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Pathfinder PBBG

Postby hallsofvallhalla » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:46 pm

So really been thinking of making a Pathfinder PBBG using all the open source material at http://www.d20pfsrd.com/
With several hundred thousand fans and players and not a single PBBG based on it it might be a good project.
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Re: Pathfinder PBBG

Postby Jackolantern » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:39 pm

You will probably want to really dig into the Open Game License (OGL) to see if that is permitted. It seems that the license was originally created really just to allow people to create content for tabletop RPGs that use OGL without fear of being sued. I don't know if it extends to being able to create video games based on it.
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Postby hallsofvallhalla » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:04 pm

Yeah a few have warned me of that so I am digging even deeper. Thanks!
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Re: Pathfinder PBBG

Postby Jackolantern » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:36 pm

Maybe contact them? If the game is non-commercial, they may even give you the rights to do it. One thing I do wonder about is that I think their rule system actually has some of D&D in it. Their license may depend on the fact that D&D is licensed through OGL (which I believe Wizards of the Coast even created). Maybe there are some legal storms surrounding licensing Pathfinder which could be why there are no games based on it. However, I would still think it is worth contacting them over it.
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Re: Pathfinder PBBG

Postby hallsofvallhalla » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:49 pm

I was told they are in production of a Pathfinder MMORPG. Man I hope not.
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Re: Pathfinder PBBG

Postby Jackolantern » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:57 am

That sucks :P Sorry to hear that. It would probably be more fun to make your own world anyway!
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