What I am trying to do:
I am building a character sheet application for use on my phone or tablet and would like to be able to make a few bucks off of it should it turn out handy during my own game play. I would like to use Races and Classes in the application so certain attributes (racial ability bonuses/penalties, racial traits, spell-like abilities, spells per day, and anything else used to determine character sheet data) will auto populate. Can I use that much information in an application I plan to sell or am I stuck with mechanics only (calculating the abilities scores and HP for example but the user has to enter all info for these calculations)?
It would be nice to provide feats and spells list so the user does not have to type in the info (and to keep from too much data duplication in my database).
My plan at this point would be to allow PCs up to lvl 4 for free and charge a buck or two to lvl up past that. I will definitely provide all PRD information I use as reference for free in my application.
What my issue is:
I am having a hard time determining what Paizo considers to be Open Content and Product Identity.
I have read the OGL posted on Paizo website but am unsure what exactly is considered PI.
All trademarks, registered trademarks, proper names (characters, deities, etc.), dialogue, plots, storylines, locations, characters, artworks, and trade dress.
The PRD lists races and classes but not specific characters or deities so am I to assume if it is on the PRD it is Open Content?
The PRD included this text on their home page:
This compendium of rules, charts, and tables contains all of the open rules in the system
It says it contains all open rules but does not explicitly say that all the content is open.
I did see this question and the second answer seems to say that everything included in the PRD is OC, but I assume they mentioned PI on their OGL page because something in the PRD is not OC.
Am I making this too hard?
What I am unsure of:
What is "etc." in the Product Identity clause and why include it in the OGL definition page if all the PRD content is OC?
Can I use Race, Class, Spell, and Feat data in my application if is in the PRD?