Not wanting to fall under the scrutiny of Paizo, like EdOWar had, for not complying to their Community Use Policy (CUP), or the Open Gaming License (OGL), I have added them both to the top of my blog. The cool thing about WordPress is that it keeps the page headers on the top of every page as a link “to one centralized copy of the License”, so I feel this covers the requirement of having both the CUP and OGL on all site pages:
Q: I want to create a website that contains many different pages with Open Game Content. Do I have to include a copy of the License on every page?
A: It will be sufficient to include a link on every page containing Open Game Content to one centralized copy of the License.
I also plan on putting the Section 15 update on the bottom of any post where I reach back into something OGL, which I hope not to do too much, as well as the OGL main page.
If this doesn’t add up to satisfactory for a fan made, for free, publication, then, piss on ’em. I’m not a legal expert, but I have attempted, in “good faith”, to meet the intent of the law.
Now, what is my current intentions? Well, I plan on focusing on Pathfinder Beginner Box, obviously, or I have wasted my time with trying to be Paizo compliant. But exactly what do I want to start with? Well, based on some of the things I did back on my old blog, I am interested in making a setting for the PFBB and Adventure Path ‘modules’ to go along with it, or sort of.
Rather than creating an expansive setting at first, I want to start with a small base and using guidelines from Savage World’s, create Plot Point adventures. If you are not familiar with Plot Point adventures, I highly suggest you read this Reality Blurs blog post. By building the Plot Point adventures first, the mini-setting should naturally unfold. I think this will help me considerably with my difficulty of starting big setting, then trying to zoom in, which I never seem to finish.
I’ll leave it at that for now, while I work on visualizing what, or how, I want to do this. I hope to present what I come up with next time I post. Until then…