original_ripper (original_ripper) wrote in amberalyson,

An open letter to RPGamers regarding the Status of The Dark Ages

The time has come for The Dark Ages to conclude. It has been an amazing time and a lot of us are sad to wrap it up. Plotwise, we're heading into the big fight and a satisfying coda for characters who survive it. You're all invited to read along and raise a glass when it's done.

That said, there is one sad bit of news that I must report. It has come to my attention that upwards of six outside RPGamers have talked to a former co-mod about appropriating The Dark Ages (name, concept, perhaps some of the characters) with out my permission and starting it up elsewhere.

It was a great concept and yes, I -- the OWNER -- thought long and hard about its current end, as well as a possible sequel. However, as I own the FULL rights to The Dark Ages and the concept thereof, I respectfully request the outside parties drop any and all such talk of stealing the game/concept immediately. I truly appreciate my friend bringing this to my attention.

Poaching concepts, names and characters is a serious affront to all serious RPGamers, and I'm sure you'd agree that if someone went behind YOUR back to steal your game or name, you'd be as outraged and upset as well.

So to ZeroToEternity (AIM) and others who approached her about this outright theft, you should be ashamed.

Please respect these wishes.

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