This document loosely represents the "mission statement" of Dementia Five Publishing House. All products furnished, supplied, accepted and disseminated are of a fantastic nature. This includes material that for the most part is set in “historical fantasy”, i.e. fiction within a genre that utilizes magic or other supernatural forms as a primary device or constituent for plot or theme, in an historically accurate and natural setting. This includes novels, short fiction, role-playing game aids such as campaigns and adventure modules and web-comics.
Guidelines for the submission of materials are as follows:

  1. Submissions to d5 are not copy written or trademarked. This means we cannot accept material set in the age of “Hyboria”, “Middle Earth”… etc… or contain characters such as “Conan” or “Gandalf”.
  2. Submissions to d5 can be loosely based on public domain material (European folklore, some, but not all, “Cthulhu” references, “Camelot, Robin Hood”"… etc…)
  3. Submissions can be intellectual property, i.e. original works that are creator owned.
  4. Submissions must be within legal precedent, i.e. not contain lude, illicit or pornographic materials.
  5. RPG Submissions must adhere to “d20” OGL guidelines specified at the bottom of this charter.
  6. Submissions should be sent in PDF, DOC or RTF format to our server. Illustrations should be embedded in the source document. Include descriptions and thumbnails to be used as “tags” in our searchable catalog online.
  7. Submissions can be freely disseminated on this web site at a cost of $2… this is to offset the cost of publication and upload. A price point will be mutually agreed upon, where d5 will award a royalty of 70% from the sale of the item. Although there are no printing costs for epublications, the helps cover expenses that incur due to bandwidth, server maintenance, payment processing and so forth.



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   1. Definitions:
         1. "Contributors" means the copyright and/or trademark owners who have contributed Open Game Content;
         2. "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;
         3. "Distribute" means to reproduce, license, rent, lease, sell, broadcast, publicly display, transmit or otherwise distribute;
         4. "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.
         5. "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;
         6. "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
         7. "Use", "Used" or "Using" means to use, Distribute, copy, edit, format, modify, translate and otherwise create Derivative Material of Open Game Content.
         8. "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 License.
  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 enforceable.

      Open Game License v 1.0a Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

      System Reference Document Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

      Creature Collection Volume 1 Copyright 2000, Clark Peterson.

      Modern System Reference Document Copyright 2002, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Charles Ryan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker,Peter Adkison, Bruce R. Cordell, John Tynes, Andy Collins, and JD Wiker

      Monster Manual II Copyright 2002, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

      Swords of Our Fathers Copyright 2003, The Game Mechanics.

      Mutants & Masterminds Copyright 2002, Green Ronin Publishing.

      Unearthed Arcana Copyright 2004, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Andy Collins, Jesse Decker, David Noonan, Rich Redman.

      The Hypertext d20 SRD Copyright 2004, Jans W Carton.




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