Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Announcement: Forgotten Futures Payment Policy

In response to recent announcements by certain games companies, I would like to make it clear that I do not require Forgotten Futures players, referees, and / or event organisers to pay me any money whatever, register their clubs or societies in any way, shape, or form, or tell me about anything you do with the game - for example, I REALLY don't want to know about your characters, nor do I greatly care about your totally authentic Victorian campaign in which everyone is a bad-assed elf with semi-automatic weapons, your really neat steam powered giant mecha, your 50-page addition to the combat rules, etc. etc.

It would be nice if you registered as a user, and paid me the relatively small amount of money I charge for a CD-ROM containing the rules, support material, etc., but if you're feeling mean you can find the core gaming material on line and use it as much as you like without charge. Whether you are registered or not, I have no intention of telling you how to behave, nor do I really care if you use the game rules as they stand or invent your own. I am marginally more likely to pay attention to criticism if you are a registered user, but that's about it.

If you are stupid enough to hurt yourself or others while playing Forgotten Futures you are on your own. Saying that because Forgotten Futures has rules for wounds and combat - which do not in any way require players to engage in real combat - you have gone out and murdered 25 people will just make you look very, very silly when they are sentencing you to the electric chair. Similarly, the existence of magic rules in the game does not in any way constitute acknowledgement of the existence of the supernatural, and saying that the devil made you do it because you played a role playing game will also make you look very silly when they are sentencing you...

Thank you.

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