Monday, January 9, 2023

Monstrous Mondays: Monstrous Maleficarum


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I have to admit, the wind has really been knocked out of my sails here.

My plan was to produce one of these a week, every Monday. And I was well on my way to doing that. I had everything in a great database that auto-calculated everything, including a CR calculation I was very happy with.

I had over 500 monsters with over 300 done.

The desire here has evaporated even if I could find a way to do them. 

This has also killed what I wanted to do for Basic Bestiary.

I still want to do something with all these monsters. I have worked too much on them just to let them lie here, forgotten on my hard drives.  

I am looking into other licenses and other means of publication. But they most certainly will not be for D&D or retro-clones. Not until this OGL nonsense gets sorted.  I have worked well under this safe harbor of the OGL for a long time. Maybe it is time for me to branch out and give some attention to other games I enjoy. 


doccarnby said...

Well that's unfortunate. This has been even worse for 3PP than I expected, and the thorough incineration of customer goodwill is astonishing. Don't they have a movie coming out in like, a month?

I was kinda thinking that this year might be the one I make and publish something myself, but I think I'll wait to see if WotC can stop stepping on rakes for a moment.

Jonathan Linneman said...

It's all pretty baffling. I'm not a sky is falling kinda least I try not to be...but the longer this drags on, the worse it feels. I hope your monsters do find their way onto here in some form!