UPDATE: Answer to the question is no, really, and the communication issues between Rustic and the 3rd party have been resolved. Outcome: Rustic Dragon Still Awesome.
Until now, I have held Rustic Dragon in somewhat high regards. He was a good member to have in the Shroud of the Avatar community, and he brought in a lot of publicity at least even if most of it was generated for current members of the higher pledge level variety. I felt kind of bad that he moved his life down to Austin, did a decent job, got let go and moved somewhere else again. That is a real bitch.
Rustic has been unloading shit on E-Bay for quite some time now and isn’t shy about letting everyone know about it. I don’t know if the stuff he is selling was already owned by him or if he has been collecting new things, having LB sign them, and then turning them for a bit more. But that is beyond the point.
Point is that while my bots were scanning G+ feeds, I picked up on an interesting comment. Here are the screens and the comment:
I don’t have a problem with it being modified as it is itself a fan work based on the game maps, but I can’t say I like that my work is being sold like this without even an attempt to contact me. That my name is spelt wrong (‘Hai-Etlik’ not ‘Hai-Entik’) doesn’t particularly help.
sell sell sell!
– Kevin Smith
Kenneth is right, it is a pretty valid concern! You can see an example, currently, of the item here and in the description it also mentions signed by Lord British:
Here is some additional information and what not on this from the Ultima Codex:
I am pretty surprised by this! Disappointed too.