Tiny Trove FAQ

Jeff Montgomery -

What can I use in my titles for Tiny Trove?

Your work can use any rules and setting materials from the following TinyD6 books published by Gallant Knight Games:

  • Tiny Dungeon: Second Edition
  • Tiny Frontiers: Revised
  • Tiny Wastelands
You can also publish TinyD6 specific stock art, which must follow all the rules for a Tiny Trove product (meaning it's limited to the Tiny Trove, it must have the appropriate logos and copyright information, and any other rules that apply.)
 
You can also publish decks of cards, which must follow all the rules for a Tiny Trove product (meaning it's limited to the Tiny Trove, it must have the appropriate logos and copyright information, and any other rules that apply.) Card decks have some additional and special rules: 
  • Your card deck should serve the purpose of an accessory to the game in mention, and should not number more than 50 cards in a deck (in total cards.) 
  • Your card decks should be similar to the existing GKG card decks in concept and tone (a stand alone card game using Tiny Trove resources would not be appropriate.) 
For examples of cards, please see our Mutation Deck, Enclave Deck, TD2e Enemy Deck or TD2e Magic Item Deck.

Gallant Knight Games will make additional stock art and templates available through OneBookShelf, and you’re welcome to use these in your Tiny Trove titles as they become available. All other art from officially published materials is not to be used, but you are free to commission your own art for use within your products.

The Tiny Trove is a community resource. This means that you’re also welcome to expand on and adapt work that other authors have created here. You can write part 2 of an adventure you enjoyed, use another author’s bestiary, or repurpose community-created runic magic mechanics. If someone’s work inspired you, and you’d like to build on their characters, stories, or settings, you must credit their original work! It helps the entire community grow.

Where can I find templates and art packs? 
You can find the Tiny Dungeon 2E Pack here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/274075/Tiny-Trove-2nd-Edition-Pack

You can find the Tiny Frontiers: Revised Pack here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/274076/Tiny-Frontier-Pack-for-Tiny-Trove?cPath=26112_32547

You can find the Tiny Wastelands Pack here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/274077/Tiny-Wasteland-Pack-for-Tiny-Trove

What can’t I use in my Tiny Trove Titles?

For now, we’re only accepting content compatible with and drawn from settings in Tiny Dungeon: Second Edition, Tiny Frontiers: Revised, or Tiny Wastelands. As new books are released, and time goes on, we’ll open submissions for other TinyD6 books (such as Beach Patrol, Mecha & Monsters & More!) Once these books are added, you can mix & match to your hearts content (Beach Patrol + Mecha & Monsters mash-up, anyone!?)

We’re also only accepting 2nd Edition materials, so we can’t accept anything written specifically for 1st Edition games.

Full campaign settings like Destiny of Tides (or future ones) are not currently available for this program, as we have future plans involving them.

Finally, titles can’t include TinyD6 mechanics used in non-Tiny Trove products. Even though we love all sorts of roleplaying games (superheroes, mechas, urban fantasy), we won’t accept rules or other settings that use the TinyD6 mechanics here.

Where can I use Tiny Trove art?

Tiny Trove art packs are published under the Community Content Agreement for the Tiny Trove program and are licensed for use in content submitted to the Tiny Trove. The art is not licensed to be used for any other purpose nor on any platform outside of Tiny Trove.

I’d like to write in a way that matches the tone of TinyD6. Any advice?

TinyD6 is a minimalist ruleset. The goal is to strip the idea of an RPG down to it’s barest essentials, and leverage what we have left to tell stories that allow the rules to get out of the way. The goal is to provide a fun jumping off point for rules and settings, while avoiding getting bogged down in the details!

What types of content are prohibited?

Gallant Knight Games is a company committed to positive, diverse representation. We won’t accept content that contains: gratuitous depictions of violence, objectifying descriptions of people’s bodies or cultures, or content we find hurtful or damaging. Like pornography, we’ll know it when we see it. If you have a question, reach out to tinytrove@gallantknightgames.com and we’ll work through it with you.

I’ve created a custom setting that TinyD6 players might enjoy. Can I upload it to the Tiny Trove?

Tiny Trove content should be created for the TinyD6 system and should take place in micro-settings in Tiny Dungeon 2e or other approved settings as they’re added. We love space pirates and far-future solarpunk settings, and we encourage you to explore the edges of the galaxy in your games (and we’ll be adding more TinyD6 genre books over time!) but published Tiny Trove content should take place in the approved TinyD6 universes (which as this moment is anything in Tiny Dungeon: Second Edition.)

Can I create and sell content for 1st Edition Tiny Dungeon or Tiny Frontiers?

No. 

Can I copy information from TinyD6 rulebooks into my Tiny Trove title?

You’re free to reference the text of official GKG products, but please don’t copy things outright unless you absolutely need to do so. In general, your text should be your original work. If you have a question, reach out to tinytrove@gallantknightgames.com and we’ll work through it with you.

Can I publish other materials to the Tiny Trove, like artwork, comics, or an app?

Right now, we’re only accepting RPG titles, card titles related to RPG titles, and stock art. If this changes, we’ll update that information here!

 How do I prepare the PDF of my title for sale?

There are many different programs to lay out and prepare your book for digital download. Here are some things to help you make sure your PDF will download properly and look great!

CREATE - If you want to lay out your Digital PDF from scratch...

PREP - You've already created your PDF and just need to see if it is all set to upload.

ENHANCE - You've already created your PDF and want to add enhancements.

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

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

HOW DO I PROPERLY ATTRIBUTE TinyD6 IN MY WORK?

Our Word and InDesign templates already have the attributions present. You must also include the “powered by TinyD6” logo on the bottom right-hand side of the front cover. 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.

In addition, you must include our boilerplate language within the first three (3) pages of your book, in at least 8-point font in all advertisements and other marketing materials:

(a) Powered by TinyD6 Logo © (download here)

(b) This game product is powered by TinyD6™, a trademark of Gallant Knight Games, in the USA and other countries. Used with permission.  Original text content of Tiny Dungeon: Second Edition, Tiny Frontiers: Revised, Tiny Wastelands, Beach Patrol, Magnum Vice: Fury Force, Tiny Supers, Gallant Knight Games Logo, TinyD6 Logo, content and original artwork are copyright © 2015-2019, Gallant Knight Games unless otherwise specified.

In the Product Description field when setting up the title on DriveThruRPG, you must include: Requires Tiny Dungeon: Second Edition, Requires Tiny Frontiers: Revised or Requires Tiny Wastelands (include all that are appropriate for your product.)

 

 

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