That is an amazing thing to find out. I would have loved for WotC to have released an "Oriental SRD"! It would have made it so much easier for fans (and even commercial companies) to have made things that were compatible with Oriental Adventures.James Wyatt wrote:The Oriental Hardpoint wrote:I love OA but I do not play Rogukan so most of AEG's products are of little use to me. Are there any plans of releasing more OA stuff of a generic nature (like "Katana and Fist" )? Will OA some day become open game content?
Anthony Valerra says, "It's on the list but there are at least a few products in front of it." I don't believe Wizards has any plans to do more OA products, but I'm sure that once it goes into the SRD there will be a lot of third-party material available. Green Ronin already did Jade Dragons & Hungry Ghosts, and I just saw another Asian-themed adventure (I can't remember the name of it or who did it, unfortunately) in my Friendly Local Game Store the other day.
On top of that an Oriental Adventures SRD would have been something that AEG themselves could have used to create a product line that could not "expire" like the Ravenloft and Dragonlance lines did. (The only things that would be dodgy would be the Oriental Adventures name and logo, and they could easily be kept to the covers and dropped from later printings of the books.)
Has anyone else heard anything about this SRD and why it might have been cancelled?