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KageRyu
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Banzaidyne wrote:

I’ve been playing and building a D6 port from the Heavy Gear setting for the last ten years. It would be different if I could find out what Nocturnal Media was doing (switching to the ORC, a CC license, whatever), but their being off the air is aggravating, to say the least.
I’ll be keeping an eye on this thread for news. Look forward to talking to you folks.

This sounds very interesting. Owning and having both played and run Heavy Gear (and Jovian Chronicles - collectively they are the Silhouette system) I would be very interested in what you do. I had borrowed some ideas from the HG perks and flaws on vehicles when I was attempting to revamp the D6 vehicle system back in the day.

Edit: - Also owned and played Project A-Ko (abridged version of same system). Good times.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you’re interested, check it out at https://banzaidyne.wordpress.com/heavy-gear-d6/. Let me know what you think!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you’re interested, check it out at https://banzaidyne.wordpress.com/heavy-gear-d6/. Let me know what you think!

I took a look at the main PDF and I really like what you've done with it. Very cool. Thanks for sharing your D6 game.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
Even while Stewart Wieck was still with us, Nocturnal Media didn't do anything with D6 except for license it to Gallant Knight for Zorro and license the WEG branding to FFG for use in the Star Wars 1e Anniversary reproduction. Now the NM website has gone offline so I wouldn't expect any word from them any time soon.

FFG reproduced WEG's SWRPG 1e??? Hardcover/physical books or ebooks/PDFs? i'd never heard of it...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This site is devoted to a dead D6 game. This site supports, but is not devoted to, OpenD6. This site is in no danger.

Three statements from WotC, with links directly to the original sources on WotC's own website:

Whill wrote:
Now, to address the fear many have, the last two official statements from WotC:

After the OGL debacle, WotC wrote:
"Content already released under 1.0a will also remain unaffected."

"And again, any content you have already published under OGL 1.0a will still always be licensed under OGL 1.0a."

The second one is from WotC's new statement today. The war is over but we should never trust the enemy tyrant again. Now it is time for 'economic sanctions' against them.

The OGL 1.0a is also in no danger, so OpenD6 is in no danger. I still can't find any lawyers on YouTube who ever said OpenD6 was in danger.

The below quote is from an official statement from WotC on Friday.

WotC wrote:
These live survey results are clear. You want OGL 1.0a. You want irrevocability. You like Creative Commons.

The feedback is in such high volume and its direction is so plain that we're acting now.

1. We are leaving OGL 1.0a in place, as is. Untouched.
2. We are also making the entire SRD 5.1 available under a Creative Commons license.
3. You choose which you prefer to use.

This Creative Commons license makes the content freely available for any use. We don't control that license and cannot alter or revoke it. It's open and irrevocable in a way that doesn't require you to take our word for it. And its openness means there's no need for a VTT policy. Placing the SRD under a Creative Commons license is a one-way door. There's no going back.

WotC did a 180 so fast they must be dizzy. This is pure PR damage control. This will reduce some of the noise against them, but I hope it doesn't eliminate it. Hasbro WotC does not deserve a reward for doing the right thing only after they got caught with their pants down and experiencing massive community outrage.

After updating the forum guidelines to disallow legal threats and fear-mongering here, this update should drive the final nail in the coffin of any remaining inkling any of you have to do so. I am still disturbed that a few have gone there. Just. don't.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inquisitor1138 wrote:
FFG reproduced WEG's SWRPG 1e??? Hardcover/physical books or ebooks/PDFs? i'd never heard of it...

They are two beautiful physical books in a box set. See below for info and images.

WEG SW RPG 30th Anniversary Edition
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That news out of WOTC is...surprising.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
Inquisitor1138 wrote:
FFG reproduced WEG's SWRPG 1e??? Hardcover/physical books or ebooks/PDFs? i'd never heard of it...

They are two beautiful physical books in a box set. See below for info and images.

WEG SW RPG 30th Anniversary Edition

Thank you, Whill! For this, the WotC/OGL info & the "An Endor Victory Celebration video you may enjoy."
I most thoroughly did!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
Banzaidyne wrote:
If you’re interested, check it out at https://banzaidyne.wordpress.com/heavy-gear-d6/. Let me know what you think!

I took a look at the main PDF and I really like what you've done with it. Very cool. Thanks for sharing your D6 game.

Thanks, glad you like it.
Another reader convinced me to make the same treatment for Jovian Chronicles (another Dream Pod 9 property mentioned upthread). It’s Mobile Suit Gundam with the names changed to protect the innocent. Very Happy I’ll probably start it this fall.
I’ll let you know how it goes!
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