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Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 04 August, 2015, 02:07:15 PM »
I don't think anyone had a problem with GW borrowing here and there (except for maybe Michael Moorcock) until they started this ultra-militant IP protection. I'm not sure if you heard of the Great Games Workshop Purge: GW lawyers actively sought out bloggers and fansites and had them shut down - blogs and fansites that had existed for years and did nothing but promote GW products. GW then went so far as to send notices to members of boardgamegeek.com ordering them to stop producing fan variants (for even games that have been dead for years, such as Advanced HeroQuest). It was pretty shocking the way they alienated their fans/consumer base.

Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 04 August, 2015, 12:20:49 AM »
2. Games Workshop is ultra-protective of their IP
Funny that - considering how much WH40K 'borrowed' from Termight/Dredd (not to mention Alien, Terminator, et al).

Ask Michael Moorcock what he thinks of GW "borrowing" basically everything from the Elric series.

Of course GW used to be gamers designing games for games. They were open about their influences and actively tried to steer their players towards all the source material. Then lawyers took over.

Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 03 August, 2015, 08:14:40 PM »
GameZone have the rights to the name "HeroQuest" in Spain only.

A rerelease of this game by GameZone unlikely to happen (outside of Spain, if by some chance it happens even there) because: the HeroQuest name is already owned by Greg Stafford's Glorantha, and 2. Games Workshop is ultra-protective of their IP, and if MB couldn't come to terms with them for a reprint, I doubt this little Spanish shop will.

Also, you have to question the ethics of this move by GameZone - they intended to redo HeroQuest without permission, by changing a little of this and a little of that - the designer (the brilliant Stephen Baker) and the publishers wouldn't have seen a penny. That's like a fanzine publisher changing a few names and tweaking the setting of our favorite comic book just enough so that it doesn't infringe on copyright - we wouldn't support it, and I don't think HQ 25th should be supported.

Off Topic / Re: Six Hours Without Any Power..
« on: 31 July, 2015, 03:44:46 AM »
Again, this is more like blog material instead of a forum post. I beleive wordpress an blogspot
Are fairly easy to sign up for

It's posted in the off topic section where it belongs.

Post away, Mayor! I'm glad you had a productive day! Tell us about tomorrow!

Film & TV / Re: Rebellion involved in possible Hawk the Slayer sequel
« on: 29 July, 2015, 09:42:15 PM »
Well, I for one was waiting for this to turn into a discussion about Slaine. Thank you, Mayor, for never disappointing.

Film & TV / Re: Rebellion involved in possible Hawk the Slayer sequel
« on: 29 July, 2015, 02:27:54 PM »
The weird thing about The Beastmaster is that the plot doesn't even bat an eyelid at the revelation (if you follow the slightly tortuous story logic) that the Beastmaster and his love interest appear to be first cousins.

I don't know...if 1982 Tanya Roberts was my first cousin, I might not bat an eyelid at the revelation that she was my first cousin.

Film & TV / Re: Rebellion involved in possible Hawk the Slayer sequel
« on: 28 July, 2015, 09:45:23 PM »
Now if only another Ator movie was on the horizon, I could die happy.

I'd settle for a third GOR film.

EDIT: Or a sequel to Barbarian Brothers!!!

Other Reviews / Re: IDW sale
« on: 28 July, 2015, 09:41:37 PM »
I...really can't believe the title made it to issue 30. Is IDW still producing Dredd comics of any kind?

I've always enjoyed Hallowscream - always a blast. I wish I could contribute once again, but just way too much on my plate (my own fault).

Music / Re: Napalm Death, Apex Predator - Easy Meat!
« on: 27 July, 2015, 09:11:41 PM »
Napalm Death is playing tonight in Houston with Faith No More:


I wish they were touring with FNM; I'm seeing FNM in Philly on August 1st.

Film & TV / Re: Reminds You of Something....
« on: 22 July, 2015, 06:00:35 PM »
Keep at it, Mayor! I trust that your slightly flabby but impressive physique will be stunning in all the Celtic-type garb!

Music / Re: Napalm Death, Apex Predator - Easy Meat!
« on: 22 July, 2015, 05:35:52 PM »
Man, I still remember the first time I heard Scum...

I had gradually been getting into heavier music - I think I had just bought Slayer's Reign in Blood - but I was totally unprepared for what I heard. I still love that album all these years later, and it's still my favorite.

Books & Comics / Re: No more Comic Heroes
« on: 20 July, 2015, 05:46:50 PM »
This is great news - Comic Heroes was always good to my comic, El Bigote, and other small pressers.

News / Re: Strontium Dog Fan Film
« on: 20 July, 2015, 12:07:34 AM »
Absolutely fantastic. Carlos is amazing as an artist and as a gent.

Books & Comics / Re: Brian Wood - Rebels / Starve
« on: 20 July, 2015, 12:06:12 AM »
I absolutely can't stand Brian Wood's writing. Northlanders was boring overall (how do you make Vikings boring?!) and his Conan was terribly written. He's one of those writers who...I just don't understand the accolades.

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