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schtoom
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Is anyone familiar with these? I have one set from when I was a kid (dated 1985 on the back cover): Battle for the Ancient Robot by James M. Ward. It has the TSR logo plastered on it in several areas.

I'm somewhat interested in doing something similar, but would I be stepping on any copyright toes by doing so (without sending it through TSR, of course)? I'm not very well educated when it comes to copyright law and all of that stuff, but I was hoping someone here might be. My story and characters would be different, obviously, but it would maintain the choose-your-own-adventure style of play. Any comments on the legality of this?

Thanks a lot!

Schtoom

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I don't believe the "style of

I don't believe the "style of play" is copyrighted -- copyright just covers the actual words and images used. If your writing is all original, then you're not violating copyright.

JB
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The words "Choose your own

The words "Choose your own adventure" may be trademarked.
So I'd call it "Pick your quest" or "Non-linear fiction" or somesuch-- but you should be cool.

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Thanks guys, that's what i

Thanks guys, that's what i needed to hear. Maybe I can actually get around to working on it in the next year or so. :)

So many projects, so little time.

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