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#1664
Wizards Using DF 10 Years, 3 Months ago  
I just picked-up a mini module from WOTC (Legacy of the Green Regent: Key to the Phantoms' Cloister) and saw a picture of a DF dungeon that they are using for a map(p.16). Kinnda cool, but they did n't mention DF by name or reference...Why? Maybe they thought no one would notice. This is a company that is obbsessive about copyrights, you think they'd put a mention of some one elses product. I just thought the admin should know.
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#1665
Wizards Using DF 10 Years, 3 Months ago  
I just picked-up a mini module from WOTC (Legacy of the Green Regent: Key to the Phantoms' Cloister) and saw a picture of a DF dungeon that they are using for a map(p.16). Kinnda cool, but they did n't mention DF by name or reference...Why? Maybe they thought no one would notice. This is a company that is obbsessive about copyrights, you think they'd put a mention of some one elses product. I just thought the admin should know.

Probably because they're going to try and produce their own cheaper (by "cheaper" I mean quality, not price) version soon and are planning on trying to sink DF, that's why they didn't mention it by name.

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#1666
Wizards Using DF 10 Years, 2 Months ago  
I spoke with a Wizards employee at Gen Con in California. I asked that exact question. If they were planning on ever making a cheaper version of DF. She spoke with her boss there and then said, they have a great relationship with DF and endorse their products. They also said they have no plans on ever making a rival product.

That being said it could be BS, but that is what they told me.
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#1667
Wizards Using DF 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
I know the thread is old, but I HAD to comment on it.

With Wizards 4th ed out, I've noticed something that I had forgotten.......WIZARDS SCREWS EVERYONE. I feel better now.

Seriously though, although I doubt Wizards would attempt it, I still wouldn't put it past them. If you look at their vitural table top demo, it looks a heck of alot like Fantasy Grounds. In fact, that company has written Wizards a "be careful about copying" letter. Having said that, if I was DF, I would be reeeeeallly careful to copyright the hell of their creations.

This all sucks because the game community is great about sharing.
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#1668
Wizards Using DF 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
I'm not a lawyer or anything like that. I'm also not trying to start any trouble. But if WOTC uses DF pics, ect, in products that they sell to make money, and don't mention DF at all, can't DF take legal action for not being represented?

Can you post the pic?


Back when 3rd edtion came out. There was a module put out by Reaper Mini called The Eldest Son. On the back cover they use DF. But not sure if the credited DF or not.
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#1669
Wizards Using DF 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
If this was an isolated incident, then taking action on something that happened 5 years ago would probably be counter-productive.

If it is something WotC (or any other company) has done recently and/or frequently, then a polite letter requesting a line crediting DF for their own products, and possibly the URL, is a good idea. If the company ignores the request and continues to use pictures of DF, then a letter reminding them of the nicities of trademark law would be in order.

Bear in mind though, those pictures represent free advertising, so the ideal outcome is that DF is still shown alongside other gaming products AND newcomers to the game are directed to the DF website to spend lots and lots of money.
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#1670
Wizards Using DF 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
Jackattack,

Well said. I'm just amazed that a company wouldn't be more aware of copyright laws. let alone a since of common respect for an artists work. I've lost sooo much respect for WOTC in recient years that I'm hardly shocked by anything they do for cash.
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#1671
Wizards Using DF 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
With the fantasy grounds thing, what I heard was someone from WOTC copied and pasted the dice thing from there for an interal pic of what they wanted there VTT to look like. Someone from WOTC posted the pic online as a work in progress. Someone saw it was the same dice thing from fantasy grouds. The FG people sent them a cease and desist letter.

But makes me wonder what else WOTC stole and claimed was there own.
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#1672
Wizards Using DF 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
no worries...we like it when they use our stuff in pics or at Cons....plus I can still out drink them...
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#1673
Wizards Using DF 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
LOL!!!
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#1674
Wizards Using DF 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
And by "them" he means the entire staff!
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#1675
Wizards Using DF 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
no worries...we like it when they use our stuff in pics or at Cons....plus I can still out drink them...
This rules!
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