This is me. And I suspect the great majority of WotC customers. Changing, deleting, etc. won't impact ... say... 90-99% of WotC customers.I suspect I'll be in a distinct minority here, but, as a consumer, I don't really care what WotC does with the OGL. For pretty much the entirety of 5th edition, I don't think I've purchased a single game product that was under the OGL. That isn't to say I don't have a detached interest in what's happening, just that I'm not going to boycott or otherwise avoid WotC products because of this.
Wait until Matt Colville comes out against it. Wait until Paizo comes out against it. Wait until Matt Mercer and Critical Role come out against it.This is me. And I suspect the great majority of WotC customers. Changing, deleting, etc. won't impact ... say... 90-99% of WotC customers.
1. Table Top
2. Video Games
WotC want draconion control of 2, 3, and 4.
and if you infer by 'Pantomimes' they actually are referring to LARPs, no surprise they'd want a slice out of that pie as well.
I think if they came out with a OGL 1.0(b) that simply added a clause that it is non-revocable. That might remove the poison IMO.I fear at this point that even if WotC walks back their plans, the well is poisoned. You can no longer trust that WotC will leave the OGL alone like they promised and intended at its creation.
I do understand that. I'm also cognizant that there are many posters here who have a financial stake in the OGL and I can appreciate how they must feel as this threatens their livlihood. The RPG industry, and more broadly speaking the entertainment industry as a whole, is a bit odd because there's a strong parasocial relationship between authors and artists with their customers. Most of us probably wouldn't care all that much if there was a spat between Domino's Pizza and the other pizza companies in the area. And it's because we don't know or care who the CEO of Domino's is or who came up with the recipe for their sauce. We just dont have that kind of relationship with Domino's like we do with WotC, Paizo, or EN Publishing. I could send a message to Morrus right now and there's a decent chance I could get a personal reply which is unlikely to happen with Domino's.Consider also if this goes ahead it might mean a company like Paizo is forced out of business as they rely on the OGL and can't make a brand new game in 6 months. Which means 125 employees are out of work as the second biggest name in tabletop gaming goes away...
I think that's right. Angry boycotts, Gofundmes, and Twitter posts from regular Janes and Joes like us won't do much unless they groundswell to the point of significantly damaging Hasbro's revenue from D&D, which I think unlikely, but what would cause a major about-face is sustained bad press from the major online popularizers of D&D. Over on Youtube, Dungeon Craft/Professor Dungeon Master has discussed this in guarded terms, and Questing Beast has been slightly sharper in his words (still careful, though). But imagine the following strictly hypothetical scenario of Matt Mercer speaking openly right during the intro to Critical Role's weekly session:Wait until Matt Colville comes out against it. Wait until Paizo comes out against it. Wait until Matt Mercer and Critical Role come out against it.
If it's as draconian and terrible of a contract as it seems - it will impact 3PPs (of course), but also merchandise, live streams, YouTube, wikis - a lot of stuff.
This is going to kill their brand if they don't change it.
Mercer: The new OGL rules are absurd. If WotC and Hasbro honestly expect that much control and money, we'll have to re-evaluate our relationship with them.
Riegel: Are they seriously expecting people to go along with this, though??
Ray: Looks like.
Mercer: I mean, there's always OSR.
Kid this day are raise with smart phones, I really doubt they will play them instead watch more brain-rotting TikTokIn another thread someone said something to me I will share here:
Go buy 3pp books, especially starter sets (like paizo.com - Pathfinder Beginner Box) and donate them to churchs, schools and libraries.
my niece and nephew learned to play a bit as kids... now both in HS (god time flys) and the younger of them (niece) has started (helped really) a gaming club and has a dozen TTRPG players in a small town.Kid this day are raise with smart phones, I really doubt they will play them instead watch more brain-rotting TikTok
I can't wait to see a dramatic movie about this some day.I have to imagine WotC has a freaking team plying the CR folks with the sweetest of sweetheart deals plus promising to bear their children to sign the OGL.
That or drunkenly berating them with 'I created you, therefor I will always be bigger than you' corpo rambling.
It's kind of amazing that Logal Paul is only the second biggest career sundering blunder of this week.