Creative Commons and the Copy Left Approach

When WOTC introduced the OGL, it brought open source concepts into the role playing game world.  There have been countless great adventures created over the years, and the OGL finally let a lot of them out of the basement.  That really is the great thing about copy left, getting all those great ideas out there to share with other people.

Sure you can make more money if you don't share... but what is the fun in that.  If you have something good, share it with the world and let the money issue take a back seat.  That is why copy left is a big part  of the plans for NUD10.  We are creating not just the core rules as a copy left toolkit for people to let their great stories out into the world using the Creative Commons 3.0 non-commercial attribution licence.  We are also releasing all of our settings under the same licence. That way the settings can grow with the community.

 If you have a great adventure or setting you want to share, and want to follow suit with the free to download and share model we have used, then by all means feel free to use this RPG toolkit to do so. 

If you want to try and make some money doing so, you can get a licence from us.  If you are only making settings and adventures then it will almost certainly be a free or nearly free licence.  If you are looking to make source books or rules expansions... well we can talk about it, we are willing to be convinced.  If you want to create software to support the game... go to town, however if you want to sell it we can talk about it.  In short if you want to make derivative works and share them as Creative Commons works then you have my blessing.  Everything else lets chat.

That is the balance we are trying to achieve, freedom for the people who play the game, and protection of the copyrights of the authors.

 Creative Commons Licence

Narratives Unlimited D10 by Allen Maher is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.narrativesunlimited.com.

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