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Here are some of the key things that are very concerning about this campaign:
- The 3 creators are not Canadians, yet they’re posting this as a Canadian-based project. They are all Pakistanis, but they are not posting this as a Pakistani campaign. They said it is because one of their first financial backers is located in Canada, who had paid for them to take trips to visit Canada. Nothing’s wrong with being Pakistani, but something’s wrong when you’re pretending to be someone you are not.
- Plagiarism - refund policy copied from another KS campaign without even fixing it to show the correct currency.
- Plagiarism - their posted rulebook has astounding similarities when compared to the Massive Darkness rulebook, with many paragraphs copied word for word.
For your reference, here’s a side-by-side comparison one of the backers have posted: https://tinyurl.com/ybcr8j42
- They haven’t posted an update addressing all the concerns that backers have raised since the rulebook was posted. Campaign updates trigger emails and other forms of notifications to all backers, which will be an effective way to inform all backers of the current situation and how they choose to handle it. Yet, no updates on that topic, just some responses on the comments page, which get hidden unless someone decides to go in and dig through it. The latest update mentions nothing about the plagiarism accusations. The creator only said in the comments section that: “Its unfortunate that the alpha version bears uncanny similarity with the said game's rule book but since it's not the final version there is no need for us to address this any further than we already are.”
- CMON’s CEO, Chern Ann Ng, has filed a DMCA notice against them for this. Screenshot for your reference posted by @Impact! Miniatures: http://www.midgardbb.com/KenWhitman/Screenshot%202018-07-14%2017.14.24.png
- Plagiarism - they copied Mythic Games’ KS profile biography word for word.
This is Foxtales’ profile bio: https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1412544049/about
This is Mythic Games’ profile bio (starting at the 2nd paragraph): https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1162110258/about