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The best place to talk about something that doesn't currently have its own Design subcategory would be the Other Systems subcategory.

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I think if we're not providing explicit space for these fairly large design spaces, there's not a lot of incentive for people working in those spaces to transition to the Itch community. If the goal is to expand the TTRPG community on itch, it seems strange to me to stick only with what's already popular on here. But this is ya'lls show, just felt like it was something to discuss.

Edit: just as an aside, D&D and 5th Edition tags have about 8 or so games on Itch while Belonging Outside Belonging has 4. I'd say the community is def. there if its a numbers thing


A mass migration to seems unlikely, given DM’s Guild. I’m also not super familiar with OGL/the SRD but we don’t really want to have to deal with legal issues related to putting D&D content on either.

I don't really want to keep this going at this point, but just for future reference, OGL (and most D&D licenses) and the Fate license don't make any explicit restrictions on storefronts. There's no legal issues there - I only want to make that clear so designers stumbling on this aren't scared away from the platform. As long as you follow the license you can host/sell it anywhere.


We can discuss it as a moderation group. We don't want any 1 mod to add new directories on their own. Do you have a good link to the OGL requirements in case we include it?


100% on this. We're not excluding them by bias. We're currently unclear on what DnD and Fate content is allowed, but once it's clear we'll fire up spaces for them. 

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The WotC FAQ on the OGL (little alphabet soup there), which includes a link to the license itself.

Functionally, two cases:

1. If you directly host open game content (that is, people write whole games on the forum itself, or post big excerpts of mechanics and such), and if that counts as publishing, then the writers of same theoretically need to attach the OGL...  Somehow?  Nobody does this outside of SRD sites where they host a crapload of it, and nobody apparently cares, though some people do (rarely) link to it.

2. If you host self-contained publications that include open game content (that is, people put OGL systems and stuff up on Itch), then the writers of same need DO need to include the license in the publication.  Everybody does this, and indications are that WotC does care, though not to any draconian extent.