RR&D Community Licence

Version 1.0 Last updated: 30 November 2021

This license allows you to make stuff that builds on our games or is compatible with them, and either publish it for free or sell it, without us taking a cut. If you are unsure about doing something with our games that isn‘t covered here please get in touch with us to discuss it. You can contact us through our contact form or by email at admin@rowanrookanddecard.com. If you make something using this licence, please let us know about it, as we’d love to see what you’ve made!

This licence applies to:

  • Heart, Spire and other Destera games
  • Games based on the Resistance toolbox
  • Voidheart Symphony, Unbound, Royal Blood and other stand-alone games by RR&D or UFO Press
  • Grant Howitt’s One Page RPG series

It doesn’t apply to Legacy: Life Among The Ruins Second Edition and its spin-offs, which have their own Worlds of Legacy SRD licence you can use. It also doesn’t apply to the UFO Press title Shattered City.

ROWAN, ROOK AND DECARD COMMUNITY LICENCE

Grant Howitt’s One Page RPGs

If it’s… One of Grant’s one-page RPGs, originally published on his Patreon
then you can… remix, hack, translate, reimagine and make your own versions, and sell them if you want
as long as you… credit Grant Howitt and any collaborators, and include a link back to his Patreon
and as long as you don’t…
make it look like Grant, his collaborators, or Rowan, Rook and Decard have endorsed your product, unless we have!
You can say this…“[Product] is based on [One-Page game] by Grant Howitt [and any collaborators], copyright Rowan, Rook and Decard. You can find out more and support these games at patreon.com/gshowitt or rrdgames.com.”
You can also… live stream, podcast, create actual plays, make written or video reviews, and generally have fun with the game online
and we’d really like it if…you linked back to the game from the show notes or the text, and credited Grant Howitt and any collaborators with the game’s creation
You can say this… “[Game name] is [an actual play/podcast/etc] of [One-Page game] by Grant Howitt [and any collaborators], copyright Rowan, Rook and Decard. You can find out more and support these games at patreon.com/gshowitt or rrdgames.com.”

Rowan, Rook and Decard’s games, including Heart, Spire, Unbound and others

If it’s… Heart, Spire, Unbound or one of our other major games
then you can… create fan supplements, hacks, and modules that are compatible with the core game and/or add to the setting, either for free or monetised – this includes modules for virtual tabletop platforms
and you can… reference and reuse the mechanics and game rules of the game or games you’re working with
as long as you… credit Rowan, Rook and Decard and include a link to our website (as set out under “You must include this…” below)
and as long as you don’t…
– use or translate writing or art from our games,
– use our company or game logos,
– claim that your product is “official” or “licenced” unless we’ve given you permission, 
– or do anything to bring the game into disrepute (for instance, making something illegal, racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory)
You should use these…
You can recolour or resize the logo to fit your needs, but you may not substantially alter the logo other than that.
Logo files can be found here.
You must include this… “[Product name] is an independent production by [Author or Publisher] and is not affiliated with Rowan, Rook and Decard. It is published under the RR&D Community License.”
and this… “[Heart/Spire/other game] is copyright Rowan, Rook and Decard. You can find out more and support these games at rowanrookanddecard.com”
You can also… live stream, podcast, create actual plays, make written or video reviews, and generally have fun with the game online and in public
as long as you… credit Rowan, Rook and Decard and include a link to our website (as described in the relevant sections above), and credit our artists and writers if you use excerpts of their work directly
and as long as you don’t…– use all or a substantial part of the writing or art from our games in your product without permission,
– use our company logo except as part of crediting us,
– claim that your product is “official” or “licenced” unless we’ve given you permission,
– or do anything to bring the game into disrepute (for instance, making something illegal, racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory)
You can use these assets on screen…Anything in this folder is OK to use!

The Resistance Toolbox

If it’s… the Resistance Toolbox
then you can… create anything you like based on the tools and principles we’ve provided, and sell it if you’d like
and we’d really like it if… you used the Sparked by the Resistance (SbR) tag to acknowledge its source
You can use this…
Logo files can be found here.
and you can say this…“[Product name] is Sparked by the Resistance. It uses ideas from the Resistance Toolbox, published by Rowan, Rook and Decard. Find out more at rowanrookanddecard.com”

The Legacy: Life Among The Ruins setting or system

If it’s… Legacy: Life Among the Ruins, or something that uses the Worlds of Legacy SRD
then you must… follow the rules laid out in the Worlds of Legacy SRD

UFO Press games, including Voidheart Symphony

If it’s… Voidheart Symphony
then you must… follow the rules laid out for “Rowan, Rook and Decard games” above, replacing “Rowan, Rook and Decard” with “UFO Press”
and you should… use the Voidheart Symphony logo:
Logo files can be found here.

Something else

If it’s… something not on this list, or you’re not sure if this applies
then you must… get in touch with us at admin@rowanrookanddecard.com or rowanrookanddecard.com/contact to discuss it

Some Small Print

We may update and change this Community Licence occasionally – for example if we update the list of our games to which this licence applies – so please check back here from time to time.

If you have any questions about this Community Licence then please reach out to us at rowanrookanddecard.com/contact.