Wheel of Time (Don't hate me)

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Demosthenes
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Wheel of Time (Don't hate me)

Post by Demosthenes »

I can't imagine this hasn't been discussed before, but I searched around a bit and couldn't find a topic on it. I've been playing Wesnoth for quite some time and its struck my that someone could make a Wheel of Time (love it or hate it fantasy book series for those of you who don't know) campaign for it pretty easily. I was wondering if anyone has done this before, looking through the add ons, I didn't see any campaigns for it.
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Re: Wheel of Time (Don't hate me)

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While it's not an inherently bad idea, the Wesnoth Project discourages making add-ons based upon copyrighted works. There's a risk that Wesnoth could end up being sued for copyright infringement, and, being an open-source project, there's not a whole lot of money available to pay legal fees. This most commonly comes up with Lord of the Rings - the Tolkien Estate is known to be quite litigious.

If you do want to go ahead with a Wheel of Time based campaign, then you'll have to do so independently of the main Wesnoth Project; no development threads on the forum, no hosting the add-on itself on the standard add-on server. We don't want to discourage creativity; we just can't afford copyright entanglements.
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Demosthenes
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Re: Wheel of Time (Don't hate me)

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Ok thanks a lot
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It's also true that Wheel of Time follow the classical scheme that many fantasy sagas follow: there is someone that it's not so important and he becomes an hero/superevil that save/destroy the world.
I say Shea Ohmsford? Frodo Baggins? :roll:
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That is a simplisitc (to the point of being pointless) comment and also irrelevant to the thread.
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Re: Wheel of Time (Don't hate me)

Post by Gambit »

At this point there's nothing good that can come out of this thread. Might as well Lock it.

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