Yeah me,Does DTC have an editor?
Well 1, I don't think that kickstarter is a big enough entity to put a lot of pressure on WOTC one way or the other. 2, boycotting KS also hurts all the other non-ogl impacted creators negatively. If you cut KS out then that limits the avenue that small creators have of funding their projects. 3, WOTC would likely take the loss of KS created content as beneficial since there's less competition.We will hopefully have some clarity on this soon. If Kickstarter prohibits 1.0 OGL projects or takes down other non-OGL Kickstarters at WOTC's request that would have been OGL in the past, I hope more people are amenable to this idea.
As a corporate partner, Kickstarter being aware of this now might put some pressure on WOTC to rethink their next move.
A great example, Nerdburger Games. They just released a game that was crowd funded Code Warriors, they use their own system not 5E, D20 or 3.5. And this game is one I am particularly interested in as it has a under used setting "Cyberspace" like Tron or ReBoot.Well 1, I don't think that kickstarter is a big enough entity to put a lot of pressure on WOTC one way or the other. 2, boycotting KS also hurts all the other non-ogl impacted creators negatively. If you cut KS out then that limits the avenue that small creators have of funding their projects. 3, WOTC would likely take the loss of KS created content as beneficial since there's less competition.
I don't relish KS deciding to take a pro-wotc stance and prohibiting 1.0 OGL projects (if they even do), but the call to boycott them seems exceedingly premature.
As human beings, we are sometimes, right or wrong, discontent with things. Sometimes, we take a deep breath and step back for a moment to analyse the situation. The benefit of this approach is that has a much higher chance of leading to a helpful (definition left deliberately vague) avenue to express that discontent. Sometimes, though, we act before fully understanding the why and the what of the source of our upset. We act on the initial guttural and emotional impact the upset has on us. The result of not considering the nuances of what we are upset about, whether we are right or wrong to be upset, and/or failing to consider the consequences, can result in unfortunate circumstances for us or others.Why would I, as a consumer, boycott Kickstarter? If creators want to do so, that's up to them. There are other options.
Jeepers!It is quite clear that Kickstarter has totally reneged on their support of independent creators with their obsequious collaborating with WOTC on their probably illegal termination of OGL 1.0 and institution of the monopolistic and anticompetitive OGL 1.1. If WOTC ends up trying to push the OGL 1.1 through in what is reported to be its current form, I think as a community we should stop all business with Kickstarter and refuse to do business with creators who continue to run their campaigns there. As it is, even if the new OGL doesn't go through, it will take a while before I regain any trust in them although that could be repaired now if they step away and denounce this attack on creators in the tabletop industry.
other platforms (or the 3pp themselves) still would have to give WotC their share, so this does not help at all when KS + WotC share = WotC share on other platforms, and those still take their cut on top of that.The cut that KS takes coupled with their agreement to abide by the new OGL will probably just push most or all 3pp's to another platform, and the situation will resolve itself naturally.