Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mongoose: A Grand OGL Archive?

OK, I promise to stop posting GSL/OGL stuff in short order. But I found this thread too interesting to pass up.

In essence, Mongoose Publishing is looking at doing a free archive of their Open Gaming Content at their site. Since Mongoose published dozens upon dozens of d20-related product, this would be a not insignificant chunk of material. Not only this, but there's talk of building a Grand Compilation or Grand Archive of OGL/OGC material. Its all still being hashed out, but it sounds like the support is there. Now I think that would be something to get excited about.

5 comments:

Dar said...

D&D 3.5 for ever! Or the birth of the real open source movement of gaming. That would be very cool!

And deeply ironic on so many levels.

Zachary The First said...

I think it would. I mean, if even half the companies out there got involved, can you imagine the sort of database that'd be?

Soki said...

One problem: free crap is still just crap.

Zachary The First said...

soki: Yeah, the crap will likely be mixed in with the good stuff. But, hell, that doesn't bother me (I don't mind rummaging), and its not like that doesn't describe a large amount of RPG products.

Anonymous said...

I'm one of the volunteers.

The amount of material is HUGE. I already own many of the Qbooks in deadtree form and you don't realize just how much OGL material is in there until you start stripping it away for the wiki. And other publishers have definitely taken notice. Keep an eye out for more material in the future....

Joel A