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Started by jdrakeh, July 09, 2004, 02:17:18 PM
Quote from: Bob GoatI'm not sure I understand why you are releasing it under the OGL. This might be because I am not all that familiar with the details of it.
Quote1) Why did you choose this subscription model?
Quote2) How large are each of your issues?
Quote3) Are you concerned about people not willing to subscribe to a company that has no track record?
Quote4) Do you plan on selling the individual issues outside of a subscription and if so is there a mark up?
QuoteAlso what happens if I find out about your game late (3 issues in), do I still get those older issues?
Quote from: madelfD20 isn't the only OGL game system. There's also Action! System that's released under the OGL.
QuoteAnd there are several D20 OGL derived games that are barely recognisable as coming from D&D.
QuotePlus don't forget the other open licenses that have games released under them.Creative Commons, Dominion Rules, etc.
Quote from: jdrakehOh, I haven't forgotten them, and these are examples of open licenses - but not the Open Gaming License (hence why I didn't mention them). I was talking only about the Open Gaming License (the license made available by WotC). Perhaps it would clear up the confusion if I referred to the OGL as the WotC OGL.
Quote from: philreedThat should give you some idea of the market for OGL-based subscriptions. A lot of people still don't trust PDF and those who do have a hard time paying for the promise of something in the future.
Quote from: madelfI wasn't so much intending to suggest you weren't aware of them (though it does sound like that re-reading it) so much as to point out that if someone wants to release an open game, OGL isn't the only license in town.
QuoteIn fact, with the proliferation of "OGL this, that, and the kitchen sink" all meaning (and more importantly recognized as) "d20 but they didn't want to use the STL"... I'd have to think twice about releasing a different system under the OGL.
QuoteAs it is, I've read reviews from what seem to be otherwise knowledgable people who seem to be operating with the misunderstanding that Action! is supposed to be some sort of variant D20 product that is strangely incompatible with other D20 products.
QuoteThis adoption of a skewed meaning could result in a situation where someone buying a new OGL product may be disappointed to realize that it actually isn't D20 with the numbers filed off.