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Started by Andy Kitkowski, February 07, 2003, 02:57:08 PM
Quote from: ValamirMatt I think he's referring to the seperate "Recognition" award of "Best RPG Supplement" which is different from the main "best Indie RPG" award.
Quote from: ValamirIt's a supplement ALL supplements require owning another book. The d20 license is a blanket permission to create this stuff, so I think any attempt to exclude this from being indie is really just an anti d20 twist rather than a legitimate definitional move.
Quote from: Valamir2) However, there is already an award for best use of the d20 license. This seems to me to already cover the d20 supplements. I would definitely not BOTH allow the d20 supplements to count for "best Indie Supplement" AND "best use of d20 license".
Quote from: ThreeGeeI have to strongly disagree with the idea that releasing a product under an open license makes it non-indie. The creator is still the creator, possessing all rights to the product. Shared distribution rights are a completely different topic.
QuoteLooking at one last option, she sees that there are free systems on the web. To use one of them, though, she has to enter a sort of "social contract" with its designers: She has full control over the finished product, but to get that far she had to agree to write certain conditions of that contract.
Quote from: Dave PanchykI think that may allow Andy to open the floodgate and start focusing on the other element of "independent:" did the glorious worker own the means of production of their game/supplement for the people, or was he/she acting as the bourgeoisie?
Quote from: ThreeGeeGood. So, what does this mean? The author of open content retains all creative rights and may do as he wishes with his game. The author of d20 material is necessarily writing a supplement, having to abide by at least a few restrictions (including the process used for creating a character and "leveling"). However, I feel that designers who produce games for an open system like d20 or Fudge should be recognized for their efforts. Whether they fit Ron's definition of 'indie' is open to debate.