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Pathfinder creator Paizo announces new Open Game License

Pathfinder Paizo OGL

Pathfinder creator Paizo has announced their own Open Game License (OGL) in response to possible changes by Wizards of the Coast, the company behind Dungeons & Dragons.

Paizo is currently one of the biggest competitors to Wizards of the Coast in the tabletop gaming market if not their biggest competitor.

The first edition of Pathfinder borrowed heavily from the original D&D OGL; now Paizo has begun developing their own systems with Starfinder and Pathfinder 2nd Edition.

The announcement of the new Open Game License seems to be in direct response to anticipated changes by Wizards of the Coast to their own OGL. These changes would reportedly entitle Wizards of the Coast to royalties on revenue and give the company more control over derivative works.

A few days ago, third party publisher Kobold Press announced their own gaming system as if in response to these changes as well. However Paizo has gone a step further and announced an alternative to the D&D OGL in direct competition to Wizards of the Coast.

You can find out more about the new Pathfinder OGL here.

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