Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Whatever Happened with the 5e OGL / GSL / Whatever the Heck it Was Supposed to Be?
Today is the 1st of July. The D&D Starter Set was released on July 15th, 2014, nearly a year ago. Even before release, there was talk of a 5e OGL, GSL, fan creation license and other such schemes.
Have any of them come to fruition? Not that I have seen.
It hasn't stopped 3rd party publishers from publishing products for 5e, but they have used either the original OGL or used copyright law (can't copyright games rules, just their presentation) to get around the lack of an open license for 5e.
Is the lack of an open license for 5e going to hold back the popularity of it, especially when one compares it to Pathfinder?
Do you think there will be a license - open, fan or otherwise for 5e?