Work on the rewrite is coming along at a steady pace. Since One-shot, Comedic, Confrontational is by far the most common play style for Blazing Rose
, I've split out the rules for Series, Dramatic, and Friendly play to an optional-rules section for the back of the book. I've beefed up the aforementioned Glossary
and written summaries of play procedures for Creation, Chapters, and Conflict, the latter two of which will appear in abbreviated form on the Rival sheets. (Maybe I should summarize Creation on the Beloved sheet... hm!) These changes eliminate the need for a separate Story record sheet. All of the above should lead to a more streamlined game: easier to learn, play, and reference.
That's not what I'm most excited to talk about, though. Here's a blurb I've drafted for the preface/copyright page, with a couple of relevant links added:
"This text is released under a CC0 license
. The author (Edward 'Sabe' Jones) has voluntarily surrendered it to the public domain, waiving all copyrights granted him under law. You are free to copy, distribute, or otherwise publish the work, for your own use, for others, or for commercial gain. You are free to modify, adapt, or transform the work in any way you see fit. It's yours as much as it is mine: do with it what you will.
The author asks, but does not require, that he be informed of new projects (revisions, supplements, etc.) based upon the work, and that any such derivative works include attribution of the original author and information on how to find the original work. This is a friendly request from one player of games to another and bears no legal weight or threat of repercussion.♡ Copying is an act of love. Please copy.
"( Why the heck would I do this? Read on.Collapse )
Note a couple of things, though: (1) The ashcan still has conventional copyright on it. I'm not going to do anything about it if you copy that text either, but legally speaking, the CC0 thing hasn't been applied to it yet. (2) The above only applies to the text; the artwork
is still copyrighted. The creators of those works still hold all the powers granted them by law with respect to their pieces. I'm going to point my artists to this post and see what they think, but for the time being, assume that you may not
freely copy, adapt, or reuse any artwork seen on this blog or in the books. I'll leave out any copyright-restricted artwork from the next edition.