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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3250 on: July 18, 2016, 04:57:02 pm »
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« Reply #3251 on: July 21, 2016, 05:14:11 am »
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I would, but - and I can't stress this enough - it would be essential that sometimes it led people to dead bodies instead.
Why are you the only developer that cares enough to get kids up off the couch and visiting their grandparents in the local cemetery?
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3252 on: July 21, 2016, 10:19:24 am »
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Did you have to clear the Gathering card type with Wizards?

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« Reply #3253 on: July 21, 2016, 12:18:07 pm »
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Did you have to clear the Gathering card type with Wizards?
The OP is from December 07, 2012. It's taken a while - with an intermission - but maybe people have just run out of questions.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3254 on: July 21, 2016, 12:43:17 pm »
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Did you have to clear the Gathering card type with Wizards?
The OP is from December 07, 2012. It's taken a while - with an intermission - but maybe people have just run out of questions.

I doubt it. but if you don't like this question or think it's not worth answering, go ahead and say so. I can take it. Or don't! I will get the idea from your silence. But I'm not sure what you are trying to say with this comment here. Like, I thought the question was reasonable; companies can get very defensive of their IP. I guess you disagree about its reasonableness. But don't let me ruin it for everyone else.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3255 on: July 21, 2016, 12:45:36 pm »
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Did you have to clear the Gathering card type with Wizards?
The OP is from December 07, 2012. It's taken a while - with an intermission - but maybe people have just run out of questions.
You think so?
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3256 on: July 21, 2016, 01:01:04 pm »
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Did you have to clear the Gathering card type with Wizards?
The OP is from December 07, 2012. It's taken a while - with an intermission - but maybe people have just run out of questions.

I doubt it. but if you don't like this question or think it's not worth answering, go ahead and say so. I can take it. Or don't! I will get the idea from your silence. But I'm not sure what you are trying to say with this comment here. Like, I thought the question was reasonable; companies can get very defensive of their IP. I guess you disagree about its reasonableness. But don't let me ruin it for everyone else.

I believe this question has been asked before, but about Dominion as a whole rather than specifically the Gathering cards. I don't remember the answer, but I remember that Richard Garfield himself was involved in some Dominion playtesting.  The question may have been included in the collated Interview post that was published to the blog.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3257 on: July 21, 2016, 01:04:27 pm »
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Did you have to clear the Gathering card type with Wizards?
The OP is from December 07, 2012. It's taken a while - with an intermission - but maybe people have just run out of questions.

There will always be questions. However, after 131 pages of questions, I basically know more about you than the NRA. This has massive implications. I can write a program that can perfectly emulate you. In a way, you will be immortal. Long after all of us are gone, that program will continue to compile Dominion cards and the signature dry wit with the slight tinge of sardonicism that you are well known and beloved for. In fact, you might even be replaced before that. You say the 'X' in your name is a variable. I can tell you, you will become a variable when I write my code. Machines are the future, Donald. Humanity will be replaced.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3258 on: July 21, 2016, 02:36:57 pm »
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Did you have to clear the Gathering card type with Wizards?
The OP is from December 07, 2012. It's taken a while - with an intermission - but maybe people have just run out of questions.

I doubt it. but if you don't like this question or think it's not worth answering, go ahead and say so. I can take it. Or don't! I will get the idea from your silence. But I'm not sure what you are trying to say with this comment here. Like, I thought the question was reasonable; companies can get very defensive of their IP. I guess you disagree about its reasonableness. But don't let me ruin it for everyone else.
To me, it would make zero sense for someone to have to "clear the Gathering card type with Wizards." It's reality-defying. Thus I thought you were joking. Thus I thought, man. Seems like nothing but joke questions these days.

I do not believe it is possible, in the free world at least, to control a word in the way you suggest. To control something like that, I think it has to be coined (e.g. Kaladesh, Innistrad, etc.), and possibly then still needs a similar context.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3259 on: July 21, 2016, 03:16:04 pm »
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To me, it would make zero sense for someone to have to "clear the Gathering card type with Wizards." It's reality-defying. Thus I thought you were joking. Thus I thought, man. Seems like nothing but joke questions these days.

Gotcha.

I do not believe it is possible, in the free world at least, to control a word in the way you suggest.

They did so with tap. And Bethesda tried (and partially succeeded) to do the same with scrolls. I don't agree that such a thing should be possible, but sadly it happened.

