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bblackmoor

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  1. I really do think people have just misunderstood the situation. I appreciate your efforts and consideration.
  2. This is what I have been trying to avoid.
  3. Let's all back off just a little bit, okay? There appear to be some sincere misunderstandings here, and there's really no need for any antagonism. First, yes, a work being released under the OGL does explicitly grant the right to redistribute the Open Game Content in that work. However, it does not grant the right to redistribute an entire work, unless that work is 100% Open Game Content. Now, it just so happens that there is a good portion of these OpenD6 books which is not, in fact, Open Game Content. Eric has been very generous in not coming down on people redistributing them as-is, but that is a courtesy, not a license. Let's not give him reason to regret that leniency. Second, the owner of a copyright can reuse and release the same material multiple times under as many different licenses as she likes. This means that, unless the copyright of a work is in dispute, it doesn't really matter who previously owned that material's copyright, or how they chose to license it. If Eric released material under the OGL, and if he designated that material as Open Game Content, and if he had the legal authority to do so, then that material is now and shall forever be available under the Open Game License. However, this is no way restricts the current or future copyright holder from using that material in anything else and releasing it under any license they like (which could be more restrictive or less restrictive or whatever). The question remains: did Eric release the material under the OGL, did he designate that material as Open Game Content, and did he have the legal authority to do so? I don't have the answers to these questions, and I think it would be wise for people who don't have the answers to these questions to tread carefully. So be nice, please.
  4. I don't want to get into this much more than I already have, but I do want to point out that OGL does not limit a copyright owner in any way, other than making a previously-assigned Open Game License non-revocable. The copyright is still valid, it can still be sold, and the copyright owner can release the same material under any other license they want, or cease distributing the material at all. The only thing they can't do is prevent anyone else who has already been granted a license to use the material under the OGL from using the material in accordance with that license. And personally, I think the burden of proof is on someone who claims that the material was released to them under that license.
  5. The question, then, would be whether it actually was released under the Open Game License, or whether that was simply a misunderstanding. If it wasn't released under the OGL (or if the person who released it under that license did not have the rights to do so), then it's not available under that license, despite reports (and sincere beliefs) that it was. If it was, of course, then it still is. The copyright owner can release the same material under other licenses (this is not uncommon), but that license isn't revocable, if it was released under that license. So: 1) Was it released under the OGL, and if it was, 2) did the person who did so have the legal right to do so?
  6. Thanks for pointing that out. I'll double check my download page and make sure I don't have that. Which reminds me, I have a bunch of other stuff I still haven't put online yet. I need to get around to that.
  7. That works if every power is equally effective or useful. When power A and power B are disproportionately useful, that doesn't work. Even ICONS has some powers that cost double.
  8. What do you mean by "dice pool instead of points"? What difference does it make whether you call them points or dice or pips or doughnuts? You still start with a pile X, and get Y with them.
  9. I don't know about anyone else, but I have bought at least five copies each of the three core d6 books, for myself and my friends. Of those, the hard one to find is d6 Adventure. For this reason, I am particularly excited by the new print-on-demand feature at DriveThruRPG. There is now no reason for any RPG to ever go out of print -- ever! Does this mean that d6 Adventure will soon be available in print from DriveThruRPG? Please tell us it is so! (* Full disclosure -- I work for DriveThruRPG, but I am completely sincere in my excitement at possibly having the d6 core books in print again.)
  10. Where might one find D6 Legend? edit: Nevermind -- I already have it!
  11. Has anyone extended Open D6 fantasy/adventure/SF into an Open D6 supers game yet?
  12. I will make this change, as well. Thanks!
  13. YES! http://www.rpglibrary.org/systems/opend6/opend6_ogl.php
  14. Gah! You are right. One moment... Okay, all fixed. Thanks for catching that!
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