Open Game Content in Stellar Reaches…

Good Morning, All:

Under the Open Gaming License Version 1.0A, you must declare your Open Game Content, which is the game content that other publishers can use in their own OGL products. Quiklink has already released a lot of game mechanics as Open Game Content, and not all of them are restricted to the D20 System from which Traveller T20 originated. For example, any UWP created with T20’s world generation system can now be released as Open Game Content, because of the declarations found in the Traveller T20 core rulebook. There is a great abundance of Open Game Content in the Quiklink product line, and I highly recommend that you check it out, especially if you are looking at producing your own Traveller products in the future.

When Mongoose releases the upcoming Traveller SRD, even more Open Game Content related to Traveller will become available for use. The important part of the process is to remember to read each product’s Declaration of Open Game Content carefully, and only use the content that is outlined in the declaration. While background material can be released as Open Game Content, it very rarely is, and so you have to be careful with background material.

Through the use of Open Game Content, a lot of the elements that we consider to be Traveller are already available for OGL publishers. While the background of the OTU is considered Product Identity and therefore unavailable for use in an OGL product, these Open Game Elements (such as UWPs, the racial traits of alien races, many starship designs and so on) can be used to create generic Traveller products, as well as articles and submissions for Stellar Reaches. Likewise, the Open Game Content for Stellar Reaches is also available for use by other OGL publishers. (Once Mongoose releases their Traveller Logo License, you can even put the word Traveller on the front of your product, too. Until then, you can’t mention the Traveller name, but we only have a month or two longer to wait before that becomes an option.)

The following content from Stellar Reaches, Issues #1 through #7, is considered Open Game Content, and may be used in any product released under the Open Gaming License Version 1.0A:

Issue #1:
The racial traits and feats provided in the article “The Bwaps, A Minor Race Of The Imperium For T20” are designated as Open Game Content.
The UWPS provided in the article “Gamma Quadrant of the Empty Quarter Sector” are designated as Open Game Content.
The stat blocks and all T20 game mechanics derived from the SRD and the Traveller’s Handbook as provided in the feature adventure “Special Delivery to Gudina” are designated as Open Game Content.
The final TAS Form 3.1 (Condensed) for the Guardian-Class runabout given in the article “Guardian-Class TL12 100-ton Runabout Vessel” is considered Open Game Content.
The stat block of the Praveer Snapdragon provided in the article “Praveer Snapdragons” is designated as Open Game Content.

Issue #2:
The UWPS provided in the article “Delta Quadrant of the Empty Quarter Sector” are designated as Open Game Content.
The stat blocks and all T20 game mechanics derived from the SRD and the Traveller’s Handbook as provided in the feature adventure “Into the Lesser Rift” are designated as Open Game Content.
All T20 game mechanics derived from the SRD and the Traveller’s Handbook as provided in the article “RNA Implant Technology For T20” are designated as Open Game Content.
The final TAS Form 3.1 (Condensed) for the TL13 Deep Space Station given in the article “Deep Space Stations” is considered Open Game Content.
The T20 stat block of the Urduaan Sheola provided in the article “Sheola” is designated as Open Game Content.

Issue #3:
The T20 information contained in the BITS Task System is designated as Open Game Content.
The UWPS provided in the article “Beta Quadrant of the Empty Quarter Sector” are designated as Open Game Content.

Issue #4:
The UWPS provided in the article “Alpha Quadrant of the Empty Quarter Sector” are designated as Open Game Content.
The stat blocks and all T20 game mechanics derived from the SRD and the Traveller’s Handbook as provided in the feature adventures are designated as Open Game Content.
The T20 information contained in the BITS Task System is designated as Open Game Content.
The prestige class information contained in the Prestigious Careers articles is designated as Open Game Content.
Any and all other material derived from the SRD and the Traveller’s Handbook is designated as Open Game Content.

Issue #5:
The UWPs provided in various articles are designated as Open Game Content.
The T20 information contained in the BITS Task System is designated as Open Game Content.
Any and all other material derived from the SRD and the Traveller’s Handbook is designated as Open Game Content.

Issue #6:
The UWPs provided in various articles are designated as Open Game Content.
The T20 information contained in the BITS Task System is designated as Open Game Content.
The starship data found in the TAS Form 3.1 from “Starship Datasheet: Modular Scout Courier” is designated as Open Game Content.
Any and all other material derived from the SRD and the Traveller’s Handbook is designated as Open Game Content.

Issue #7:
The UWPs provided in various articles are designated as Open Game Content.
The T20 information contained in the BITS Task System is designated as Open Game Content.
The starship data found in the TAS Form 3.1 from “Starship Datasheet: Barge” is designated as Open Game Content.
Racial Traits and other game mechanics presented in “Alternate Universes: Space Patrol” is designated as Open Game Content.
Any and all other material derived from the SRD and the Traveller’s Handbook is designated as Open Game Content.

Bear in mind that the remainder of these issues is considered Closed Content and contains Product Identity belonging to Far Future Enterprises.

If you would like to write any submissions for Stellar Reaches, please remember the difference between Open Game Content and Product Identity. Also, if you could let me know what elements of your submissions you would like to see released as Open Game Content (and that can include background material of your own creation, if you like), just let me know, and I’ll make sure it’s covered in the Declaration of Open Game Content.

With Regards,
Flynn

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