leap into it now.
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    There's no hypothetical question here. History shows conclusively: the answer is "do nothing."

    What I'm interested is: what is the OP getting at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nellisir View Post
    1, 5, in that order. 5 nets you 2, more or less. WotC didn't embrace the OGL when it was new; they're not going to leap into it now.
    And to make this harder for you, what if the person did not accept to work for you but instead replied in public with the suggestion of Wotc turning OGL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xechnao View Post
    Perhaps I should have made this as a poll.

    1. Do nothing
    2. Try to take ideas for the current edition if possible
    3. Try to design the next edition on (the ideas of) the new revolutionary design
    4. Turn the next edition to OGL and develop on that design
    5. Hire the person that did this to work on the development of the next edition
    6. Something else, explain.

    Mr. Piratecat is this possible? I mean, can I transform the thread in a poll?
    You know those math problems in school that were "trick questions" designed to be answered with D: Not Enough Information?

    That's this question. :P

    You can't really formulate a solid business plan without a lot more info then we have here. Doing so seems like you're acting more through emotion rather then business reasoning. (Which I will admit seems to be how many gaming companies do act...)

    I'd want to know things like: What's popular about it? How do MY customers feel about it? How do they feel about it in comparison to my product? If my product is lacking features the new game offers, are my customers upset it lacks those features? If so can I reasonably add them to my product without causing a big issue? (system wise not legally or anything.)

    Just seems like something you probably don't wan to decide on a whim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribble View Post
    I'd want to know things like: What's popular about it? How do MY customers feel about it? How do they feel about it in comparison to my product? If my product is lacking features the new game offers, are my customers upset it lacks those features? If so can I reasonably add them to my product without causing a big issue? (system wise not legally or anything.)
    The "band aid" way of dealing with this, is to write up new splatbooks which replicate some of the new desirable features. In the case of TSR, it was publishing books like Unearthed Arcana (1E AD&D), Player's Options books (2E AD&D), etc ...

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