Fri, 13 January 2023
TOUCHING MANY BUCKETS: Dungeons & Dragons is making waves with the announcement––and subsequent leak––of the update to its Open Game License, a system that is meant to lay out the relationship between Dungeons & Dragons and the content people create based on its game system. Based on the leaked information...it's not going well. Thankfully, we have our nerd lawyer to walk us through the ins and outs of what is known so far.
(00:00) Intro - California Weather
(04:24) OGL 1.1 Controversy
(52:55) Outro - Closing Thoughts
-The only mention of this controversy from D&D's official Twitter account, D&D Beyond.
-A tweet from Sinopa Publishing discussing one of the points from the leaked OGL update.
-Asplund, Andrew. “Legal Issues in Gaming: The Open Game License.” Tales from the Gamer Viceroy, 19 December 2012.
-Walsh, Kit. "Beware the Gifts of Dragons: How D&D's Open Gaming License May Have Become a Trap for Creators." Electronic Frontier Foundation, 10 January 2023.
-Codega, Linda. "Dungeons & Dragons' New License Tightens Its Grip on Competition." Gizmodo, G/O media, 03 January 2023.
-"Kamen Themes" (30 December 2022): Where our hosts last discussed this controversy...only two weeks ago.