A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal изначально опубликованной на Киборги и Чародеи

The OGL was an experiment with the best intentions. Was it without a modicum of self-interest? No, of course not. Even listening to Ryan Dancey explain the origins of the OGL, it was created to get a diversity of gamers on board with one system to rule them all. The revised first system. The beloved cultural icon that is Dungeons & Dragons. But it was also there to share that system because, at heart, it is a game about shared creativity. A game where we all win.

Yes, it has rules, methods, procedures, and processes. It also has story, characters, and setting. Often it has a synthesis of both within the same passage. It all swirls together, in some way, shape or form, with individuals and groups sharing in a rigid but creative illusion of worlds beyond our keen.

Around 50 years ago, it was novel. While it was influenced…

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