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Subject: Inspired by Earthdawn? rss

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Piotr Konieczny
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I am surprised nobody mentioned this before, but forum search tells me nobody mentioned Earthdawn here. I feel the game is certainly inspired by it:
* first, skyships in a fantasy setting, with pirates, magic resource extraction, etc.
* second, the logo. Sure, they are far from identical (compare http://www.harmsfam.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Earthdawn... and https://boardgamegeek.com/image/1280034/sky-traders) but, there are some similarities - font, gold circles. Sure, it is a bit stretching it, but of course they couldn't make it too close for the legal reasons.

Of course, I am not saying anything was ripped off, I am just saying I feel like the game was inspired by Earthdawn to some degree. Anyone else has any thoughts on that?
 
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Thomas King
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Sorry, I really don't see any significant similarities after looking up Earthdawn. They have almost nothing distinct in common, just a couple of tropes.

Sky Traders has more in common with Skies of Arcadia, to be honest.
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