Hey guys, looking for some inspiration here... I'm trying to think of the best examples of IP that is in public domain due to expired copyright... Or possibly historical stories... and of course especially stuff that could be used as game themes or setting. It's hard to come up with things that *haven't* been used before, needless to say. Here's some that have: Alice in Wonderland Wizard of Oz Sherlock Holmes Greek/Roman/Norse/Egyptian myth Peter Pan (although the rights to this are claimed by an existing institution... I'm not sure how that's possible since it's over 100 years old) Jules Vern and HG Wells novels There must be dozens of good sources that aren't springing to mind... maybe *because* they haven't been used in games. Anyone think of sources that are soon to expire or recently expired? Or older sources that are untapped? How about... Shakespeare? Go on, someone name a Shakespeare-inspired game! I can't think of one... The idea here, in case you are wondering, is to appeal to players with characters and stories they already know. It's like having some of the marketing already done for you.