Sunday, November 29, 2009

This needs to be posted....

Gacked from Boingboing.net
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Games Workshop declares war on best customers. Again.


Dan sez, "Game publisher and miniature manufacturer Games Workshop just sent a cease and desist letter to boardgamegeek.com, telling them to remove all fan-made players' aids. This includes scenarios, rules summaries, inventory manifests, scans to help replace worn pieces -- many of these created for long out of print, well-loved games. GW did this shortly after building a lot of good will by re-releasing their out of print game 'Space Hulk' to much hoopla. And it's not their first attack on their biggest fans"

No doubt those of you who have supported Games Workshop in the past by creating files for use with their games will have noticed they are all being deleted from BGG at the behest of their lawyers.

So here's a little paeon to the games that I spent many hours creating rules summaries and reference sheets for that are no longer available here. They're still at my personal site, but I don't imagine they'll be there for long.

No doubt they'll be more items on this list before long.

The Games Workshop Files Purge of '09

2 comments:

Here and now said...

Yeah... Once this was a big company for all people, now it's a monstrous buisness machine only for teen and less kids with rich parents.

So, personally for me no more GW.

Vampifan said...

This sucks, but it does not surprise me in the least. GW lost their soul many years ago.

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