D&D’s OGL was a corporate con job

Cory Doctorow on the Hasbo D&D OGL rugpull:

If you’re a game designer who was pissed off because the OGL was getting ganked – and if you’re even more pissed off now that you’ve discovered that the OGL was a piece of shit all along – there’s a lesson there. The OGL tricked a generation of designers into thinking they were building on a commons. They weren’t – but they could.

Source: Pluralistic: John Deere’s repair fake-out; Good riddance to the Open Gaming License (12 Jan 2023)

🎲 Me in #7TTRPGs

Ordered by “amount written for”, to the best of my memory:

  1. Hunter: the Reckoning
  2. Demon: the Fallen
  3. Werewolf: the Apocalypse
  4. Werewolf: the Forsaken
  5. Exalted
  6. Victorian Age: Vampire
  7. Dark Ages: Inquisitor

[h/t to @toddgrotenhuis, where I first saw this meme, even if I changed it a bit…]