The word spread like wildfire: the new GSL is out. When I checked the latest posts at the RPG Bloggers Network this morning, I noticed several posts about this topic already. So far Mad Brew Labs was the only one discussing the changes, while the others just mentioned it’s release.
From what I’ve seen not much has changed aside from the fact that companies are now allowed to produce products under GSL and OGL which was prohibited in the old GSL. And the GSL still doesn’t mention fan sites or magazines. So I am pretty sure Level Up, the 4E magazine by Goodman Games is probably using a special license agreement with Wizards of the Coast and not the GSL.
From how I understand it, the new GSL is better than the old one, but it’s still complicated in a few places. But as I said before, I am no lawyer. So Scott Rouse already fulfilled one half of his promise: the new GSL is finally out. But the Fan Site Policy (the other half of his promise) is still missing!
We don’t need a special license for the fans, just give us a few guidelines what’s ok, and what’s not and please use proper english and not this legalese that noone in his right mind (aside from lawyers of course) understands.
Just my two cents…