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Welcome to the Free League Workshop!

This is the home of fan creations for games such as Mutant: Year Zero, Forbidden Lands, Coriolis – The Third Horizon, Tales from the Loop, Symbaroum, Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying, and Twilight: 2000 4th Edition. Using this community content program you can create, publish and sell your own content on DriveThruRPG.com and share your creations with the rest of the world!

Collected in the pages associated with this program you can find adventures, expansions, rules supplements and more, making this a treasure trove of material for your next game. 

As a creator, you are free to set any price you want, provide your own design or use one of our provided templates. You decide. Using this program we hope to bring the sparkling creativity of fans all around the world together, making our games and worlds even better.

 

How you can publish your own content

We have collected a set of guidelines and instructions in the Content Guidelines page. You will need to have an account at DriveThruRPG.com and you are required to use the Free League Workshop logotype and the relevant legal text for the game you are creating content for. You can set the price you want to sell your content for, or make it completely free. You will then get half of the proceeds.

We are providing layout templates in both Indesign and Word format that can be downloaded and used for free. You will find more information about these in the Content Guidelines.

After creating your content, go to your account page and look in the "My Content" section. You can use the "Add a new title" link after you agree to the Community Content Agreement. Once content is published, it will appear in the Free League Workshop. You'll be able to check your sales history, view reviews, and other information using your Account page on DriveThruRPG.

Have fun creating!

 

Content Guidelines

This community content program enables you to create, publish and sell products to a range of roleplaying games from Free League Publishing. Gathered below is information on what you are allowed to use, what you must include and how you create your product.

 

Rules

You can use any of the game system rules found in Mutant: Year Zero, Coriolis – The Third Horizon, Forbidden Lands, Symbaroum, Tales From the Loop, Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying, and Twilight: 2000 4th Edition. You are allowed to use the name “Free League Workshop” and the name “Year Zero System” in your work.

 

Settings

You are free to use the setting of Mutant: Year Zero (including Genlab Alpha, Mechatron, and Elysium), Coriolis – The Third Horizon, Forbidden Lands, Symbaroum, Tales From the Loop (including Things From the Flood), Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying, and Twilight: 2000 4th Edition.

 

Allowable Media

RPG supplements and settings are allowed. Short opening fiction to illustrate your RPG setting is allowed, but only if included in the setting material (not sold separately).

 

Prohibited content

  • Comics

  • Fiction

  • Music

  • Software and apps

  • Products that infringe on the intellectual property of others.

  • Crowd-funded content

  • Neither your products nor any promotional material, including blog/social media posts or press releases, may contain racist, homophobic, discriminatory, or other repugnant views; overt political agendas or views; depictions or descriptions of criminal violence against children; rape or other acts of criminal perversion; or other obscene material

 

Art

No artwork may be used from any Free League products unless specifically stated otherwise. (The Twilight: 2000 design template zip does include an art pack).  You may use artwork from DriveThruRPG’s Stock Art selection, public domain artwork. You must have permission to use any artwork.

Other art options include: Art in the Public Domain. Stock art used with license (there is a section of stock art on DrivethruRPG. Personally commissioned art that you have the license to use commercially. Creative commons art that allows commercial use..

AI Content Policy

Free League follows DriveThru Marketplace Guidelines in regards to AI-Generated Writing, Editing, and Art.

Update March 24th, 2023: The following policy applies to DriveThru Marketplaces, including Community Content Programs and Supported Marketplaces. DriveThruRPG defines “AI-Generated art” as images created through the use of artificial intelligence algorithms and techniques trained on pre-existing data sets. (Examples: Midjourney, Artbreeder).

  • At this time, DriveThru Marketplaces require partners to set their own AI-generated artwork policies on Game, Rulebook and Adventure products. Any products that utilize AI-generated artwork must be tagged as such.
  • At this time, DriveThru Marketplaces do not accept standalone artwork products that utilize AI-generated art.

Titles that do not comply are subject to removal from the marketplace. Repeat offenders may have their publishing permissions revoked. A full statement of intent regarding our policy update can be found here.

Update July 19th, 2023: While we value innovation, starting on July 31st 2023, Roll20 and DriveThru Marketplaces will not accept commercial content primarily written by AI language generators. We acknowledge enforcement challenges, and trust in the goodwill of our partners to offer customers unique works based primarily on human creativity.

Creation Method Filter

If your Game, Rulebook or Adventure product contains AI-generated content, you are required to indicate this using the Creation Method filter. In order to enable this filter, find the Category Assignments section under Filters when you Set Up a New Title or Edit a Title Listing. Under Format near the bottom of the filters list, find the box labeled Creation Method. Click the black triangle and it'll expand the dropdown list, where you can then select AI-Generated.

