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Re: [Icehouse] Huh?

  • FromJoseph Pate <jpate@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 9 Aug 2007 12:26:25 -0700 (PDT)
Some companies do (e.g. Disney insisting that some day care somewhere 
remove the big characters they painted themselves).  However, Paizo is
new and I doubt they'd have the gumption or [more importantly] the money
for reprisal.

Slightly less cynically, if it's a good system, it's a good system, so
go ahead and make your own games for it anyway -- just don't knock 
yourself out if you're planning to publish it... I would anticipate that
Paizo will come to their senses after they see how few games are created
for their "open" system.  [I don't think the counterexample of the RIAA
not coming to its senses after CD sales went way down applies, since the
RIAA is, well, the RIAA]

In general I agree with James, Ryan, and Josh -- I just didn't want to 
make this post any bigger than it already is.  I too plan to buy my own
copy eventually, and mostly to check out Andy's games for it.


>>Oh, come on! So what if Paizo says you can't make games for there system? Do
>>you really think that their lawyers are going to come to your classroom and
>>manacle your students? Do they plan to buy Stonehenge in bulk and sell them
>>like Stacktors?
>>I'm all for respecting company rights, but only as far as they deserve it.
>>In other words, steal from Wal-Mart and then make games for Stonehenge and
>>post them online. The worst they can do is tell you to take it down, but
>>then just post it off-site and present a link.
>>On 8/8/07, miyu <xmiyux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Yikes, that is somewhat off-putting.  I may have to re-evaluate using
>>> Stonehenge in my classroom as an open system for the kids to design with.
>>>                         -Ryan

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