Thursday, June 13, 2013

UGH. Do we have to do this one again?? IP theft, Part 2

Here is a comparison of the map from Tracey Alley's book and the map from the Expert set.



Tracey's map


The Known World from the Expert Set


And both at 50% opacity.

So not just redrawn, but maybe even traced.

In better news I am going to pick winners later tonight!

13 comments:

Erik Tenkar said...

increasing the volume on this one

Timothy Brannan said...

thanks!

Wil Hutton said...

Wow...did you see her response to Bruce Heard. "Never heard of Mystara". Really? Her and Mykal Lakim are made for one another!

fadedearth said...

Wanting to believe the best until I know the worst: It's possible, if improbable, that someone whose entire D&D experience predated the internet (she's the right age for that) might not have known that her DM's campaign was based in Mystara. 25 years later and she's basing stories on her gaming days, using a map someone created as a player handout, and Bang!

That would certainly explain the spelling.

But I don't have much hope for a Three's Company ending.

fadedearth said...

Wanting to believe the best until I know the worst: It's possible, if improbable, that someone whose entire D&D experience predated the internet (she's the right age for that) might not have known that her DM's campaign was based in Mystara. 25 years later and she's basing stories on her gaming days, using a map someone created as a player handout, and Bang!

That would certainly explain the spelling.

But I don't have much hope for a Three's Company ending.

fadedearth said...

Wanting to believe the best until I know the worst: It's possible, if improbable, that someone whose entire D&D experience predated the internet (she's the right age for that) might not have known that her DM's campaign was based in Mystara. 25 years later and she's basing stories on her gaming days, using a map someone created as a player handout, and Bang!

That would explain the spelling.

Not that I've much hope for a three's Company ending.

Timothy Brannan said...

maybe....but that map above looks traced to me.

Nathan Irving said...

A sample chapter posted on her blog in 2011. Includes references to Alfheim, Thyatis, Vestland, Ieriendi, "Daorokin", Karameikos, and Ilmater (a Forgotten Realms deity; name derived from the mythological Finnish figure Ilmatar, but spelling & role differs).

http://traceyalley.weebly.com/1/post/2011/03/a-sample-chapter-from-slades-destiny-for-sample-sunday-enjoy.html

(I'm not in the Mystara FB group and can't post there).

mikemonaco said...

Well, for whatever it's worth, I reported the 'problem image' (the Clyde Caldwell painting used on her werewolf book) to amazon.com.

deadeyedave said...

She just posted to the Facebook group "Old School Gamers" that she was going to sue for libel over these "false accusations" if they weren't deleted. She also admitted to having seen the game materials. What brass aggies she has for such totally blatant plagiarism.

deadeyedave said...

She just posted to the Facebook group "Old School Gamers" that she was going to sue for libel over these "false accusations" if they weren't deleted. She also admitted to having seen the game materials. What brass aggies she has for such totally blatant plagiarism.

Chirine ba Kal said...

Oh, dear. I'm with Bruce and the Mystara folks on this one; what was she thinking?

Billy Billerson said...

Foolish, yes. Tasteless, perhaps. But it's not like she's selling bootleg copies of Mystara products. No one is losing any money out of this, so why am I supposed to get excited about this?

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