65: Giving Away Dungeons & Dragons: A HyperCulture Sample
This week, enjoy a sample of a second podcast which Chris and Ben have been working on. It’s the HyperCulture, the podcast that takes a deep look at nerd culture.
Why would anyone ever give their product away? Aren’t copyrights supposed to be defended to the death?
In this episode, we examine the Open Gaming License, the which took theDungeons & Dragons role-playing game and allowed anyone and their mother to begin producing rules for it. Listen to gaming luminaries such as Clinton J. Boomer, Robin Laws, Frank Mentzer, Shane Hensley, James Lowder, Skip Williams, and Monte Cook weigh in on the topic, tracing the OGL from its inception, through the rise of Paizo and the advent of 5th edition.
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