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#18989
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
The Idol in the pic is that a Dwarven forge Item and if so what is it's name.
I also like to know is there a site to view old dwarven forge products.
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#18990
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
I'm just guessing -- you saw this at the WOTC boards discussing the new Blood War minis, didn't you?

In any case, it's a custom piece, similar to items done by someone calling himself Bombanat over at eBay. Since these are custom jobs, they are made in very limited numbers, and sell for a decent amount (typically at least $20-30 each). You basically have to keep an eye on eBay for "Dwarven Forge" and hopefully some customs will show up.

On the plus side, just about everything BUT the demonguy is available direct from DF -- the benches, columns, walls, floors, etc. is all good old-fashioned Master Maze goodness! So if THAT's what you want, hit the "online store" link above and go to town!

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#18991
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
I'm just guessing -- you saw this at the WOTC boards discussing the new Blood War minis, didn't you

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Why yes I did! Thanks L-/
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#18992
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
Holy $&^* that looks like the Mammon Idol from the original Players Handbook. That is freaking awesome!
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#18993
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
I am not so sure Dave Trampier would feel the same way -- nor WotC. He should be careful or someone at WotC legal might get wind of it.

And yeah...it is sweet...and that is coming from a big admirer of Dave. He was the best of the TSR artist...and Wormy was the best.

(BTW, Dave lives here in Carbondale as luck would have it.)
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#18994
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
WITHOUT violating his privacy, can you tell us what he's been up to? The last I heard (MANY years ago), he simply vanished off the face of the Earth after a falling-out with TSR/Dragon.

You're right, he was a very talented artist, and even if he isn't doing genre work anymore I'd love to see what he's doing now.

But if he's decided to retire to a life of peace and quiet, I want to respect that, too.
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#18995
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
I am not so sure Dave Trampier would feel the same way -- nor WotC. He should be careful or someone at WotC legal might get wind of it.

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I do not know how WOTC legal is, but if it was a GW item, the sculptor would be in definite jeopardy.
GW legal has cyber searchers in thei legal deparetment; any hint of copyright infingement, and these folks are off on their computers.
I saw them one time come to the GW-US HQ and go on the hunt from there.
Their nickname of "Anti-Chaos Hounds" is one they are very proud of.
In the time I worked at GW, there were four prosecutions of copyright infringement on this side of the pond.
Three in the States and one in Canada.
GW won all four cases.
From what I was told, GW has only lost one case in the twenty-nine years it has been around.
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#18996
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
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I'm suprised about your short-term memory. I'm pretty sure the idol was shown here on the DF board for the first time in the cool-photo section. It is a one-of a kind sculpt.

As European laws are often more relaxed I assume it is fine if someone is doing such a sculpt for his own campaign - but in regard to all the lawyer crap mentioned I feel the sculptor should reveal himself.

Only that much I can say - the idol surely isn't for sale as far as I'm aware. Otherwise this could be a problem.

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#18997
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
I sculpted the idol, and WotC's lawyers can bite me!
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#18998
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
As a unique item, and one not available commercially, the item probably doesn't violate copyright laws. If, however, it was commissioned or sold (for more than material and labor costs?) then it might violate copyright after all. Personal use is one thing, profit of any kind is quite another.

If, however, there WERE a DMG-Idol available for sale by the copyright holder, then even a unique item made for personal use could (theoretically) be considered a violation of copyright, as it took the place of a sale and therefor prevented money going into the pocket of the copyright holder (and manufacturer, and distributor, and retailer, etc).

Some companies will pursue their copyright and trademark rights even in cases of non-profit personal use. (Disney, for example, has been known to send cease-and-desist orders to elementary schools for having Mickey and Donald painted on walls or windows.) The reason for this is that failure to defend one's rights can be interpreted as a voluntary waiver of those rights. (The cartoonist who did "Calvin & Hobbes" has not, as far as I know, contested the use of the bratty little kid for truck decals, so he might have problems down the line if he tries to enforce his copyright later.) Also, copyrights and trademarks cannot be enforced once a name, phrase, or image has entered general public usage. ("Aspirin" started out as a brand name, but passed into the language and became totally unenforceable as such.)

Isn't the law fun?

It's a cool sculpt, and whoever actually holds the copyright on the DMG-Idol should consider selling the rights or commissioning a line of miniatures.

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EDIT: Baiting lawyers is NEVER a good idea, no matter how much distance you have between you and them...
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#18999
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
"And yeah...it is sweet...and that is coming from a big admirer of Dave. He was the best of the TSR artist..."

I am partial to Erol Otus. He has a certain otherworldly flair that I really like.
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#19000
Where do you get this! 8 Years ago  
I sculpted the idol, and WotC's lawyers can bite me!
You gotta make me one! How much? I really doubt any legal actions can come from the sculpt in question, sure it looks like the idol from old players handbook but not exactly-If thats the case then every shirtless barbarian is Conan!
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