If Hackmaster 5e Can Do IT, Why Can't Eldritch Ent.?
I'm looking through my many copies of Hackmaster Basic and I'm realizing the following:
1 - The new Hackmaster is no longer running off of the AD&D 2e license they previously used
2 - The new Hackmaster is not using the OGL
3 - The new Hackmaster is using Level (as a number, not a %), Hit Dice, Hit Points and Defense (for AC, as a number, not a %)
Hackmaster is obviously derived from, and compatible on some level with, the various edition and clones of (A)D&D. I guess they went the Copyright route with their game terms and numbers.
Did Eldritch Ent. really need to use Power (as a %), Health and Defense (as a %). Did they even have to use %'s at all?
Strangely enough, both games include an initiative modifier.
I'd assume since Hackmaster Basic is copyright 2009 and it wasn't apparently challenged (and Hackmaster Advanced is to be released shortly) by WotC that they filed off just the right parts of the serial numbers.
Are there any other games closely derived from (A)D&D that have gone the copyright route and avoided the OGL?
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