With the status of the d20 logo unclear, I decided to go ahead and create a new brand under which to sell our d20 back catalog. Sparky is working his way through the PDF files, deleting out the d20 logo and its legal language, and subbing in the new 3rd Era logo (nicely designed by Hal). We should be able to put up a couple a week, so in time our whole catalog ought to be available (save for a few titles due to the deals under which they were published). This doesn’t mean we’re going to be doing new D&D; 3.5 material; it’s just a way to ID our existing products.
Some of you may recall that I pondered whether or not to brand our stuff as Pathfinder compatible rather than creating our own brand. I decided that this was the more honest approach. While you’ll certainly be able to use any of the 3rd Era books with Pathfinder, we won’t be spending the time to update them to reflect Pathfinder’s changes to 3.5. I wouldn’t want someone expecting that to be disappointed when they purchased one of our books. 3rd Era seemed a better way to go.
One bonus of this move is that we’re going to start offering these books on Lulu, so folks who want print copies can get them. For titles that have been long out of print (like Book of Fiends), this gives us an easy way to make print copies available again.
There’s a press release about this on GR’s website. You can read it here.