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Old December 19th, 2017, 02:22 PM
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You have the piece of paper, it is the declaration of open content within Traveller20, and the Mongoose Traveller SRD. Furthermore for the Traveller20 content is has been rereleased with the same notice directly by Marc Miller when he released the Traveller20 SRD at Far Future

The Cepheus Game Engine cites all the open content it uses.



Cepheus and each of the above cited reference has it open content detailed as required by section 8 of the license.



You already have the piece of paper you are looking for.
People have been trying to convince him of the legality of the OGL for months (at least).
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People have been trying to convince him of the legality of the OGL for months (at least).
I don't expect them to succeed.
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This looks like a good spot for my question, as it does involve supplements for the Cepheus Engine. As I am now finally up and running on DriveThru, I am looking at a couple of supplements for the Cepheus Engine, one involving 19th and 20th century weaponry and military equipment, and one involving animals for outdoor adventuring. I am just checking to see if those would be covered under the OGL, and would I need permission to list them as compatible with the Cepheus Engine?

The format would be an image and actual data of the weapon or item of equipment, then the data put into Cepheus Engine format, along with some extrapolation to cover things like the current crop of rifles firing the .50 caliber machinegun cartridge and the very powerful Russian 14.5mm anti-tank rifles used during World War 2 and Korea, along with things like the 1 inch Gatling gun and the .600 Nitro Express and other very high-power hunting cartridges.

The animal directory would be similar, giving an image of the animal, its actual data, and then Cepheus Engine data. In this way, the individual user can determine if there should be any modifications made to the basic Cepheus Engine data.

A vehicles catalogue will be coming eventually as well.
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This looks like a good spot for my question, as it does involve supplements for the Cepheus Engine. As I am now finally up and running on DriveThru, I am looking at a couple of supplements for the Cepheus Engine, one involving 19th and 20th century weaponry and military equipment, and one involving animals for outdoor adventuring. I am just checking to see if those would be covered under the OGL, and would I need permission to list them as compatible with the Cepheus Engine?
The OGL license and declaration of open content is the permission. But it always polite to ask as we are all a bunch of folks engaging in a hobby that we love. So it is nice to hear from people using the material that is released.

[QUOTE=timerover51;585161]In general if the stats, and descriptions (and original art) are your own work then you should be good. My personal recommendation is that you declare everything open content except for any adventure or setting material related to a setting you created. The easiest way of doing that is just put that material into a chapter of its own. And say Chapter 1 to X are open content and chapters X+1 to the end are product identity.

If you are not comfortable with that then the minimum would be to declare the weapon stats open content or any rules directly derived from Cepheus mechanics.

People have done both.


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The format would be an image and actual data of the weapon or item of equipment, then the data put into Cepheus Engine format, along with some extrapolation to cover things like the current crop of rifles firing the .50 caliber machinegun cartridge and the very powerful Russian 14.5mm anti-tank rifles used during World War 2 and Korea, along with things like the 1 inch Gatling gun and the .600 Nitro Express and other very high-power hunting cartridges.
I think some would find that very useful.

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The animal directory would be similar, giving an image of the animal, its actual data, and then Cepheus Engine data. In this way, the individual user can determine if there should be any modifications made to the basic Cepheus Engine data.

A vehicles catalogue will be coming eventually as well.
Looking forward to seeing what you release.
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I am just checking to see if those would be covered under the OGL, and would I need permission to list them as compatible with the Cepheus Engine?
As far as just using the OGL, you need permission from no one. The OGL is your permission.

As far as making it compatible with Cepheus Engine, Jason has placed his requirements in the latter portion of the book. Really simple steps to follow.

The other thing that I would recommend for people making a CE product is something that you doing right here and now: Let folks know. The CE publishers are a great group of folks and will welcome you with open arms.

As for myself, I'm glad to have you aboard!
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