FAQ: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!

FAQ: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #125 on: Jun 06, 2013, 08:43 AM »
As long as it's not a fan character or infringing on anyone Else's copyright, you can use any character you have already made. So a character from a comic you made would be fine, but not a character made for an on line game. For instance, my character Angela Rudell I used for years for my own stuff prior to Void. But I couldn't submit my WoW character as they belong to Blizzard.

What if I don't make references to the game at all? Or 'write around trademarks?'

For instance, if I change this character's story, could I theoretically submit him?
http://www.mediumsizedrobot.com/primusdatabase.com/index.php?title=Pokerface

We definitely encourage collaboration, it just has to be clear to your opponent WHO they are up against. Do you have a friend you were planning on collaborating with? What's your plan?

What I was thinking was a series of team-ups/collaborations with different artists and their characters, but those would probably be classified as "beyond battles".

I did like those tag team battles you guys had earlier this year. Maybe could do some of those.

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #126 on: Jun 06, 2013, 09:28 AM »
No fan characters at all are allowed, just due to copyrights.
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Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #127 on: Jun 06, 2013, 08:55 PM »
All right, back to the metaphorical drawing board then.

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #128 on: Jun 06, 2013, 09:25 PM »
now hold on a second.  Adapting your online character to void is fine as long as you remove all references to the original game.  I noticed that it was a Champions online RP character and as long as the back story has nothing to do with Millennium City/Dr. Destroyer/anything else in the game, you can use the design.

Hell, my own character Bullet Princess had her humble beginnings as a Champions Online character.




TLDR:
For instance, if I change this character's story, could I theoretically submit him?
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Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #129 on: Jun 06, 2013, 09:50 PM »
And how much customization does Champions Online provide? If it's just a matter of you threw an outfit together that the game and the outfits exist in reality, that would be fine. However, if the designs are unique to the game like in something like World of Warcraft



it gets a little messier. The armor and weapon designs are clearly Blizzard's so I couldn't just straight up use those. Even though I got to choose what my character's hair looked like and what clothes she's wearing, obviously the armor itself is unique to the game.

If you were allowed to design everything yourself I could see it being okay. But if there is anything pre-done in there, you would need to heavily modify it.
Kittens wearins mittens

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #130 on: Jun 06, 2013, 10:22 PM »
Champions Online offers a HUGE amount of customisation. It's probably the game's best feature.

For instance, here's another character I made in it.


(I also made two robots, an alien and a Batman-type vigilante)

In fact, you should see what this guy does with the creator.

Man, if they made the character creator a separate program, it would be the perfect tool for character design. Make a model in 3D, then you can turn it around and get references from different angles!

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #131 on: Jun 06, 2013, 10:25 PM »
I think in that case it's okay.
Kittens wearins mittens

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #132 on: Jun 06, 2013, 11:34 PM »
everyone submit ur saints row characters, saints row character speeddeath tournament 2014

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #133 on: Jun 07, 2013, 03:17 AM »
everyone submit ur saints row characters, saints row character speeddeath tournament 2014



sign me up plz

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #134 on: Jun 07, 2013, 08:52 AM »
Yeah.....I'm gonna have to go with....WTF!?.....WHY?
enterVOID is all about original material...so you need to take the opportunity to stretch your creative muscles...cuz there is a big difference between using 3rd party material because of your own shortcomings/inexperience and being lazy when designing a disposable character


We are as a community all about D.I.Y. and getting better by doing...so we don't approve of shortcuts....and we don't accept people trying to weasel around inadequacy
« Last Edit: Jun 07, 2013, 09:14 AM by Wei Ingnan »
-draw like you love it.... not like your mom told you to do it-

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #135 on: Jun 07, 2013, 12:18 PM »
to clarify I was joking and my opinion is the same as wei's.

great, you have custom characters on an rpg server. Those are fun to make, but let's see what you can come up with on your own.

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #136 on: Jun 07, 2013, 12:30 PM »
everyone submit ur saints row characters, saints row character speeddeath tournament 2014



sign me up plz

BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #137 on: Jun 07, 2013, 12:44 PM »
Somehow i think my words were twisted in a way i did not intend.


I believe using the character creator is fine for getting inspiration for characters.  After all, you still have to draw the damn thing yourself.  That pokerface character had a good costume as far as using the in-game engine goes, but drawing it out yourself there's more to what you can add than what the creation system allows.

Whether the idea came from a generator, your own head, a coffee stain, it's still your idea.  And as long as there's no copyright violations it's fine.


TLDR

YOU STILL HAVE TO DRAW THE DAMN THING

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #138 on: Jun 07, 2013, 08:23 PM »
Of course the in-game character is just a starting point. I already see a few ways he can be improved...

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #139 on: Jul 11, 2013, 05:21 AM »
On the topic of copyrights..

Now, drawing a big-eared mouse with red trunks and call him "Mark Mouse" is gonna land you in a world of trouble.. but what are the rules about copyrighted characters /material being displayed in your comics? for example if a character wears a Mickey Mouse t-shirt or has a Mickey Mouse poster on his/her wall? What if your character gets knocked out and hallucinates meeting Superman? What if, for a one-shot comic, your character eats a lot of mushrooms and dresses up as Batman?

