Want to know how to create toon-style images like this in DAZ Studio? ‘Course you do! Stay tooned for the next First Steps with DAZ tutorial, coming….. toon!
Meantime things are slowing down a little here at Greywulf Towers as I’m fighting off a cold so feel just a little more achy and drained than usual. I’ve a Character du Jour based on benpop’s description of this lovely Elven Maiden to put together, the Sunless Citadel 4e conversion pdf to complete, a couple of commissioned renders to finish and the next panels for Sin20: The Life and Death of Callen Oncedark to…. uhhh…. start. Ouch. I’m so behind!
Instead, I’ll end with a mini-rant.
There’s a lot of noise out there regarding Wizards’ issuing a cease-and-desist order to Ema’s Character Sheets site. I’m not going to be drawn into that because we don’t really know the facts behind it, and to the best of my knowledge never visited the site in question. So it’s not fair for speculate about something I really know nothing about.
However, this has renewed a call for Wizards’ to issue some kind of fan-site policy. I’ll say this only once: I don’t want no steenking fan-site policy, ok? In other industries where these things exist they do nothing but drive a wedge between companies and their fans. Policies like these are anathema to the whole concept of “being a fan” in the first place and only serve to further limit what we, as fans, can or can’t do in our own private corner of the internet. Wizards’ quite rightly pointed out that having a fan-site policy would make no difference in cases where their IP is abused. I’m hoping that they’re coming to realise that having a fan-site policy in the first place is a Bad Move.
And don’t get me started on the whole “Intellectual Property” myth. I’ll save that for another day, ok?
Your own personal “policy” when it comes to D&D or any other game should be the same as it is on the internet as a whole:
- Use common sense
- Respect others
- Respect the law
Do we really need the specifics spelling out to us? Hell no!
Rant over. Think I’ll lay down now.