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Not Such Good News

More stuff about the new 4e GSL has been revealed and it seems that companies who decide to support 4e can't continue to publish 3.x/OGL products. This is fine for companies like Necromancer Games who are going to publish 4th Edition D&D material only but rubbish for Green Ronin who have a very successful superhero game in Mutants & Masterminds and a simplified version of d20 in True20. It looks like these companies are going to have to make a tough decision to support their current lines or switch to 4e. More info (and a lot of outraged posters) here

There are also reports that publishers won't be able to continue selling things with the old d20 system logo on after a certain date. This will mean a lot of d20/3.x stock being offered at cheap prices to sell it off.

I'm sure we haven't heard the last of this.



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Apr. 19th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
I still have trouble believing this. I want to think that someone got their wires crossed and it is a product-by-product decision, but a post by Rouse makes me think maybe not...

"It won't surprise me if the GSL is not for everyone. If M&M, C&C, Conan, or other OGL stand-alones are successful enough for those publishers to sustain their business more power to them. You'll get to buy their books in the future. If not, then they can jump on our license..."
Apr. 19th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's the post along with a couple of others that made me think it's probably true. It's very disappointing if it is though.
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