Is the new D&D OGL good enough? No, said the lawyer – but you can fix it

Situations like the D&D OGL controversy prove that Lord of the Rings isn’t talking bad when it says “even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” You didn’t need millions of followers to make your voice heard; instead, the cry of the average tabletop RPG was responsible for the publisher Wizards of the Coast to translate many of those unpopular changes.

A few weeks later, things took a turn for the worse when an update of the D&D OGL arrived. earlier this week (With a proven research, no less.) But a win? It’s not perfect. According to the sports and entertainment lawyer Noah Downs (opens in new menu)partners at Premack Rogers PC, there is still a fight in front of us – and the result is down to what we say in that study.

Things need to change

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At the beginning of January, io9 published a report on the OGL 1.1 leak and everything he tried to change about the license. Soon after, the business collapsed. As indicated by a Dark Souls RPG dev and many years of experience in using the old license, some changes (such as the addition of 25% royalties) will be a disaster that will “destroy a large number of small companies in finance.” While many of these additions have since been removed, Downs says we’re not out of the woods yet.

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