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    Here you can comments on official announcements we made



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    ...when does it come out, and how much is it gonna cost?
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    Orginally posted by GreenKnight

    ...when does it come out, and how much is it gonna cost?
    we dont have a realease date yet, and it only cost time and bandwidth to download it
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    Is this going to be an "official" product with Hasbro/WOTC/TSR's blessing, or is it strictly a "fan based" revision? Who still has the publishing rights to the setting? Are you still looking for contributors?

    Either way I'm glad to see some work being done on the setting, and good luck with your project.

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    > Is this going to be an "official" product with
    > Hasbro/WOTC/TSR's blessing, or is it strictly a
    > "fan based" revision? Who still has the
    > publishing rights to the setting? Are
    > you still looking for contributors?

    WotC has discontinued Birthright and no one has published the rights to the setting (to the best of my knowledge). As the "official" Birthright.net fan site, we (as a group) have the power to sanction any new material as "official" should we wish to do so. It is our intent to run the BRCS by Richard Baker and to incorporate his comments or suggestions.

    After the complete first draft is ready for review, the d20 BR team will post the draft for comments, error-checking, and playtesting for the entire Birthright.net community. After incorporating the results of those comments, all of us (the entire birthright.net community) can decide if we want to consider the BRCS "official" or not.

    It would certainly be of great advantage to all of us if we had an "official" d20 Birthright as a basis for common discusion. Just as with the 2e rules, every game master will clearly have several things that they would prefer to have house rules for, but hopefully the core of the BRCS will have broad appeal.

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    Well said Doom!
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    Hello!
    Is this something completely new or just a further development of the
    Birthright 3E Rulebook Version 3.0 Draft 8
    that already is available?
    bye
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    brnetboard@TUARHIEVEL.ORG wrote:

    >doom wrote:
    > > Is this going to be an "official" product with
    >
    >>Hasbro/WOTC/TSR`s blessing, or is it strictly a
    >>"fan based" revision? Who still has the
    >>publishing rights to the setting? Are
    >>you still looking for contributors?
    >>
    >
    >WotC has discontinued Birthright and no one has
    >published the rights to the setting (to the best of
    >my knowledge). As the "official" Birthright.net
    >fan site, we (as a group) have the power to sanction
    >any new material as "official" should we wish to do
    >so. It is our intent to run the BRCS by Richard Baker
    >and to incorporate his comments or suggestions.
    >
    >After the complete first draft is ready for review, the
    >d20 BR team will post the draft for comments,
    >error-checking, and playtesting for the entire Birthright.net
    >community. After incorporating the results of those comments, all of us (the entire birthright.net community)
    >can decide if we want to consider the BRCS "official" or not.
    >
    >It would certainly be of great advantage to all of us if we had an "official" d20 Birthright as a basis for common discusion. Just as with the 2e rules, every game master will clearly have several things that they would prefer to have house rules for, but hopefully the core of the BRCS will have broad appeal.
    >
    >- Doom
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    Orginally posted by ConjurerDragon

    Hello!
    Is this something completely new or just a further development of the
    Birthright 3E Rulebook Version 3.0 Draft 8
    that already is available?
    The BRCS is a complete revision of the Birthright rules, rather than just a conversion. It incorporates both new material and old. Certainly part of Travis Doom's 3E conversion are being used, but a large amount of new material is being added. The final product should be similar to the Forgotten Realms campaign setting book.
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    hey, who do i have to contact to be in on this? any forum i can sign up for?

    brnetboard@TUARHIEVEL.ORG wrote:
    > Raesene Andu wrote:
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    Orginally posted by ConjurerDragon
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    > Hello!
    > Is this something completely new or just a further development of the
    > Birthright 3E Rulebook Version 3.0 Draft 8
    > that already is available?
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    >
    > The BRCS is a complete revision of the Birthright rules, rather than just a conversion. It incorporates both new material and old. Certainly part of Travis Doom`s 3E conversion are being used, but a large amount of new material is being added. The final product should be similar to the Forgotten Realms campaign setting book.
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    > hey, who do i have to contact to be in on this? any forum
    > i can sign up for?

    When we started getting organized for this project a few months ago one of our major concerns was how many (and which) of the many excellent BR fans to include as part of the drafting process. Clearly, too many developers leads to communication and project management problems as well as difficulty keeping consistency and common vision. This is particularly problematic for issues in which there is no "best way" to proceed, and what is necessary is just to agree on one approach which is sufficient. Too few deveopers, on the other hand, leads to a LONG deveopment time and a lack of divergent viewpoints.

    We decided that about 6 developers would be ideal for the BRCS project. Lacking any other good mechanism for choosing developers, we decided to initally invite fans that had previously contributed to the d20 material on the downloads section of birthright.net. The general feeling is that the folk who had gone out of their way, in the past, to create complete and consistent documents and share that work birthright.net fans would be the mostly likely to be able to be able and willing to make substanstive contributions to the d20 BRCS project.

    I have been involved in two other attempts by various groups of fans to create a conversion manual, and in both cases the attempts flopped due to quibbling, in-fighting, or people failing to deliver in a timely manner the work which they volunteered to contribute (usually due to very good real work issues - like school. ;). This is not the case with the current group. There is some good working going on here folks. This is so much better than my v3.08 rulebook that I can't believe I ever put the 3.08 rulebook out there for other people to look at. I think that everyone will find some things in there that make them say "YES! _THAT_ is how it should be done!". I know that I do, every week.

    All that being said, we are not currently looking for additional BRCS developers. We feel that we currently have the right balance. The BEST thing that everyone can do to help with the development process of the BRCS is to give a very through review and playtest to the first BRCS draft when we release it (hopefully in a few months).

    Also: Once the BRCS is complete, there are a whole slew of additional projects that will provide opportunties for fans interested in doing (volunteer) d20 development. On the "developers drawing board" is a d20 "Book of Scions", "Book of Guildcraft", an "Atlas of Cerilia", and so on. New groups of developers will need to be created for each one of these projects.

    Once we have a common d20 ruleset to use as a basis, there should be enormous opportunity for everyone interested in the volunteering their time and imaginations to share their work with the entire community. After the BRCS project is complete, look for announcements on the announcements boards for opportunites to work on these additional projects.

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