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Post Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:09 pm 
 

Is there a difference between a trademark and a copyright?

For instance....could I trademark the name Sojourner Truth?

Or, could I trademark the title The Hour of the Dragon (which is also in the public domain)

Could I trademark Tom Sawyer?

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:25 am 
 

WotC's Peter Adkison in a bizarre video ... something to do with Stephen Colbert. Has official GenCon links and everything.

I couldn't get through it; maybe you can.

Video that defies my ability to describe it

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:54 am 
 

Cool.  I wanna game with Peter!

Peter, if you lurk these boards......

*waves to Peter*

PM me, dude.  I'm just a ferry ride away, here on the fringes of the world.

C'mon over this Saturday night...we got a game on!

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:10 am 
 

As I have posted elsewhere, that video is embarassing.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:37 am 
 

Cimmerian wrote:As I have posted elsewhere, that video is embarassing.


i quite agree - deary deary me :)

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:39 am 
 

That's hilarious!   :lol:

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:14 am 
 

I watched the Colbert Report episode that sparked this video.

In it Colbert retired his dice and talked about a visit to Gencon and his favorite magic user character.

Here is a link to the Youtube recording of it.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:53 pm 
 

I think the video is just fine...especially if you've seen the Colbert video.

Interesting to see a millionaire's game room and miniatures.  If you're a millionaire from gaming, then you can make fun of Stephen Colbert and it's still cool.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:06 pm 
 

I'm sure our "on-site" Acaeum team could give us more details, but the first item that appears to be flying off the shelves at GenCon is ...

(any guesses?)

... a Talisman-like boardgame based on a comic strip with stick figures. Go figure, huh?

Here's reports from:

Ogre Cave

and Gaming Report

(Note this passage: "The longest line of the show so far was for the new Order of the Stick Adventure game releasing at the show. The line went the length of exhibit hall and blocked access to several areas and key rows.") [emphasis added]

I've pre-ordered the game, but with this madness, I'm just hoping they actually remember to send it to me. :)

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:42 pm 
 

Has anyone ever seen this list before. It is like the Evil Overlord list which I have always loved.....

Things Mr. Welch Can No Longer Do During a RPG

theglen: 2200 things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:39 pm 
 

Seller sells US$44 in current legal US tender for US$55+ Shipping?
cgi.ebay.co.uk/22-Two-Dollar-Bills-in-C ... dZViewItem
WTF?


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:46 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Seller sells US$44 in current legal US tender for US$55+ Shipping?
cgi.ebay.co.uk/22-Two-Dollar-Bills-in-C ... dZViewItem
WTF?


When I was a kid, I was always told that since the 2$ bill was no longer being printed that one day it would become sought after by collectors.  From jr. high up through high school when we would take school trips that lasted longer than a day, the school would give each student a small allowance, usually 10 or 12 dollars.  They gave each student this allowance in two dollar bills.  There were so many of them I figured it is a bunch of bull but maybe some people still believe the lie.  :roll:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:23 pm 
 

The last print run of $2 Bills was in 1999. They're perfectly legal tender and they're not going out of print or anything. I put it down to bad education.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:31 pm 
 

Man, I loved $2 bills ... I used to ask for them as change. :) You just don't see them around much, though.

And yes, they are perfectly valid today: there's no expiration date on legal tender.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:20 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Seller sells US$44 in current legal US tender for US$55+ Shipping?
cgi.ebay.co.uk/22-Two-Dollar-Bills-in-C ... dZViewItem
WTF?


I can only assume that since they are the 1976 printing and in uncirculated and consecutive numbers they might hold more value. I know I once received a $50 bill when I worked retail many years ago. It looked funny and at first I thought is was counterfeit. I looked closer and it was from 1931 or 1934..can't recall the exact date now. It was a different shade and maybe a little different in size. It was a crisp as a new bill form the bank though. I told the lady this was probably worth something and she said yeah $50 so I took it as payment and then swapped out cash from my pocket for it after she left. I think it is worth $100 or so based on a paper currency guide I saw once. I have it in my saftey deposit box now.

Once as a young teen I was at an antique show with my parent. I got to wander off by myself as I had no interest in what they were looking at and I found a guy selling older US currency. I saw my first $500 and $1000 bills. I ask the guy what they were going for and he said they were no longer being printed so they six and eleven respectivley. I took off and went to get $20 dollars from my dad as I only had five or something like that left. He came back with me to see what I was buying. Needless to say they both laughed when I found out that six and eleven hundred dollars  :oops: Even though they were no longer being printed they were and are still valid currency. I guess the bank pulls them out of circulation if they ever get used.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:21 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:The last print run of $2 Bills was in 1999. They're perfectly legal tender and they're not going out of print or anything. I put it down to bad education.

Pick me up 22 consecutively-numbered 1976 Scottish pound notes in Mint condition, and I'll send you over £27.50, Ian. :)

Marlith wrote:I looked closer and it was from 1931 or 1934..can't recall the exact date now. It was a different shade and maybe a little different in size. It was a crisp as a new bill form the bank though. I told the lady this was probably worth something and she said yeah $50...

*g*. She had a point there. $50 is worth "less", now, but you're probably still ahead.
(Better than with $100 bills from that era, anyhow. e.g. =>  
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:47 pm 
 

GenCon adds an Australian show:

Details here

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:55 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Seller sells US$44 in current legal US tender for US$55+ Shipping?
cgi.ebay.co.uk/22-Two-Dollar-Bills-in-C ... dZViewItem
WTF?


Guess they wern't so crazy. Look at the 9 3 sets of three 1976 $2 notes...$90. Now they are still for sale

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Or this.....


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And $50's do seem to do better. Lucky me!....  :D

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:05 pm 
 

i just posted this over on DF. i thought it was really funny, so just had to share it with everyone :)

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:50 pm 
 

was sat reading imagine # 4 earlier on and i happened upon the D&D Players Association News on page 31 and on the left hand side of the page, it had this:

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sorry the scan aint that great. if you zoom on the pic, you can read it very clearly:

RPGA1 £2.00 - post free

R-1 £1.50 - post free

R-2 £2.00 - post free

R-3 £2.00 - post free

its enough to make you feel ill :)

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