Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Tribute & Fan Page
UPDATE: September 13, 2021 - New Dungeons & Dragons 6th Edition Out Soon?
Opening Licence Gaming they are calling it (OGL) is a long and complicated system I am finding out, what they mean is it's "open source" but that does not mean easy.
The D20 System started by Hasbro Dungeons & Dragons the regular bookstore mainstream game means the rulebooks for their "current game books" which is right now version 5.
Hasbro Dungeons & Dragons only supports their current version at their Dungeons Guild Page if you want to sell your own game books on their store as third party content, currently in 5th Edition.
The D20 System which is the Multi Sided Dice means that, if you say D20 Hasbro can use your game material under the Open Licence.
Then you get associated with D20 the Hasbro version, other games like Pathfinder apparently use Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 as their rule set when I recently checked but I find it hard to confirm all that.
So everyone knows now that you can't copyright the dice, even if they are registered to Hasbro...maybe someday the Trade Mark Office will find this out.
I think they mean they have the Trade Mark name "Dragon Dice" meaning their D20 version for Hasbro Dungeons & Dragons, not generic multi sided dice.
I mean theirs not much point in playing Dungeons & Dragons if you can't say D20 Dragon Dice and share rules on the Open Licence, that makes your game part of the community of open gaming and rule book sharing.
However Hasbro has developed their own original monster list for their newer games like 5th edition so you need to say D20 to use stuff like their own monster names from their Monster Manual.
Not saying D20 and sharing your game rules with Hasbro which is the book store game really limits you own RPG development.
So I went through 5th Edition and that's what it looks like, it's a better rule set for a streamlined game where players can come and go easier and not get locked in a long slow game like older versions.
In the new versions you can jump in and out of the game as much as you want in an easier format and you can setup and just play for the day they are meaning and new players can jump in they are saying which is a feature not included in old versions.
I didn't do all that and play test it, but that's what their press says.
Hasbro says they acquired Dungeons & Dragons and bought the Trade Marks etc. for version 3 after the bankruptcy of TSR and made it a new game, the current one of their easier format and then launched the D20 Open Gaming Licence System.
My review of the 5th Edition is that they are extremely nice books with lots of artwork which makes them expensive at nearly $100 a book Canadian after taxes, with smaller more playable stats and game rule tables.
They are also saying that Dungeons & Dragons has made a resurgence in popular culture and blogs etc. and that the core player group I believe is around 25 - 35 years old or younger and only about 25% players are over 35 and newer versions have been extremely successful.
Knowing all that and considering their younger audience needs a new version every 1 second or they don't pay attention I can only predict that Dungeons & Dragons 6th Edition will be out soon as they release a new version every five or six years or so making 5th Edition already played out.
Younger fans will already be demanding a new version and maybe Forgotten Realms Magic Cards, sold out at Wal-Mart when I went - all I got to pick from was the empty cardboard display cases, will hold them over until then.
I watched and played along with the release of 5th edition a few years back and if you've never done that, played along at home as the new rule books are released, it's the best part of the game so hopefully the 6th Edition will be out soon.
July 24, 2021 - Hasbro Printed Our Game On D20
This is out for pre-order now...Dungeons & Dragons made Magic The Gathering: Dungeons & Dragons Adventures In The Forgotten Realms.
That game is Forgotten Realms on Magic Cards, that's their open licence system, I mean we're not worried then if they already printed our concept from us buying www.advanceddungeonsanddragons.com and running our Dragon Adventures Module on D20.
I mean that's what they said, you use theirs then they are allowed copying you back on D20...I didn't think they would use my whole game, so I'm not worried about the dice and all the rest of it then.
Dragon Adventures this page is like that I said it first, but mine this game is like Magic Cards that runs the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons books, theirs looks like Forgotten Realms printed on Magic Cards...from their modules and stuff.
That's not too bad, it's only $300 for the card set for pre-order this week.
How do I feel about being D20'd so fast by Hasbro?
Well it's pretty awesome actually, in fact now that they did that the D20 System's not looking like a bad deal so it's like working there on commission at Hasbro selling on their page writing adventure modules, that's 50% commission and official Dungeons & Dragons.
I mean, that's already a best seller...my concept on their system, so I'm not worried about my game doing good because it's already successful then.
Maybe I'll sell more at Hasbro for 50% commission to my business, like if I can get some of their mass volume sales for half the profits...like that might make more money, then Hasbro makes money off it....my game books, that will only help my game by getting them going on developing my concepts for future rpg game formats.
Now D20 is looking pretty good now, selling on the Hasbro page...I mean if you can match them and develop your own Dragonlance, Grey Hawk or Forgotten Realms module settings and write a bunch of adventure modules....like my Dragon Adventures, that is a whole setting there now.
