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Everybody is trying to get around writing their own stories without infringing any copyrights by WotC. That got me wondering...

How hard could it be to obtain a license to actually publish a book based on our campaign in the D&D Mystara setting (out of print)?

Back in the day not all published novels were all that great :-)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Some of the old-school writers are still in the industry, like R.A. Salvatore. I bet someone could just ask him (or maybe they have already?). \$\endgroup\$ – Southpaw Hare Nov 3 '17 at 20:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ @SouthpawHare I'm not sure they'd be useful to ask. They have established relationships and license/publishing agreements, and any “in the old days” info regarding how they connected with TSR won't be relevant to how to get a license from WotC today (or even last year or next, as business policies can change). \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Nov 3 '17 at 21:11
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    \$\begingroup\$ Asking how to get into the RPG business, even as a novelist, is not within the scope of this website. \$\endgroup\$ – Thomas Jacobs Nov 3 '17 at 21:20
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    \$\begingroup\$ Everybody? I’m not. \$\endgroup\$ – Dale M Nov 3 '17 at 21:23