Publish and Be Damned
I honestly think we could publish this setting/genre book – there’s a market there. GURPS doesn’t license their rules – although they do license other properties – but D20 Modern might be doable. Anyone feel like taking a look at the Open Gaming License and seeing what would be required?
From what I understand, we print the book just like any other. We say what ruleset it’s for, or we could incorporate an existing one that is under OGL (like Pathfinder did withthe D&D 3.5 rules). I thought that if it’s an X Game supplement, we can say it’s “compatible with X Game Xth edition,” but I’m trying to find an updated legal text on it.
Avoiding OGl for the moment, we could approach Steve Jackson Games and see if they have any interest in publishing it under GURPS themselves, although they might have a concern about the cross-over between 80s Cop and the Heroes supplements. Worth a try though, and that would be my first stop before publishing under another system that we’d have to adapt it for.
Oh, duh. Each OGL game has their own particular license, but it’s all pretty much the same. Apart from a small disclaimer and/or label, we’d be fine. Except under GURPS, of course, which isn’t under OGL.
I’m not sure I like the D20 System licensing issues, personally.
What’s the issue with contacting SJ Games exactly? Can we not release it as a GURPS: Cops or GURPS: Celtic Myth style book?
Or even an GURPS Action: 80’s Cop style book?
It would depend on SJ Games wanting us to write this thing up as an outside job, rather than using their own writers. They may not like it, but it can’t hurt to try.
And can we fill at least 40+ pages?
Easily. Just recap the action rules etc that we use.
outlines of all the different types of cops. short stories at the start of
chapters appropriate to the chapter material.
movie, book, comic etc references for characters and other interesting
rule tweaking for different play styles.
On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 6:52 PM, ShaunFreney <no-reply>wrote: