D&D Homebrewers Rejoice: Leaked OGL Plans to Embrace Your Creativity!
Third-party authors are worried after a copy of the new Dungeons & Dragons OGL leaked online. The amended legal document is about ten times longer than the original and is chock-full of additional Wizards of the Coast safeguards and limits for Dungeons & Dragons content developers.
Players and publishers of Dungeons & Dragons may produce and market their own material that complies with the TTRPG’s rules thanks to the Open Game License, or OGL. Recent rumours and pronouncements about One D&D’s perspective on the OGL, on the other hand, have gamers apprehensive that Wizards of the Coast is clamping down on third-party publishing.
The latest OGL obtained by Gizmodo from a credible source seems to validate many of these worries. The new One D&D OGL imposes far more red tape on third-party producers. Any commercial publisher that distributes homebrew Dungeons & Dragons material under this OGL must register their items and profits, regardless of size, albeit royalties are only needed for income in excess of $750,000.