Potential For Public Domain Release of the Rules
Paul L. Ming
pming at YT.SYMPATICO.CA
Wed May 5 08:42:21 CEST 1999
>Yeah, but what about a completely revised version, which is very similar to
>the original? (Preserving the original spirit, perhaps even the same basic
>mechanics, but revised completely).
So you wan't a 2nd ed P&P that is "the same but different"? ;-) What
it will boil down to is this: "Derivitive Works" Just ask E. Gary
Gygax...T$R tried to convince the courts that they (T$R) owned EGG's
imagination. The thing was "Because he created AD&D, every other fantasy
RPG he creates will be derived from the same manner of thinking; thus, a
derivitive work of AD&D." Yes, they were on crack, but they also had lots
of $$$. The battle never came to a verdict...TSR simply "out monied" him.
Anyway, with P&P, I think the same sort of thing might be used if Hasbro
(they do own P&P now, right?) found out and actually cared.
Denakhan the Arch-Mage
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