Omnidon wrote:In my experience, the GM ends up footing the whole bill in the end anyway.
I'm going to chime in and agree with this. Despite my best intentions to get my players to buy a client license, it ended up just being easier to have a pack of floating licenses. This goes beyond the BRPG costs as well; game rules and books end up being footed by the GM as well, unless a player really
wants a copy for himself.
Omnidon wrote:As for the licensing server, that was a planned feature originally, but due to various factors heruca never got around to it before becoming busy with other projects.
Hopefully if he creates a BRPG v2, it will be designed with a better licensing model from the ground up.
As for a licensing server, meh, I don't think it's necessary. I suspect it may be more trouble than it's worth at this scale. As Urlord suggested, you'd have to assure uptime, which probably means going a couple of rented servers or cloud-based options. Full redundancy requires multiple servers, multiple ISPs, and multiple power sources, all of which are a significant expense. It's one thing for the Lobby server to go down. It's a much bigger deal for a license server to go down.