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Offline hans

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New EOB sequel
« on: August 27, 2017, 08:39:54 PM »
I ran across this, and it seems over a year old, but I don't recall it be mentioned on our boards (correct me if I'm wrong)... 

http://nichegamer.com/2016/02/25/new-eye-of-the-beholder-sequel-being-worked-on-by-fans/

Offline Ishad Nha

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Re: New EOB sequel
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 10:23:37 PM »
Interesting...
Rights to EoB Trilogy are held by Gog games. Or whoever they dealt with to get the rights to sell the three games. Developers should obviously contact the managers of Gog to get their permission.

Offline Mechanaut

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Re: New EOB sequel
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 01:08:45 AM »
If they are selling it through an arrangement with GoG, would they really want to authorize a competing remastered edition (such as it is)?


I bet it's a tangled web too... Not just GoG, and SSI/whoever they sold it to, but also TSR/WOTC .

Offline Donnie Ewald

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Re: New EOB sequel
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 03:59:30 AM »
It has been reworked a bit to avoid copyright concerns:

https://www.facebook.com/darklordbeholder

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Re: New EOB sequel
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 06:25:03 AM »
The Beholder monster is still intellectual property of WOTC, no?

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Re: New EOB sequel
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 11:22:59 AM »
The Beholder monster is still intellectual property of WOTC, no?
I'm sure they think so... but I've seen it in non D&D movies & games.  I'm not sure if it's enforceable, or that it even should be.

They specifically list the Beholder as restricted, in their D20-rules EULA.

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Re: New EOB sequel
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 03:37:29 PM »
I'm sure they think so... but I've seen it in non D&D movies & games.  I'm not sure if it's enforceable, or that it even should be.

Yea, usually they get away with it by calling it a different name, even though it resembles an orb with multiple eyestalks and a single eye.

This project still uses the actual word Beholder, though I don't know if they'd include the titular monster itself.

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Re: New EOB sequel
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 04:08:02 PM »
The King's Bounty game series has used Beholders by name and appearance for over a decade. Somebody even ripped off the King's Bounty meshes, to use in a Grimrock mod.


 

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