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Working Title: Web Dojinshi: From YKTTW

Filby: Do The Order of the Stick or Goblins—comics that explicitly reference Dungeons & Dragons but take place in original settings—count as Fan Web Comics?

The Recreator: Not really. These comics are closer to works of parody than fan comics, especially in that they avoid explicitly defining the terms and names they use. "Spot check" is not a trademarked term, for instance, but the definition of "Spot check" in D&D is copyrighted material.

There's also the fact that The Order of the Stick has spawned a number of fan comics itself (including my own) to consider.