Licensing of Fate Core and Fate Accelerated will be made possible with the release of our system reference documents by July 2013. As of September 2013, we’re also making Fate System Toolkit available for licensing.
Two open licensing schemes will be made available to you, and you can choose the one that suits you best. Read more about these choices below.
We also provide a “Powered By Fate” logo for your use should you wish to brand your product as a Fate game. (The Fate Core and Fate Accelerated logos will remain the property and trademarks of Evil Hat Productions, LLC.) You can find the Powered by Fate logo further down this page.
Finally, we’re providing a Fate Core Glyphs font to use for the Four Actions and easy creation of stress tracks.
More details as we’re able to provide them.
Your Licensing Options
The System Reference Documents (SRDs) for Fate Core, Fate Accelerated, and Fate System Toolkit are available through two licensing schemes.
The Open Game License (OGL) is a popular choice that is well-known in gaming circles. This is a good choice if you’re already familiar with its use, or if you’re looking to intermix your content with other OGL licensed content. Prior to Fate Core, the OGL was the only license available for the Fate system, due to the earlier edition’s derivation from the Fudge RPG system. The OGL compels you to keep open what you’ve borrowed, and to make a clear product identity declaration about what you’re not making open by basing your game on OGL content.
- Learn more about licensing Fate Core, Fate Accelerated, and Fate System Toolkit using the Open Game License.
For our alternative open license option, we will be making use of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. Use of this license will simply require that you make a clear statement (we’ll give you the text) that your game is based on our material. Unlike some other Creative Commons options, this is not “viral”—you don’t have to make your derived content open at all. We think it’s awesome if you do, though, because a) we did, and b) it means you’re contributing something back to the community that made Fate possible in the first place.
- Learn more about licensing Fate Core, Fate Accelerated, and Fate System Toolkit using the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Powered by Fate
We’re offering two versions of the Powered By Fate logo. Choose the one that best suits the background you’re putting it on. To make legal use of either logo, you must include the following text:
Fate™ is a trademark of Evil Hat Productions, LLC. The Powered by Fate logo is © Evil Hat Productions, LLC and is used with permission.
You can download the Fate Core Glyphs font here. Fate Core Font.ttf
To make use of it, just give us credit:
The Fate Core font is © Evil Hat Productions, LLC and is used with permission. The Four Actions icons were designed by Jeremy Keller.
This font contains a small number of glyphs, supporting Fudge Dice faces (0, +, -), the Four Actions (A, D, C, O), and some stress track boxes. Enjoy!