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  1. Thread: Hex sued by MTG

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    This. If you play Hex for entertainment, there...

    This.

    If you play Hex for entertainment, there is no reason to stop playing due to the lawsuit. The only reason the lawsuit would affect you is if you're speculating on the value of your...
  2. Thread: Hex sued by MTG

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    The amount of profit or loss or investement in...

    The amount of profit or loss or investement in CZE is not relevant, at least, not directly. What is relevant is the "damages" to WOTC due to CZE making and advertising Hex. What is relevant is only...
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    I highly doubt that any CZE employee is under an...

    I highly doubt that any CZE employee is under an NDC contract with WOTC. As for access to the MTG material, CZE will obviously not deny it; we all have access in great detail. It will all boil down...
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    Having personally sat beside Dan and Ben as they...

    Having personally sat beside Dan and Ben as they worked on Set 2 together, I can say that they will almost certainly be able to explain their design process and show that it was independent. From...
  5. Thread: Hex sued by MTG

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    I like this way better:...

    I like this way better:
    http://forums.cryptozoic.com/showthread.php?t=35744&page=6&p=371895&viewfull=1#post371895
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    Try this idea for something in between that...

    Try this idea for something in between that wouldn't require a complete redesign, AND would make yet another digital-only innovation:...
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    This is already linked in the OP of the other...

    This is already linked in the OP of the other thread is it not? If not, send PM to Entropy and he'll add it.
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    Just go to the Guild Recruitment subforum. ...

    Just go to the Guild Recruitment subforum. Cornerstone is near the top of the list, currently.
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    Here's the full suite of links, I especially like...

    Here's the full suite of links, I especially like part IV:
    http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/2008/08/thoughts-on-the.html...
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    To further this a bit. Hex, to me, is a video...

    To further this a bit. Hex, to me, is a video game, not a (paper-ish) card game. It fills a differnt niche in my entertainment portfolio than paper games, which is where my MTG collection lives. I...
  11. Thread: Hex sued by MTG

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    Speak for yourself only, please. I'd never...

    Speak for yourself only, please. I'd never played MTGO before Hex, and I won't be going there in the future, even if Hex dies. I own MTG paper cards, and will continue to play with them. I may or...
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    That would be entirely too reasonable. It will...

    That would be entirely too reasonable. It will never happen. :p
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    Patents are weird things. I looked into...

    Patents are weird things. I looked into patenting one of my game designs and so far haven't botherd because of how dumb the system is. Basically, you can patent almost anything. It costs money...
  14. Thread: Hex sued by MTG

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    Exactly. It could even have been (in the...

    Exactly. It could even have been (in the Nintendo case) that Nin just gave Hasbro the middle finger and Hasbro accepted. (Not likely, but hey, you never know since it isn't public.)
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    Patents, unlike trademarks, are selectively...

    Patents, unlike trademarks, are selectively enforceable. They can ignore everyone's infringement except yours. It sound rediculous, but it's true. Hasbro can pick on Hex simply because they don't...
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    It's not baseless. It might be slightly off in...

    It's not baseless. It might be slightly off in the particulars, but the fact that people have settled with MTG tells you something. It means those other parties had more to lose by fighting than by...
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    To me, the patent issue is the one with most...

    To me, the patent issue is the one with most potential merit in the MTG case, mostly because the US patent system is messed up.

    The trade dress of Hex is obviously different than MTG; no sane...
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    Bells, taking an existing patented product and...

    Bells, taking an existing patented product and expanding it means needed to pay royalties to the patent holder for the rights to do so. If Hex uses systems whose patents are owned by others (I'm not...
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    You're right that bad precedent could come out...

    You're right that bad precedent could come out either way, especially in the details of the court's ruling and logic. The best result of any such suit would be "clearer guidance on where the line is...
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    I'd like to reiterate what a couple designers at...

    I'd like to reiterate what a couple designers at BGG said, and at least one person here has as well. This lawsuit, if it goes through trial and Hasbro wins, could mean bad things for the gaming...
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    Really, WOTC? Really? That's like if I had a...

    Really, WOTC? Really? That's like if I had a game called "hamburger" and you had one named "ham" and I sued you for it. Ham is from a pig, hamburger is from a cow. My three year old can...
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    Of course you don't see it from WotC. They want...

    Of course you don't see it from WotC. They want to only show that which favors themselves. It will be CZE that puts forth the rest of the story that WotC is hiding or twisting around. It will be...
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    Inventing an entire new genre of game is just...

    Inventing an entire new genre of game is just "adding fluff"?
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    I'm totally ready for them to relase their...

    I'm totally ready for them to relase their ultra-buggy first dungeon that Cory's said he's played in-client. It's f2p content so it's not like anyone could reasonably complain when it crashes and...
  25. Thread: Hex sued by MTG

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    I'm with Hex for the PvE, and I'm not the only...

    I'm with Hex for the PvE, and I'm not the only one. The fact that PvP bears some significant similarities to MTG was not the driving factor in getting my money. Hex creates something totally new...
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