More possible Deadlands plagarism?

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More possible Deadlands plagarism?

#1 Postby Madwand » Sat Sep 20, 2003 10:07 am

Um... Shane? Might wanna take a look at this:

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main ... 8/10.30.tv

Looks an awful lot like a Deadlands clone to me... :?

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#2 Postby PEGShane » Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:09 am

WEll, there is a cowboy in Dracula. . .so there's not much I can do about it.

On the plus side, it sounds cool! Plus, I've got a Van Helsing-like game called Rippers coming later this year, so we'll call it an even-trade (though we really had started on this quite some time before seeing the VH poster).

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#3 Postby Count Zero » Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:10 am

The old west and weird happenings aren't the sole property of Deadlands. ;)

If they used names or events directly from a Deadlands book then that would be a trademark violation or some such. That article mentions a cowboy and odd occurences...lets wait and see.

I figure it'll go the way of Brisco County Jr. (R.I.P.) :)
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#4 Postby SlasherEpoch » Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:36 am

But if it enjoys any kind of success, Shane should write an episode or two.

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#5 Postby cdude93 » Sat Sep 20, 2003 12:12 pm

plus he should enjoy the benefits of any hype the show kicks up.

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#6 Postby Count Zero » Sat Sep 20, 2003 2:33 pm

The hard part would be bridging the gap between a show and a game. Hmmm...tv ads. ;)

Anyone remember when TSR had commercials? I remember the D&D and Indiana Jones RPG spots. :D
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#7 Postby Yldarr » Sat Sep 20, 2003 3:05 pm

Movies and TV shows that have similarities to RPG's are good for all of us!

They sort of promote each other in the gaming/sci-fi/fantasy/horror world.

Here's another:
http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main.html?2003-09/19/10.00.film
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#8 Postby dr evil » Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:37 pm

Yeah, I remember the D&D commercials, Heck even Gary Gygax's Dangerous Journeys had a set of TV ads, It's too bad more games don't advertise on TV. Peronally I think a Deadlands TV Spot would be cool!
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#9 Postby DannyboyO1 » Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:24 pm

I think we'll see something of the sort eventually. The genre is growing. d20 does that much well. You don't need more math than they covered in elementary school. Big selling point among the masses.

I find marketing a rather depressing thing. I make my buying decisions based on a series of reviews and local testimonials. (After all, even if goodyear's the best over all the US, that doesn't mean the local store's even close to average.) The concept that someone can see three commercials for a soda product that's been on the market longer than they've been alive and decide to buy some... especially when Britney Spears is the one hawking it... just makes me feel like I'm sitting on one of Shane's better (creepier) ideas.
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#10 Postby Sitting Duck » Tue Sep 23, 2003 7:44 am

Back on the subject of plagarizing Deadlands, whatever happened to that Ghost Rock movie? I swear, that guy had colossal gall when he told how he got the idea for the movie. I can't recall the exact words, but I do remember that it sounded phonier than a twelve dollar bill.
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#12 Postby Shadetree » Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:08 am

Interesting....the guy with the writing credits also has the lead part :)

whats more interesting is the Actor playing 'The Barber' They even plagarized Shane's Name! :P
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#13 Postby jblittlefield » Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:40 am

Count Zero wrote:The old west and weird happenings aren't the sole property of Deadlands. ;)

If they used names or events directly from a Deadlands book then that would be a trademark violation or some such. That article mentions a cowboy and odd occurences...lets wait and see.

I figure it'll go the way of Brisco County Jr. (R.I.P.) :)


Wierd West has been around since TSRs Boot Hill - the DMG conversion notes are what got me throwing zombies into our BH games - circa 1980 or so, IIRC ;)

Deadlands just took the idea and developed it into a great game line...

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#14 Postby palehorse » Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:54 am

Yep, Joe Lansdale has been writing Weird West stories for some time now...

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#15 Postby Mort » Tue Sep 23, 2003 2:24 pm

Hmmm just noticed who played "the barber" in Ghost Rock - Shane Lacey.

So far we have a film called "Ghost Rock"... Subtitled "the reckoning" & including "Shane Lacey in it's cast"
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