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  1. Michael O'Brien

    Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD

    The BRP OGL is open to all who want to use it to publish their own settings, games, and unique ideas using the BRP system. Chaosium has walled off certain rules and certain settings, but if you have something you want to publish that Chaosium isn't already doing, you can. Without paying...
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    Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD

    Yes, we give explicit permission for use of the BRP logo and trademark in the OGL. The required legal copy also specifically identifies us as owning the BRP logo and trademark, which implies use, as well.
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    [Chaosium] More RPG coloring fun at home: Chaosium releases RuneQuest The Coloring Book as a free download

    Now also available in print via Lulu: The RuneQuest Coloring Book by Andrey Fetisov (Paperback) - Lulu
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    [Chaosium] More RPG coloring fun at home: Chaosium releases RuneQuest The Coloring Book as a free download

    Chaosium's RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha has been described as "one of the most stunning RPG books ever made", and now you can color in Andrey Fetisov's Gold ENnie Award-winning art yourself, with RuneQuest The Coloring Book. It's a free download, one of the fun and engaging diversions the...
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    [Chaosium] Staying In? Color in at home with Chaosium - we've made Call of Cthulhu The Coloring Book a free download

    Congrats to the winners of our Call of Cthulhu Coloring Contest! The winners of our Call of Cthulhu Coloring Contest! Call of Cthulhu the Coloring Book will remain a free download until the Stars are Right again.
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    Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD

    Our legal advice (including review of relevant case law) is that the WotC OGL may not necessarily be upheld by a court for anything other than in conjunction with WotC's IP. Which is why we decided against using it. No doubt you could get a lawyer with a countervailing legal opinion, and that's...
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    Game Distributors Closing Down; RPG Publishers Affected

    MOB from Chaosium here. Alliance is one of our biggest distributors to game stores, so this affects us directly. We're one of the companies Alliance has notified that they'll be delaying payments to; so we await more information about their payment plan with great interest. These are strange...
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    Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD

    Most Chaosium RPGs use a variation of the Basic RolePlaying System, which started with RuneQuest. Call of Cthulhu, StormBringer, SuperWorld, and others followed. BRP is a stand-alone product that sits the core of all these games, but we have not modified the base BRP rules as featured in the...
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    [Chaosium] Announcing the Basic Roleplaying System Reference Document and Open Game License

    Well, plenty of people continue to ask questions about the rationale for the prohibited content in the license, and that's the answer. In any case, over on our forums at BRP Central we've established a thread to answer questions related to the Basic Roleplaying System Reference Document and...
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    Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD

    FYI, over on our forums at BRP Central we've established a thread to answer questions related to the recently-released Basic Roleplaying System Reference Document and OGL. Questions will be responded to by Chaosium staff: BRP System Reference Document/OGL Questions Thread
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    [Chaosium] The BRP Website - new online resource dedicated to Basic Roleplaying

    The BRP Website is Chaosium's new online resource dedicated to Basic Roleplaying. It includes an online version of the BRP System Reference Document, along with other useful information and resources for playing and creating games with the Basic Roleplaying system. https://brp.chaosium.com
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    Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD

    The BRP Website is our new online resource dedicated to Basic Roleplaying. It includes an online version of the BRP System Reference Document, along with other useful information and resources for playing and creating games with the Basic Roleplaying system. https://brp.chaosium.com
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    [Chaosium] Harlem Unbound 2E: Chris Spivey's ENnie-winning Game is Back and Better!

    It doesn't, HU2 is for Call of Cthulhu (7th edition) only.
  14. Michael O'Brien

    Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD

    We concluded we couldn't necessarily rely on the legal validity of the WotC OGL being upheld by a court for anything other than in conjunction with WotC's IP. That's a key reason why we created our own license for our system.
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    [Chaosium] COVID-19 Shipping and Fulfilment Update - March 27

    We hope we hope that you, your family and friends are all in good health. Chaosium’s fulfilment warehouses (USA, UK, EU, and Australia) report that they are currently able to ship product as normal, with a few restrictions shipping to certain countries. We will announce any changes to this...
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