That format might get your sales going, I mean if you have enough material...plus 50% of the book sales directly at Hasbro is probably way more than actually working there if your book becomes a best seller, through the official Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guild.
So go buy all those Magic Card Games to help get my game going.
Update: I read the Dungeon Master's Guild Page and you can only publish under Fifth Edition rules but that includes you in all the Official Dungeons & Dragons stuff for 50% commission with a chance to be noticed by Dungeons & Dragons, finished that part already, then other stuff you have to publish on the open gaming liscence.
Like by the time I'm done, I don't know what it's going to look like, my test modules run on Advanced Dungeons & Dragons D20 but it's not an issue for me to publish Dragon Adventures separate on Fifth Edition on the Official Page.
Those would be seperate games though, one on the Dungeon Masters Guild and one on the open gaming licence.
I'm not done anyway so we'll just wait and see it's still the same when I'm done anyway no matter what the gaming system.
Not only that they added a D20 dice roller to Google.com on the search engine...just type in D20 and search and the dice roller app comes up.
June 22, 2021 - Did Hasbro abandon Advanced Dungeons & Dragons?
Well if Hasbro abandoned this game then we're claiming it as Dragon Adventures right now, on the this url they abandoned for my game...I mean I just found out they printed the reprint of the original rules with pages missing in the rule book, now you can't play the game correct.
Imagine Parker Brothers printing Monopoly with rule book pages missing, then you can't play the game, then they don't own the dice shapes anyway.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Dragon Adventures has dropped the word "die" for 1 dice and is changing the dictionary term to update current English dialect in the game to dice for any amount of dice for single or plural - meaning one or more dice are all called dice now.
International language requirements confuse "die" with death instead of dice in the game - in Dragon Adventures die only means death in the game and dice means any amount of dice one or several.
So they re-printed the original books with pages missing now you can't play it, don't own the dice shapes and most monsters are not copyrightable characters like "Blue Dragon" anyone can say that.
Plus I am starting to think that Gary Gygax might have made this out of a free game anyway like playing cards then he managed to get copyrighted, which today is not valid.
Hasbro owns DnD Dungeons & Dragons - that is a "role playing game" meaning dressing up in costumes and acting out the parts.
Dragon Adventures is Advanced Dungeons & Dragons a dice rolling game, for a statistical combat dice rolling matrix system - dropped by Hasbro.
That's probably because it is too difficult, anyway I'm editing Gary Gygax's books and that's what it looks like to make a simplified version for easy game play, which I am only doing Hasbro a favour because it will make their DnD fantasy game easier to make and play for their fantasy role players (acting).
This will be run through lawyers anyway before being printed, people see Dragon Adventures as "adventures through the old Advanced Dungeons & Dragons modules in simple Magic Card Game format".
That is a good way to describe it, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons will be a better game anyway when it is free to publish like playing cards which will help open up the market and help create games like Poker from public interaction.
Remember Advanced Dungeons & Dragons is a community and we all play together.
Dragon Adventures is a D20 Test Game Module that runs on Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
We are currently testing Dragon Adventures on the D20 Dice System using Advanced Dungeons & Dragons One game books as a model under their open licence game content agreement.
You are allowed to make Dungeons & Dragons modules in their open content system, the rules are they are allowed copying back your game play.
Our opinion is that the dice are not copyrightable because they are the same as square dice and Hasbro Corporation does not have a copyright on the dice.
That is because they are just polygon shapes with numbers on them which no one owns like regular square dice or playing cards.
However, we are not enemies or fighting Hasbro over this issue...it is just a public opinion and are one of their supporters and running a retail promotion and supporting their products, that they are running open content, do not own most of the characters in the game like the terms such as "blue dragon" or the Dice.
We are testing this game in public at our comic book page DAWN FORGED CAST and updating the manuals as we go which are our own Greyhawk, Dragonlance or Forgotten Realms like campaign settings and are testing the game before releasing this on D20.
Then once we get all that down we'll edit it all later under their licence agreement for it's release for printing or make it a separate game.
In the meantime this is a free beta test game.
The purpose of this page is that it is an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Tribute & Fan Page and any graphics used are owned by Dungeons & Dragons and this is an official Dungeons & Dragons rules format beta test game.
If we like the game on D20 when we are finished we will release it in printed book format on D20 or as a separate stand alone game outside of Dungeons & Dragons.
However, we would rather put in on D20 and you are allowed writing and selling your own Dungeons & Dragons Modules on the Official Dungeons & Dragons Page under their format.
You can follow along and play ahead if you know how to play Dungeons & Dragons and we are blogging about the game design and beta test at our comic book page www.dawnforgedcast.com .
We are also running the unofficial Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends Tribute Page at www.spidermanandhisamazingfriends.com and writing fan scripts at the Comic Book Page for movie submission to Marvel etc.
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