Phew! I feel a lot better.
Work continues apace on the first MeatShield book, The Quest for the Scepter Thingie. One of the things I had promised was D&D 4th Edition stats for Dhur, Jaine and CH’p. Since such stats would be making use of intellectual property of Wizards of the Coast, I contacted WOTC to determine if I would be stepping on any toes, from a copyright and/or trademark standpoint. I was contacted by their associate brand manager, who asked what I had in mind. I wrote her back and… nothing. It has now been two weeks and I have yet to hear back from her. So, what may happen is either I remove the D&D write-ups completely, or I make 3.5 rules versions of them, since I’m told that the 3.5 rules are open source.
That’s about it. See you all on Friday!