LNH20: Earth-Twenty Roundup Thread And Getting The New Tag In There

Lalo Martins lalo.martins at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 09:06:18 PDT 2011

quoth Andrew Perron as of Sat, 05 Nov 2011 14:55:10 +0000:
> General Use: You can use these characters in your story without asking
> their creator.  You should still ask if you want to make some major
> change that will affect how the character is used going forward.
> Ask Before Using: Self-explanatory; you need to ask for permission
> before using these.
> Reserved: The creator doesn't want anyone else to use these characters,
> at least for now.  You can still ask, but don't be surprised if you get
> turned down.

And my proposed “future sanity rule”: if a character is not General Use 
and has an important role in the setting (leader, president, Sorcerer 
Supreme) that is getting in the way of other writers; AND the creator 
isn't responding to requests - then other writers are explicitly allowed 
to write that role out, even if that requires a minor cameo by the 
“forbidden” character. We don't want to end up with “narrative dead ends” 
in the universe because they require some character that nobody is 
allowed or willing to write.

-- Lalo “future-proof” Martins

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