Jeff Posted March 31, 2020 Report Share Posted March 31, 2020 10 hours ago, JonL said: I agree that it's ludicrous to think they are trying to do that, but if the "from" includes mere presence rather than origination, and "story elements" is on the list distinct from the proper nouns, just how far one has to steer clear of archetypal themes is an open question. @Jeff's example of the Lunar occupation of Sartar with the serial numbers filed off is pretty clear. How about a game about Rome occupying Gaul or Britain though? It gets much fuzzier if the prohibition includes referenced influences rather than being constrained to original story elements. The changes necessary to remove this kind of ambiguity would not be hard to make, if they wish to do so. A game involving Rome occupying Gaul or Britain is not a problem AT ALL. First off, the Lunar Empire is not the Roman Empire. Beyond both being iempires n an "ancient world" they don't really have that many resemblances - not in history, not in institutions, not in religion, not in costume, and the list goes on. Nor are the Orlanthi Gauls or Britains. See previous point. And the Roman Empire really existed. If we wanted to block off specific historical settings, we could have. But we didn't. Jeff Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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