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Started by Andy Kitkowski, February 07, 2003, 02:57:08 PM
Quote from: M. J. YoungWell, I'm going to push that aside and give my opinion anyway; if you don't want to read it, I believe Alt-F4 will close the window on a PC.
Quote from: M. J. YoungFirst, although a D20 designer must use some D20 material <SNIP> should the fact that it can't have a different chargen system even be relevant?
Quote from: M. J. YoungSo I could argue that any D20 game or supplement that logically could or should have a different character generation system is not indie, because that's something that can't be altered.
Quote from: M. J. YoungOn the other hand, it could as easily be argued that the designer made a design decision to commit to the basics of D20, including character generation and the main engine, and could as easily have chosen not to do so, going for the OGL or a completely original design or a different licensed product instead.
Quote from: M. J. YoungAs much as I'd like to say exclude D20 products as they really aren't independent, the argument doesn't seem to hold.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsHey,This is by no means conclusive as far as Andy's award criteria are concerned, but by the wholly economic definition of the Forge, many D20 products are independent, and many are not.No one seems to believe this, but Clinton and I are just as committed to helping the independent D20-publishers as to helping anyone else.Best,Ron
Quote from: Ron EdwardsThe three criteria are:1) Creator has full executive control over the property. 2) Creator is the publisher - responsible for printing costs, art costs, etc. (Note that this does not preclude organizing venture capital or startup stocks.) 3) Profits are received and managed by the creator.