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    4th edition

    Well...it's official. 4th edition is out next year. WOTC boards have crashed under the load, but when they come up they have a whole new section with lots of info.

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    Hmmm... the press release is at http://ww2.wizards.com/Company/Press/?doc=20070816b. Doesn't say much but spin and timing.

    I guess that might explain why WotC wants to know what old worlds the fans want resurrected/reprinted in some way shape or form (see thread at http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread...#post12892146).
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    Do they promise to print less books and simplify the rules - AGAIN.

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    If you have been following the podcasts in mailbag, I think there is a lot there about what will be improved in a 4th edition. Monsters were origianlly constructed with an unwieldy system, whereas now a system of benchmarks is being used behind the scenes and is described as much easier. I look forward to it.

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    It seems that they will be using a bit of the mechanics from Star Wars Saga Edition, but we'll have to wait and see...

    It interesting to note that they put up a 4th Edition subforum, and Game_ZerO posted a "what old settings do you want to see" thread there too!

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    gamezer0 also posted some youtube vids

    http://tinyurl.com/287lhv

    http://tinyurl.com/296zmt

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    Hmm...I have extremely mixed feelings about this...

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    End of official sites?

    I have not been following all the threads lately about gleemax and the 4th ed, but from what I have read I got some concerns about the continuality of the official websites.

    I have noticed a fairly amount of threads by moderators on several forums about reviving old settings.

    It seems gleemax will get the functionality that can incorporate everything of what the official websites offer now (even a wikilike thing like we got on Birthright.net)

    It seems wotc is trying to build a new center of focus where all fans of all created world and settings will have a home together and not a spread community as it is now, where each fan site follows his own direction and ideas.

    This means official websites will not have a purpose anymore.

    Aside from that 4th ed will not be an open gaming license, so even if we want we cannot convert our beloved setting to the 4th edition.
    Te audire non possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.

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    Aside from that 4th ed will not be an open gaming license, so even if we want we cannot convert our beloved setting to the 4th edition.
    Yes it will. They've even specifically mentioned there will be a 4e SRD.

    Here we are: (I grabbed this from EN World)

    Open Gaming Licence:

    3rd party publishers will be able to get licenses to create 4e material from Wizards. (source)
    Fans will be able to publish material on Gleemax under (free) license from Wizards. (This material will be available to Wizards to republish; see discussion on Gleemax TOS).
    The OGL/SRD/d20 Licenses will still exist - details still to come (Source)

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    On 8/17/07, Arjan <brnetboard@birthright.net> wrote:
    > This means official websites will not have a purpose anymore.

    Doesn`t mean your website can`t continue, Arjan. There are a ton of
    fan websites, and only a handful are "official".

    > Aside from that 4th ed will not be an open gaming license, so even if we want we cannot
    > convert our beloved setting to the 4th edition.

    Report from wotc is that it will.

    Regardless: there is no OGL for Hero System, GURPS, etc. But you
    would be able to post stats for Birthright characters and creatures in
    those systems. People do it all the time- half of RPG.net is "I want
    to run this game using this other game system, help me stat it up."

    So even if 4e had no OGL content (which it will), you`d still be able
    to come up with 4e stats for BR things.
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