Open Game License Unpacked

Posted on 24 March 2011

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In open gaming, which is where my interest in libre began, the Open Game License is probably the most commonly used licence. Two of the bigger RPG brands — Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition and FATE — use it. Because these are copyleft licences (I’ll talk more about copyleft another time), anyone who wants to write material which is compatible with D&D 3E or FATE needs to use the OGL.

Unfortunately, being obliged to use a licence does not mean you understand it. I wrote this 1-page PDF to try to explain how the OGL works and how to use it.

OGL Unpacked

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