White Wolf screws up

OK, there’s a good chance that you’re not familiar with White Wolf, a game publisher. They publish a few fairly popular RPGs and license their material for video games and such as well. Now they’ve reportedly made a pretty dumb decision, discussed on BoingBoing, related to- ta da, what makes this on-topic- LICENSING. They’re charging licensing fees in the forms of Camarilla membership (sort of a fan club) to people who are “infringing” on their work (this includes people who cover costs in a LARP or similar situations- and all the people involved in that game). This “license” also has new rules associated with the running of the game, including not allowing players under 18. The BoingBoing post links to their forum thread with these new requirements.

Now, White Wolf has done a couple of silly things before- their lawsuit against the producers of the Underworld movie was a bad idea for several reasons- but this truly takes the cake. I hope they don’t continue this behavior. I’d love to support them with purchasing their products on occasions- I enjoyed the Vampire: Bloodlines PC Game- but I can’t in good conscience support their ridiculousness. 😛


  1. Brian Boyko said,

    July 14, 2005 @ 1:01 am

    Say – I’m a gamer who also goes to UTexas. E-mail me, I may be running something soon. Something not White Wolf.

  2. Carlos said,

    August 3, 2005 @ 7:18 pm

    Sorry it took so long to reply- I didn’t see that there was a comment. ^^; I shot you an email message.

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