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    Rules for advertising - Read First!

    This area is the dedication location for advertising anything that is not free and not available in our main store listing. Items which are not free should not be posted to any other thread on the forums. Currently, that means the following items only are allowed:

    • DMs Guild products with a Fantasy Grounds component
    • Pre-approved Kickstarters that are covered under an established Publisher Agreement with SmiteWorks


    For Kickstarter Backers:
    You can add a referrer in your management system and the URL should link using that. You can use this for reporting to know how many referrals came from the forums

    For DMs Guild Backers:
    Unless you are using your own affiliate id, you should add this to the end of your URL:
    &affiliate_id=132637

    This gives credit to Fantasy Grounds so that OneBookShelf will shift 10% of their 30% cut for any proceeds over to Fantasy Grounds.

    You can include an image in your post and a short description. Users may want to subscribe to your post and you should feel free to use that post as a way to notify your customers of any updates. Be clear to indicate that you are solely responsible for the maintenance of your creation.

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    Hi Doug

    Is there a way to do this on DriveThruRPG as well for non 5E material?

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    Quote Originally Posted by damned View Post
    Hi Doug

    Is there a way to do this on DriveThruRPG as well for non 5E material?
    Only if the creator is also covered under a separate Publisher Agreement with us. The DMs Guild is a special arrangement we have in place between us, the creator, OneBookShelf, and the D&D team.

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    I (and a few other accounts I have seen) have Patreon links listed as a form of voluntary support/donation.
    Is it allowed to post these? You can see the format I am asking about in the 'extensions' link in my signature.
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    We occasionally grant people permission to collect donations for work they produce for the FG community, but it needs to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddavison View Post
    We occasionally grant people permission to collect donations for work they produce for the FG community, but it needs to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
    Thanks for clarifying that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddavison View Post
    We occasionally grant people permission to collect donations for work they produce for the FG community, but it needs to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
    Is the restriction limited to promoting my Patreon page via FG's platforms such as this forum or is the issue the fact that extensions are created around FG's proprietary ruleset code? Also, does this apply to the Pay What You Want option on DMs Guild?

    I've tried to be as clear/compliant as possible about licensing in my community content, but apparently I have missed this aspect so I am eager to come into compliance however possible.
    I put my Patreon on pause on the 13th and will continue renewing the pause each month until I know how to proceed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmos View Post
    Is the restriction limited to promoting my Patreon page via FG's platforms such as this forum or is the issue the fact that extensions are created around FG's proprietary ruleset code? Also, does this apply to the Pay What You Want option on DMs Guild?
    It is a combination of both.

    As an example:
    • Selling a bunch of JPG and PNG images that someone could use in Fantasy Grounds or any other VTT would be allowed without any sort of agreement, as long as you didn't advertise using our name, logo or images. If you said for use in any virtual tabletop software, that would comply and be allowed.
    • Bundling those images in a .mod file that works with Fantasy Grounds and selling that would be prohibited because now you are using our proprietary file format, XML, etc.


    These restrictions can be waived on a case-by-case basis by us providing direct permission to various creators, allowed through a blanket permission like we have with DM's Guild, or allowed with a Publisher Agreement that specifies specific guidelines and royalties.

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