Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > Roleplaying in General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2013, 02:30 AM   #111
gjc8
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Default Re: Villains & Vigilantes is back!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
However, assuming Jeff and Jack win the appeal, does that mean that MHG owns the PDF versions of all of the classic V&V modules? (Given that Mr. Bizar doesn't have the right to publish the old modules as PDFs.)
I think, as regards to the existing pdfs where there are issues of layout, art, etc, as stefanj notes, it means that both parties have rights to different aspects of the pdfs, and neither can publish them without permission of the other. Situations like this with derivative works are not impossible under copyright law, and frequently come up with, eg, translations, where the original author owns the rights to the underlying work and the translator owns the rights to specific translation.

However, Jeff Dee & Jack Herman could publish a new set of pdfs, doing their own art and layout, since they still own the copyright on the underlying game and the Villains & Vigilantes trademark.
gjc8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 05:11 PM   #112
DSumner
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The North American Combine
Default FGU's latest release for Villains and Vigilantes

Villains and Vigilantes: Department 88

I cannot tell you what you will be doing, or even who your employer shall be. I can, however, tell you that the risks you face will be great, the work will be difficult, and the pay will be modest. You shall face greater peril than ever you have known, and you will achieve more than you ever thought possible. Although you can never tell anyone what you do, your efforts will be of immeasurable value to those closest to you, and indeed all of the people of Japan, and of the world.

So now I ask each of you this one question: Do I have any volunteers?

http://www.fantasygamesunlimited.net...d-Vigilantes-8

And only $4.00!
__________________
"There is no such thing as a dangerous weapon, only dangerous men."

"Death is certain, life is not."

"No one assails me without punishment"
DSumner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2015, 07:58 AM   #113
DSumner
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The North American Combine
Default Re: Villains & Vigilantes is back!

And the latest release Rising Sun

http://www.fantasygamesunlimited.net...Sun161-151.jpg

Ancient feuds and environmental beatniks spell trouble in this exciting new adventure for Villains and Vigilantes™, the Original Superhero Role Play. What is the source of the mayhem causing the explosive situation at the Sino-American Chemical Company as new enemies await your heroes?

Written by Dominique Sumner and Illustrated by Joe Singleton.

SKU Number: 2038c

http://www.fantasygamesunlimited.net...d-Vigilantes-8
__________________
"There is no such thing as a dangerous weapon, only dangerous men."

"Death is certain, life is not."

"No one assails me without punishment"
DSumner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 05:56 AM   #114
DSumner
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The North American Combine
Default Re: Villains & Vigilantes is back!

Foe File 04: Zed

Zed is a fanatical agent of the Endgame Initiative - a corrupt rogue CHESS project from an alternate near-future timeline which parallels our own. He first traveled to our time-stream to infiltrate our dimension’s version of CHESS, in an attempt to trigger the start of the Endgame Initiative here. There are reports of an alternate version of Zed who calls himself Zeta, and is here to help rather than subvert our timeline. Caution is advised!

Zed is drawn by V&V co-creator and long-time gaming industry artist Jeff Dee, who also wrote Living Legends.

"FOE FILE #04: ZED" contains a briefing from TEACHER, the sentient computer system of the Crusader Citadel (headquarters of the Crusaders superhero team), character sheets with complete stats for Zed and his heroic alter-ego Zeta in VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES and LIVING LEGENDS, and a 2-page origin complete with background, tactics, personality traits, choice dialogue!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/...oe-File-04-Zed
__________________
"There is no such thing as a dangerous weapon, only dangerous men."

"Death is certain, life is not."

"No one assails me without punishment"
DSumner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2015, 12:08 AM   #115
DSumner
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The North American Combine
Default Re: Villains & Vigilantes is back!

Centerville City Under Seige

An American city taken hostage by a madman with an army of robotic soldiers and a cadre of bionically enhanced zealots! Kaiser Albrecht offers the world only two options; live on as his loyal subjects, or perish! Will Centerville be remembered as the first foot-fall in the Kaiser’s march to global domination, or the place where his evil ambitions were thwarted?

