So ... slow work day? Every day?
I actually can get behind and applaud his #1 reason: "First, I refuse to continue publishing megadungeons and adventures while being beholden to other people or rulesets."I am on record shilling for my buoy Greg Gillespie (over and over again). Gotta say though; kinda disappointed to see him jumping on this bandwagon.
Being forgiving, I assume it's a response to that WotC SRD dustup last winter. But still. Does the world really need another retro-clone? My inbox is all bunged up with Dolmenwood kickstarter spam as well. I guess people are buying this stuff. My question is: Are they actually playing these things or are they just supporting their favourite bloggers?
It is an impressive list of artists though. His ability to wrangle classic TSR artists for his projects is pretty epic...
That OGL attack still grates my nerves so I can totally understand his logic. It almost made me walk from the hobby if I'm honest because I was so disgusted by it. Caused some of our players to step up and create a new website, and be willing to start helping us out, etc. because I cancelled our old website and was done. So yeah, I may of finally caved on my partner wanting to publish his rules due to the OGL (coming soon.....yay), but I think I convinced him to just put it out for free since no one wants a new retroclone (he doesn't believe me). But admittedly, it will be nice to have a POD of our rules at our table for our own use. And I'm considering some legal language so I don't have to "continue publishing megadungeons and adventures while being beholden to other people or rulesets." Because who will be next to backstep on their claims....?