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#1 Posted by Nordok (2271 posts) - - Show Bio

As a few issues have recently arisen regarding concept ownership, the RPG mods have put together the following policies. Going forward, this is how such matters will be handled.

  • Every user is assumed to have 100% control of the concepts they create (including, but not limited to: characters, NPCs, locations, organizations, and technology).
  • This control only extends to specific, named concepts (so one cannot claim ownership of broad concepts like alien robots, powered armor, power-granting substances, etc; ownership would be for concepts like Avalon, konite, etc).
  • Permission must be obtained from a concept's "owner" prior to usage; permission can be granted in the comments section of this thread. You may also grant another user permission to use a concept in PM. In this case, you should hang on to the PM so that a mod can be added to it in the event of a dispute.
  • Note that there is a difference between giving someone permission to use a concept, and giving someone ownership of a concept. Permission to use a concept may be rescinded at any time by the concept's creator. Transference of ownership is exactly that; you are effectively giving someone else full authority over your concept, and waiving all rights to it (unless that person gives it back to you). Be sure to specify which you are doing.
  • Use of another user's concepts without permission will be considered god-modding and addressed as such; consequences can range from such use being declared non-canonical to moderator action for inciting unnecessary drama.

This thread will remained pinned for now, but it may be unpinned and simply remain as a link in the rules thread, at some point.

As always, feel free to approach any RPG mod with any questions you may have.

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#2 Posted by Noah_Sails (180 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks good. Issues with concept ownership....didnt even know it had come to this lol

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#3 Posted by Zauberin (6115 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems in order...

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#4 Posted by deactivated-59c71b4425224 (369 posts) - - Show Bio

@zauberin said:

Seems in order...

I'll have you know it's completely out of order! :P

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#5 Posted by Zauberin (6115 posts) - - Show Bio
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#6 Posted by deactivated-59c71b4425224 (369 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Posted by Zauberin (6115 posts) - - Show Bio

@archivist: Right. Because what use are halves? I. Know.

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#8 Posted by deactivated-59c71b4425224 (369 posts) - - Show Bio
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#9 Posted by Zauberin (6115 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by deactivated-59c71b4425224 (369 posts) - - Show Bio
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#11 Edited by Zauberin (6115 posts) - - Show Bio

@archivist: That was so sad for me. Deriving a sort of sadomasochistic pleasure, though...

I wanted to do an elemental character so hard with that game. (Kinda still do.)

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#12 Posted by deactivated-59c71b4425224 (369 posts) - - Show Bio

@zauberin: I hated killing Zeke. What I hated even more, however (well, not really), was not getting any sort of Beast powers from the evil ending. That was disappointing.

Like, play inFAMOUS with elemental type powers, or make an elemental CV character based on some aspect of that game?

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#13 Posted by Zauberin (6115 posts) - - Show Bio

@archivist: I knooooowww! Like....all that pain, and not even any reward! In games with choice endings like that, though, I always play the bad endings first, and then do the good endings second and have them as my canon ending, so they'll be the last impression in my mind. No other game since Ultimate Spider-Man (PS2) gave me the feeling like I was legit playing super hero. iF2 was really special for me.

Make an elemental CV character, of course! You already have elemental powers in inFAMOUS! ;-P

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#14 Posted by Nordok (2271 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks good. Issues with concept ownership....didnt even know it had come to this lol

They haven't been huge, forum-disrupting issues...and we want to keep it that way, lol.

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#15 Posted by deactivated-59c71b4425224 (369 posts) - - Show Bio

@zauberin: Weirdly enough, I still haven't gotten around to playing inFAMOUS: Second Son as a hero. Maybe it's because the story isn't as engaging as the likes of the first two games, so I'm not as interested in replaying it again.

That's actually exactly what I did with the inFAMOUS games. Evil ending first, then the good ending (though I may have subverted that a bit with inFAMOUS 2, seeing as I eventually corrupted my hero all the way down to the worst karma rank after I'd unlocked all of the ice/fire powers and could do whatever the heck I wanted to).

You should do it! It wasn't too long ago when you were wanting to make a cryokinetic character; you could still do that.

