SeattleP-I.com/AP: Open Source ideas spread to paper and pen gaming
Jul 05, 2000, 19:47 (4 Talkback[s])
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"An evil empire has overshadowed the land, destroying personal
freedom and imposing conformity on a free-thinking community. But
now you can take up the "open source" ideal and fight for freedom,
justice and treasure...."
",i>Wizards of the Coast, which obtained the rights to
Dungeons & Dragons in 1997, is hoping to bring the
swords-and-sorcery game back to the popularity it enjoyed in the
early 1980s with a modern ideal -- the software-born "open source"
"When the third edition of D&D is released in August,
Wizards plans to give the core rules for the game away for anyone
to use, hoping that when other companies publish games -- whether
they are supplements for the basic D&D game or new games
entirely -- it will lead gamers back into the fold."
"We're not creating a new game, but we're creating a much better
version of the rules," said Ryan Dancey, vice president in charge
of D&D at Wizards, based in Renton. "We think these rules will
be flexible enough for a wide variety of games."