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Postby Strand0 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:40 pm

GMSkarka wrote:This seems as good a place as any to put this out there:
We've gotten a surprisingly large number of folks emailing in the past few days, so I'm posting here what I've been telling them--

Adamant Entertainment is not looking for any outside pitches for True20 settings.
WooW! Like more than 10? :o

:idea: Do you know of anyone who is?
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Postby GMSkarka » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:03 pm

Strand0 wrote:WooW! Like more than 10?


No, I had gotten about 8 before I posted this here and at E.N. World. In fact, we got our first query email before I had even read that there WAS a setting search.

Strand0 wrote:Do you know of anyone who is?


Nope. It's my guess that any publishers who are interested will generate their submissions in-house.
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Postby ravenspoe » Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:33 am

Not meaning to be a royal pain in the Arse...

Is there a writers format that these submissions should follow?
Each company does these a bit different, so I don't want to submit what may just be concidered a lump of text because it does not follow guidelines.

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Postby Strand0 » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:30 pm

Will GR be creating a Campaign world of it's own for True20, or is it just us outside publishers?
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Postby Pramas » Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:02 pm

ravenspoe wrote:Not meaning to be a royal pain in the Arse...

Is there a writers format that these submissions should follow?
Each company does these a bit different, so I don't want to submit what may just be concidered a lump of text because it does not follow guidelines.


Remember these are rtf files and just keep things simple. Keep away from Word's fancier functions. Those just get in the way.
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Postby Pramas » Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:04 pm

Strand0 wrote:Will GR be creating a Campaign world of it's own for True20, or is it just us outside publishers?


We have several irons in the fire of course. We haven't settled on how we're going to be handling each one. We may end up putting one in the True20 core book, but then again maybe not. If we get lots of quality submissions, we're going to want to get the maximum number in the core book.
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Question on 2 pubs

Postby SteveZ » Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:50 pm

Hi there,

Can I have an official answer on this: Do PDF board games count as "two publications" for the setting search?

My company publishes PDF board games but have never delved into publishing any OGL material although we are very familiar with it.

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Postby Tim Gray » Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:54 pm

Can the setting have ever appeared anywhere else in some form? An adaptation of an existing one? A work-up of short notes that were publicly available?

Where would you say you're looking on the spectrum from mainstream to way-out?


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Postby Deadstop » Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:05 pm

The rules of the setting search say that a winning company will receive a license to put the True20 logo on any support products, but must require use of True20 Adventure Roleplaying.

Fair enough.

What if the company wishes to produce further material for the setting using its own house system (without the logo, obviously), or dual-statted (but within the requirements of the contest)? Is that permissible, or do the rules restrict future development of the setting to the True20 system only?


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Postby Tim Gray » Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:09 am

Bump, for the back-from-Origins folks.
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Setting Rules

Postby aaronil » Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:56 am

Thanks for the Q&A, I've found it very informative!

What are the guidlines for the creation of new rules? Such as new powers, new feats, new uses for old skills (e.g. bribery for Bluff), entirely new skills, or new uses for Conviction?
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Re: Question on 2 pubs

Postby Pramas » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:52 pm

SteveZ wrote:Hi there,

Can I have an official answer on this: Do PDF board games count as "two publications" for the setting search?
http://www.battleplay.com


Sure. No reason they wouldn't count as publications.
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Postby Pramas » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:55 pm

Tim Gray wrote:Can the setting have ever appeared anywhere else in some form? An adaptation of an existing one? A work-up of short notes that were publicly available?


As long as you own the rights to it, you can submit it.

Where would you say you're looking on the spectrum from mainstream to way-out?


We have no opinion really. We just want good, interesting settings.
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Postby Pramas » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:58 pm

Deadstop wrote:What if the company wishes to produce further material for the setting using its own house system (without the logo, obviously), or dual-statted (but within the requirements of the contest)? Is that permissible, or do the rules restrict future development of the setting to the True20 system only?


Yes, it's permissible. Remember that we aren't buying the rights to these settings. The winners retain the copyright to them and we wouldn't presume to tell them what to do with the settings beyond the scope of True20. If someone wants to release a veersion of the setting with different rules, that's the publisher's perogative. Our limitations only have to do with True20 and the use of our Trademark.
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Re: Setting Rules

Postby Pramas » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:59 pm

aaronil wrote:What are the guidlines for the creation of new rules? Such as new powers, new feats, new uses for old skills (e.g. bribery for Bluff), entirely new skills, or new uses for Conviction?


All up to you. This is your chance to impress us.
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Postby Tim Gray » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:41 pm

Thanks Chris.
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Postby LeaderDesslok » Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:54 am

Another silly question: When is the print version slated to go on sale? Winners are being announced in December, but that does not necessarily mean the book is also going to press at that time.

I'm taking an optimistic view and assuming our company's submission will make the cut, and so I I'm trying to gauge a good timetable for expanding my work over the coming 6 months. :D
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Postby Pramas » Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:02 am

LeaderDesslok wrote:Another silly question: When is the print version slated to go on sale? Winners are being announced in December, but that does not necessarily mean the book is also going to press at that time.


It's scheduled for Q1 2006. We'll announce a more specific date this Fall.
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Postby LeaderDesslok » Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:51 pm

Excellent, thank you sir.
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Re: True20 Setting Search

Postby carpedavid » Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:31 am

SassyRonin wrote:* Each entry must be accompanied by a submissions form. We'll be putting this form online later this summer.


Since we're about a month away from when we'll need to send in the settings, any chance that we'll see this form soon?

Thanks!
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Re: True20 Setting Search

Postby SassyRonin » Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:45 pm

carpedavid wrote:
SassyRonin wrote:* Each entry must be accompanied by a submissions form. We'll be putting this form online later this summer.


Since we're about a month away from when we'll need to send in the settings, any chance that we'll see this form soon?

Thanks!
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How's right now for soon? :green:

http://www.greenronin.com/submissions.php#true20
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Postby HalWhitewyrm » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:58 am

Quick question that came to mind:
If we enter the setting search and win a license, will that allow me to publish any material for True20, or just material relating to the setting submitted?
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Postby carpedavid » Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:15 pm

HalWhitewyrm wrote:Quick question that came to mind:
If we enter the setting search and win a license, will that allow me to publish any material for True20, or just material relating to the setting submitted?


I was wondering the same thing. I've got an idea in my mind of a "setting gallery" that provides the basics of a number of different worlds and genres - similar in function to the way the settings are likely to be presented in the True20 print version.

Oh, and SassyRonin - thanks! My submission is already in the mail and on its way to the Green Ronin offices.
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Postby Tim Gray » Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:30 pm

HalWhitewyrm wrote:Quick question that came to mind:
If we enter the setting search and win a license, will that allow me to publish any material for True20, or just material relating to the setting submitted?

"If your company wins, you'll retain ownership of your setting and receive full credit in the True20 book. You'll also receive a royalty free license to use the True20 logo on any support material for your setting that you choose to produce."

I think their aim is quality control, and if you started putting out stuff that they'd never seen anything about before it could defeat that purpose.
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Postby GoRocket » Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:48 am

Yeah, I have to agree. This sentence pretty much spells it out:

You'll also receive a royalty free license to use the True20 logo on any support material for your setting that you choose to produce.
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