D&D General How To Use Creative Commons

Up on the A5ESRD website we have added a 'How To Use Creative Commons' guide, to accompany our recent 'How To Use The OGL' guide.

Up on the A5ESRD website we have added a 'How To Use Creative Commons' guide, to accompany our recent 'How To Use The OGL' guide.


This is not legal advice, of course. While we have run these pages past our lawyers at Azora Law, they are not your lawyers, and neither are we. We hope these guides are helpful, but please refer to your own lawyer if you are in doubt.

The A5ESRD site houses not just the System Reference Documents for 5E and Level Up: Advanced 5E in OGL and CC forms (and, where relevant, will also house versions released under other licenses) but it is also intended to be a useful resource for publishers who plan to use these SRDs and licenses.

The A5ESRD itself is a fully-featured 5E SRD. Level Up: Advanced 5E was released last year, as a standalone but backwards-compatible alternative to 5E, and the A5ESRD site ensures that material remains fully open, and fully available to creators.

The A5ESRD is a work in progress; we are adding new content to it weekly.
 

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MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
For my Dungeon23 document as I'm going along, I put in the following for the things I did new.

"The description of <insert name here> below is an adaptation of material taken from the System Reference Document 5.1 (“SRD 5.1”) by Wizards of the Coast LLC and available at Systems Reference Document | Dungeons & Dragons. The SRD 5.1 is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License available at Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International — CC BY 4.0 ."

I'm curious if that is sufficient. It's basically the wording WotC asked for, but noting it is an adaptation. (In most cases it was spllicing together a bunch of creatures and spells - so naming them individually seemed unuseful).
This is why I feel CC is less useful for RPGs than the OGL. It is great for standalone pictures and academic texts where citation is common, but the "indicate how it was modified" can be very unwieldy with RPGs and fiction which benefit from a fluid seamless experience. There's simply not precedent on whether this kind of disclaimer is enough, or a more thorough play by play indication is needed.
 

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