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Spinward Scout August 13th, 2014 09:57 AM

Porting from previous versions of Traveller?
 
To whomever might know:

Can I port over things from previous versions of Traveller? An example: the Starship Operating Procedures in the back of the MegaTraveller Imperial Encyclopedia could easily work in MgT. Several of them are already in some of the skills listed in the MgT Rulebook and all I'd have to do is list the page in the MgT book.

Can I adapt those for use in an MgT game and post them here on the board or would that violate Fair Use?

Hyphen August 13th, 2014 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spinward Scout (Post 487102)
To whomever might know:

Can I port over things from previous versions of Traveller? An example: the Starship Operating Procedures in the back of the MegaTraveller Imperial Encyclopedia could easily work in MgT. Several of them are already in some of the skills listed in the MgT Rulebook and all I'd have to do is list the page in the MgT book.

Can I adapt those for use in an MgT game and post them here on the board or would that violate Fair Use?

Copyright protects the form, not the ideas, so if you could modify the rules enough - for example, by using all the relevant Mongoose rules - then it should be fine, IMNSHO.

BTW, I'm not a copyright lawyer, nor even "your" lawyer. Best person to ask is Jim Vassilikos, who studied this extensively when trying to get TSR to "do the right thing" by their customers.

pendragonman August 13th, 2014 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spinward Scout (Post 487102)
To whomever might know:

Can I port over things from previous versions of Traveller? An example: the Starship Operating Procedures in the back of the MegaTraveller Imperial Encyclopedia could easily work in MgT. Several of them are already in some of the skills listed in the MgT Rulebook and all I'd have to do is list the page in the MgT book.

Can I adapt those for use in an MgT game and post them here on the board or would that violate Fair Use?

My guess is yes without issue as all of this stuff is or was licensed products of Far Future.

Spinward Scout August 17th, 2014 07:40 PM

Thanks for the responses.


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