This was a good day for Oasis City! One of the big challenges with this style of mapping is the perspective of the map, so there was a lot of fixes in this stream. The city is coming together nicely, and I’m looking forward to finishing it then developing an encounter zone for it!
Day 3 sees us getting into the weeds a bit around the world building for this desert city! The upper city area is replaced by palm trees, and there’s a fun interlude where I go down the rabbit hole of palm trees, their fruit, and more! Overall I think the city comes out better than it was and actually has some supports to how people can survive there.
It’s always a good time when you realize that you’ve been missing out on consistent content. So I’m fixing that today! Today marked the start of a new mapping project, the Oasis City, and it was not intentional!
The fallout from the OGL 1.1 leak as been snowballing from a serious gaffe into a full-blown avalanche of bad press and burnt bridges over the last week. Companies like Kobold Press and MCDM, among the heaviest hitters in the 5e OGL third party publishing world have announced that they’re moving forward with their own proprietary systems after completing their scheduled 5e contents. Other publishers are taking this opportunity to expand their community content programs, such as Pinnacle Entertainment Group (Savage Worlds) and Modiphius (2d20), or are expanding their OGL and SRD documents like Monty Cook Games. So what’s an OGL, what’s Open Source, and what’s available to creators and end users alike in terms of finding new systems to work with?
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