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ePublisher D20/OGL Guide

ePublisher D20/OGL Guide

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ZIP file version contains copies of the licenses and SRDs.

The official supplement of the highly regarded ePublisher Guide. This book contains everything you need to know about the D20 and Open Gaming Licenses to produce a quality product. Licenses are translated to plain English by our staff lawyer. The pitfalls and common mistakes of beginning publishers are presented to prevent you from doing the same. Reasoning for choosing the OGL or the D20 license for your project. Even information on creating your own extension to the Open Gaming license.

With writing or contributions from many known industry people: James Desborough, Justin D. Jacobson, Jamie McGraw, Joe Mucchiello, Greg Porter, Mark Arsenault, James Mathe, and a brief history of OGL from Ryan Dancy 

CONTENTS:

  • Foreword by Ryan Dancy
  • Introduction
  • Glossary/Terms
  • OGL & D20: Comparing the Licenses
  • Producing an OGL-only Resource
  • Producing a D20 Resource
  • Other Licenses
  • Producing a Licensed System
  • Sales
  • Production Checklist for OGL/D20 Material
  • OGL/D20 Features and Common Errors
  • Common OGL/D20 Errors
  • Resources
  • EXTRAS
    • D20 & Open Gaming License
    • System Reference Document, d20 Modern SRD, Anime d20 SRD
    • Action! System License
    • EABA Open System License
    NOTE: Majority of information in this documents is useful for print publishers.

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October 2nd, 2006
Answers every question you can think of about just what in the world the difference is between D20 and OGL. LIKED: Answers tons of questions. DISLIKED: nothing QUALITY: Excellent VALUE: Very Satis [...]
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December 21st, 2005
Great book, good reading for anyone wanting to write D20 product for profit. I recommend the other two books that go with one also. LIKED: Everything DISLIKED: Nothing QUALITY: Excellent VALUE: [...]
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August 23rd, 2005
The definative guide, and it would be even if it weren't the only one of it's kind. LIKED: Honest and accurate content. DISLIKED: Finding out I'd end up getting it in the RPGNow Setup Fee as well. QUALITY: Excelle [...]
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March 23rd, 2005
As a small publisher, the ePublisher D20/OGL guide is a priceless tool and reference guide for me. I wish this product had come out sooner, as it would have made things a LOT easier! LIKED: The guide is put together very well, and provides [...]
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February 13th, 2005
This book is one of the most usefull i have ever bought. I have interest in making d20 prodeucts, and found the licence difficult going. This book does indeed not only break this licence down into easy chunks, but explains it in plain english from people [...]
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Copper seller
Pages
45
Edition
1.0
Publisher Stock #
MG 2002
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