#### GMforPowergamers

##### Legend

thank you for providing an example... lets MATH...Small by what metric? Would the publisher of The Griffon's Saddlebag be a small publisher by your terms? Griffon Macauley hit a windfall of $1.2 million on his Kickstarter for volume 2. His goal: $15,000.

## The Griffon's Saddlebag: Book 2

The anticipated sequel with over 500 game-ready magic items, player options, settings, and more for 5e. Give out better treasure!www.kickstarter.com

Now, I don't know what margin he was budgeting per unit he's producing and selling, but clearly that Kickstarter went WELL beyond expectations, none of which included suddenly having to pay 20% of that to WotC if he's forced to shift to OGL 1.1 because WotC pushes that license before his delivery of the product.

$1,237,197

the first 750,000 is free so

$487,197 is going to be the 20%

let me google what kickstarter takes looks like 5%

so already kickstarter take $61,860

bringing this to $1,175,337

then WotC would take 20% or $97,440

bringing us down to $1,077,897

lets pretend instead of kickstarter it was a preorder (like say through your own web store) the end result is the same, you made over a mil $1,077,897 but for no work and to recoup any legal fees for this wotc took the full 25% so they would have just made just shy of 160k ($159,300)