It’s up to you to decide the future of the world in this amazing new action-packed adventure only for the Villains and Vigilantes™ Superhero Role-Playing System.

http://www.fantasygamesunlimited.net...y-under-seige/
__________________
"There is no such thing as a dangerous weapon, only dangerous men."

"Death is certain, life is not."

"No one assails me without punishment"
DSumner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2016, 08:05 PM   #116
DSumner
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The North American Combine
Default New For Villains and Vigilantes: Clockworks

Villains and Vigilantes: Clockworks

A Villains and Vigilantes Adventure that pits the player-heroes against Shadow, an international criminal organization that is seeking control of what may be alien technology.

Shadow, an international criminal organization has gotten wind of probable alien technology in the hands of unknowing civilians. They have combined with a local syndicate to take control over these items by whatever means necessary

http://www.fantasygamesunlimited.net...es-clockworks/
__________________
"There is no such thing as a dangerous weapon, only dangerous men."

"Death is certain, life is not."

"No one assails me without punishment"
DSumner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2016, 06:44 AM   #117
robkelk
Untitled
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: between keyboard and chair
Default Re: Villains & Vigilantes is back!

Villains & Vigilantes Creators Win Settlement to Publish Game

"After the longest court battle in the history of tabletop roleplaying games -- four years, eight months and 16 days -- the creators of Villains & Vigilantes have secured the rights to publish the game they created as teens in the 1970s. ..."

Which means you can now give your money to the creators of the game, instead of to a company that only owns the trademark.

http://workbench.cadenhead.org/news/...s-creators-win
__________________
Rob Kelk
“Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.”
– Bernard Baruch,
Deming (New Mexico) Headlight, 6 January 1950
No longer reading these forums regularly.
robkelk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 07:50 PM   #118
stefanj
 
stefanj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Beaverton, OR
Default Re: Villains & Vigilantes is back!

Monkey House Games has been updating the PDFs they have on RPGNow, noting that the trademark held by Scott Bizar is used with permission.

Here is MHG's press release:

http://monkeyhousegames.com/?p=1035

Scott should really be drawing up new contracts for the old V&V books he is still publishing, including mine. I'm not stressed about it, since he's been reliably been sending royalty checks twice a year.
__________________
Alphabet Arcane / MacGuffin Alphabet / Unnight
Twitter: StefanEJones
stefanj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 06:24 PM   #119
DSumner
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The North American Combine
Default Re: Villains & Vigilantes is back!

Hostile Intent: Akula

He was found by a Russian research vessel and submitted to years of study. Resenting his subjugation, he found a way to escape. While his greatest desire is to be left alone, the Russians have other plans.

Written by Dominique Sumner, with full color art by Joe Singleton, and layout by Walt Robillard. Each volume of Hostile Intent presents an extensively detailed character, or villainous organization, that can be seamlessly integrated into Villains and Vigilantes roleplaying game; from a one-shot adventure to an ongoing campaign. From New Millennium Games - Published by HAZARD Studios

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/198231...e-Intent-Akula
__________________
"There is no such thing as a dangerous weapon, only dangerous men."

"Death is certain, life is not."

"No one assails me without punishment"
DSumner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2016, 04:25 AM   #120
DSumner
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The North American Combine
Default Re: Villains & Vigilantes is back!

Hostile Intent: Der Jager

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/images/3983/200696.jpg

Humans. The most dangerous game. This is the territory of the man known as Der Jager. Born into privilege, the hunter is a man of conviction with a zeal to chase the ultimate prey. He has now set his sights on those with super human abilities as he goes from the most dangerous game to the deadliest catch.

Written by Dominique Sumner, with full color art by Joe Singleton, and layout by Walt Robillard. Each volume of Hostile Intent presents an extensively detailed character, or villainous organization, that can be seamlessly integrated into Villains and Vigilantes roleplaying game; from a one-shot adventure to an ongoing campaign. From New Millennium Games - Published by HAZARD Studios.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/...tent-Der-Jager
__________________
"There is no such thing as a dangerous weapon, only dangerous men."

"Death is certain, life is not."

"No one assails me without punishment"
DSumner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.