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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Dueling Dungeons & Dragons Documentaries Lawsuit "Discontinued with Prejudice"



Definition: In the formal legal world a court case that is dismissed with prejudice means that it is dismissed permanently. A case dismissed with prejudice is over and done with, once and for all, and can't be brought back to court.

Remember the dueling D&D documentaries that turned into an expensive lawsuit? I'm not even referring to the dollars involved - it cost the gaming community a true gem or two. Now, hopefully, these gems will see the light of day.

You can read some articles on the original dispute at The NY Times and The Verge


6 comments:

  1. Your Verge link seems broken. I found it after a brief search: https://www.theverge.com/2014/7/15/5901199/the-case-of-the-dueling-dungeons-dragons-documentaries

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  2. I'm glad this has been resolved. There's been a huge lack of information about these Kickstarters. The Great Kingdom had to take their sites down after the injunction, and the Kickstarter for the D&D documentary has not posted an update since Jan 2016--which raises a lot of red flags because even if they were limited in what they could say, they should have at least done a few letting us know they are still around.

    Right now I guess I am wondering what will come next now. The biggest concern is how much all these lawsuits have cost--even without a trial lawyers aren't cheap, and all the buzz around this has pretty much been lost and/or turned bitter over this lawsuit. Will they resolve and work together or go their separate ways or will one party turn over all their stuff to the other?

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  3. I know! Let's watch BOTH documentaries!

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  4. This means my t-shirts with The Great Kingdom logo on are no longer illegal in the state of New York. I am vaguely disappointed by that.

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  5. Dang, you scooped me! Glad there is movement on this. Now to see if emails have/will be answered....

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