Free League Workshop

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Welcome to the Free League Workshop!

This is the home of fan creations for games such as Mutant: Year Zero, Forbidden Lands, Coriolis - The Third Horizon, and Symbaroum. Using this community content program you can create, publish and sell your own content on Drivethrurpg.com and share your creations with the rest of the world!

Collected in the pages associated with this program you can find adventures, expansions, rules supplements and more, making this a treasure trove of material for your next game. 

As a creator, you are free to set any price you want, provide your own design or use one of our provided templates. You decide. Using this program we hope to bring the sparkling creativity of fans all around the world together, making our games and worlds even better.

How you can publish your own content

We have collected a set of guidelines and instructions in the Content Guidelines page [LINK]. You will need to have an account at Drivethrurpg.com and you are required to use the Free Leage Workshop logotype and the relevant legal text for the game you are creating content for. You can set the price you want to sell your content for, or make it completely free. You will then get half of the proceeds.

We are providing layout templates in both Indesign and Word format that can be downloaded and used for free. You will find more information about these in the Content Guidelines.

After creating your content, go to your account page and look in the "My Content" section. You can use the "Add a new title" link after you agree to the Community Content Agreement. Once content is published, it will appear in the Free League Workshop. You'll be able to check your sales history, view reviews, and other information using your Account page on DriveThruRPG.

Have fun creating!

Content Guidelines

This community content program enables you to create, publish and sell products to a range of roleplaying games from Free League Publishing. Gathered below is information on what you are allowed to use, what you must include and how you create your product.

Rules

You can use any of the game system rules found in Mutant Year Zero, Coriolis The Third Horizon, Forbidden Lands, and Symbaroum. You are allowed to use the name “Free League Workshop”; the name “Year Zero System” in your work.

Settings

You are free to use the setting of Mutant Year Zero (including Genlab Alpha, Mechatron and Elysium), Coriolis: The Third Horizon, Forbidden Lands, and Symbaroum.

Allowable Media

RPG supplements and settings is allowed. Short opening fiction to illustrate your RPG setting is allowed, but only if included in the setting material (not sold separately).

Prohibited content

  • Comics

  • Fiction

  • Music

  • Software and apps

  • Products that infringe on the intellectual property of others.

  • Crowd-funded content

  • Neither your products nor any promotional material, including blog/social media posts or press releases, 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

Art

No artwork may be used from any Free League products. You may use artwork from DriveThruRPG’s Stock Art selection, public domain artwork. You must have permission to use any artwork.

Other art options include: art in the Public Domain. Stock art used with license (there is a section of stock art on DrivethruRPG. Personally commissioned art that you have the license to use commercially. Creative commons art that allow commercial use.

Logos and Trade Dress

The Free League Workshop logo must appear on the cover of your work. It needs to be legible when viewed at full size. It does not need to and should not be the primary logo or title on your cover. You may not use any other logos or trade dress from Free League Publishing publications.

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Creator Templates

You are encouraged, but not required to use the Free League Workshop Templates when creating your work. These are available for Adobe Indesign, Affinity and Microsoft Word.

You can find the templates and relevant fonts here:

Coriolis - Third Horizon Template

Mutant: Year Zero Template

Forbidden Lands Template

Symbaroum Template

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

This product was created under license. Coriolis and its logo, are trademarks of Fria Ligan AB.

This work contains material that is copyright Fria Ligan AB and/or other authors. Such material is used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

All other original material in this work is copyright [year] by [your legal name or company name] and published under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

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

© 2019 Cabinet Licensing LLC. MUTANT and related logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of Cabinet Licensing LLC unless otherwise noted. Used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop. All rights reserved.

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

This product was created under license. Forbidden Lands and its logo, are trademarks of Fria Ligan AB.

This work contains material that is copyright Fria Ligan AB and/or other authors. Such material is used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

All other original material in this work is copyright [year] by [your legal name or company name] and published under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

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

This product was created under license. Symbaroum and its logo, are trademarks of Fria Ligan AB.

This work contains material that is copyright Fria Ligan AB and/or other authors. Such material is used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

All other original material in this work is copyright [year] by [your legal name or company name] and published under the Community Content Agreement for Free League Workshop.

 

Pricing and Payment

You can offer your creations at a set price, “Pay What You Want,” or free of charge ($0). You can check the site for sales data, plus ratings, and reviews of your offerings. You are free (and encouraged!) to promote your creations via social media and other outlets where roleplaying game fans gather.

Based on historic data from DriveThruRPG sales for pdfs, the most successful set price points are $1.00, $2.00, $2.95, $3.95, $4.99, $7.95, $10.00, $14.95, and $19.99. You should also compare your price to existing or similar products to get a sense for what the market is used to.

Once you’ve activated your title for sale, you’ll start seeing royalties accumulating equal to 50% of the sale price per item sold. You can withdraw this money via PayPal by going to the My Money section of the Account page. Note that the My Money section of your Account page will not display until you have a balance accrued.

There is a $2 fee to cover the cost of each withdrawal, but you will pay no other fees to receive your money. Royalties on a sale are available for you to withdraw 60 days after the sale.

To prevent certain types of fraud, we must hold back the amount of royalties you earned in the past 60 days from being eligible for withdrawal. The amount eligible for withdrawal at any time is your total account earnings balance less the amount earned in the past 60 days. You may use your earnings as site credit to pay for orders on site; this will lower your earnings balance and the amount eligible for withdrawal.

How do I prepare my content for sale?

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.

Contact

The Year Zero Worlds Discord is a lively place of discussion regarding all matters related to the Year Zero games.
 
The official Free League forums for all of our games [https://forum.frialigan.se/].
 
Reddits for: Symbaroum, Tales from the LoopMutant Year Zero, Coriolis,  and Forbidden Lands 

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    Stéphane Van Cauwenberghe

    The Year Zero Worlds Discord server can be found here: https://discord.gg/RnaydHR 

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    No first name

    Will the Alien RPG be added to the list of titles found here on the free league workshop?

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    David Chart

    The image in the banner on DTRPG advertising this scheme is from Tales from the Loop, which does not appear to actually be included. That's... odd.

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    Pierre Sudron

    Contrary to what is stated in this article, the templates bundles do _not_ contain files compatible with Affinity Publisher.

    Is it an oversight? Would it be possible to provide updated versions with Affinity files? That would really be great! Thanks!

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    Jimmy Ringkvist

    @David_Chart . Seems the page has been updated after launch, the legal text for Tales was here earlier, which calls for an edit history of the page (that don´t exist atm) to get the full context. 

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    David Chart

    @Jimmy Ringkvist: Ah. So the plan was to have Tales included, and then something happened. That explains it. I assume the banner will get changed in the near future. Thanks for the info.

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    Imad Ottallah

    Will Vaesan be added?

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