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  1. mhd

    D&D (2024) How would you change skills in 5.5e

    Is there a chance we'll get outside of this increasing focus on characters mostly depending on one ability? I guess this would be hard to fix if one would just concentrate on the skill system, as everywhere else it's perfectly fine to base everything you do regularly on CHA/INT/WIS etc. Or are...
  2. mhd

    Legal Discussion of OGL 1.2

    So we're building a pkgsrc/homebrew for OGC? ;)
  3. mhd

    Legal Discussion of OGL 1.2

    To get this right, this is about spreading the availability of the SRDs, I didn't miss anything about declaring that I publish under 1.0 possibly being beneficial in the future?
  4. mhd

    WotC Unveils Draft of New Open Gaming License

    What if my "magic missile animation" looks like a bit of graph paper I drew an arrow on with a pen? And the sound effect is a recording of me goin "zzzzzzt"?
  5. mhd

    WotC Unveils Draft of New Open Gaming License

    So there are separate rules for VTTs, what's the likely route for other software? Character generators, random treasure tools etc.?
  6. mhd

    WotC Unveils Draft of New Open Gaming License

    But I can do it with OGL 1.0a, and I'm seeing the CC as the closer replacement for that than the OGL 1.2.
  7. mhd

    WotC Unveils Draft of New Open Gaming License

    I'm fully expecting to avoid most of this, but I look forward to someone making both spell and monster sections that are CC and avoid stepping too close to the previous/OGL'd ones. Maybe Monte Cook can CC his Arcana Unearthed as a first step ;)
  8. mhd

    WotC Unveils Draft of New Open Gaming License

    I'd say a few hundred pages are a bit more than just examples, but yeah, you're right, technically.
  9. mhd

    WotC Unveils Draft of New Open Gaming License

    Do I see that correctly, all the sections regarding monsters and spells are out of the CC'd part of the SRD? That will make CC-only gaming (or 'cloning) quite hard to do.
  10. mhd

    WotC Unveils Draft of New Open Gaming License

    I don't quite understand on what basis creating distinct 3E elements from a 5E basis would be more solid than the usual "game mechanics can't be copyrighted". If I make a "Power Attack" feat that isn't in 5E, with the 3.5E mechanics, can't they say that I'm using material from now deauthorized...
  11. mhd

    WotC Unveils Draft of New Open Gaming License

    Well, as we're seeing, past decades are no predictor for the future.
  12. mhd

    WotC Unveils Draft of New Open Gaming License

    So if the VTT rules disallow stuff that doesn't work at a real table, I guess that means torches and maybe dynamic lighting are out, too?
  13. mhd

    WotC Unveils Draft of New Open Gaming License

    Which CC version? -SA? -NC?
  14. mhd

    Paizo Announces New Irrevocable Open RPG License To Replace the OGL

    Wait, what? Now that's a surprise. As far as I know they never made any reasonable moves towards the OGL. Yeah, they have a wiki for the current Dark Eye rules, but that's rather cut down content, you couldn't make open source character generators etc. (Their own DM's Guild setup excepted) I...
  15. mhd

    D&D (2024) New leak looks real bad

    I'm surprisingly optimistic about D&D and AIs. I mean, haven't we all had our game mastering situations where we felt a bit like the old Eliza bot: "So you're saying you want to steal the Duke's underpants?" "Is it because of your childhood that you want to steal the Duke's underpants?" And...
  16. mhd

    Why not a CC license?

    If it's coming from inside of the industry and operates pretty much how people thought the other license operated for 23 years, it's going to gain more acceptance than something barely known to most people. Plus yeah, that OGC/PI thing instead of having licensing declaration totally external to...
  17. mhd

    95% of you didn't need the OGL and you don't need ORC

    A few years ago, there was a lawsuit about Tetris, and I would say that if we get 20 people to divide its features between "mechanics" and "presentation", we'd get 20 results (more if lawyers in that group), and probably none would match with the distinction made in the case.
  18. mhd

    Legal Eagle has entered the chat, about OGL 1.1

    I played for a long time with Roll20, free version, as I preferred to reveal whole blocks instead of seeing those aesthetically unpleasing blobs of light and shadow. (And that tier didn't even get you scripting access) But when I bought Foundry, I played around a bit with it, as it was pretty...
  19. mhd

    Legal Eagle has entered the chat, about OGL 1.1

    I'm just waiting for someone to either release a dedicated skeuomorphic VTT or just enough graphical assets to do that with existing ones. Just like something that goes all out for pixel art and JRPG-ish aesthehtics (no, not talking about Shmeppy).
  20. mhd

    95% of you didn't need the OGL and you don't need ORC

    My statement or theirs? I got it from here: "(36) The "First Aid" skill in MYTHUS (pages 28 and 165) is derived from the AD&D "Cure Light Wounds" spell in the AD&D 1st ed. PHB (page 43) and the AD&D OA (page 57)." Yeah, they didn't want a Gygaxian rival game, but the methods they used weren't...
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