||i just explained this to Danny, and he opined
that Hasbro is going to target all PBeM sites/lists/groups, so as to
restrict the market, perhaps with plans to open an on-line dip site of
their own. Or summat. He's concerned because, as hasbro now owns
Wizards of the Coast (who bought TSR), the same thing may be happening
to the on-line community of AD&D players, too. Note
from Murky: This line of argument should have convinced aellath that
the thing was an April Fool. It would not be in the interest of a game
manufacturer to limit the freedom of people to play their games. the
exception to this would be if people were reproducing things like the
rulebook, but this is not done at all - in fact, there are people on
this list who own copies of the game who would not otherwise have
bought it. Aellath (and Mikey) should have known that it wasn't the
'afp' aspect which could have caused trouble, as Terry was
asked if he was happy for us to create Octarine, and he said yes. I.e.
the April Fools gag should have been blown open! Anyhow, aellath
i can't see where we've been violating
copyright; we have 'c' notices on our mappes and we don't
have standard dip rules up for grabs....
we're just a bunch of people who enjoy playing dip
-- and some of us wouldn't've got into it were it not for
afpdip, and then AH/Hasbro would've lost some money there! -- and
who have gotten together. The only difference between us and a live Dip
group is that we are all over the globe and meet online instead of all
in one city and meeting at someone's house.
Sigh. We'll find some way....
btw, is Gaspode dead or not? also i was going to start
something, since i haven't any gm or bursaring going, but i suppose
i'll have to wait, now...
8) -- off to immerse myself in the Current Middle Ages,