On Feb 18, 2010, at 9:41 am, Elliott C. Evans wrote:
Ryan H. wrote:
Looks like another publisher is "borrowing" the Fluxx engine
for a re-themed knock-off.
Here's what the publisher has to say in his defense:
Yeah, it sure does look like he's admitting it's based on Fluxx.
The BGG page gives credit to the sources of the quotes and artwork,
but not the source of the game mechanic? Shame.
He argues that he's not doing anything illegal. He may be correct
about that. But from my point of view, it's not about what's legal;
it's about what's right. Openly acknowledging that you stole a game
mechanic from another designer who then requests that you desist, and
yet refusing to do so by hiding behind "legality", is disrespectful
and crass. I hope everyone on BGG reads that thread and decides to
support Andy by not acquiring this ripoff.
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