OGL Ginny Di on the OGL


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Vaalingrade

Legend
“Be patient with me…as I reevaluate everything about my career.”

Yeah. Several thousand people right there with you Ginny.
Yeah, that's the important part of this story.

A lot of us will be sad that our favorite brand just flipped us off. But what we should be focusing on is the careers and lives left in the lurch. I wish people would think about that before driving by to go 'lol, I don't care', or 'that's just business'.
 


Still kinda never, as that video isn't discussing it. She just links to other videos but doesn't really comment herself on it.
I'm not sure it matters...Ginny D is a personality affected by this, and she is plainly sad and pissed off. All she'd have to say has been said much better by others, and she chose a number of good content creators to boost (I'd personally have linked to one of the streams Ryan Dancey has done, too, but I'm not running a channel).

What would you want her to say more than she's saying here?
 

Still kinda never, as that video isn't discussing it. She just links to other videos but doesn't really comment herself on it.
She's posted several times on Twitter to make her displeasure known, and was actually cited by several news articles as a driving force behind the D&D Beyond cancellations. I don't think she deserves any flack for not adding another angry video to the growing heap on what was apparently supposed to be a month off. Her stance is pretty clearly against the OGL 1.1 (2.0?) and specifically in calling for WotC to pointedly declare the OGL irrevocable.

I quite like Di's work, she's generally insightful, her content is very measured and approachable, and I sincerely hope this situation doesn't throw her career plans into a tailspin.
 
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Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
I'm not sure it matters...Ginny D is a personality affected by this, and she is plainly sad and pissed off. All she'd have to say has been said much better by others, and she chose a number of good content creators to boost (I'd personally have linked to one of the streams Ryan Dancey has done, too, but I'm not running a channel).

What would you want her to say more than she's saying here?
Nothing. I'm just saying she didn't say much in that video. I'm not busting on her for that; it's her prerogative. Just that for the casual viewer, they aren't getting a lot of her analysis on the matter as she's just linking to other videos. Which again isn't a bad thing. Just that there's not a lot of content there in that video. It's less her take on the OGL, and more "here's what others are saying."
 

Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
Yeah, that's the important part of this story.

A lot of us will be sad that our favorite brand just flipped us off. But what we should be focusing on is the careers and lives left in the lurch. I wish people would think about that before driving by to go 'lol, I don't care', or 'that's just business'.
As if the fact that casually destroying people’s livelihoods is “just business” isn’t exactly the problem
 



Arilyn

Hero
Ginny takes January off to prepare for the year but has been vocal on Twitter. She made this video because she felt she owed it to her followers to say something, but explains others have already said it better. She is definitely stressed, angry and worried.

Ginny has a huge following and has been an enthusiastic supporter of D&D. Not anymore. Good job, WotC.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
Ginny takes January off to prepare for the year but has been vocal on Twitter. She made this video because she felt she owed it to her followers to say something, but explains others have already said it better. She is definitely stressed, angry and worried.

Ginny has a huge following and has been an enthusiastic supporter of D&D. Not anymore. Good job, WotC.
I made the comment above about how her video is light on her own personal opinion, but as far as influential D&D fans with large followings, it's miles above what CR put out. Hasbro clearly has no understanding about social media or the impact of influencers on the upcoming generation of gamers.
 

Yaarel

Mind Mage
Here are the recommendations by Ginny Di:

SherlockHulmesDM

SlyFlourish

LegalEagle

Kelly / DungeonsDudes

D&DShorts

Linda Codega (Gizmodo)
 

Arilyn

Hero
I made the comment above about how her video is light on her own personal opinion, but as far as influential D&D fans with large followings, it's miles above what CR put out. Hasbro clearly has no understanding about social media or the impact of influencers on the upcoming generation of gamers.
Yes. I don't think WotC predicted that Ginny would boycott them!
 


Vaalingrade

Legend
Yes. I don't think WotC predicted that Ginny would boycott them!
I honestly doubt they know who she is, which all things considered is their myopia toward anything or anyone that isn't also someone they'd consider a competitor.

They likely don't know Pointy Hat, Dingo Doodles, Mr Rhexx, XP to Level 3, Jo Cat, Dungeon Dad, Blaine Simple, Runesmith, or any of the other people they owe for the community being what it is, that aren't companies they feel they need to fight.

And that's frankly a huge mistake on an order I figure even most people here don't fully grok.

Edit: Apparently she did work for them, so apparently all the highers-up know her. Everyone can stop saying so now. Not the point.
 
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