Fan creates an Asheron’s Call D&D sourcebook

    
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Asheron’s Call is dead; long live Asheron’s Call!

While the long-running fantasy MMO went offline at the end of January, one fan is looking to keep its spirit alive in an interesting way. Redditor Zebideex heavily modified the Dungeons & Dragons player manual to be used as an Asheron’s Call sourcebook for tabletop campaigns. The author drew heavily from the Asheron’s Call wiki for its information and is continuing to update the manual.

“This will never be for sale and was created so my friends and I could run an AC campaign,” he posted.

Even though it’s been cobbled together from several other sources, it’s pretty neat to see that the spirit of Asheron’s Call endures in a different format.

Source: Reddit
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camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

I’m downloading, cause this is bad ass.

Nicely done you guys!

rafael12104
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rafael12104

I just pushed my thick glassed back with one finger and let out a little nerd snort.

Seriously, I did. Nice work!

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Nathaniel Downes

Pardon me? The D20 system uses an open license, enabling people to create their own games using it. You may have heard of Pathfinder.

Way to go guy, needs cleaning up, removing the D&D bits and writing your own replacements, and you’ll have the pen and paper game that you and your fellow Asheron’s Call fans can enjoy.

Upaya
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Upaya

I have 100% legal, open licence versions of the 3.5 rulebook on my shelf.

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Tobasco da Gama

I had assumed this was a D20/OGL game, but the reddit comments are saying that he literally copied parts of the D&D 5E Player Handbook. That’s not kosher. The right way to go about this would be to write up the player classes, regions, and monsters as a sourcebook and refer players back to the SRD (or the 5E handbook) for base rules.

Upaya
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Upaya

and the D&D people would probably frown on copyright violations

Are you kidding? If TSR and Wizards cared about copyright they’d have a playerbase of zero. In fact, this is just shitty because everything being done here is 200% covered without question under fair use.

And let us not forget that Wizards/TSR is a company built on the 1970’s version of crowdfunding.

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Upaya

Wow did this article change.