Copyrights, Trademarks, and Licenses

Fudge System Reference Document Copyright 2005, Grey Ghost Press, Inc.; Authors Steffan O'Sullivan, Ann Dupuis, with additional material by other authors as indicated within the text. Available for use under the Open Game License (see Appendix B)

There are official Fudge logos available for use under a separate agreement, the Fudge System Trademark License (FSTL). For more information please see

The 1995 version of the Fudge core rules and Addenda remains available free online (see, and may be used under the 2000 Fudge Legal Notice for those who prefer that rather than the Open Game License.

Please ensure that you understand the license you choose to use for creating Fudge derivative works, and follow the requirements of the license you're using. The following resources may help you understand the intricacies of copyrights, trademark law, and the Open Game License and Fudge ``Legal Notice.''

10 Big Myths about copyright explained:

United States Government Copyright Office FAQ page:

Open Game License FAQ page:

Open Gaming Foundation's email list (Ogf-l) for discussion of the Open Game License:

If after reviewing all of the above you still have questions about creating Fudge materials under either license, please contact Ann Dupuis at, and/or consult with an attorney practicing in intellectual property law.

Open Game Content

With the exception of material specifically marked as Product Identity (PI) and terms that are indicated as trademarks, the following material is Open Game Content, and is licensed for public use under the terms of the Open Game License v1.0a.

Permission to copy, modify and distribute the contents of this document is granted solely through the use of the Open Gaming License, Version 1.0a (see Appendix I). This material is being released using the Open Gaming License Version 1.0a and you should read and understand the terms of that license before using this material.