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The following "Open Game License" covers most of the material on this website. Excluded material includes anything designated as "Product Identity" by Grey Ghost Press or individual companies or authors posting the material. For more information, see "Open Game Content," below.

Appendix I: Open Game License Version 1.0a

The following text is the property of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and is Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast, Inc ("Wizards"). All Rights Reserved.

1. Definitions: (a)"Contributors" means the copyright and/or trademark owners who have contributed Open Game Content; (b)"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; (c) "Distribute" means to reproduce, license, rent, lease, sell, broadcast, publicly display, transmit or otherwise distribute; (d)"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. (e) "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; (f) "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 (g) "Use", "Used" or "Using" means to use, Distribute, copy, edit, format, modify, translate and otherwise create Derivative Material of Open Game Content. (h) "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 1.0 Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

Fudge 10th Anniversary Edition Copyright 2005, Grey Ghost Press, Inc.; Authors Steffan O'Sullivan and Ann Dupuis, with additional material by Jonathan Benn, Peter Bonney, Deird'Re Brooks, Reimer Behrends, Don Bisdorf, Carl Cravens, Shawn Garbett, Steven Hammond, Ed Heil, Bernard Hsiung, J.M. "Thijs" Krijger, Sedge Lewis, Shawn Lockard, Gordon McCormick, Kent Matthewson, Peter Mikelsons, Robb Neumann, Anthony Roberson, Andy Skinner, William Stoddard, Stephan Szabo, John Ughrin, Alex Weldon, Duke York, Dmitri Zagidulin

Additional Materials available on Copyright 2010 or as otherwise noted by individual authors or companies as indicated in the articles, posts, comments, blogs, podcasts, files, and other material made available through

Open Game Content

This website is published under version 1.0a of the Open Game License (OGL).

Grey Ghost Press will make as much Fudge material available as "Open Game Content" as possible while still retaining full rights to "Product Identity" such as trademarks, proprietary setting and character information, and other Intellectual Property as Grey Ghost deems necessary. 

 Although Grey Ghost Press- and community-contributed Fudge material made available on this website is released under the Open Game License, please pay attention to "Product Identity" designations. Do not assume that everything published on this website is "Open Game Content" as defined in the Open Game License above. And please be sure you understand the terms of the Open Game License, and the differences between Open Game Content and Product Identity, and also the requirements you have under the OGL before you use any material here to create your own Fudge material.

If you do use any Open Game Content material from this website in other OGL works, please reference this website, including its URL (, as the source of material within the text of your work. At a minimum, please include the following:

About Fudge: The Fudge game system is copyrighted ©2000, 2005 by Grey Ghost Press, Inc. and is available for use under the Open Game License. See the website for more information.


 The Fudge [or Fudge System] logo is a trademark of Grey Ghost Press, Inc., and is used under license. Logo design by Daniel M. Davis,

Note that Open Game Content may only be used under and in accordance with the terms of the Open Game License (see above).

If you are also using the Fudge or Fudge System trademarks (the "swoosh die" logos), please make sure you're following the terms of the Fudge System Trademark License and its Guidelines.

If you have any questions or concerns about using material from this website to create your own material or reproduce the material in any way, please contact Grey Ghost Games. 

Designation of Product Identity on This Website

The following items are hereby designated as Product Identity in accordance with section 1(e) of the Open Game License, version 1.0a:

  • Any and all Fudge Roleplaying Game and Grey Ghost Press, Inc. logos and identifying marks and trade dress, including the Fudge "swoosh die" logo, the Fudge System "swoosh die" logo, and the "Ghost Horse" logo.
  • Product and product line names including but not limited to Fudge 10th Anniversary Edition, The Deryni Adventure Game, Terra Incognita: The NAGS Society Handbook, Gamemastering Secrets, Another Fine Mess, A Magical Medley, the National Archaeological and Geographic Society
  • Any elements of any proprietary Grey Ghost Press settings (namely The Deryni Adventure Game, Terra Incognita/NAGS Society, Another Fine Mess/Amberland), including but not limited to capitalized names, organization names, characters, gadgets and NagTech™, historic events, and organizations; any and all stories, storylines, plots, thematic elements, documents within the game worlds, quotes from characters or documents, and dialogue
  • Website support materials for The Deryni Adventure Game and Terra Incognita (including, but not limited to, all free game support items such as Terra Incognita character sheets, Deryni Adventure Game character sheets, Animal Companions / Another Fine Mess character sheets, "We're Archaeologists, Not Grave Robbers," and any other supplementary material for Grey Ghost Press's propietary settings (Terra Incognita/The NAGS Society, The Deryni Adventure Game, and Another Fine Mess/Amberland)
  • All artwork, logos, symbols, designs, depictions, illustrations, maps and cartography, likenesses, and other graphics, unless specifically identified as Open Game Content
  • The content of forum posts unless specifically identified as Open Game Content

The above Product Identity is not Open Game Content.

Designation of Open Game Content on This Website

Subject to the Product Identity designation above, any rules and mechanical data not specifically flagged as Product Identity is designated as Open Game Content.

Closing Comments

The mention of or reference to any company or product on this website is not a challenge to the trademark or copyright concerned.

My thanks to Crafty Games for their blessing in my "pirating" of their OGL/OGC Declaration page on their website. Even though my request for permission wasn't necessary (technically their OGL/OGC Declaration falls under "Open Content" under the OGL), I felt better for asking and they appreciated my contacting them. -- Ann Dupuis


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