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Open Game License v1.0a
- Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast, Inc 'Wizards
- Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
- Wizards of the Coast, Inc 'Wizards
- Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
OPEN GAME LICENSE Version 1.0a
The following text is the property of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and is
Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast, Inc ("Wizards"). All Rights Reserved.
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
other computer languages), potation, modification, correction, addition,
extension, upgrade, improvement, compilation, abridgment or other form 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 game mechanic and
includes the methods, procedures, processes and routines to the extent such
content does not embody the Product Identity 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
Product Identity; (e) "Product Identity" means product and product line names,
logos and identifying marks including trade dress; artifacts; creatures;
characters; stories, storylines, plots, thematic elements, dialogue, incidents,
language, artwork, symbols, designs, depictions, likenesses, formats, poses,
concepts, themes and graphic, photographic and other visual or audio
representations; names and descriptions of characters, spells, enchantments,
personalities, teams, personas, likenesses and special abilities; places,
locations, environments, creatures, equipment, magical or supernatural abilities
or effects, logos, symbols, or graphic designs; and any other trademark or
registered trademark clearly identified as Product Identity by the owner of the
Product Identity, and which specifically excludes the Open Game Content; (f)
"Trademark" means the logos, names, mark, sign, motto, designs that are used by
a Contributor to identify itself or its products or the associated products
contributed to the 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.
2. The License: This License applies to any Open Game Content that contains a
notice indicating that the Open Game Content may only be Used under and in terms
of this License. You must affix such a notice to any Open Game Content that You
Use. 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 Open Game Content Distributed using this License.
3. Offer and Acceptance: By Using the Open Game Content You indicate Your
acceptance of the terms of this License.
4. Grant and Consideration: In consideration for agreeing to use this License,
the Contributors grant You a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive
license with the exact terms of this 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. Notice of License Copyright: You must update the COPYRIGHT NOTICE portion of
this License to include the exact text of the COPYRIGHT NOTICE of any Open Game
Content You are copying, modifying or Distributing, and You must add the title,
the copyright date, and the copyright holder's name to the COPYRIGHT NOTICE of
any original Open Game Content You Distribute.
7. Use of Product Identity: You agree not to Use any Product Identity, including
as an indication as to compatibility, except as expressly licensed in another,
independent agreement with the owner of each element of that Product Identity.
You agree not to indicate compatibility or co-adaptability with any Trademark or
registered Trademark in conjunction with a work containing Open Game Content
except as expressly licensed in another, independent agreement with the owner of
such Trademark or registered Trademark. The Use of any Product Identity in Open
Game Content does not constitute a challenge to the ownership of that Product
Identity. The owner of any Product Identity Used in Open Game Content shall
retain all rights, title and interest in and to that Product Identity.
8. Identification: If You Distribute Open Game Content You must clearly indicate
which portions of the work that You are Distributing are Open Game Content.
9. Updating the License: Wizards or its designated Agents may publish updated
versions of this License. You may use any authorized version of this License to
copy, modify and Distribute any Open Game Content originally Distributed under
any version of this License.
10. Copy of this License: You MUST include a copy of this License with every
copy of the Open Game Content You Distribute.
11. 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.
12. 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 Open Game Content due
to statute, judicial order, or governmental regulation then You may not Use any
Open Game Material so affected.
13. Termination: This License will terminate automatically if You fail to comply
with all terms herein and fail to cure such breach within 30 days of becoming
aware of the breach. All sublicenses shall survive the termination of this
14. Reformation: If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable,
such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it
15. COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Open Game License v 1.0a Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.