0.1 Legal Information

The QuestWorlds System Reference Document 0.1 (“QWSRD0.1”) describes the rules of QuestWorlds. You may incorporate the rules as they appear in QWSRD0.1, wholly or in part, into a derivative work, through the use of the QuestWorlds Open Game License, Version 1.0. You should read and understand the terms of that License before creating a derivative work from QWSRD0.1.

Thanks to Wizards of the Coast, the Open Source Initiative, and Creative Commons for their work in creating the framework behind Open Source (and in this case Open Game) licenses. You should be aware that the QuestWorlds Open Game License for use of the QuestWorlds system differs from the Wizards Open Game License and has different terms and conditions.

0.1.1 Using This License

You should note that this is version of 0.1 of the QuestWorlds System Reference Document. We expect to release revised versions of this SRD, especially after development of Chaosium’s upcoming QuestWorlds Core Book. When we release the QuestWorlds Core Book we will update the version designation to 1.0, indicating that the SRD reflects the text published in that book. If you are developing materials for QuestWorlds projects you may want to bear this in mind. We will track any changes to the SRD at https://github.com/ChaosiumInc/QuestWorlds.

Once we release SRD version 1.0 we expect that to be stable for some time.

If you have questions about this license, please reach out to Moon Design at licensing@chaosium.com.

0.1.2 QuestWorlds Open Game License, Version 1.0

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  1. Definitions:

(a) “Contributors” means the copyright and/or trademark owners who have contributed Open Game Content;

(b) “Derivative Material” means copyrighted material including derivative works and translations (including into computer languages), potation, modification, correction, addition, extension, upgrade, improvement, compilation, abridgment, or other forms in which an existing work may be recast, transformed, or adapted;

(c) “Distribute” means to reproduce, license, rent, lease, sell, broadcast, publicly display, transmit, or otherwise distribute;

(d) “Open Game Content” means the QuestWorlds game, including the game mechanics and the methods, procedures, processes, and routines to the extent such content does not embody Prohibited Content and is an enhancement over the prior art and any additional content clearly identified as Open Game Content by the Contributor, and means any work covered by this License, including translations and derivative works under copyright law, but specifically excludes Prohibited Content;

(e) The following items are hereby identified as “Prohibited Content”: All trademarks, registered trademarks, proper names (characters, deities, place names, etc.), plots, story elements, locations, characters, artwork, or trade dress from any of the following: any releases from the product lines of Call of Cthulhu, Dragon Lords of Melniboné, ElfQuest, Elric!, Hawkmoon, HeroQuest, Hero Wars, King Arthur Pendragon, Magic World, Nephilim, Prince Valiant, Ringworld, RuneQuest, 7th Sea, Stormbringer, Superworld, Thieves’ World, Worlds of Wonder, and any related sublines; the world and mythology of Glorantha; all works related to the Cthulhu Mythos, including those that are otherwise public domain; and all works related to Le Morte d’Arthur. This list may be updated in future versions of the License.

(f) “Trademark” means the logos, names, marks, signs, mottos, and designs that are used by a Contributor to identify itself or its products or the associated products contributed to the QuestWorlds Open Game License by the Contributor;

(g) “Use,” “Used,” or “Using” means to use, distribute, copy, edit, format, modify, translate, and otherwise create Derivative Material of Open Game Content;

(h) “You” or “Your” means the licensee in terms of this agreement.

  1. Grant: Except for material designated as Prohibited Content (see Section 1(e) above), the QuestWorlds System Reference Document is Open Game Content, as defined in the QuestWorlds Open Game License version 1.0, Section 1(d). No portion of this work other than the material designated as Open Game Content may be reproduced in any form without permission from Moon Design.

  2. The License: This License applies to any work Using QuestWorlds Open Game Content published by Moon Design. You must affix a complete copy of this License to any QuestWorlds Open Game Content that You Use and include the Copyright Notice detailed in Section 7 in all appropriate locations. No terms may be added to or subtracted from this License except as described by the License itself. No other terms or conditions may be applied to any QuestWorlds Open Game Content distributed Using this License.

  3. Offer and Acceptance: By Using the QuestWorlds Open Game Content You indicate Your acceptance of the terms of the QuestWorlds Open Game License.

  4. Grant of License: Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, the Contributors grant You a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to Use the Open Game Content.

  5. Representation of Authority to Contribute: If You are contributing original material as Open Game Content, You represent that Your contributions are Your original creation and/or You have sufficient rights to grant the rights conveyed by this License.

  6. Copyright Notice: You must update the Copyright Notice portion of this License to include the current version of the text of the Copyright Notice of any QuestWorlds Open Game Content You are copying, modifying, or distributing.

This work created using the QuestWorlds Open Game License.

QuestWorlds Open Game License v 1.0 © copyright 2020 Moon Design Publications LLC.

QuestWorlds © copyright 2019–2020 Moon Design Publications LLC; Author, original rules: Robin D. Laws; developed by Greg Stafford, Ian Cooper, David Dunham, Mark Galeotti, Stephen Martin, Jeff Richard, Neil Robinson, Roderick Robinson, David Scott, and Lawrence Whitaker.

QuestWorlds and the QuestWorlds logo are trademarks of Moon Design Publications LLC. Used with permission.

  1. Limitations on Grant: You agree not to Use any Prohibited Content, except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with Moon Design. You agree not to indicate compatibility or co-adaptability with any Trademark or Registered Trademark in conjunction with a work containing QuestWorlds Open Game Content except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of such Trademark or Registered Trademark.

  2. Identification: If you distribute Open Game Content You must clearly indicate which portions of the work that you are distributing are Open Game Content.

  3. Updating the License: Moon Design or its designated Agents may publish updated versions of the QuestWorlds Open Game License, including updates to the Prohibited Content list. Material published under any version of the License can continue to be published Using the terms of that version, but You agree to Use the most recent authorized version of this License for any new Open Game Content You publish or for revised or updated works with thirty percent (30%) or more revised or new content, by total word count.

  4. Use of Contributor Credits: You may not market or advertise the Open Game Content using the name of any Contributor unless You have written permission from the Contributor to do so.

  5. Reputation: You must not copy, modify, or distribute Open Game Content connected to this License in a way that would be prejudicial or harmful to the honor or reputation of the Contributors.

  6. Inability to Comply: If it is impossible for You to comply with any of the terms of this License with respect to some or all of the QuestWorlds Open Game Content due to statute, judicial order, or governmental regulation then You may not Use any Open Game Material so affected.

  7. Termination: This License will terminate automatically if You fail to comply with all terms herein and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days of becoming aware of the breach.

  8. Labeling: You must prominently display one of the following QuestWorlds logos on the front and back exterior and in the interior package, on the title page or its equivalent, of your Use of the Open Content. You are granted permission to reproduce the logo only for that purpose.

  9. Severability: If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be severed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.

  10. Governing Law and Venue: The governing law for any disputes arising under this License shall be the laws of the State of Michigan, without reference to its choice of laws provisions. Venue is exclusively vested in the United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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