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The Key Issues for OGL 2.0

A checklist by which we can assess whether any future OGL 2.0 for Dungeons & Dragons meets the needs of creators, the hobby, and WotC.

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A Vision for the D&D OGL – Part 3: WotC

Wizards of the Coast is revising the OGL for Dungeons & Dragons. What does WotC want? What should it want?

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A Vision for the D&D OGL – Part 2: What We Want

Wizards of the Coast is revising the D&D OGL. The OGL has been great for Dungeons & Dragons and for creators. What do we want the OGL to be for One D&D?

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A Vision for the D&D OGL – Part 1: Reasons

Wizards of the Coast is revising the OGL. What do we want the OGL to be for One D&D? And what does WotC want? What should it want?

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Success with Social Media and NDAs

Two new Success in RPG videos, a Podcast vote, and much more heading our way in 2023!

January 3, 2023 · Leave a comment

Lessons One D&D Could Learn From the D&D Next Playtest

The D&D Next playtest resulted in an incredibly popular 5th edition of D&D. Here is what One D&D can learn from D&D Next!

December 8, 2022 · 2 Comments

Mastering Dungeons Goes Indie

Big changes and improvements for the Mastering Dungeons podcast!

November 3, 2022 · 3 Comments

An RPG Designer’s Personal Budget

How do we know if we can afford to work as a freelancer? We need a budget!

October 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

What Can a Freelancer Earn?

How much can a freelancer earn in a year? What is a good word rate? How many PHBs would I need to write to afford a decent living? Episode 3 of Success in RPGs has the answers!

September 29, 2022 · 4 Comments

How to DM a Spelljammer Campaign

How can a DM make the most of the Spelljammer D&D campaign setting? I discuss key elements such as ship combat and exploration on the Dragon Talk podcast!

September 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Your Guide to the D&D One Playtest – Origins

D&D will have a new version in 2024! Let’s take a look at the first playtest packet for character origins. And, how good is the survey at asking the right questions?

September 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Spelljamer’s Locations and NPCs – Roll20 Dispatch

The final Roll20 Spelljammer blog focuses on the locations and NPCs in 5E’s Spelljammer. 32 years later, Spelljammer is back!

August 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

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