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Forthright Open Roleplay - Early Access Rulebook

Forthright Open Roleplay - Early Access Rulebook

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A Piece of History

This document contains multiple early-access editions of the Forthright Open Roleplay ruleset, as it existed in 2016 and early 2017. Room 209 Gaming is keeping this product online as a historical curiosity, and a way for interested game historians to read through development progress. The Early Access feedback program ended in September 2017, and the game was released on October 19th, 2017.

To purchase the final version of this game, please use this link: /product/222089/Forthright-Open-Roleplay-Core-Rulebook

 
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Michael C May 25, 2016 6:01 am UTC
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My question is on the word "Open" in the title. Does this indicate that the rules are open for play in a variety of worlds and genres, or does it mean that these rules might possibly be open for use by others to support the game (or even both)?
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Bryan S May 25, 2016 1:15 pm UTC
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Good catch! Forthright is a generic system, so it's open for adventure in pretty much any world or action-focused genre. Also, once Early Access is over and we publish, we'll be replacing the traditional Copyright with Creative Commons licensing (likely Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International).
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140
Publisher Stock #
FOR0000
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28.84 MB
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File Last Updated:
May 17, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on April 26, 2016.