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    Dwarf in the Playground

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    Default OGL & Fiction

    This question is best for serious D&D writers.

    I'm working on a project.
    Humorous fiction set in a D&D adjacent world.
    It's a comedic take on the various tropes on the genre while still being actiony and hopefully entertaining.

    Being that it uses races from the game and has 4th wall references to the rules, what kind of copyright hurdles should I expect? Does the OGL apply to these sorts of things?

    For example, Someone does a thing...

    "How did you do that?"

    "Well, the rules say(insert rule)."

    "I don't think that's what they meant?"

    "It is what is written."

    Will they attempt to slay me, or is it something I can work around with either OGL or Parody laws?

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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: OGL & Fiction

    I'm not a lawyer, but I can give you the same advice on this forum that any actual lawyer can give you on this forum:

    Talk to a lawyer. Preferably one specializing in Intellectual Property law.

    Per Forum Rules, we're not allowed to give legal advice on this forum, other than "Talk to a Lawyer".

    Best of luck to you!
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