Making Non-Commercial Stuff With Word Mill Games Stuff
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Copyright © Tana Pigeon 2023, www.wordmillgames.com
I love that you want to make something to help others enjoy role-playing more! It’s also an honor that you want to make something using content from Word Mill Games. The CC-BY-NC licensing policy described on this page is designed to help you make what you want, granting permission to use most of Word Mill Games’ content under certain conditions.
The full text of the Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license is available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Please keep in mind that this CC-BY-NC License covers materials you are making for others to use, such as a download provided on your website or on Reddit. Copying or displaying limited portions of Word Mill Games content for the purposes of review or for display in videos during actual plays and similar videos is Fair Use, so feel free. Also, making materials for your own personal use, not to be distributed, is also Fair Use. Enjoy, and thank you! :)
The CC-BY-NC License is for non-commercial materials. This means materials that you aren’t selling or charging a fee directly for. Materials made are meant to help the role-playing community, offered freely.
PRODUCTS AND CONTENT COVERED
This CC-BY-NC License covers the text only, not art or trade dress, of the following Word Mill Games/Tana Pigeon products:
- Mythic Game Master Emulator Second Edition
- Mythic RPG
- Mythic Game Master Emulator First Edition
- Mythic Variations I
- Mythic Variations II
- The Location Crafter
- The Creature Crafter
- The Adventure Crafter
- Mythic Magazine Volume 11
Somewhere in your materials please include credit of the source of the content you are using, including the name of the product the content is from, the author of the original product, and a link to the Word Mill Games website (www.wordmillgames.com).
Example: “This work is based on (name of product) by Tana Pigeon, published by Word Mill Games, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. Find out more at www.wordmillgames.com.”
This should go without saying, but please do not use Word Mill Games content to make materials that include extreme graphic violence, pornography, sexual abuse, homophobia, transphobia, racism, or sexism. That’s just wrong.
Please do not state the material is “official” or published by Word Mill Games.
If you have any questions about the above, or are considering a use that isn’t covered here, then please feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on Contact and we can discuss it.
How does this differ from how you used to handle it?
I used to handle people wanting to use my content in an informal manner. Someone would contact me and say, "Hey, Tana, do you mind if I use this in a free thing I'm making?" I almost always said yes, and asked them to give me credit and a link back.
The only difference between that, and the policy above, is that now the guidelines are all spelled out plainly and clearly to see. The CC license basically says the same thing as my previous policy, just formally. There's also no need to contact me unless you're thinking of a use that falls outside something listed.
What about stuff that already exists, like online apps for Mythic? Does this license change anything?
No, it shouldn't. I tried to cover anything that may already be out there that is freely offered to the community. However, if I missed something or you have a concern, please reach out to me.
Is it okay to post screenshots online when I talk about Mythic or screen shares in reviews and actual plays?
Yes. That's Fair Use. You don't even need the license for that. And thank you for playing my games :)
Can I make VTT modules with Word Mill Games material?
Yes, you can, as long as you follow the guidelines above. Please do not charge for the module, and please give attribution and a link back to my site, and all the other things listed.
What's with Mythic Magazine #11 being in there?
I'm glad you asked! That issue of Mythic Magazine contains the rules for Solo Adventure Modules. I want to encourage the community to make solo modules following the model. I want there to be a solo module revolution! I see no reason why published, prepared adventures and modules have to only be for group, social play.
If I wanted to make a solo module about vampire water coolers, because that's a thing now thanks to GME 2e, is that fine? I mean, who doesn't love vampire water coolers, right?!?
Yes! I would love to see a solo adventure module about vampire water coolers, Wutwo Labs, or anything :)