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WotC The other snake in the grass: the Wizards Fan Content Policy


Why was this thread revived from February?
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Pedantic Grognard
Some advice:

I am of the understanding that physical products built on top of gaming mechanics in similar nature or likeness is allowed. "Once a game has been made public, nothing in the copyright law prevents others from developing another game based on similar principles - The Board Game Designers Guide to US Intellectual Property Law –... "
You're in need of a copyright lawyer, if you're trying to navigate RPG copyright by reading advice to board game designers.

Magnetic Mini has no affiliation with Dungeons & Dragons, and hereby renounces all responsibilities for the publication of material by others despite being covered in Wizards of the Coast (WoTC) Open Gaming License, Version 1.0a, on our website. Magnetic mini acknowledges that while Wizards of the Coast claim rights to the trademark of Dungeons and Dragons, along with the stylised use of the & symbol, WotC do not have sole claim to the use of “&” symbol and the term “D&D”. Magnetic Mini acknowledges the acronym “D&D” as a generalised term used to describe games of likeness, including but not limited to Dungeons and Dragons, along with mechanics of likeness set out in various Systems Reference Documents (SRDs), specifically, pertaining to Wargaming and Fantasy Tabletop Role Playing Games (TRPGs) (see reference DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Trademark of WIZARDS OF THE COAST LLC - Registration Number 3155935 - Serial Number 76652346 :: Justia Trademarks).
You will definitely need a trademark lawyer, if you're going to claim that WotC's registered trademarks have been genercized.

Therefore WotC are in fact abusing copywriting claims by explicitly implying
You likely need an outside editor for the written parts of your game, if you're writing sentences that in the space of six words confuse "copywriting" (the act of creating advertising or other marketing material) with "copyrighting" (the assertion of legal rights to a work) and then claim it is possible to "explicitly imply" anything (to imply something is to make an implicit claim; implicit is the antonym of explicit).

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