So, why is it that the BLUEHOLME™ Prentice Rules
have that little "™" in the title? Is it really that important to indicate the trademark in the title? I don't see the same with Swords & Wizardry
and Labyrinth Lord
, or do I?
Swords & Wizardry™
Eh, don't like it ;)
In any case, BLUEHOLME is a decent set of OSR rules
, and having them available in either saddle stitch ($5.99) or perfect bound ($4.99) at Lulu is a pretty good deal.
You can always grab the BLUEHOLME PDF
at PWYW pricing at RPGNow before buying it in print.
I got the Saddlestitched edition on December 23rd and haven't even had a chance to OPEN THE DAMNED THING yet. I have no idea what the contents look like.ReplyDelete
If the earlier pdf is anything to go by, it feels like an old game. It looks like an old game. It is good. The new cover is pretty.ReplyDelete
Nice new (?) cover.ReplyDelete
I was curious about the "TM" so I looked it up - this forbes article from Forbes explains it well:ReplyDelete
"There is no requirement to use the TM or SM symbols and their use has no legal significance, but it is wise to do so. When you use the TM or SM, you notify the public of your claim of branding rights in a particular mark and in turn dissuade others from adopting the same or similar mark for the same or similar products or services. This staves off unwitting trademark infringement, which disrupts the free trade of goods and services in the marketplace.
Use of the federal registration symbol, however, is regulated by federal law. You may only use the symbol with a federally registered mark and as applied to the goods and/or services listed in the registration. While you are not legally required to use the symbol, failure to use it is not without consequence. In an enforcement action, you will forfeit your right to recover lost profits and money damages unless you can prove the defendant had actual knowledge that your mark was registered prior to the infringing activity. This can be a very high burden and one unnecessary to bear."
It's a joke. ;-)ReplyDelete
Im with +Michael Thomas - all the early TSR stuff was plastered with TMs and Rs...ReplyDelete
I like the cover a lot!ReplyDelete