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    How the hell can they claim intellectual property on a monster Gary Gygax ripped off from a non-copyrighted toy design in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scythemantis View Post
    How the hell can they claim intellectual property on a monster Gary Gygax ripped off from a non-copyrighted toy design in the first place?
    Because he came up with the idea that it was a rust monster, rather than a misshapen dinosaur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scythemantis View Post
    How the hell can they claim intellectual property on a monster Gary Gygax ripped off from a non-copyrighted toy design in the first place?
    To borrow from a famous pirate : "The only rules that really matter are these: what a corporation can do and what a corporation can't do. "
    “A long surcote of pers upon he hade, / And by his syde he baar a rusty blade.” - Chaucer

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    I feel I really need to step out of my normal threads more often. What happens when I Google Rusty & Co to find out what has happened to one of the three online comics I follow? A GitP thread.

    I miss my comic.

    *sobs*
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    I feel obligated to put my other hat on for a moment:

    Great Modthulhu: Please remember that giving legal advice is considered an Inappropriate Topic in the Forum Rules. Thank you.
    so simply calling for a boycott on WotC/Hasbro is ok?

    I can't even effectively boycott them myself, as they've lost me to Pathfinder when 4e came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yitzi View Post
    Interesting fact: Nerds and geeks (the main consumers of role-playing games and trading card games) seem to correlate fairly strongly with people who object to that sort of thing. If that sort of thing is what happened, and it keeps happening, a certain company may end up losing a substantially larger portion of their market share than they counted on...
    Considering that a large amount of the people who read the various 3.5 comics will never spend a dollar on a new edition... yeah. I doubt it.
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    I have actually never given any money to them. I bought all my books used or was given them by friends.
    Moved my stuff over to HERE!

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    Rusty's website has changed again - now a login with password.
    Maybe things got moving ?
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    Any word on how to get one?
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    Hack WotC's legal department.
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Hmmm...WotC's address is 1600 Lind Ave. SW, Ste. 400 Renton, WA 98055. That is right off my commute. I might stop by after work and yell at some people. Or at least express my concern. I wonder if anyone in legal will even talk to me...
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    Well, that didn't accomplish much. Didn't even get passed the receptionist. I need more ranks in diplomacy. Did talk to a couple of MtG devs in the lobby, one of which was a fan of the comic. Oh well, all in all a 20 min detour from my normal commute. Nothing accomplished but nothing lost.

    In related news, WotC has a cool as hell 8ft tall dragon in their lobby. So cool!
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    AILHAY THULUCAY! AILHAY THULUCAY! AILHAY THULUCAY!
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    A beholder’s favorite foods include small live mammals, exotic mushrooms and other fungi, gnomes, beef, pork, colorful leafy vegetables, leaves, flower petals, insects, and birds.

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    Eat lawyers?
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    I checked the Rusty facebook page- Apparently the password thing is so the lawyers can see the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keld Denar View Post
    Well, that didn't accomplish much. Didn't even get passed the receptionist. I need more ranks in diplomacy. Did talk to a couple of MtG devs in the lobby, one of which was a fan of the comic. Oh well, all in all a 20 min detour from my normal commute. Nothing accomplished but nothing lost.

    In related news, WotC has a cool as hell 8ft tall dragon in their lobby. So cool!
    You are my new hero. You actually went in and asked "Hey, what's up with this lawsuit? I need my comic!" You sir, rock.
    Long live the Ceikatar!

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    May I bow down before your awesomeness Keld? That took guts.
    Moved my stuff over to HERE!

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    If I had actually accomplished something, that would be awesome. Really, all I did was get a tour of the WotC lobby and annoy the receptionist for 15 minutes.
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    A beholder’s favorite foods include small live mammals, exotic mushrooms and other fungi, gnomes, beef, pork, colorful leafy vegetables, leaves, flower petals, insects, and birds.

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    Still. Must take some large ones.
    Long live the Ceikatar!

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    We're back! I still can't talk about the whole thing yet, but the site's back up. Progress!

    Keld: That's quite the adventure. But don't confuse "WOTC" for "Lawyers who work for WOTC." Those are two very different entities.
    Last edited by RustMonster; 2013-01-26 at 05:44 PM.

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    Sweeet. Rusty > Lawyers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Yay!
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    Hooray!
    *goes to site*
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustMonster View Post
    We're back! I still can't talk about the whole thing yet, but the site's back up. Progress!

    Keld: That's quite the adventure. But don't confuse "WOTC" for "Lawyers who work for WOTC." Those are two very different entities.
    Yeah, that's like equating the Dwarves of Moria to the Balrog.
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Yay!

    Do you know/can you tell us whether it's back for good?

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    And will there come a point when you can talk about it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Yay!

    I was missing this once a week fix.
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    Barring any sudden, last-minute disagreements, it's up for good. As soon as the settlement papers are drafted up, checked over by both attorneys, and signed, then the dispute is over and I'm free to talk.

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    I just hope you didn't end up losing your life savings or something over this...we'll have to wait and see.
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    I just hope you didn't end up losing your life savings or something over this...
    Nothing so drastic, thankfully.

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    Rusty is unfairly adorable.

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