Monday, December 2, 2019

Chaosium's Basic Roleplaying to go OGL with an SRD?

Sure, Mongoose made their licensed version of RuneQuest Open Game License and released an SRD, then did the same with the later Legend rules, which are both built off of Basic Roleplaying (BRP). But to have Chaosium do the same for their actual "house" rules? Color me surprised:

Interesting development.

Original thread here: https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/10565-new-version/page/5/?tab=comments#comment-162231

Tip of the hat to Rob Conley of the Bat in the Attic blog.


  1. Isn't this basically the GORE system? https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/28521/GORE

  2. No surprise given nuChaosium's well-known dislike of the Open Gaming movement, but this turned out to be the most un-open game licence ever. No serious 3PP would touch this with a 10-foot pole. I see a few innocent fan efforts being kicked around, but I hope this will fade away soon. If you want D100 OGL, go for Legend. If you want a reasonable D100 licence, talk to The Design Mechanism.


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