I think I did not word my original inquiry very well. What I meant was more like, did they have anything to say about it. From what you have said, I suppose not. The lawyers did not come for you, so there was no brave stand to take.

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« Reply #3260 on: July 21, 2016, 03:37:43 pm »
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They did so with tap.
"Tap" has a huge amount of context - it's being used to mean, turn a card 90 degrees. Using "tap" that way somewhere else is not at all like having "Gathering" in a game's title vs. using it to label a group of cards that gather tokens.

And of course what happened with "tap" is just that no-one felt like testing it.

It is popularly thought that WotC patented tapping. In actuality they patented certain kinds of trading card games, and that patent was so specific that it included tapping (games using trading cards predated Magic by ~90 years so this was necessary). The more specific your patent is, the less it covers; WotC mentioning tapping in their patent limited their patent, rather than causing it to cover more ground.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3261 on: July 21, 2016, 03:44:10 pm »
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I do not believe it is possible, in the free world at least, to control a word in the way you suggest. To control something like that, I think it has to be coined (e.g. Kaladesh, Innistrad, etc.), and possibly then still needs a similar context.

Is Apple an exception?
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3262 on: July 21, 2016, 03:53:25 pm »
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I do not believe it is possible, in the free world at least, to control a word in the way you suggest. To control something like that, I think it has to be coined (e.g. Kaladesh, Innistrad, etc.), and possibly then still needs a similar context.

Is Apple an exception?
Feel free to consult lawyers and wikipedia; I am a game designer.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3263 on: July 21, 2016, 04:05:36 pm »
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I do not believe it is possible, in the free world at least, to control a word in the way you suggest. To control something like that, I think it has to be coined (e.g. Kaladesh, Innistrad, etc.), and possibly then still needs a similar context.

Is Apple an exception?

Note that your post contajns the letter pronounced 'eye'. You can expect a message from the Apple lawyers shortly.

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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3264 on: July 21, 2016, 04:07:41 pm »
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I do not believe it is possible, in the free world at least, to control a word in the way you suggest. To control something like that, I think it has to be coined (e.g. Kaladesh, Innistrad, etc.), and possibly then still needs a similar context.

Is Apple an exception?

Note that your post contajns the letter pronounced 'eye'. You can expect a message from the Apple lawyers shortly.

You get a +1 for "contajns". Well played.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #3265 on: July 21, 2016, 06:56:03 pm »
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So, are we all just not gonna use that letter through the thread we're currently at? Donald, you okay about all that? My posts feel really odd...
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« Reply #3266 on: July 21, 2016, 07:31:00 pm »
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So, are we all just not gonna use that letter through the thread we're currently at? Donald, you okay about all that? My posts feel really odd...

No, we wjll not.
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« Reply #3267 on: July 21, 2016, 07:49:16 pm »
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I will.

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« Reply #3268 on: July 21, 2016, 07:56:14 pm »
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« Reply #3269 on: July 22, 2016, 09:29:55 am »
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Aww come on. After all the effort used to not have that letter, 0 respect? You people are terrjble.
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But not strictly better, because the spinoff can have a different cost than the expansion.
I hereby declare myself the best dominion player in the world. Obviously.

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« Reply #3270 on: July 22, 2016, 09:44:42 am »
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Aww come on. After all the effort used to not have that letter, 0 respect? You people are terrjble.

To change that letter to 'j' garners respect, though to carefully preclude the usage of that letter completely, even though much more of a challenge, does not award such respect.
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« Reply #3271 on: July 22, 2016, 10:30:53 am »
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They say the novelty wore out pretty fast
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« Reply #3272 on: July 22, 2016, 11:22:29 am »
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So, are we all just not gonna use that letter through the thread we're currently at? Donald, you okay about all that? My posts feel really odd...

My eyes see what you have done there.
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« Reply #3273 on: July 22, 2016, 11:37:48 am »
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l for one am pleased that people have apprecˇated orꙇgˇnal content more than derꙇvatˇve works.

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« Reply #3274 on: July 22, 2016, 11:57:15 am »
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So, are we all just not gonna use that letter through the thread we're currently at? Donald, you okay about all that? My posts feel really odd...

My eyes see what you have done there.
Kids dig it, it's hip. I think it will lift spirits whilst irking dimwits.
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