Bethesda's latest problem: Plagiarism!


Grand Admiral
Oct 8, 2016
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Talking about "studios that are a hollow shell of their former selves..."

Apparently, Bethesda is soon to release an expansion for ESO called "Elsweyr" and as a promotional bit released a paper-and-pencil version of the game...the only problem being, they totally plagiarized the work of some another adventure released by Wizard's of the Coast back in 2016!


A promotional Elder Scrolls-themed tabletop RPG adventure released by Bethesda Tuesday contained widespread instances of apparent plagiarism from a Dungeons & Dragons adventure published by Wizards of the Coast in 2016. That adventure was pulled down from the Internet Wednesday afternoon, and Bethesda now says it is "investigat[ing] the source."

Bethesda's pen-and-paper Elder Scrolls "Elsweyr" adventure (archived here for reference) contains text that in total seems only slightly reworded from the D&D adventure "The Black Road," written by Paige Leitman and Ben Heisler as part of Wizards of the Coast's Organized Play program. The adventures are largely identical throughout their texts, aside from sometimes sloppy replacements of certain words and phrases with synonyms and the changing of certain items and locations to fit in the Elder Scrolls setting.
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