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Old 04-03-2013, 04:43 AM   #1
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Just a quick query. I'm wondering what would be the best email contact at SJG to use for questions about the Powered by GURPS license? I've got a notion for a supplement I was considering writing, and wondering how much a license would cost (likely out of my range without a successful Kickstarter campaign I'll admit.)
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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A few places around the web site, they say things like:
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SJ Games is open to licensing inquiries from professional developers contact licensing@sjgames.com
The subtext I get from this is "Before you talk to us, be sure you're a publisher or otherwise established professional first."

Out of curiosity, is there a particular reason you (apparently) want to self-publish rather than go through established channels writing for SJ Games?
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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Another avenue to consider, though not necessarily practical in your case, is a system-neutral supplement. This will not require any licensing.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:26 PM   #4
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Another avenue to consider, though not necessarily practical in your case, is a system-neutral supplement. This will not require any licensing.
... And is also dangerously likely to not get noticed by anybody.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:00 PM   #5
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Out of curiosity, is there a particular reason you (apparently) want to self-publish rather than go through established channels writing for SJ Games?
Thanks. Basically I was hoping to use a PBG contract because the worldbook I was intending to write was on an unsolicited subject that I can't imagine the e23 editors ever being interested in publishing themselves.

Well, unless someone there really wants to see a lighter and fluffier take on Reign of Steel involving a hive mind made up of anthropomorphic robots who gently conquer humanity and imprison it on a massive ring station in order to save it and the Earth from a predicted ecological disaster.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:03 PM   #6
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Thanks. Basically I was hoping to use a PBG contract because the worldbook I was intending to write was on an unsolicited subject that I can't imagine the e23 editors ever being interested in publishing themselves.

Well, unless someone there really wants to see a lighter and fluffier take on Reign of Steel involving a hive mind made up of anthropomorphic robots who gently conquer humanity and imprison it on a massive ring station in order to save it and the Earth from a predicted ecological disaster.
How much will it cost and when will it be ready?
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:08 PM   #7
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How much will it cost and when will it be ready?
US$12.95 and sometime next year if I can get a decent outline put together. :)
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:16 PM   #8
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Before this discussion goes any further, I suggest you look up the Write for Us links that are scattered fairly prominently throughout the site. I'm seeing lots of things being tossed around here that seem like the official documentation warns about doing. Might want to find out what kind of ground you're standing on first.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:21 PM   #9
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US$12.95 and sometime next year if I can get a decent outline put together. :)
A bit high for a on-a-whim impulse buy that I'll never get to use, but Ill think about it.
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