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Old February 25, 2019, 22:13   #61
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7) Pure-Tolkien games is a danger of copyright.

Angband was a 'loosely' Tolkien-based game. Current lore revamp makes it quite 'strongly' focused. This is the least important factor imho, but it still exist.
Show me the person who is making money out of Angband. Because that will be the only person they can sue.
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Old February 25, 2019, 22:55   #62
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Show me the person who is making money out of Angband. Because that will be the only person they can sue.
Plenty of not-for-profit fangames get cease-and-desist letters. Just because you're not making a profit doesn't mean you can do whatever you like with other peoples' IP. Even if you are in the clear (generally meaning your use falls under "fair use"), just having to fight it out in court represents a huge expenditure of time and energy.

There's a reason why PernAngband became ToME and replaced all the dragonriders with "thunderlords".

(I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice)
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Old February 26, 2019, 00:37   #63
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I remember a story about the original Moria maintainer and his sense of fun. He'd developed the game for his college, but another college had gotten word of it and wanted in. The dev changed the monster list for the town to make a "football fan" of his college that was a rapid breeder and always awake, so as soon as the new college students started playing they were swarmed and killed. After both sides had a laugh he showed them how to revert the monster list and play normally.
You can read more about it in "Dungeon Hacks", a book on the history of roguelikes. It's among a lot of other interesting stories, some of them featuring users of this forum.
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wow wow wow!
great read

honestly i dont see the point in updating monster names,, so wat if its tolkien or watever, it became its own hybrid lore: angband

i will miss dark elf and etc
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Old February 26, 2019, 21:49   #65
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Neither game was particularly serious in tone. Moria had the Grape Jelly and Evil Iggy, and Angband had Qlzqqlzuup and potions of Slime Mold Juice.
Duuude...

Nick is butchering the game unless he brings back the Evil Iggy.
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Duuude...

Nick is butchering the game unless he brings back the Evil Iggy.
Don't forget the Stooges!
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Hey, he can also bring in some joke monsters like that dl1 unique mold in ToME, especially if he is already adding Power Dragons or their equivalent.
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Old February 28, 2019, 04:16   #68
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Hey, he can also bring in some joke monsters like that dl1 unique mold in ToME, especially if he is already adding Power Dragons or their equivalent.
Don't forget about Barney the Dinosaur, Bull Gates, the toxic-waste breath ability, and some random Finnish politician.
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Sure. But I particularly liked that mold. It is a great joke.
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Hey, he can also bring in some joke monsters like that dl1 unique mold in ToME, especially if he is already adding Power Dragons or their equivalent.
Fungi and molds are not the same thing, but: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141...m-in-the-world
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