Fresh off a Worldwide D&D Game Day that seems to have gathered some mixed results, there have been calls for Worldwide OGL Game Day, which seem to have originated on publisher Louis J. Porter's blog:
I was thinking, with Worldwide D&D Game Day coming up this weekend, and Free RPG Day and Free Comic Book Day right around the corner these are great opportunities to get more people involved. And then I thought, why isn't there a Worldwide OGL Game Day? Why hasn't someone thought that up? And I realized, I just did. So here is my idea, All the OGL publishers I know get together and support each other with one day where we promote and play our OGL based games. We do it online, in local gaming store, any where you can. Just simple promotion of why OGL is good for the gaming community in general. I think it is best to pick a summer month, because most schools are out and game time is high. I think the first weekend in July would be best...
At first glance, I like the idea. However, I haven't the foggiest how it would come about, what sort of participation it would have among OGL publishers, or anything else, or how competition between the publishers would be muted enough to ensure everyone is on the same page, but anything that gets people trying different RPG products is aces in my book. There are a lot of different OGL games out there, ranging from (ostensibly competing) fantasy RPGs to hard sci-fi. You'd need to make sure the effort was one that would be beneficial to all participating companies, as well as for participating FLGSs.
My other thought is I wonder if this sort of effort could be combined with Free RPG Day, which is a small but already-established event?