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  • Jonathan M. Thompson
    Yes they, along with all the other publishers represented, gave permission Jonathan M. Thompson ... From: Ragabash Moon Sender:
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 5, 2011
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      Yes they, along with all the other publishers represented, gave permission
      Jonathan M. Thompson

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Ragabash Moon <RagabashMoon@...>
      Sender: pcgen@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 08:49:42
      To: <pcgen@yahoogroups.com>
      Reply-To: pcgen@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [pcgen] New to this :(

      So, Paizo has actually given PCGen permission to use Pathfinder, or does it all
      fall under OGL since it's 3rd party?

      'Take my love, take my land, I don't care, I'm still free, you can't take the
      sky from me. Take me out to the Black, tell them I ain't comin' back, burn the
      land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can
      be, since I've found Serenity, you can't take the sky from me." -- Joss Whedon,
      Ballad of Serenity


      From: Andrew Maitland <drew0500@...>
      To: pcgen@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tue, January 4, 2011 9:03:14 PM
      Subject: Re: [pcgen] New to this :(

      Hi "newbface tiff",

      Welcome to the PCGen Community. :)

      PCGen only includes things that are permissioned by the publishers. Hence we
      have a Lot of 3rd party

      d20 "splat-books". When it comes to Wizards of the Coast [WotC] the only
      material we're permissioned

      for is the Content they put forth in the OGL [Open Game License], which is the
      R/SRD and MSRD. Those

      stand for the 'System Resource Document' [3rd edition core rules], Revised
      System Resource Document

      [3.5 edition core rules] and Modern System Resource Document [Modern System Core

      That means all the 'Complete' books, Campaign Settings, and Environmental
      Location-Based Books

      aren't permissioned for us. That also includes specially licensed settings -
      'Dark Sun', 'Star

      Wars', etc.

      Now, here's the good news. PCGen is extensible and designed to be easy to add
      your own custom

      content, which can include that 'Closed Content' material if you are willing to
      take the time to

      learn. We even have an entire Yahoo Group dedicated to assisting users, such as
      yourself, to make

      such races, items, feats, spells, etc. to your hearts' content. Our only ground
      rules are the following:
      1) Do not ask for, nor solicit for/or to share any such closed content items. -
      You may make your

      own, but don't use PCGen Yahoo Groups to try and ask for any other user made
      items, or offer such

      items to the community.
      [We respect the wishes of the Publisher, and even though it seems harsh, we
      don't want the image of

      promoting any such behavior].
      2) We respectfully request that when you ask for help, that you try to couch it
      in terms of

      mechanics you are having issue with duplicating on your own, while avoiding the
      name of the item in

      question. However, we understand it's easier for our users to ask for help and
      not know that policy,

      so it's not a big deal if you ask using the name. It's merely a request.

      Myself and the other community members are here to assist if you'd like.


      On 1/4/2011 6:36 PM, victoria_the_vampire23 wrote:
      > So basically I've never played dnd before and some friends invited me to play.
      >The thought of using the paper character sheet bugs me so I wanted to find a
      >digital program to help. PCGen seems AWESOME except I can't figure out how to
      >add more races, the race I want to be is Aventi from the books Stormwrack...I'm
      >sorry if the answer is in front of my face I'm just getting so annoyed.
      > thanks
      > newbface tiff
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      Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
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