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 IX 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 IX 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! One important exception - due to the proliferation of Word macro "viruses" I'd strongly suggest that Word conversions should not be distributed.
Publication in other forms: the Forgotten Futures rules (including material from some of the FF worldbooks) and the source material and worlbook for FF II have been published in printed form by Heliograph Inc.; currently no further publications in this series are planned, and the rights are available to other publishers.
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!
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: