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Third Party Content

Post by Lursi » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:23 pm

Ulisses, the german ED4 seller&translator accepts paid third party content.

50% of the turnover is for the Author
20% to drivethrou
15% to FASA
15% to Ulisses

Is this also a model that is imaginable for the english content?

Although being German, I prefer content in its original language if somehow possible...
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Re: Third Party Content

Post by Mataxes » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:39 pm

A lot of companies are doing that, and I think it's a cool idea.

I do not, however, have any authority to make those kinds of decisions for Earthdawn.
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Re: Third Party Content

Post by Geekabilly » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:12 pm

White Wolf / Onyx Path seem to be doing well doing this, I think it's called Storyteller Vault. Also, don't D&D 5th do this too?

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Re: Third Party Content

Post by Lursi » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:25 pm

I presume regional descriptions are a little difficult as they might interfere too much with the existing RAW.

But individual adventures, artifact collections or creature lore, as well as a good smartphone app might be a valuable addition.
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Re: Third Party Content

Post by Flowswithdrek » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:46 am

Shadow of the Demon Lord, W.O.I.N, Zweihander etc. etc. There are a lot of games companies making good with community content. Some are strictly, adventures only, others allow pretty much anything as long as its related to the game. I would love to see this for Earthdawn.

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Re: Third Party Content

Post by Karhald » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:40 am

I have been mulling the idea of a handful of home-brewed magic items and spells for all 4 mages, fleshing them out and trying to sell them on Drivethrurpg or something similar.

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Re: Third Party Content

Post by Mataxes » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:39 am

As of right now, no selling.

If you want to post them up for free on a blog or website, that's fine.
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Re: Third Party Content

Post by Lursi » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:25 pm

No selling in english language - when you happen to be german, you can -as per now- sell it via the german distributor.

*shrug*
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Re: Third Party Content

Post by Gruber » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:54 am

Mataxes wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:39 am
As of right now, no selling.
Ok, now i have to ask: WHY? :shock:

... I honestly can't see any reason to forbid others to create third party content for your IP and sell it as long as you get your share from it.

Although i can image that you cant justify that decision because of non-disclosure agreements :roll:

Please, give us at least a hint, why we are not allowed to support your IP.


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Re: Third Party Content

Post by Mataxes » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:47 pm

Gruber wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:54 am

Ok, now i have to ask: WHY? :shock:

... I honestly can't see any reason to forbid others to create third party content for your IP and sell it as long as you get your share from it.

Although i can image that you cant justify that decision because of non-disclosure agreements :roll:

Please, give us at least a hint, why we are not allowed to support your IP.
Because that's the decision made by people higher up the chain than me. As for their reasons... *shrug*. I honestly don't know. I don't have to agree with the decision, but I need to uphold it.

For now, "getting our share" involves getting a license from FASA Corp. Which, you know, is possible.
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