Potential For Public Domain Release of the Rules

Scott Adams longshot at DARKTECH.ORG
Thu May 6 05:24:16 CEST 1999

At 09:16 AM 5/5/99 -0500, you wrote:
>What I would like to see is P&P revived.  Commercial release is not a viable
>option.  I have tried contacting Hasbro in a dozen different ways, with
>absolutely no success, in regards to purchasing the rights to P&P.  I have
>tried contacting them, urging them to release P&P into the public domain,
>with no success.

I think 1) its alot of money to buy the rights and 2) since they might use
PL for Runequest revisions coming up who knows if they might need those
'rights' to do such.  So they might hold off on it just for that.  (which

>I guess my dream is of seeing a net version, completely free, of P&P.  A
>version that we mold and form.  That we produce monster catalogs, treasure
>indexes, and campaign worlds for.  But, once again - that is an

I'm all for it myself...

>It's just such a shame that I game that I personally love will be lost to
>the annals of history because of the niggling copyright holders.

Yes it is..then again..theres Nike "just do it" :)

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