I guess what I am trying to say is: I understand that characters should be original but up to what point can we include "copyrighted material" in our comics? Or is it just off the table, period?

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #140 on: Jul 11, 2013, 05:55 AM »
On the topic of copyrights..

Now, drawing a big-eared mouse with red trunks and call him "Mark Mouse" is gonna land you in a world of trouble.. but what are the rules about copyrighted characters /material being displayed in your comics? for example if a character wears a Mickey Mouse t-shirt or has a Mickey Mouse poster on his/her wall? What if your character gets knocked out and hallucinates meeting Superman? What if, for a one-shot comic, your character eats a lot of mushrooms and dresses up as Batman?

I guess what I am trying to say is: I understand that characters should be original but up to what point can we include "copyrighted material" in our comics? Or is it just off the table, period?

I remember at the time when some of us were creating the EnterVOID anthology, we were specifically told to NOT put in any copyrighted material of any sort into our comics.

I think its due to the fact that the anthology was a profit-based product, and because of this you avoid copyrighted material at any costs to keep you out of trouble from the fat cats.

However, personally, because our webcomics here on enterVOID are not on the commercial market, they're free for anybody and everybody to read, I'd find it more acceptable to have copyrighted material in your work because you're not making any money from it - heck, it's essentially free advertising for them.

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #141 on: Jul 11, 2013, 06:14 AM »
On the topic of copyrights..

Now, drawing a big-eared mouse with red trunks and call him "Mark Mouse" is gonna land you in a world of trouble.. but what are the rules about copyrighted characters /material being displayed in your comics? for example if a character wears a Mickey Mouse t-shirt or has a Mickey Mouse poster on his/her wall? What if your character gets knocked out and hallucinates meeting Superman? What if, for a one-shot comic, your character eats a lot of mushrooms and dresses up as Batman?

I guess what I am trying to say is: I understand that characters should be original but up to what point can we include "copyrighted material" in our comics? Or is it just off the table, period?

It's not off the table. Parodies are fine and legal. I would encourage everyone to try to avoid copyrighted material though. Most people swap out a brand name and create things like "Void bucks coffee". I would use copyrighted material sparingly and for parody purposes only.

So essentially... Mickey Mouse poster? Sure, whatever. Comic about Batman? Ehhh... maybe not.


Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #142 on: Jul 11, 2013, 08:15 AM »
Yeah, references are fine outside of the Void Anthology. The anthology is stricter because Ka-blam, the printer, is stricter.
Kittens wearins mittens

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #143 on: Aug 15, 2013, 09:48 AM »
Can a dead character, during the month of October, issue a death match challenge?

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #144 on: Aug 15, 2013, 10:05 AM »
Can a dead character, during the month of October, issue a death match challenge?

Yup.

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #145 on: Aug 15, 2013, 10:49 AM »
Can a dead character, during the month of October, issue a death match challenge?

Yup.

But if the dead character kills another already dead character in a death match, what happens then? Do they die again? Are they DEAD dead? Double dead?

Will we do the impossible, see the invisible and PIERCE THE HEAVENS?!



Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #146 on: Aug 15, 2013, 10:53 AM »
Can a dead character, during the month of October, issue a death match challenge?

Yup.

But if the dead character kills another already dead character in a death match, what happens then? Do they die again? Are they DEAD dead? Double dead?

Will we do the impossible, see the invisible and PIERCE THE HEAVENS?!

Yes, you the character will become "double dead". Next year, you will have the opportunity to become "triple dead". Only when you have achieved the rank of "quadruple dead" THEN you may then piece the heavens. Piercing the heavens before you have reached quadruple dead is strictly against the rules.

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #147 on: Oct 08, 2013, 02:42 PM »
Hello! I have a question concerning characters--

I plan on creating a character team of 2 (possibly 4, depending on the answer to this query), and each character has a friend that I plan on cameo'ing often (though, for the purpose of comics and battles, they will not be the focus of storyline/comic). Because the 4 are closely related, I plan on putting the tag-alongs on the ref sheet and including some extra information in the biographies, however... Well, the 2 extra characters belong to some friends of mine-- I do have permission from both to use them on EnterVOID, however all drawing/writing/scripting on here will be done by me. I guess what I mean to ask is,  with permission is it alright for me to include these characters on EnterVOID despite the fact that my friends do not plan on participating themselves on the site artwise, how much detail about them would be acceptable for me to put onto the team profile, or should I simply treat it like a 4-man team?

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #148 on: Oct 08, 2013, 03:16 PM »
Team characters are perfectly fine. As for permission for your friends' characters, as long as you have permission from your friends to use them, you'll be fine.

Re: Questions About Void? Post Yours Here!
« Reply #149 on: Oct 08, 2013, 03:18 PM »
Yeah, as long as your friends' characters aren't part of the actual submission, you're good. Cameos are fine.
Kittens wearins mittens

 

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