Serpent King Games (SKG), the current licence holder for the publication of commercial Dragon Warriors products, has announced a policy under which non-commercial publications of Dragon Warriors material may be shared freely. The Cobwebbed Forest both supports and complies with this policy in both letter and spirit. The policy requires:
- Fan websites (or e-books, e-zines, etc.) must not be commercial enterprises. SKG has no objection to a fan site covering its costs through the use of adverts or similar, but you must not charge people to download or access fan-made material based on the Dragon Warriors setting.
- Fan websites (or e-books, e-zines, etc.) are explicitly NOT permitted to reprint copyright material, including such items as art, character professions, monsters, or adventures that have been printed by Serpent King Games or other official Dragon Warriors publishers.
- Fan websites (or e-books, e-zines, etc.) may reference names, places, etc. from the Dragon Warriors setting.
- Fan websites (or e-books, e-zines, etc.) must include the following text, in legible form, on the front page or on the first page that refers to Dragon Warriors or Legend:
This website includes material based on the Dragon Warriors setting, as created by and copyright © Dave Morris and Oliver Johnson, and used according to the terms of the Serpent King Games Fan Policy. We are not permitted to charge you to use or access this content. This website is not published, endorsed, or officially approved by Serpent King Games. For more information about Dragon Warriors products and Serpent King Games, please visit www.serpentking.com.
- SKG expects fan websites (or e-books, e-zines, etc.) to use the Dragon Warriors setting responsibly and legally. That means avoiding associating the setting with extreme graphic violence, explicit sexual content, hate speech against any particular real-world segment of society, or anything else that does not present Dragon Warriors in a positive light.
The above is a point-in-time snapshot of the policy as at 19 February 2014. The authoritative source of the policy is on the SKG website.
The author of the Cobwebbed Forest takes pride both in this site and in his unwavering support of the Dragon Warriors game and its licence-holders. This site is unequivocally intended to supplement the Dragon Warriors game, but if anything on this site could be interpreted as transgressing either the letter or spirit of this policy, please e-mail me.