Joe Walsh said:
> I like space combat to be waaaay too simple to expect IG or anyone else to publish something to my taste.
Joe, when you come up with something, why not submit it here and to JTAS? There are a number of people who want a REALLY simple system - one actor even wanted to just use a descriptive system. This is something that people could use if they don't want a starship encounter to dominate the session, just whip out the USCS (Unbelievably Simple Combat System) for 5 minutes. I wouldn't imagine such a system being so wordy that it can't fit in a JTAS article.
BTW, what are the guidelines for producing stuff here? I know that IG is going back to the "all rights reserved" method - when you sell them an article, they buy ALL the rights: first publishing, reprints, etc.
However, does sending stuff to these mailing list count as "publishing"? No-one ever answered my query on this. My hope is that the lists can be used to knock the rough edges off an article (or plug the gaping holes) so that the final submitted work is as good as you can make it. Any copyright lawyers out there (Glenn, ideas)?
Can IG reply to this so we have a clear indication of whether we can refine our ideas thru the lists?
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Dear David Jaques-Watson,
> However, does sending stuff to these mailing list count as "publishing"?
To respond to your question, no sending 'stuff' to the mailing lists does not count as publishing. You may post your future JTAS article on say the X-boat or Traveller Digest and get feedback from all of the awesome TRAVELLER fans there-in, especially since until you actually submit the work WITH A DISCLAIMER FORM, it is not Imperium Games property. Note that the whole idea behind the Disclaimer form is that you are selling your work to Imperium Games. Imperium Games is purchasing your work, much the same as from a freelancer. In essence, you ARE a freelance author/artist if you submit your work to JTAS.
> My hope is that the lists can be used to knock the rough edges off an article (or plug the gaping holes) so that the final submitted work is as good as you can make it.
Absolutely,for the purposes of feedback we highly encourage you to post your future article on the mailing lists. It gives you a better idea of how your article looks through someone elses eyes. They may find a mistake, or perhaps make a suggestion that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.
IMPORTANT to note, is that while your future article is not yet Imperium Games property, anytime you use or refer to "Marc Miller's TRAVELLER", be it on paper, or computer you MUST include the Trademark Disclaimer:
If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.