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    Arneson vs Gygax lawsuit

    I found this link while i was surfing the net. Not sure if anyone is interested but i will post it anyway

    http://www.purpleworm.org/Library/Hi...%20Lawsuit.pdf

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    Thanks for posting this, a fascinating, if sad, read. I've added the link to BtBG.

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    Many thanks for digging that out, Ringlerun. Looks like my evening's reading there.

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    Nice to finally know the specifics, but in general this has already been disclosed by both Gygax and Arneson.

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    There were lots of lawsuits. This confirms the approach taken by TSR/Gygax: payments were made to Arneson for sales of D&D materials, but not AD&D materials, and this is one reason the latter was said to be a seperate game (early on that stance was not as clear) and one of the reasons the two lines were developed seperately. Of course, similar reasoning would lead to the launch of AD&D 2E after Gygax left TSR. Like I said, lots of lawsuits.

    They would not all be settled until WotC bought out TSR in the later 90s.

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    I would like to add to this thread the origin of the document, which I scanned for the patron who posted it online.

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    Our citation does not appear in the pdf, but I can't link to it yet, because the site is telling me "You are not allowed to post any kinds of links, images or videos until you post a few times."

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    So, here I am posting in sequence.

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    Fascinating to see the ins/outs of that from back then. Thanks for posting.

    Oh the pain of the lawsuit!

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    Sorry, Brian. You clearly aren't a spammer.

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