Wizard of OZ RPG

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Wizard of OZ RPG

Postby Sgt.Baal » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:26 am

I'm just throwing this out there but a wizard of oz RPG would not be that bad. Licensing may or may not be an issue however the RPG has everything needed to get up and go. As far as i know no one has officially done it. So my question would be whats holding anyone back from picking it up? again licensing? as an avid SST fan who sadly watched a successful line bite the bullet, i would hate to see another possible successful game to be short lived.
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Re: Wizard of OZ RPG

Postby Cyporiean » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:23 pm

There is 'Oz The Dark & Terrible', which uses a system similar to World of Darkness. Not sure if it is still in print though.
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Re: Wizard of OZ RPG

Postby Shadow Warrior » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:34 am

There already is one, Adventures in Oz: Fantasy Role Playing Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, which you can get here: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/83891/Adv ... rs_id=2991

Which is not to say that Mongoose couldn't do its own of course, the original novel being long out of copyright and in the public domain.
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Re: Wizard of OZ RPG

Postby GamerDude » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:34 pm

Shadow Warrior wrote:Which is not to say that Mongoose couldn't do its own of course, the original novel being long out of copyright and in the public domain.
Actually, in an article I read just today about the new Oz movie, it was stated that Disney (somehow) owns the rights to all 18 of the novels, just not the Judy Garland Movie.
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Re: Wizard of OZ RPG

Postby sjmiller » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:19 pm

GamerDude wrote:
Shadow Warrior wrote:Which is not to say that Mongoose couldn't do its own of course, the original novel being long out of copyright and in the public domain.
Actually, in an article I read just today about the new Oz movie, it was stated that Disney (somehow) owns the rights to all 18 of the novels, just not the Judy Garland Movie.
Well, the 14 Oz novels written by Baum are in the public domain, as all were written and published before the 1923 watershed. That does mean that as long as you are basing your film on any of those novels, nobody can claim exclusive rights to the novels. Now, they can make films based on those novels and they would have rights to the films, but not the novels.
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