Monte Cook - Cypher System Creator

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Rules

You can make content that is compatible with the Cypher System Rulebook by Monte Cook Games. You may use the game terms and power names from that book.

Create; don't copy. You are not allowed to copy large sections of the Cypher System Rulebook. Including small rules references and stats is permissible, for anything larger, refer the reader to the rulebook.

Settings

You may not use the Numenera, The Strange, or No Thank You, Evil! settings.

You may create content for use with the Gods of the Fall, Predation, and Unmasked settings. You may refer to and describe locations,  creatures, events, NPCs, and similar setting content from Gods of the FallPredation, and Unmasked (although you may not duplicate content from those books). If your product contains content for Gods of the Fall, you must include the words “Compatible with the Gods of the Fall campaign setting” on your product cover, and “Requires the use of the Gods of the Fall campaign setting from Monte Cook Games” in the product description on DriveThruRPG. If your product contains content for Predation, you must include the words “Compatible with the Predation campaign setting” on your product cover, and “Requires the use of the Predation campaign setting from Monte Cook Games” in the product description on DriveThruRPG. If your product contains content for Unmasked, you must include the words “Compatible with the Unmasked campaign setting” on your product cover, and “Requires the use of the Unmasked campaign setting from Monte Cook Games” in the product description on DriveThruRPG.

We may allow use of other settings published by Monte Cook Games in the future, but at this time no other settings are available for use.

Media

Roleplaying game materials only.
No fiction except short vignettes in an RPG work.
No software or comics.

Art
No art can be used from Monte Cook Games publications. You may use artwork included in art packs available from Monte Cook Games through the Cypher System Creator program. When using this artwork, you must credit the artist.

For example, the first art kit can be found here.

How To Create a PDF

CREATE - Lay out your Digital PDF from scratch...

QUICK SPECS (PDF) - To get you started.

QUICK CHECKLIST (PDF) - To be sure you don't miss anything.

Microsoft Word Tutorial and templates

Download MS Word Tutorial - Advice on how to use Microsoft Word, and a few other programs to prepare a DIGITAL ONLY title. POD titles can not be created in Word
Download MS Word Templates - A ZIP file containing Word (94) templates for 6" x 9", 6.14" X 9.21", 6.25" X 10.25", 7" x 10", 8.5" x 11", and 8.25" x 11" products.

InDesign Tutorial and templates

Download InDesign Tutorial - This tutorial will offer you some advice on how to use Adobe InDesign to prepare an optimized digital edition PDF book.
Download InDesign Templates - A ZIP file containing CS4 InDesign templates for6" x 9", 6.14" X 9.21", 6.25" X 10.25", 7" x 10", 8.5" x 11", and 8.25" x 11" products.

Scribus Tutorial and templates

Download Scribus Tutorial - This tutorial will offer you some advice on how to use Scribus to prepare an optimized digital edition PDF book. Scribus is a free layout program available at www.scribus.net.
Download Scribus Templates - A ZIP file containing Scribus templates for 6" x 9", 6.14" x 9.21", 6.625" x 10.25", 7" x 10", 8.5" x 11", and 8.25" x 11" products

EPUB & MOBI Tutorial and templates

EPUB & MOBI EXPORT TUTORIAL - FROM INDESIGN (PDF) - To show you how to prepare your InDesign file for export to the ePub format, and how to use Calibre to convert your ePub file to the Mobi format.

EPUB & MOBI EXPORT TUTORIAL - FROM MICROSOFT WORD (PDF) - To show you how to prepare your Microsoft Word file for export to the ePub format, and how to use Calibre to convert your ePub file to the Mobi format.

PREPARE - You've already created a PDF and want to see if it's upload ready. Our PDF's for Digital Titles are best when a few guidelines are followed. Check the links below to get your files ready!

READY - Once your print files are ready to upload...

  • UPLOAD - Will show you where and how to upload your files for digital download

NOTE
Do not security-lock your Digital PDF. For our watermarking security process to work, the PDF files must be unlocked (so they can still be edited). We add the watermark at checkout and then lock the file ourselves.

Logos and Trade Dress
The Cypher System Creator logo must appear on the cover of your work.
It must be discernible and legible at normal full-screen viewing size, but does not need to be large and should not be the primary logo or title on the cover.
You may not use the trade dress affiliated with the Cypher System Rulebook, other Monte Cook Games titles, or the Monte Cook Games logo or the Cypher System logo.

Creator Templates

You are encouraged (but not required) to use the template(s) found [here] when creating your work.

Templates can be found for InDesign and Word.

Legal

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

This product was created under license. CYPHER SYSTEM and its logo, and CYPHER SYSTEM CREATOR and its logo, are trademarks of Monte Cook Games, LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries. All Monte Cook Games characters and character names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are trademarks of Monte Cook Games, LLC. www.montecookgames.com


This work contains material that is copyright Monte Cook Games, LLC and/or other authors. Such material is used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Cypher System Creator.


All other original material in this work is copyright [2016] by [your legal name or company name] and published under the Community Content Agreement for Cypher System Creator.


All Community Creator Content using Monte Cook Games property must include the following on the cover:

Requires the Cypher System Rulebook from Monte Cook Games. Distributed through the Cypher System CreatorTM at DriveThruRPG.


In the Product Description field when setting up the title on DriveThruRPG, you must include:

Requires the Cypher System Rulebook from Monte Cook Games.

Other
Neither your Work nor any advertising, promotions, press releases, or other documents affiliated with the Work 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 without the express written permission of Monte Cook Games, LLC in a document separate from this License.
Neither your Work nor any advertising, promotions, press releases, or other documents affiliated with the Work may contain any claim that you or the Work has been sanctioned or approved by Monte Cook Games, or is affiliated with Monte Cook Games in any way, other than to acknowledge that the Work is produced and distributed as part of the Cypher System Creator program

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