First, I'm sure 98% of you are going "who the fuck is Johnson Games?" I know I did when I was shown the following piece:
Notice the "12" x 18" of my original work" part?
Here's Lloyd Metcalf's original work of art: https://www.instagram.com/p/CABztcpA6_Z/?fbclid=IwAR1K7lhUPrJAl4YaMwDqKrqYNZEybvA3rhrHsNK92iXnkbUeSQ7r83qMZdY
I've spoken with Lloyd. He did not authorize this use of his work, nor is he credited.
This is NOT how things should happen. It reminds of the days of Shipman in the Tunnels & Trolls community. Theft is theft, plain and simple. "Original work" my ass.
There is also the question of dice using a Pelgrane Games trademark. I'll reach out to them later today and see if it is authorized.
Edit: Found the answer, and the use is legit and authorized
This is a quick FYI as I run out to handle today's chores (vet time for Danke). I'll followup later.
Follow Up to the "Inspired By" Art Disagreement
Dave spoke with Lloyd. Dave also spoke with me. I spoke with Lloyd.
Dave apologized to Lloyd.
As far as I'm concerned it is over and done.
Any further updates will come from the involved parties.
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