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Free League Publishing Releases Two New Open Game Licenses for Community Creators

Free League Publishing Releases Two New Open Game Licenses for Community Creators

Free League Publishing has officially released two new open game licenses for community creators. The first is the Free Tabletop License (FTL) for the Year Zero Engine, while the second is a third-party license for the upcoming fantasy RPG Dragonbane.

The Year Zero Engine FTL comes with an updated Standard Reference Document (SRD) and is designed to be fair and easy to understand for community creators. It gives creators the right to use the Year Zero Engine SRD and publish their own roleplaying material based on it, without any royalty fees. The YZE FTL can be accessed on the Free League website.

The Year Zero Engine has been used in many of Free League’s recent RPGs, including Mutant: Year Zero, Coriolis, Tales From the Loop, Forbidden Lands, ALIEN, Vaesen, Blade Runner RPG, and the upcoming The Walking Dead Universe RPG. The YZE is known for its accessibility and adaptability, and encourages a story-focused and player-driven playstyle.

The new Dragonbane third-party license allows creators to freely publish RPG supplements that are explicitly compatible with Dragonbane and the original Swedish game Drakar och Demoner. This license is intended for third-party supplements, not standalone games, and does not have an SRD. Creators can share or sell their Dragonbane and Drakar och Demoner modules without paying any royalties. The Dragonbane license can also be accessed on the Free League website.

Dragonbane is the new edition of Scandinavia’s first and biggest tabletop RPG, Drakar och Demoner. It is set to be released in Q3 2023 and promises to be a reimagining of the classic fantasy RPG, with new mechanics and a focus on fast-paced adventures that require very little preparation time. The license for Dragonbane is similar to Free League’s Workshop community content program on DrivethruRPG, which allows creators to share their own RPG modules and scenarios.

Free League’s release of these new open game licenses provides community creators with the freedom to create content for their favorite RPGs, without any restrictions or financial obligations. The licenses are also irrevocable, meaning that creators can always use any published version of their content. This move highlights Free League’s commitment to fostering a vibrant and active community of RPG players and creators.