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Author and game designer Jason Richards waxes philosophic on writing, muses about RPG design, offers insight into his current projects, and imposes many exaggerations and outright lies on the people of the Internet.
For the reasons stated above, the Court grants Trion’s motion to dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) for lack of personal jurisdiction. In addition, the Court denies Palladium’s request for expedited discovery. Finally, Palladium’s motion for a preliminary injunction is denied for lack of personal jurisdiction.
FOR: COMPUTER GAME SOFTWARE AND COMPUTER GAME PROGRAMS CONTAINING ROLE PLAYING GAMES INVOLVING SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY ADVENTURES, OR INVOLVING CHARACTER GENERATION OR SCENARIO GENERATION.Pretty vague, right? I could see how that might just cover something such as the RGMC. So, I dug around and found the trademark for a video game that we all know and love, Wolfenstein 3D. I've posted the document here if you're interested, but this is what it says:
FOR: COMPUTER SOFTWARE GAMES AND COMPUTER GAME PROGRAMS.I guess that settles that. I was shocked at how simple the language was back then. For comparison, check out how much more detailed the trademark claim for Promise of Power is, below, or check it out here.
FOR: VIDEO GAME CARTRIDGES; VIDEO GAME DISCS; VIDEO GAME INTERACTIVE CONTROL FLOOR PADS OR MATS; VIDEO GAME INTERACTIVE REMOTE CONTROL UNITS; VIDEO GAME JOYSTICKS; VIDEO GAME MACHINES FOR USE WITH TELEVISIONS; VIDEO GAME SOFTWARE; VIDEO GAME TAPE CASSETTES.And that's in addition to another big paragraph about toys and cheat guides and dozens of other things. Amazing.