Friday, June 27, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Even after the rise of Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition; I still haven't gotten myself a copy of the books. My gaming group isn't in love with it, so I don't see how I can update and keep them happy.
What is interesting in the release of the Game System License. Although the STL still contained the same language you didn't have to use it. But with the Game System License, you have to use it if you want to produce stuff for 4e. That being said, being a single guy with something to lose; I've decided to write a Dungeons and Dragons 3 1/2 adventure. That being said, the freedom of the OGL is really great and wonderful.
They can't retire it, it's there for perpetuity. The new Game System License is only for the really determined. I can't handle the restrictions of the new Game System License, as it is very hostile to use for a free license. So on with the Adventure.
I'm on the third rough draft of my adventure. The setting is in my Home Region of the Salt Lake Valley and surrounding area. I had to use a satellite photo for my map, since the National Atlas has gotten a little complex. With the nuances of my own home set down for use, I know basically every nook and cranny, I can successfully create a fantasy adventure built around the frame work of my own region. Quite fun actually.
And its a Dark Fantasy adventure. I just finished writing down the scarier part of the adventure. It has werewolves (who can infect you with Lycanthropy with a bite), ghasts, ghouls, and ghosts. Nasty dire animals. Necromancers, assassins, and terrible things that go bump in the night.