Most of the material in this collection, apart from period stories and illustrations, is copyright.
The collection is bigger than most role playing games and many novels. It represents a lot of work. If you like it you are asked to register
Your conscience should be one answer, but there are practical considerations too. Registering is the best way to tell me what I'm doing wrong (or right), and what you would like to see in future collections. It's the best way to ensure that you'll see Forgotten Futures VII as soon as it appears. If you are a registered user and have a problem I'll do my best to help. For example, these collections are now HTML files because many of the registered users requested a change. If you haven't registered it's doubtful that I'll pay much attention to any queries or complaints you might have.
On a personal note, I earn a little money from each registered user. The more profitable this project becomes, the quicker FF VII will appear. Forgotten Futures will be pushed to the back of my list of priorities if it doesn't help to pay the bills. This project will continue, regardless of profit, because I'm enjoying it, but I'll be able to give it more attention if you help to make it worth my while.
I CAN ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROBLEMS ARISING FROM ERRORS IN THESE FILES: IF YOU ARE USING THEM FOR A THESIS, OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT REQUIRES COMPLETE ACCURACY, YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO REFER TO ORIGINAL SOURCES!
This collection is distributed as a user supported publication. You are welcome to make copies and distribute them, provided that the files are not modified in any way. You may NOT sell printouts etc., but MAY copy them for personal use and the use of players, provided that no charge is made.
Shareware Distributors, BBS, Web Sites, etc.: I have no objection to these files being distributed provided that they are not modified or separated, and provided that catalogue descriptions etc. make it clear that this is NOT a computer game. You may NOT sell "pre-registered" copies; users should send registration fees directly to the author.
Conversion to other formats is permissible, but please DO NOT modify the text in any way, or charge for the conversion. Please send me a copy!
Publication in other forms: a book containing the rules (including material from some of the FF worldbooks), to be followed by sourcebooks and adventures, should appear soon.
Publishing your own adventures: I have no objection to the publication of BRIEF Forgotten Futures-related adventures and articles in games magazines etc., provided that the source of the game is made clear. Be warned, I'll be trying to sell to this market too! I have STRONG objections to any unauthorised shareware or commercial publication of adventures, software, world books, etc. based on these rules, and will take all necessary action to stop it. If you REALLY want to try this, get my permission or write your own game first! Once the printed version of Forgotten Futures appears the publisher may be interested in seeing scenarios etc., provided that they are of useable quality. Again, see the Heliograph Inc. web site for details.
Rules Conversions: various legal cases have made it clear that some publishers object to their games being mentioned in "unauthorised" game supplements, such as "generic" adventures with statistics for a variety of game systems. For the record, I welcome BRIEF use of Forgotten Futures statistics and data in such publications, provided that: