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Rhialto posted a topic in General DiscussionFirstly, I am not a lawyer, nor qualified to give legal advice. But I have read much about legal matters. Dungeons and Dragons includes in its Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting an organization of evil magic users called the Red Wizards of Thay. Academagia, as it has currently developed, has an organization of evil magic users called the Purple Wizards of Thei. There is the possibility that the owners of the intellectual property associated with Dungeons and Dragons might take legal action against Black Chicken Studios for using the term Purple Wizards of Thei, arguing that it is too similar in name and concept to the Red Wizards of Thay. @Schwarzbart's writings on this issue would in this context be alarming, since they reveal that he originally named them the Red Wizards of Thei, strongly suggesting that he was inspired by the Red Wizards of Thay. As a way to avoid this type of legal risk, maybe Black Chicken Studios should rename the organization of evil magic users from Thei to be less similar to Dungeons and Dragons's organization of evil magic users from Thay. As a suggestion, maybe they could be called the Purple Sorcerers of Thei, or perhaps the Purple Mages of Thei.