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Offline KellKheraptis

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ToB and Publishing Question
« on: August 27, 2023, 08:17:11 AM »
What are the rules as far as publishing further support/content for non-SRD classes/systems?  I know WotC/Hasbro doesn't have the best track record for C&D, and would rather not sink my ship before it's left the port...

EDIT: I ask because all research as yet has been murky at best on the legality of it.  Anything explicitly SRD-based can be OGL/OGC-ed legally, but the further out there stuff is a different story.

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Re: ToB and Publishing Question
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2023, 09:53:40 AM »
ToB is a closed source. You can make references to it and write derivative original material, but you can't directly reproduce and quote text from it.

For a commercial release, you could consider Spheres of Power for Pathfinder 1E as a basis instead. It works very similar to ToB, but has been released under OGL and is freely available in the PF SRD.

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Re: ToB and Publishing Question
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2023, 09:56:48 AM »
I'm leaning more towards PF1e actually...kind of irked the links to publish there are broken, though that may be strategic (with PF2e an all).  Other than the stuff there, is there even much of a community for PF1e homebrew/3pp commercially?

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Re: ToB and Publishing Question
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2023, 07:16:02 PM »
I'm unsure how it is in 2023 when I post this, but PF1 had a BIG community for third party content years ago.

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Re: ToB and Publishing Question
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2023, 08:06:54 PM »
PF1E is definitely not going to have any first party content published for that system ever again, you'd want to go third party.

ToB content for PF1E is effectively the Dreamscarred Press Path of War system, and Dreamscarred Press is pretty much defunct now.  I don't know if you publishing a competing system would get much traction with an alternative publisher, and I'm not sure how much of Path of War is OGL.

The Spheres of Power system that Skyrock mentioned is still being supported with new books so I know that third party publishers are still making PF1E material in general.

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Re: ToB and Publishing Question
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2023, 02:51:24 PM »
i also recommend Path of War, here is basically a SRD for all the PoW and other systems for PF1e
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