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15 Mar 2019 6:17 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Chainmail Rules?" to "Rights to the Chainmail rules?"Removed from Ultramodern Warfare (2009-present) board
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    15 Mar 2019 3:38 p.m. PST
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Personal logo The Badger Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 3:38 p.m. PST

Does anyone know who currently owns the rights (if they are not public domain) to Chainmail rules by Gary Gygax?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 4:07 p.m. PST

You may actually be able to find them free on the web if you look around.

rmaker15 Mar 2019 4:11 p.m. PST

Since TSR owned them, and Wizards of the Coast bought TSR, and Hasbro bought WotC, I would assume that Hasbro owns the copyright. And since Jeff Perren (co-author) is still alive, that applies for at least another seventy years.

BorisTheSpider15 Mar 2019 4:51 p.m. PST

The original rules are on Wargame Vault

Lion in the Stars15 Mar 2019 5:19 p.m. PST

Direct link to the Wargame Vault sales page: link

$4.99 USD, get it about 30sec after you purchase it.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Mar 2019 6:18 p.m. PST

Note that there is also the later (second?) edition rules, which went with the Chainmail miniatures line.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Mar 2019 8:18 a.m. PST

But I'm guessing if you;re after the rights you're thinking of publishing a new edition, or something similar?

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