News for November 2010
Congratulations to The Glass Key 9
The Winner of the 2010 Rogue Trader Adventure Contest is Revealed!
Rogue Trader | Published 02 November 2010

Greetings, Rogue Trader Fans!

Let it be known across the Koronus Expanse that The Glass Key (pdf, 7.8 MB) has been chosen as the winner of the 2010 Rogue Trader Scenario Contest. James R. Burrows created a concise and creative adventure that told an engaging story simply, directly, and entertainingly. The author also went above and beyond with the presentation of his adventure and created a unique gazeteer of an interesting region of the Expanse!

As the winner of the 2010 Rogue Trader Scenario Contest, James will receive a copy of the recently released Edge of the Abyss, the new sourcebook for the Rogue Trader RPG.

Be sure to stop by the Support section of the Rogue Trader site to download all the finalists and winners’ scenarios if you haven't already. Next, stop by the Scenario contest thread over at the Rogue Trader forums and share your thoughts on this year's entries with other fans.

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Lightbringer
Published: 11/19/2010 10:47:32 AM
#9

Maybe I'm missing something here...Again - like Peacekeeper_B - I'm not trying to troll in saying this, but as a fan, what is the point of getting legalistic about stuff written on these sites?

It's not like there's any doubt that the underlying IP is owned by GW, which would tend to preclude anyone making any actual money off writing on the forums or the site as a whole.

I've written loads of pieces on these forums, and as far as I'm concerned whoever wants to use them in their campaigns etc is welcome to. In fact the more do, the happier I am! I cheerfully cede ownership over anything and everything I write here to FFG and GW. I don't entertain any particular fears that anything I write here is so groundbreaking that FFG will immediately take it and use it as the inspiration for a $200 million movie or something... But in the unlikely event they do, good luck to them!

It seems to me that the FFG forum actually has always had a fairly friendly and cooperative spirit, and being willing to give up your written material to fandom as a whole is, (I believe) part of that. If someone asks on the forum "Does anyone have stats for a bloodthirster" and someone else says "Yup, here we go," why should anyone even consider wasting time with disclaimers? What does such a step achieve, in the long run?  

Again, not trying to troll, I just genuinely don't understand why a fairly standard submission policy should become such a bone of contention?

BaronIveagh
Published: 11/4/2010 5:19:08 PM
#8

Which is kind of odd since I would have needed a time machine to have bought my Dragonstar books off them then...

 

That said: after confering with my attourney today, it was determined that FFG had no claim over any of the things that I posted here, as they had already been posted elsewhere first.  (right of first publication trumps user agreements)

 

FFG will want to, however, add a statement as to what location's law presides over the user agreement, however: if I were to bring it as a case in my place of residence, the UA that you linked to would be thrown out as

"As these changes will be obligatory for you, we suggest you reading these Terms and Conditions from time to time.
 Any use of the Fantasy Flight Games website or its services will be regarded as an acceptance on behalf of the user of the Terms and Conditions listed here."

would both be illegal here, thus rendering the agreement void under tort law, due to the fact that 'any use' includes having simply having visited the site and read the front page.

Peacekeeper_b
Published: 11/4/2010 5:46:53 AM
#7

Im not sure there Baron. Not trying to troll you or anything (whatever that means), but according to the FFG terms of use (which, BTW, predates the date you joined the forum) states that all material within this page, its sub pages and so forth, belongs to FFG. If FFG then has a side deal with GW stating that all 40K related material posted within this site is surrendered to GW, then FFG is completely in their right according to their own terms of use.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_condiciones.asp

While I think it may be shady, it is not illegal and if taken to court Im sure you would be simply told "didnt  you read the FFG terms of use when you joined up?"

BaronIveagh
Published: 11/3/2010 7:06:42 PM
#6

As do I.  I'd rather they contact me before i have to pay my attourney his fees, though I admit it would almost be worth it to serve papers against GW as party to this....

Luddite
Published: 11/3/2010 5:57:53 PM
#5

I await FFG's response to BaronIveagh with interest... :¬D

csadn
Published: 11/3/2010 1:27:19 AM
#4

The weakest of a weak bunch.

LETE
Published: 11/3/2010 1:09:30 AM
#3

Submission policy: Pretty standard stuff.

Razorboy
Published: 11/2/2010 10:17:35 PM
#2

Oh ouch, the Games Workshop Submission policy is harsh, that would make me think twice about posting any adventures, ideas, characters, etc. on FFG or GW sites.

Still, congratulations to James Burrows! Fun adventure, very professional production, I definitely would run it in my campaign at some point.

BaronIveagh
Published: 11/2/2010 9:43:38 PM
#1

Given that such was not part of the agreement that I made as part of the terms of service of this site at such time as I joined it, I request that FFG remove all adventures, characters, ship stats, items, and such programs and spread sheets as contain said information as authored by myself from this site and all other sites hosted by FFG forthwith, as I do not agree to the Games Workshop Submission Policy. 

I hereby revoke all right to such content as may have been possessed by FFG and it's affiliates and licensees.  

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