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Faceman
Soldier of Gondor
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If anyone's played Realmz from Fantasoft, do you know if they've got permission from the Tolkien Estate or whatever, cos they've got things like Sting in treasure collections, and one of the races you can choose is called a Furfoot... hmmm... wonder what that is...? And you've got things like Halfling going around, and all this sort of thing... If they haven't got permission it's bloody cheeky!

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White Gold Wielder
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Most likely they do NOT have permission.

Shady companies like to use the ideas of others and basically dare the owners to come claim them. By the time they get around to a 'cease and desist' order, enough money has been made to make it worthwhile.

Cheeky is an understatement!

P.S. Welcome to the board. I have great plans for this place, but I am far from moving quickly to get it looking or acting great. I assume you stumbled upon this site since I haven't advertised anywhere yet. I bet you were excited when blindly typing in this link paid off! Great to have you here!


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Faceman
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Yeah, it was an accident, but a happy one! - I was just browsing, trying out a load of names and words from The Lord Of The Rings, and this is what I got when I tried Minas Tirith... not bad really!


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Ringthane
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Although the "Sting" reference is over-the-top, I'm surprised they don't just call the Furfoots "Halflings." The fantasy genre as a whole has borrowed so much of Tolkien's vision that it's pretty much accepted that a fantasy role-playing game's got to have its orcs, trolls, a noble elf race, rangers, halflings and rings of power.

Dungeons & Dragons is a prime example.


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White Gold Wielder
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Yeah, yer right.

It's probably only a crime with the Sting reference.

I gotta remember this stuff has been around for fifty years and has been staggeringly popular. Also can't forget the way it has spawned generations of fantasy fans and artists building on their own personal view of Tolkien's writing.

Then again, maybe the sword is made from a giant wasp's stinger and is just stealing the name in a ~legal~ way. Anyway, these bums'll never get caught.


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Snöwdog
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I think this is the oldest thread in the city of Minas Tirith!

In case anyone was curious what Realmz was...

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- Bilbo Baggins

"These Lord of the Rings movies must be taken deep into Mordor and cast back into the fiery chasm from whence they came."

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Roll of Honor Silmahtar
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Posted on Henry Kissinger's birthday, no less. His 77th, to be precise!

[and a day before my 30th... [] ]

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