June 18th, 2008

Nail Bunny

D&D 4E GSL

This won't mean anything to the non-gamers on my friends list so apologies in advance.

The Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Game System License is now up. The actual PDF of the GSL part can be read here, although obviously if you are interested in publishing 4E material you'll have to go throguh all the documents on the site.

Haven't had a proper read through it as yet but from the document I have gone through I'll be very interested to see who - especially from the 'big boys' will actually go with this license. It does seem very draconian and in places the wording is quite vague which isn't good.

I'll also be interested to see if more companies now come out in support of one of the alternative systems on offer like Paizo's 3.75, Green Ronins True20 or just keep promoting the old 3.5 OGL.

It's days like today when I'm very happy we (Cubicle 7) didn't decide to try and jump on the 4E wagon. My heart certainly goes out to some of my friends in the industry who signed up for 4E at the beginning of the year only to see things delayed, delayed and furtehr delayed without knowing what the GSL would contain. As far as I can see this license isn't good for any existing company who doesn't want to wholly move over to 4E and stop printing the product lines they convert over in any other system format - ever.

I'm sure they'll be heated discussion around forums and mailing lists about this one (then again there always was going to be regardless of it's content). I'll have to read it in more detail, but at the moment it doesn't look very nice.
Old Friend

A Reply From My MP

You may recall that I wrote an email to my MP, Rudi Vis of the Labour Party, on 12th June about his lack of voting For or Against the Counter Terrorism Bill which the government just about got voted through.

Well, this evening when I got home from work I had a letter from Dr Rudi Vis MP waiting for me complete with House of Commons paper and envelope!

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Dear Mr Abranson,

Thank you for your email of the 12th June. You are quite right, I did not vote. I had long conversations with many friends in the House of Lords where the Bill is highly likely to be defeated. I was not inclined to go for a Government defeat in the House of Commons.

I share your grave concerns about the 42 days.

Yours Sincerely,

Rudi Vis
Angus Glastonbury

Radio Infinity Reboot

After a few months of silence and static I've restarted radio_infinity again. I kicked off this evening with Ashbury Height's new song 'Spiders'.

I'm hoping to be able to post most days but obviously trips away may interrupt the schedule occasionally.