Logos and Trade Dress

The Free League Workshop logo must appear on the cover of your work. It needs to be legible when viewed at full size. It does not need to and should not be the primary logo or title on your cover. You may not use any other logos or trade dress from Free League Publishing publications.

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Creator Templates

You are encouraged, but not required to use the Free League Workshop Templates when creating your work. These are available for Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word

You can find the templates and relevant fonts here.

Twilight-2000 Free League Workshop Design Templates

Coriolis - Third Horizon Template

Mutant: Year Zero Template

Forbidden Lands Template

Symbaroum Template

Tales From the Loop Template

Vaesen RPG Template

The following text must appear within your product, wherever the work otherwise lists legal and copyright information:

This product was created under license. Coriolis and its logo, are trademarks of Fria Ligan AB.

This work contains material that is copyright Fria Ligan AB and/or other authors. Such material is used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

All other original material in this work is copyright [year] by [your legal name or company name] and published under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

The following text must appear within your product, wherever the work otherwise lists legal and copyright information:

© [year] Cabinet Licensing LLC. MUTANT and related logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of Cabinet Licensing LLC unless otherwise noted. Used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop. All rights reserved.

The following text must appear within your product, wherever the work otherwise lists legal and copyright information:

This product was created under license. Forbidden Lands and it's logo, are trademarks of Fria Ligan AB.

This work contains material that is copyright Fria Ligan AB and/or other authors. Such material is used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

All other original material in this work is copyright [year] by [your legal name or company name] and published under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

The following text must appear within your product, wherever the work otherwise lists legal and copyright information:

This product was created under license. Symbaroum and its logo, are trademarks of Fria Ligan AB.

This work contains material that is copyright Fria Ligan AB and/or other authors. Such material is used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

All other original material in this work is copyright [year] by [your legal name or company name] and published under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

Legal Text for Tales From the Loop

The following text must appear within your product, wherever the work otherwise lists legal and copyright information:

This product was created under license. Tales from the Loop and its logo are trademarks of Fria Ligan AB and Simon Stålenhag Produktion AB. 

This work contains material that is copyright Fria Ligan AB, Simon Stålenhag Produktion AB and/or other authors. Such material is used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

All other original material in this work is copyright [year] by [your legal name or company name] and published under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

Legal Text for Vaesen

The following text must appear within your product, wherever the work otherwise lists legal and copyright information:

This product was created under license. Vaesen and its logo are trademarks of Fria Ligan AB and Johan Egerkrans.

This work contains material that is copyright Fria Ligan AB, Johan Egerkrans and/or other authors. Such material is used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

All other original material in this work is copyright [year] by [your legal name or company name] and published under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop. 

Legal Text for Twilight: 2000

This product was created under license and contains material that is copyright Fria Ligan AB, GDW and/or other authors. Such material is used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

All other original material in this work is copyright [year] by [your legal name or company name] and published under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

Pricing and Payment

You can offer your creations at a set price, “Pay What You Want,” or free of charge ($0). You can check the site for sales data, plus ratings, and reviews of your offerings. You are free (and encouraged!) to promote your creations via social media and other outlets where roleplaying game fans gather.

Based on historic data from DriveThruRPG sales for pdfs, the most successful set price points are $1.00, $2.00, $2.95, $3.95, $4.99, $7.95, $10.00, $14.95, and $19.99. You should also compare your price to existing or similar products to get a sense for what the market is used to.

Once you’ve activated your title for sale, you’ll start seeing royalties accumulating equal to 50% of the sale price per item sold. You can withdraw this money via PayPal by going to the My Money section of the Account page. Note that the My Money section of your Account page will not display until you have a balance accrued.

There is a $2 fee to cover the cost of each withdrawal, but you will pay no other fees to receive your money. Royalties on a sale are available for you to withdraw 60 days after the sale.

To prevent certain types of fraud, we must hold back the amount of royalties you earned in the past 60 days from being eligible for withdrawal. The amount eligible for withdrawal at any time is your total account earnings balance less the amount earned in the past 60 days. You may use your earnings as site credit to pay for orders on site; this will lower your earnings balance and the amount eligible for withdrawal.

How do I prepare my content for sale?

 

Contact

The Year Zero Worlds Discord is a lively place of discussion regarding all matters related to the Year Zero games.
 
The official Free League forums for all of our games [https://forum.frialigan.se/].
 
Reddits for: Symbaroum, Tales from the LoopMutant Year Zero, Coriolis,  and Forbidden Lands 

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