A GSL que não sai

Inicialmente prometida para o dia 6 de Junho, data do lançamento mundial da nova edição do D&D, a GSL (Game System License) que vai substituir a licença d20 e a OGL (Open Game License) ainda não ficou pronta. No dia 6 eles anunciaram que colocariam a GSL no ar na próxima semana, por acaso esta que esta acaba hoje (já que o site da WotC não tem atualizações aos sábados e domingos).

Entre esses 7 dias de espera o Scott Rouse, manda-chuva atual do D&D, postou algumas mensagens curiosas sobre o atraso em um tópico no fórum da Wizards:

O primeiro post, feito ontem:

I hope, oh god do I hope this frickin thing goes up today. The license is done but late yesterday we added a bunch of new stuff to the SRD to cover some books coming out next year (like PH2 classes, power sources, and weapons). I am still at home but when I get in this morning I’ll get an update from LurkingLidda (Linae) on ripping it to PDFs and posting it today.

Por essa ninguém esperava huh? A nova SRD já vai conter algumas coisas do Player’s Handbook 2, e provavelmente psiônicos! Mas se a nova SRD não vai ter todas as regras, o que vai rolar nessa parada? Outro cara já perguntou isso e Rouse respondeu:

Originally Posted by webrunner

From this quote we can infer two really, really cool things:
1. the SRD has actual rules, since we can’t ‘have’ psionics if all we have is “see PHB2 page 257”

No rules. It will contain terms, tables, templates.

Meio bizarro, quero ver como vai ser isso, ainda mais com os freaks da engenharia reversa do D&D no fórum da ENWorld, qualquer tabela pode ser uma arma na mão desses caras.

Finalmente em outro tópico Scott Rouse disse que teríamos um update da situação da GSL e SRD ainda hoje, mas até agora…

UPDATE: O nosso amigo Scott Rouse acabou de criar um novo tópico no fórum da Wizards não só comunicando o já previsto atraso na liberação dos documentos, mas também o status atual de cada um deles:

OK so here is the deal.

The GSL is done. This is the license with all the legal language (FWIW this was the most difficult of the documents to write).

The compatibility logo is done. This is the logo that publishers will use.

The Statement of Acceptance (aka Confirmation Card) is done.

The FAQ is done.

The SRD is written but needs a final round of review.

This was the second most difficult document to write. The text was more straight forward compared to the license but it was longer and required more formating. As it stands now it is 72 pages long (it’s no OGL SRD by any stretch of the imagination but it is still a weighty tome).

To give some insight into the process of writing the SRD: We started with a vision of what we wanted the document to be. As stated before, the vision was to create a reference document with terms, tables, and templates that would allow publishers to make 4th Edition compatible products. We went through every page of the 3 core books and included pretty everything that was a term, table, or template and put it into the document. Late last week we decided to add additional content from books that won’t be out as I mentioned in a post earlier this week.

So what’s the delay?

Well we need to go through and make a final review and do some final go/no go decisions on certain content (Beholders for example). I have my recommendations already highlighted and submitted but this decision can not be made in a vacuum. For this we need all the stakeholders in the room at once (key reps from Brand, R&D, and Legal) with highlighters and red pens in hand. Two key people are out today so we have a series of meetings on Monday to do this final work. I believe that baring some natural disaster, this truly is the home stretch.

So why can’t we post what we have ready now? Answer is we need to wait to release the whole document (license and accompanying appendix SRD) together.

Again thanks for your continued patience, understanding, and good vibes (they really help me to keep plugging away ).

I’ll post another update (or the docs) on Monday 6/16.

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  1. Rsemente disse:

    Ele lançou uma noticia no site da wizards falando sobre o atraso.

    É isso ai, poderiam ter dito: Sai até o final do mês, ou poderiam fazer um documento que pudesse ser atualizado sem tantos problemas.

    Ta de lascar essa espera (e olhe que não sou desenvolvedor profissional)

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