Wizards of the Coast, publisher of Dungeons & Dragons, announced today that it will no longer be pursuing deauthorization of the Open Gaming License 1.0a, abandoning plans previously stated in the drafted OGL 1.2.
Dungeons & Dragons executive producer Kyle Brink said in the statement that “these live survey results are clear.
This sentiment was expressed so overwhelmingly in the playtest OGL 1.2 that Wizards of the Coast had to pay attention.
One thing to note is that Brink states that putting the entire 400-page SRD into the Creative Commons means that fans don’t need to “take [Dungeons & Dragons’] word for it.”
Ever since the rumors around the OGL 1.1 began to circulate in late November 2022 , third- party content publishers and fans of Dungeons & Dragons began to mobilize.
Fans rallied around hashtags, influencers, and journalists as they sought to Open D&D and preserve the OGL 1.0a and its legacy.
If Dungeons & Dragons follows through with all its promises in this statement, it’s possible that they could restore the goodwill it lost between then and now. »