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Author Topic: What type of settings are in dire need of an OGL treatment?  (Read 852 times)

estar

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Re: What type of settings are in dire need of an OGL treatment?
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2022, 08:54:53 PM »
Serious talk: I'm not sure that settings go well with "Open Source" / OGL mentality.

Sure it does.
https://www.batintheattic.com/downloads/blackmarsh_srd.zip

Lets say you design a serious game setting, call it "Megaspace" or something. And then someone else takes your content and decides they're going to build some weird fetish content around your OGL content. Now everyone assumes Megaspace involves furries with giant genitalia and detailed interspecies result charts, because that clickbait content got tons of hate-clicks and whatever passes for games journalists are attributing that content to your setting (and technically they're right, if it's OGL).

How do you plan to deal with this?
Ignore it. At the level I operate at people buy subsequent products because they not only like it but also the fact I was the one to write it.  I am not worried what the other guy doesn't with my material. I am worried about what I do with my material.

Zelen

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Re: What type of settings are in dire need of an OGL treatment?
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2022, 09:07:20 PM »
How do you plan to deal with this?

Easy, the name of the setting isn't OGL. Neither it's the name of the game, everything else is, go wild with your furrie porn.

Fair enough! That's actually a pretty good compromise in terms of maintaining product identity while also embracing & harnessing the creative nature of the hobby.

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Re: What type of settings are in dire need of an OGL treatment?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2022, 10:07:05 PM »
Serious talk: I'm not sure that settings go well with "Open Source" / OGL mentality.

Sure it does.
https://www.batintheattic.com/downloads/blackmarsh_srd.zip

Lets say you design a serious game setting, call it "Megaspace" or something. And then someone else takes your content and decides they're going to build some weird fetish content around your OGL content. Now everyone assumes Megaspace involves furries with giant genitalia and detailed interspecies result charts, because that clickbait content got tons of hate-clicks and whatever passes for games journalists are attributing that content to your setting (and technically they're right, if it's OGL).

How do you plan to deal with this?
Ignore it. At the level I operate at people buy subsequent products because they not only like it but also the fact I was the one to write it.  I am not worried what the other guy doesn't with my material. I am worried about what I do with my material.

That's the other way of dealing with it.
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