Over 1,500 Publishers Support Paizo's Upcoming Open RPG Creator's License

Paizo has revealed some of the 1,500+ tabletop RPG publishers who have expressed an interest in their new Open RPG Creator's License (ORC), describing the group as the 'ORC Alliance'. The license itself is still being worked on, so these 1,500 publishers have not actually seen it or signed anything. But they have indicated to Paizo that they support a new, truly open, irrevocable industry...

Paizo has revealed some of the 1,500+ tabletop RPG publishers who have expressed an interest in their new Open RPG Creator's License (ORC), describing the group as the 'ORC Alliance'.

The license itself is still being worked on, so these 1,500 publishers have not actually seen it or signed anything. But they have indicated to Paizo that they support a new, truly open, irrevocable industry license.

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Over the course of the last week, more than 1,500 tabletop RPG publishers, from household names going back to the dawn of the hobby to single proprietors just starting out with their first digital release, have joined together to pledge their support for the development of a universal system-neutral open license that provides a legal “safe harbor” for sharing rules mechanics and encourages innovation and collaboration in the tabletop gaming space.

The alliance is gathered. Work has begun.

It would take too long to list all the companies behind the ORC license effort, but we thought you might be interested to see a few of the organizations already pledged toward this common goal. We are honored to be allied with them, as well as with the equally important participating publishers too numerous to list here. Each is crucial to the effort’s success. The list below is but a representative sample of participating publishers from a huge variety of market segments with a huge variety of perspectives. But we all agree on one thing.

We are all in this together.
  • Alchemy RPG
  • Arcane Minis
  • Atlas Games
  • Autarch
  • Azora Law
  • Black Book Editions
  • Bombshell Miniatures
  • BRW Games
  • Chaosium
  • Cze & Peku
  • Demiplane
  • DMDave
  • The DM Lair
  • Elderbrain
  • EN Publishing
  • Epic Miniatures
  • Evil Genius Games
  • Expeditious Retreat Press
  • Fantasy Grounds
  • Fat Dragon Games
  • Forgotten Adventures
  • Foundry VTT
  • Free RPG Day
  • Frog God Games
  • Gale Force 9
  • Game On Tabletop
  • Giochi Uniti
  • Goodman Games
  • Green Ronin
  • The Griffon’s Saddlebag
  • Iron GM Games
  • Know Direction
  • Kobold Press
  • Lazy Wolf Studios
  • Legendary Games
  • Lone Wolf Development
  • Loot Tavern
  • Louis Porter Jr. Designs
  • Mad Cartographer
  • Minotaur Games
  • Mongoose Publishing
  • MonkeyDM
  • Monte Cook Games
  • MT Black
  • Necromancer Games
  • Nord Games
  • Open Gaming, Inc.
  • Paizo Inc.
  • Paradigm Concepts
  • Pelgrane Press
  • Pinnacle Entertainment Group
  • Raging Swan Press
  • Rogue Games
  • Rogue Genius Games
  • Roll 20
  • Roll for Combat
  • Sly Flourish
  • Tom Cartos
  • Troll Lord Games
  • Ulisses Spiele
You will be hearing a lot more from us in the days to come.
 

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AdmundfortGeographer

Getting lost in fantasy maps
So apparently Critical Role/Darrington Press is absent (kind of expected after their statement), but also MCDM.
(and Free League, but there we already knew they were working on their own licenses)
In a recent stream Matt Colville said MCDM’s looking for an “aggressively open” license and may have already found one.
 

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Greggy C

Hero
It's sad that you say this, because it means that WotC's smokescreen is working. By releasing a very small fraction of what used to be open content under CC, they can posture about how open they're being.

Don't fall for it. Until and unless they release all of the SRDs that are under the real OGL under a CC license, it's just a PR stunt to try to make us think they've beat ORC or other real open gaming initiatives.
I don't fall for it, but I'm pretty sure critical role will fall for it, on purpose, and then all the others will fall in line.
 




Dire Bare

Legend
So apparently Critical Role/Darrington Press is absent (kind of expected after their statement), but also MCDM.
(and Free League, but there we already knew they were working on their own licenses)
I don't think Paizo has published the complete list of publishers currently signing up for the ORC. Plus, some publishers are waiting until both the ORC and the new OGL are finalized. Give it time.
 

Weiley31

Legend
I don't think Paizo has published the complete list of publishers currently signing up for the ORC. Plus, some publishers are waiting until both the ORC and the new OGL are finalized. Give it time.
There's also the fact that Mercer/Crit Role/Darrington Press maybe stuck at the moment due to NDAs and whatever contracts they signed on to when, at the time, WoTC wasn't being so money hungry.

If it probably wasn't for that fact, then they probably would've joined the ORC by now or something
 
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