I wasn't sure to put this in General Gaming or General Discussion.. This is in regards to a tabletop RPG. Alrighty so as some know, I've been working on Project Verbannte Sonne for many months now. This was to be a dice-based tabletop role-playing game based in a world I've been developing for near of a decade. I've just hit a point where I backed the system into a corner and I'm pretty much gonna have to scrap the whole system and start over. This gives me an opportunity to reconsider my original goals.. I have no reason to want money or fame.. I've lived in poverty my whole life and my long-term goal (own my own business) puts me there another twenty years anyway.. To rewrite the entire system will take me near of another year which puts me 8-9 months behind me personal schedule and that's going it alone as I have been (for lack of dedicated help). It was suggested that I get an open source license for the lore and percentile system to be used and turn it into a community project, thus waiving profit, but leaving the possibility of money still open.. Granted My goal is not to make money, but let's face the facts.. You can't do without in this world. What I can do is open it up to the community and provide the game free online for download, but charge a fee for a compiled, printed version. This fee would divi out to the writers who's content is actually used. Don't want a printed version from us? Downlaod it free and print it yourself. Please, if you vote.. Post explaining why. Alright so the question.. What do I do and why?
Do you really think you need to have a copyright on a pencil and paper game? I didn't think there was much money in that, honestly.
Tell that to Wizards, but that's a two-sided question.. You don't neccessarily NEED a copyright.. But I want my intellectual properties for the story that I've been working onf or 8 years to be protected as I'm also writing a book and possibly a comic.
Then I think CC would be best for you. I would also like to remind [or inform] you that many people don't take copyright seriously, and freely copy and paste ideas/materials. I've seen blatant infringements by a company [I have a specific example in mind] against a group of people who had copyrighted material stolen from them. The company did not acknowledge the creators of the stolen material, instead they said they created it. Some people just don't give a damn about other people and their hard work, but I'm sure you know that by now.
Of course.. I've been studying the corporate world since I was fifteen. Bunch of dogs, no better than pirates. I am leanin more towards CC right now only because I could really use the community support.