One of the big complaints about the Game System License for D&D 4 has been the clause that says they can change it without notification; well, apparently they have every intention of at least getting word to people who read the web, and here’s us doing our part. Changes to the GSL, as yet unspecified but relating to third-party publisher feedback and fan-site policy, will be announced in the “very near future,” which presumably means a Gen Con announcement event (and its attendant website meltdown). One wonders if the fan-site-related aspects were necessitated by the suspension of development work on Gleemax, which was vaguely posited at one point as the intended home for fan-contributed material. (Like they could ever stuff that genie back in the bottle.)
And thus the backpedaling begins
D&D Insider should be functioning in the very near future, too. Oh wait, that was the recent past. Hmm, too bad.
They are also changing the SRD, presumably to open up more content or allow more specific referencing or both.
I personaly was glad there weren’t going to be as many third-party projects. I’d rather see more unique games on the shelves than just a ton of D&D books by multiple publishers.
And I like D&D!
Thats right! Diversity = BAD!