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Re: (TFT) The return of Ogre - Rick did something silly.
I am curious if anybody has thought about making a new game in the TFT
spirit? Game mechanics themselves cannot be copyrighted, only specific
assets like names, places, wording for rules, illustrations, game board
layout etc, but the mechanics themselves are free from copyright. As such
it is possible to make a game that has the best aspects that we all like
about TFT and change where we feel it has shortcomings and create a game
that plays similar to it enough to have that Melee/Wizard experience that
everybody can enjoy. TFT components are getting harder and harder to find
on eBay and more expensive, making a clone of sorts allows the game
mechanics to live on even tho the original games may fade into history.
On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM, Joe Hartley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:03:13 -0700
> Jeffrey Vandine <email@example.com> wrote:
> > *Though maybe if en
> > ough of us screamed and held our breath and wept loudly, he might see
> his w
> > ay to do a TFT Kickstarter to do it the way he originally wanted it done
> > fore Thompson screwed the pooch with the original set. Of course that's
> > all pure speculation, and I doubt Thompson (who seems to be a
> > petty, and vindictive sort of person) would ever let Steve have the
> > back.*
> There was a list member some time back that looked into acquiring the TFT
> rights. He had some resources at his disposal, but he'd have had to get a
> bank check in the amount he was willing to offer, and Thompson would either
> give a yes or no with no further negotiation possible. Given the very
> limited appeal of such a re-release, he decided it wasn't worth the
> I don't think a kickstarter could possibly help in this situation. The
> closest we'll probably come is the Dark City series of games.
> Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - firstname.lastname@example.org
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