27 January 2023

The Good Guys win! The OGL will remain

From Polygon

Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast will abandon attempts to alter the Open Gaming License (OGL). The announcement, made Friday, comes after weeks of virulent anger from fans and third-party publishers caused the story to make international headlines — and on the eve of a high-profile movie starring Chris Pine.

Full article here.

Sometimes good things do happen!

A perfect day for this news: tonight I'm going to see The Fellowship of the Ring on a 60-foot screen with a symphony Orchestra performing the score.

ETA: The official statement via Dungeons & Dragons Beyond is here.


  1. Conspicuously absent is any sort of guarantee that they won't simply try again another day.

    1. Well they can't revoke the grant of the 5.1 SRD to the Creative Commons. I guess they could try to close off the 3e-3.5e SRD material, which has a lot more 'fluff text' - the 5e SRD has no monster descriptions, just stats.


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