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What do you all think about WoTC's new D20 standards 
19th-Sep-2003 12:54 pm
Buster
And the process that D20 companies will now have to go through to get their product approved for quality, decency and the like.

I've just become aware of the issue myself, but it seems, from what I've read, that the main catalyst for the change is a product coming out in Oct. called "The Book of Erotic Fantasy" from Varda Project, Inc.

The sad thing to me is that some D20 companies have already dropped that logo. I assume there will be an OpenGL logo soon. I'm also sad that soon WoTC won't have the cash cow of everyone needing their books as they do now. But then, I can understand distancing oneself from something that might give the gaming industry one more black eye, imagewise.

Thoughts? Anyone? Bueller?
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19th-Sep-2003 12:24 pm (UTC)
A lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.
19th-Sep-2003 02:28 pm (UTC)
I published the Sapphire College for Elf Maidens just to defy the Sexual Themes condition in the license!
12th-Oct-2003 06:33 pm (UTC)
I haven't read the exact wording of the license, but this seems strange considering this line from the d20 OGL FAQ (nice acronyms):

"You don't have to ask anyone for permission.
You don't have to submit content for approval.
You don't have to pay anyone a royalty."

I copied this quote today, because I was doing some research for school, on the roleplaying publishing industry.
13th-Oct-2003 12:27 pm (UTC)
I suspect that OLG is something different. You can use certain information at will, and it will be compatable with D20, but to have the D20 logo on your product, you will need approval from Wizard.

I could be wrong though.

I hope the OLG comes up with their own logo. It's nice to be able to spot compatable products at a glance.
13th-Oct-2003 02:59 pm (UTC)
Actually, I think you're right.
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