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#16 Posted by Mr_Warthen (706 posts) - - Show Bio

Useful

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#17 Posted by Angela_ (116 posts) - - Show Bio

@nordok: You should consider setting up a CV copyright / patent for content creation.

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#18 Posted by Nordok (2271 posts) - - Show Bio

@angela_: That's not a bad idea, if this fails to adequately address the issue.

I hope it doesn't come to that, though.

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#19 Posted by The_Ghostshell (84303 posts) - - Show Bio

I use to add a trademark logo to my location threads, but only because I liked the look

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#20 Posted by Amin_Karrit (862 posts) - - Show Bio

Right now I think the concept ownership issue will probably be between people either creating Knightfalls or nGods without their owners' permission. G's the kind of person who'll let anyone have the chance to create a Knightfall. That being said, I feel like if anyone should have ownership over the nGod concept (because LL is no longer around), it's Zauby.

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#21 Edited by The_Ghostshell (84303 posts) - - Show Bio

@amin_karrit: Definitely. Knightfalls is a poor example :/ when I left and came back it was outta control and sadly, I was to lazy to reign it all in. Hopefully I didnt come off as against this or anything, more so that its such a give in, I was surprised it needed a thread. I think Icaruflies made a similar thread several years back. So it must have been an issue then too.

By the way. You know youre 'my' concept right? I own you!

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#22 Posted by Amin_Karrit (862 posts) - - Show Bio

@jean_luc_lebeau: Yeah it had gotten completely out of hand. Luckily it's calmed down now. In any case, I'm more worried for LL's nGod concept. And even her Arcani stuff.

I've always been a part of you. We're Harry and Voldemort.

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#23 Posted by The_Ghostshell (84303 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by Donut_Danny (46 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh I didn't even notice this.

Nice.

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#27 Posted by Supra-Man (3144 posts) - - Show Bio

More communication and clarification is always better. Thanks for taking the time!

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#28 Posted by Maverick_6 (10434 posts) - - Show Bio

Guns.

Maverick Inc. ™

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#29 Posted by Supra-Man (3144 posts) - - Show Bio

Guns.

Maverick Inc. ™

Carbon nanotubes.™

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#30 Posted by The_Ghostshell (84303 posts) - - Show Bio

Greatness™

Hall of Fame™

God among Kings™

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#31 Edited by Zauberin (6115 posts) - - Show Bio

Queen Bitch of the Universe™

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#32 Posted by Supra-Man (3144 posts) - - Show Bio

Wicked Sick™

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#33 Posted by MegaJust (389 posts) - - Show Bio

Grimmm City™

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#35 Posted by Pilgrim_ (94 posts) - - Show Bio

Badass™

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#38 Posted by Zauberin (6115 posts) - - Show Bio
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#39 Posted by The_Ghostshell (84303 posts) - - Show Bio
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#40 Posted by Pilgrim_ (94 posts) - - Show Bio
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#41 Posted by Supra-Man (3144 posts) - - Show Bio

And thus a new type of RPG was born.

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#42 Posted by Evander_Slade (312 posts) - - Show Bio

Fun? 😱

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#43 Posted by Katrin_Romanoff_004 (1479 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyborg Witch™

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#44 Edited by Soterichor (1717 posts) - - Show Bio

The Sanguine...

...is all Mercy's and I'm super thankful she allowed me to make use of her brilliant idea and please don't hurt me; I'll be a better daughter!

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#45 Posted by Contingency (8620 posts) - - Show Bio

Who's in charge of the Aurelius clan stuff?

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#46 Posted by Supra-Man (3144 posts) - - Show Bio
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#47 Posted by Contingency (8620 posts) - - Show Bio

@supra-man: Profiles he uses most so I can pm?

Oh and ty!

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#48 Posted by Supra-Man (3144 posts) - - Show Bio
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#49 Posted by ThisIsGonnaHurt (42356 posts) - - Show Bio

Hoo boy.

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#50 Posted by ThisIsGonnaHurt (42356 posts) - - Show Bio

I suppose The Infernal Phalanx is my biggest concept to claim so far.

Multi-versal amalgamation of dark magic and eldritch science creating a war machine vast enough to sunder worlds in its passing.