Saturday, January 28, 2023

SRD 5.1

 WotC announced yesterday the company placed all of the core D&D mechanics under the Creative Commons license, meaning anyone can use them to create material, either for or not for profit. Ergo companies can create materials under the OGL or D&D specific materials under the Creative Commons license.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Yu Gi Oh Day

 Apparently we are hosting a Yu Gi Oh Day this Sunday. $5 entry fee  gets players two tournament packs. Top 8 get a limited edition field center card. Winner and one random player receive the Yu Gi Oh playmat

Monday, January 23, 2023

Game Rental Library

 We are updating the store game rental library by posting the rental prices next to each game as well as whether it is currently in the library or had been rented.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

OGL 1.2

 Here is a link to a draft of WotC's proposed OGL 1.2  This version moved the core D&D mechanics into a Creative Commons licence, allows creators using the D&D mechanics to retain ownership of products produced, as well as revenue streams  generated from them., which were major criticisms of the first draft.

There are still some potential problems with the new draft. If, for example, you use Licensed Content or material from the SRD 5.1  which was published back in 2016, you automatically agree to the terms of the OGL1.2


Saturday, January 14, 2023

How Ryan Dancy Saved D&D

 Well not quite. Here is the blog post on how he and his team created the original OGL for D&D 3.0. For those not familiar with the concept, the Open Gaming License was created by WotC/ Hasbro and released along with the third edition of D&D. It allowed, as long as the rules in the license were followed, publishers to create materials and expansions for D&D without paying a licensing fee to WotC as long as they put the OGL statement in the book someplace and stated that the materials were created under the OGL Castles and Crusades and Pathfinder were both created under the OGL, hence their use of many D&D rules.

What the OGL allowed WotC to do was create many supplements without having to invest anything in them while continuing to sell the core products needed to use these new materials. Many companies such as Goodman Games, Mongoose Publishing, Necromancer Games and Paizo got their start publising mateiral under the OGL before developing their own games and systems. Of course, dozens of companies also produced a lot of bad material (take a look through our used D&D  section for examples) and went bankrupt within a few years. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Collections

 Just a reminder that we do not look at collections after 8 p.m. Single items are considered at the staff member's discretion. After 8 p.m., we are getting ready to close and do not have sufficient time to evaluate quantities of items and make you a fair offer.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Dominaria Remastered

 We have been allocated to 12 draft boosters of Dominaria Remastered and 4 Collector booster boxes, though we may be able to get more of the Collector booster boxes. Our pre-order prices are $249.99 for the draft boosters and $374.99 for the collector booster boxes. Suprisingly, given they way WotC has pushed them over the past year, there are no Set Boosters available with this set.