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


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But I don't care one shinny copper about the SRD.

I care about the people that make the cool stuff I want to buy.
I mean, I care about people making cool stuff I want to play too, but in order to do that they need the SRDs. And that pluralization wasn't a typo; there's a lot of stuff beyond 5E that relies on the SRDs, such as most of the OSR, Pathfinder 1E, Mutants & Masterminds, etc.

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It also separates them from the OGL, which is entangled to WotC rather than controlled by an independent organization.
I think that many people are exaggerating this particular issue, based on a misunderstanding of the legal powers that WotC enjoys in relation to contractual relations between strangers.

For instance, there are a series of very confident posts on the ORC-OGL marriage thread that rest on this sort of misunderstanding.

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