Posted by albinv on 2014-07-18 18:25:25
Meh, i was about getting attached to buy one of these to have something to practice and set of TT equipment around in case.
Now im left with nothing but a moral philosophical dilemma!
Ah, sigh....brave new world
Posted by NerdBird on 2014-07-18 18:33:11
I must say it looks pretty cool though. Too bad they ripped off the art.
Posted by the_Sage on 2014-07-18 19:29:42
Maybe we could get them to put a big sticker with
'Artwork created by the FUMBBL community. Visit fumbbl.com for free online bloodbowl'
on the set?
Posted by harvestmouse on 2014-07-18 20:13:53
That's not acceptable the_Sage. These were created by us as a free resource. They belong to FUMBBL as much as a North Korea dictator. The problem is they're making money from them, not that they're using them.
Posted by WhatBall on 2014-07-18 22:49:03
This was mentioned before in a thread in RL BB on the forums. I was never asked permission for the usage of any of my icons that I created solely for use on FUMBBL, nor was Harvestmouse. I do not know of any of the other icon artists being asked either.
I can in no way endorse this product, nor agree to a retroactive apology sticker. It is blatant theft of thousands of combined hours of work by the FUMBBL community creating hundreds upon hundreds of icons. They even ripped off the Stunty Leeg icons. Had they asked me (and the other artists) I would likely have been more amicable to allowing the usage if all artists had agreed and there was a form of recognition toward FUMBBL from day one.
Posted by keggiemckill on 2014-07-19 00:03:47
I did not know the Art work was stolen. I have seen this game being played and thought, cool Fumbbl products. I'll have to go out and look for the company who actually makes it as the set I saw was 2nd hand.
Posted by PurpleChest on 2014-07-19 00:13:39
just emailed tham an 'i will never buy from you because of this'
I suggest the whole of fumbbl do the same.
Posted by DrPoods on 2014-07-19 01:38:03
Where can we find this? Don't know who I am supposed to be emailing.
Posted by DrPoods on 2014-07-19 01:39:52
Scratch that. Found it.
An absolute disgrace.
Posted by fidius on 2014-07-19 04:35:35
I don't blame you guys for your feelings on this, but it's worth pointing out the product has been out for 4 years now. It was announced in a posting on TFF in June 2010.
Posted by albinv on 2014-07-19 16:51:44
Buying it seems impossible for me now (oh screw, you Mr. Kant and all the lot of you - i would have been better off happily playing bloodbowl on my magnetic-mini-pitch in all stupidity!)...so if it has impact or not, i will sent them a mail at least unleashing all grief for taking my toys away from me.
Can we make this a solid play and post the email at least, or are there legal issues with this?
Posted by Ginocoolowski on 2014-07-19 18:36:39
Yeah I would like a link to the company because I can't seem to find the one with the pictures from here, unless they already took down those pictures.
Posted by lemf on 2014-07-19 20:14:02
Next question is has this thread just advertised the product???
TBH I have absolutely no interest in it whatsoever.
Posted by WhatBall on 2014-07-19 22:17:48
@fidius: Yes, it has been known about for some time. The stance has always been the same, they ripped off FUMBBL, no one here gave consent. Recently they added the Stunty icons too, which I put a huge amount of work into. They are selling a Stunty Leeg add on for 12 euros by simply ripping off others' work and printing them on magnets.
Legally, there is not much we could do, better chance of forcing them to stop selling it via community pressure. The dugouts and min range ruler look identical to the official ones (from memory), so GW would be the legal hammer of choice for this task.
It really amazes me how many Blood Bowl "companies" there are that will rip off other companies ideas/artwork/mini designs/etc, when it is already such a small niche community of a niche industry. Sad really...