August 21st, 2005

Jeff_Annie_Remedial Chaos Theory

Asking for Help: Possible Plagiarism Case

People looking for Part 37 of Water Hold Me Down posted last night, please visit here.

I'm sorry to be a nudge to you guys on my FList, but a very helpful little birdie brought me some very, very disturbing news about a new RPG here on LJ that (to me) looks like a clear-cut case of plagiarism.

My jaw is still on the floor after reading what little there is of it. I just need some disinterested third parties to confirm my immediate I'll keeel you reaction.

Here is a really old story I wrote (my first Buffy-verse fiction, in fact), back in 2002.


Here is the RPG in question. It's new and just started on August 14, 2005.

Force of the Blow.

Although forceoftheblow gets into Xander's head where Revelations does not, the story elements are almost point-for-point exactly the same and the key use of a demon type and name that I vaguely based on Greek mythology and twisted to suit my own purposes comes into play.

I'm really, really furious right now and not thinking clearly. So if some of you good folks could read both over and give me some unbiased opinions, I'd be greatly obliged.

I have to head out to a family thing right now and won't be back until late afternoon. So if anyone has the time or inclination, just dive in and read both and give me your opinions. Comment here or just email me at my LJ address.

Thanks in advance guys.

Hopefully, I'll calm down sometime before tonight to think clearly about this.
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Jeff_Annie_Remedial Chaos Theory

Email to the 'Force of the Blow' RPG regarding similarities to 'Revelations'

People looking for Part 37 of Water Hold Me Down, please go here.

I was going to FLock this, but fuck it. I'm still pissed.

First off, I want to thank everyone for confirming my suspicions about the RPG Force of the Blow.

(For my original call for people to check both Revelations and Force of the Blow, go here.)

I have emailed the players in Force of the Blow. To see the text of what I wrote, you can click on the cut.

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It'll be interesting to see what response I get back.

And yes, I'm still fuming.

We're in email discussions now and I have high hopes that this can end happily for all of us. One of the RPGers got back to me with an apology and was very sweet about it. I made clear that I'm not interested in killing their RPG, provided I get credit.

Thank you all for your support. Here's hoping reasonable discussion brings about a happy conclusion. :-)
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