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  1. Ondath

    The "I Didn't Comment in Another Thread" Thread

    On a completely unrelated note...
  2. Ondath

    The "I Didn't Comment in Another Thread" Thread

    I mean, the phenomena that the laws of physics try to explain objectively exist, yes. But the rules are approximations at best. You could fit existing observed phenomena into any paradigm if you tried hard enough, so even the laws of physics are constructed to a certain extent. Doesn't mean...
  3. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    There's making a nuanced and extremely specific case for why CC might not achieve what it claims (which is what pemerton is doing), and there's arguing that we're fools for thinking CC offers any protection at all.
  4. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    No, I'm not. Let me break it down to you step by step: 1. Wizards has already released SRD 5.1 using the CC-BY trademark. They are authorised to keep that CC notice only if they abide by the terms that CC set for CC-BY, which, according to their FAQ, includes the provision that you cannot...
  5. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    So CC does say you will be breaching their trademark (which is different from copyright, of course) if you try to add extra terms to your license (which might apply to the case of WotC hypothetically saying "New users can't use the SRD 5.1 once we stop making the offer"). Whether CC would win if...
  6. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    Wizards did copy and use their license by releasing SRD 5.1-CC. I can't see any difference between putting the CC disclaimer and putting an OGL disclaimer, and the OGL was WotC's copyright. Just as I couldn't write (WRITTEN FOR PARODY PURPOSES) in my serious OGL disclaimer (since that would...
  7. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    @pemerton the quotes got borked so I won't quote the post, but thanks for clarifying your view. I see that the case for automatic offers still working for new licensees once the original licensor withdraws their offer is an open question. However, I'd say the spirit of what Creative Commons is...
  8. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    Isn't unauthorised use of someone's copyright grounds for damages? Creative Commons holds the copyright to their license. Using the license in a way that's counter to the way CC designated (i.e., trying to go after someone who should've had the right to use your content) sounds like unauthorised...
  9. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    CC offers its licenses only to be used in very specific ways: If you release your content on CC-BY-SA, you can't say "I changed my mind guys, you don't have to make the stuff you make available under CC-BY-SA as well!" because CC gave you the right to use that license only if you followed its...
  10. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    But doesn't that section also say "even if you stop distributing, people can use your content as long as they follow the attribution guidelines"? I remember us talking about this very same point yesterday!
  11. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    I see the point you're making. But I feel like the assumptions behind this point (namely, the legal theory that nothing can bind a legal person to not stop an offer) goes completely counter to any kind of open license we could ever create. The point you make would apply to the GPL, the BSD or...
  12. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    And to make a distinction: @pemerton and @Maxperson are making two different claims from what I understand. Maxperson states that WotC could declare they are withdrawing the SRD 5.1 from CC, much in the same way they wanted to declare OGL v1.0a deauthorised. This is impossible to the point of...
  13. Ondath

    The Legend of Vox Machina (Spoilers)

    Yup. I noticed this in the first season when they completely removed any traces of Vancian casting (Pike occasionally says she's tapped out at narratively inopportune moments, but that's it). Clearly it was a prescient move.
  14. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    Are you sure? Creative Commons demands that its license be used in a very specific way, and I'm sure they could sue Wizards if they tried to pull such shenanigans because they'd technically be misusing CC's copyrighted license, and breaking their own contract to CC by misapplying the terms.
  15. Ondath

    Tell Me About Your Favorite Mechanics

    It's incredibly simple, but I quite like Bell curve resolution tables. Both old school D&D (reaction rolls) and modern narrativist (PbtA default roll) games do this, and while I like the spread of a straight d20, the bell curve is really useful when I want consistent results. I brought reaction...
  16. Ondath

    OGL WotC quietly deleting access to the 3e SRD

    My favourite representation of this is Belkar's daggers getting tinier in the very first Order of the Stick comic.
  17. Ondath

    OGL WotC Backs Down: Original OGL To Be Left Untouched; Whole 5E Rules Released as Creative Commons

    Eh, no, this is paranoid. If WotC tried that to a 3PP, they'd get ganged on by dozens of amicus curiae who have a vested interest in keeping Creative Commons as is. This was narrower with OGL. I mean, this is as likely as a future nuclear war making current American copyright law obsolete and...
  18. Ondath

    Level Up (A5E) A Fix(?) For Rural Stronghold Pricing

    So there was a simulationist reason! Thank you for the reply :)
  19. Ondath

    OGL Crow Eating thread

    I wish your mum a speedy recovery mate.
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