An ECXITING New Year indeed

Happy New Year everyone, this is Marshall.
Boy, things have gotten crazy in this hobby the last week haven’t they? As ever here at 3rd-O, I’m doing my best to dedicate myself and my work here to enabling and empowering the players, and in case it wasn’t obvious before, reiterate my dedication to Open Gaming.

A lot of people are asking about the OGL, that’s kinda my thing here. Our game is based on our own iteration of 1.0a, so we should legally be fine according to Wizard’s posts. The OGL itself protects assets that cover game mechanics and rules. Sometimes, to publish those you’d have to change the name of something, because the name happens to come from a specific Setting based idea. Our Public Copyright License is designed to cover that kind of stuff too.

The final form of this platform, as I’ve envisioned it will allow you, or anyone to come here, and use Public Open Campaign Settings created by yourselves (or any companies who want to participate) without needing to pay in ANY royalties or be beholden to freelancer gigs. I only want to be able to host (or co-host) any content created using the License for Ad revenue and site metrics. Open Gaming is my passion, and my goal was to share it with all of you.

Fellow Publishers: Welcome! As you can see, I’m in the beginning phases of building the site here, my product is intentionally very malleable, and Setting Agnostic. The Public Copyright enables anyone to use the stuff that isn’t covered by the OGL (meaning Setting Material, proper names, etc.) and write Campaigns or change/create new content that suits their specific needs. You can use existing materials, or create new ones intended specifically to be public access. I hope this is the kind of solution we are all looking for, and I look forward to a bright future of Open Gaming for everyone.

A HUGE update to the SRD is coming; and I am looking forward to an explosive year. Happy Gaming everyone! In case anything has crashed or stopped working, the Google Drive has the most updated form of the game.



Hello, and welcome to Third-Option Ideas! Here we focus on shared, innovative, and expansive ideas. This is your hub for our flagship product, the Peripety Role Playing Game TM, a new d20 based Tabletop RPG designed to be innovative, expansive, and setting agnostic. Under the OGL, the game itself is published here for free for your usage and participation in the public play test. During the play test, we will be raising funds to renovate and enhance your experience and ability to engage with the platform. 

Under the Open Game License, the game rules are publicly available, and re-publishable. We provide this OGL Content as well as the development of a new Public Copyright which allows the user (that’s you) to share your campaigns, characters, settings, and other aspects of the RPG which normally require copyrights to publish. Here is a platform for all the gamers out there with their own settings, stories, characters, and other content which they may have never been able to monetize before, by using them to create shared franchises, where other users may jump into your setting and produce content for your world.

The goals of Third-Option Ideas are to cultivate and facilitate the creativity and ingenuity that gamers in the Tabletop RPG communities have had this entire time, and give them the tools they need to monetize their creations. To make this happen we’re going to need to make some fundraising goals, and to that end we present the Playable Beta Playtest for the Peripety Role Playing Game. We want your involvement! Give your input, share your ideas, and help turn this idea into the best platform it can be to provide you the best RPG experience you never knew you needed. Thank you all, and I hope you enjoy the product!

-Marshall, Sole-Proprietor, Third-Option Ideas, LLC