Monday, July 21, 2008

A Shot At D6?

I don't know if it'll get thrown back in my face or what, but I've brought up the idea of some of us going after the d6 license, share-holder style. Make sure there's an Open d6, make sure there's a d6-centered company that's by and for gamers, with an open culture and open license, one that preserves the past while giving opportunities for the future. Might be a pipe dream, but I'd kick myself if I didn't try.

5 comments:

Berin Kinsman said...

I think it's a good idea and I'd love to see it happen. There's a rumor that other companies are looking to grab the license, though, but I think at this point Eric will sell to whomever he has the most faith in, rather than to the company offering the most money.

Zachary The First said...

Yeah, there are some other interested parties, so we'll see what comes of it. I'd really, really like to see a fan-owned license like this, and I'd love to be involved. d6 has given me some happy memories, and I want those to go on for other folks as well.

We'll have to see how much fan interest there is over in that thread! For now, I have to go to work so I can even conceive doing this. :)

SoCalGamer said...

Hmmm.... a fan owned open rpg license. I like it. I'll try to check back on RPG blog II to see what happens with this. I may not be able to afford to really put anything into the pot, but we'll see.

Berin Kinsman said...

My only concern at this point, honestly, would be doing business with Eric Gibson. To satisfy my own ethics, I'd want some assurances that he'd use the money to provide refunds to all the fans that got burned on preorders.

I would almost rather someone create a clone and either creative commons license it or pitch it into the public domain.

Zachary The First said...

Well, its been quiet from WEG with Eric on vacation. I think a lot of folks are waiting.