Well, my decision was just made a lot easier.
Last week, I asked WOTC about their requirement of being provided with a business license for all prospective 4th Ed. publishers.
Some background: Adamant Entertainment is a sole proprietorship in the state of Kansas. Kansas does not require registration of DBAs (Doing Business As), and only requires registration if you’re hiring employees — which, since I use freelance contractors, I do not. So, no “business license.”
I was informed today:
“The current wording in the new license firmly states that we absolutely require a business license.”
So, if you’re from a jurisdiction that doesn’t require them (which includes several countries, if I’m not mistaken), looks like you’re out of luck, unless you want to jump through an entirely unnecessary hoop, and register somewhere, just for the purpose of having a slip of paper to show WOTC.
Another staggeringly brilliant decision from WOTC Legal.
I’ve been told that if it changes, they’ll “let me know.”