Using published random tables in BFRPG suppliment

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CptClyde
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Using published random tables in BFRPG suppliment

Post Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:58 am

If I'm putting together a suppliment for BFRPG, and I want to use a (large) random table from another published book I bought, is that lawful due to the suppliment being non-profit? If not can it be forgiven if the table is changed/altered by 50%?
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Re: Using published random tables in BFRPG suppliment

Post Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:34 am

I think you can only copy and redistribute content that's specifically designated as Open Game Content. If not, you'd probably be breaking copyright law.
That's my understanding, but I'm not a lawyer.
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Re: Using published random tables in BFRPG suppliment

Post Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:55 am

Copy of other's work (unless specifically noted as Open Content) is not legal, nor even ethical.

I am sure, one can look at the work then go off and do something that achieves a similar goal without relying on "copying"

Copyright law has many laws/specifics, and laws will vary country to country... but I point back to the ethics. Not Cool to outright copy work.
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Re: Using published random tables in BFRPG suppliment

Post Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:13 am

My understanding is that if both resources are under the Open Game License, you can at least reference the material. I'm not sure if you can copy it. I am also not a lawyer. Why not just build your own table? Be more fun anyway and avoids any drama or issues.
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Re: Using published random tables in BFRPG suppliment

Post Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 am

Thanks for the info guys. I will build a table from scratch.
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