I was hoping to incorporate the tabbed wheel design into my flight racer model bases. It would have been a neat way to keep track of speed and structure points, but Wizkids have a patent on the miniature base wheel counter. After some searching, I realized it would be too close to the now defunct Crimson Skies game.
Oh well. Maybe I can chalk this up to "great minds think alike." Of course the other side of that phrase is "and fools seldom differ..."
Any gamers in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA?
I'm thinking grand and planning big. Which means I'm making a game so great it will influence every aspect of everyone's lives. You won't be able to eat breakfast without thinking about Flight Racers! Is that a box of Cheerios or a potential race obstacle? With all of the wealth and power I will obtain, I will crush all of my enemies to dust and then move to the moon.
Of course this really means that I'm thinking that I may be making a semi-okay game, and I may try to publish it. I don't want any copyright/patent obstacles coming back to bite me. Even if I give the game away for free, I don't want to infringe on anyone's intellectual property. My enemy dust making, crater front property buying will have to wait...
Any gamers in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA?
amnable IP laws. Considering the point of them existing in the first place was to make creating new ideas profitable enough to continue doing it, they certainly go a long way to stifle the creative potential.
Post by squirmydad on May 11, 2009 17:17:32 GMT -9
You guys are worried over nothing. They have a patent on the click mechanism, not a dial that contains info, that has been in use since the invention of paper, heck the Chinese have been using it for thousands of years. Go ahead with whatever you you were going to use. The only bad thing I suppose would be how fiddly the things are to use in reality, I know, I've tried. JIM
I had to really dig for this. A member from Dungeon Crawlers years ago shared this with us. It was meant for experience if I can remember correctly (we lost the old site to a hack). Freely given, freely shared.
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Vermin King: Trump is an S-hole, but Clinton should be in prison. I don't like Biden, but at least it's a step up from 2016
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Parduz: pls reboot the 2020, then.
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