Following on from a thought I had in response to BriH’s post earlier last week I have been thinking about creating a completely open and free to use monster book. Rather than Creature Law this would be Creature Libre.
The two parts of the puzzle would be an open source of monsters something like the the d20SRD monster index and the rules for monster creation. These we already have at least in part from Creature Law (PDF page 342).
Furthermore, by using a standard source (the d20SRD) and a public platform (this blog) anyone can contribute monsters to the project. Over this weekend I will re-read the creature creation rules and come up with a template.
The only issue will be art. Once all the content is written then I guess it worth looking at some kind of crowd funding to get the art done?
This is definitely on my To Do list and moving up the priority. If anyone is interested in publishing any unofficial RMU material, if you want or need a monster then let me know and I will prioritise those monsters!