Saturday, December 12, 2009

Free d6 System .pdfs! / Trouble w/Trolls

I'm not sure if this is a limited-time promotion or not, but you can get several of West End Games's "d6 System" .pdfs free at this link, including their Fantasy, Fantasy Creatures, and Fantasy Locations.

In other news, their seem to be some copyright issues with Outlaw Press, a publisher of Tunnels and Trolls stuff. Someone's getting naught but coal & lawsuits for Xmas this year... A side by side comparison of some of the more egregious alleged infringements is here.


  1. Thanks for the link! I already downloaded the free ones!

    It's too bad about Outlaw Press. I was hoping it wasn't true, but it looks pretty bad. This shouldn't reflect on T&T or the original creator in anyway though.

  2. Thanks for the heads up. Been wanting to check these out from before.

  3. Yes, thanks for the links. I am downloading even as I write.

  4. It's actually a really big mess. James Shipman/Outlaw Press have been found out to have sold a rule set, Mazes and Minotaurs, for profit when the creator explicitly wanted it to be free. He has also been found to have printed stuff he found online without asking for permission. Then he has reprinted things which were submitted for magazine publications, without telling the writer.

    Add to that his use of art on a crapload of these items which he claims to have been bought from a art agency but artists painting them say those pieces have never been sold to an agency. Oddly enough that agency seem to be damn hard to find.

    Confronted with all of this he then started to talk down to and make fun of people who nicely asked him to explain himself. Notable is also that everyone involved have asked him nicely or just forbidden him to use their art of text. Naturally he is selling stuff like nothing have happened.

    Feel free to ask any writer and artist around that any deal you might make with James Shipman is treading thin ice.

    Personally I'd suggest not having anything to do with this individual.

    Some people are trying to set up competing businesses which are honest and decent. Support those instead.

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