The GSL forms the most important reason NOT to purchase the player's handbook of 4th Edition D&D. Well, until now. Looking at the reviews of the players handbook, everyone seems to have forgotten the most important part of the game.
The. G. S. L.
In a day when we live on a planet with an Internet, the GSL should be the most important factor in your decision to buy 4th Ed. D&D. And I was so mad, so HOPPING mad that this most important factor of the game was ignored, I want to buy a copy of the players handbook myself and give it a review. On. RPG. NET.
I really feel like they missed the boat. The GSL should have been the most important factor when buying a Dungeons and Dragons product when we live on a planet with an Internet. It's my most important factor, and it should be a lot of people's important factor when it came to buying this game. On my count, Wizards of the Coast is guilty of Behavior Befitting a Monopoly:
1. Sending Cease and Desist Letters to loyal fans.
2. Stealing 30 years worth of Gamer History.
3. Allowing their legal counsel to fleece them of important funds defending their copyright.
This behavior will continue as long as it is legal for the government to grant monopolies over so called "Intellectual Property." Do us all a favor you rabid Dungeons and Dragons fan boys, and don't purchase 5th edition unless it is Artist/Author friendly like 3rd Edition was.