Monday, December 30, 2019

Kickstarter - Holy Symbols Jewellery for your Fantasy RPG Campaign

I love it when a Kickstarter tells us which license they are operating under, and then when you go to the actual license, you see they are directly in violation.

Case in point - the Holy Symbols Jewellery for your Fantasy RPG Campaign Kickstarter. It uses gods directly from closed (not OGL) content from WotC.
This KS is not sponsored by Wizards and is subject to the Fan Content Policy
So, where can one find the WotC Fan Content Policy? I'm glad you asked because here you go: https://company.wizards.com/fancontentpolicy

Let me find the relevant section:
That means we ask you follow these rules: 
  • One word: F-R-E-E. You can use Wizards’ IP (except for the restrictions listed in #3) to make Fan Content that you share with the community for free. Free means FREE:
  • You can’t require payments, surveys, downloads, subscriptions, or email registration to access your Fan Content;
  • You can’t sell or license your Fan Content to any third parties for any type of compensation; and
  • Your Fan Content must be free for others (including Wizards) to view, access, share, and use without paying you anything, obtaining your approval, or giving you credit.
But, you say, they are charging you on Kickstarter! That is correct. They are also offering a
subscription service.

But hey, it might not even fund. If it does, I'm guessing WotC will shut it down.

A fun way to close out 2019.

1 comment:

  1. I especially like this statement: "There are no direct risks to the project."

    That's what you think, buddy.


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