i don't want to play with you proprietary universe, i want to play in mine. & you know, i don't want to get too bent out of shape. third edition invented the open source game, invented d20, the srd, ogl, all the different tools to let you do what you wanted, with the blessing of the wizards of the coast. but if they are going to start locking down their content (like, & i know, i know, one note song, but denying paizo a license & publishing their material online in a pay-for-membership format) i worry about future permutations of open content. will the rules be open content? i think so. we'll see. will the worlds be open content? well, the core stuff maybe, unless we're talking mindflayers & beholders, which is fine. i'm not disputing keeping that stuff close to the chest. i just have concerns that it will be as integrated with the software as some people are claiming. i don't really thing it will be, but if it does? i can only imagine that the software will be part of the proprietary information of the game. heck, maybe not. maybe they'll surprise me & make it all free. but see, again, we're back to charging for website access-- it doesn't vibe "net savvy," does it? so what. what then. i guess we find out in may.
hey, remember that army of darkness ps2 game? fun!