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    Quote Originally Posted by cbwjm View Post
    I disagree completely, it doesn't matter how they came to hire the writer, it was still the writer that blind-sided them with a plagiarised adventure.
    You keep talking about how they got "blindsided." But it is the job of a hiring manager to avoid getting blindsided by stuff like this--and the way you do that is to hire people with a good track record and demonstrated skills. You don't hire randos off the street to watch the money.
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    Sucks. Great idea ruined by someone being trashy.

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    Bummer, I would have loved an Everscroll's adventure. So, we don't know who wrote it? Did they not give the author(s) byline credit? They could have afforded to hire some great talent and actually make some money and build a lot of good will. It would have been good for both Everscrolls and D&D. All ruined by some hack.

    Hopefully they'll try again, with a proper author this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dausuul View Post
    You keep talking about how they got "blindsided." But it is the job of a hiring manager to avoid getting blindsided by stuff like this--and the way you do that is to hire people with a good track record and demonstrated skills. You don't hire randos off the street to watch the money.
    We're gonna have to agree to disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volanin View Post


    The crazyest one is this.
    They didn't even change Chandra Stol's name...


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    Ouch!

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    I just find this funny. In a perfect world someone at Bethesda would be like "Whoops!", and we'd all laugh about it.
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    I'm not so sure that those at Bethesda are blameless or even ignorant of what happened.

    It sounds a LOT like someone high up gave a writer the adventure by WotC. They told whoever was writing it, make something that is like this. Any attempt by the nameless writer to be original was shot down and then once again, it was reiterated...make it a LOT like this adventure here.

    The only way to get it through the higher ups was to actually MAKE it almost the same but with some differences so that they got exactly what they were telling the writer to do...make it just like the WotC adventure, but with Elder Scrolls terminology, geography, and world rather than anything by WotC.

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    Whoever wrote the Bethesda version is a terrible writer. Like, terrible word choice and grammar, and in a few cases it’s not clear that they understood what they were trying to rephrase. F-

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbwjm View Post
    Well yeah, but it's not like they hired them thinking they'd just rip off an adventure. Whoever they hired they would have thought would create an original adventure, not a direct ripoff.
    My guess was Bethesda hired an ad agency, and an ad agency employee was told by their line manager: "you play D&D, I want an Elder Scrolls themed adventure on my desk by noon."

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