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Chaosium: You can't use OGL on Call of Cthulhu.

Me: Okay. *Creates an entirely new, Cthulhu Mytho game since it's Public Domain.*

Chaosium: You can't f***ing do that.

So how does this work?


Edit: My bad, I just checked Chaosium's vague Q&A on the copyright of the Cthulhu Mythos. I understand now. I was hoping for them to be more flexible about it. "Regardless of the legal disagreements surrounding Lovecraft's works, Lovecraft himself was extremely generous with his own works and actively encouraged others to borrow ideas from his stories, particularly with regard to his Cthulhu mythos. By "wide citation" he hoped to give his works an "air of verisimilitude", and actively encouraged other writers to reference his creations, such as the Necronomicon, Cthulhu and Yog-Sothoth. After his death, many writers have contributed stories and enriched the shared mythology of the Cthulhu Mythos, as well as making numerous references to his work."

Edited by Makyvir
I rushed in without checking the sources.
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