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For those of you interested in using Hero Lab in conjunction with publishing your own content, you've come to the right place. The sections below outline all of the supplemental details associated with publishing Hero Lab data files and/or output with your own content. All of the rules set forth within the official Hero Lab license agreement apply, with the information below intended to augment and/or clarify the license. For a copy of the official Hero Lab license agreement included with the product, please see here and search for the text "notice" to jump to the relevant paragraphs.
Anyone who plans to formally publish Hero Lab data files and/or output in conjunction with your own RPG content must register with us. There is no cost associated with this process. All we essentially require is that you notify us about each product being released and provide us with full contact information associated with that product. This way, if a problem arises, we have the means to contact you appropriately to work things out. Unless a problem arises, you'll probably never here from us.
Please fill out the form below for each product you release that incorporates Hero Lab output and/or includes associated Hero Lab data files. Fields marked with an '*' are required.
As specified in the Hero Lab license agreement, all published use of Hero Lab output must include the appropriate legal text and the official Hero Lab logo on the output in their standard locations. In addition to this requirement, the Hero Lab Promotional Logo shown below must be incorporated appropriately. Beneath the logo are links to download the logo for incorporation into your product. Please use the version that is most suitable to your product.
Any content published in either electronic or printed form must include the Hero Lab Promotional Logo in a prominent location on either the front or back of the product. The logo must be clearly legible on the product, but the size and placement may be freely adjusted to adapt to each product. If the product is only published for viewing on a website, the Hero Lab Promotional Logo must be placed on the initial web page for the product in a clearly visible location.
There are two pieces of legal text that must appear with all Hero Lab output. The first is the proper Hero Lab legal text and the second is the legal text corresponding to the particular game system. Each of these various pieces of legal text is provided below for you to simply copy and paste, as necessary.
Hero Lab® and the Hero Lab logo are Registered Trademarks of LWD Technology, Inc. Free download at http://www.wolflair.com
Pathfinder® and associated marks and logos are trademarks of Paizo Publishing, LLC®, and are used under license.
©2005-2011 The Topps Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Shadowrun and The Topps Company are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of The Topps Company, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Catalyst Game Labs is the trademark of InMediaRes Productions, LLC.
Mutants & Masterminds, Second Edition is ©2005-2011 Green Ronin Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Mutants & Masterminds, Third Edition is ©2010-2011 Green Ronin Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Contents copyright Wizards of the Coast, Inc. 'd20 System' is a trademark of Wizard of the Coast, Inc. and is used with permission.
Call of Cthulhu is a registered trademark of Chaosium, Inc.
Contents copyright © 2007-2011 CCP hf. World of Darkness and Vampire: the Requiem are registered trademarks of CCP hf. All rights reserved.
Dungeons & Dragons and all other Wizards of the Coast product names are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast. ©2008-2011 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
Savage Worlds and all associated logos and trademarks are copyrights of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Used with permission.
Spirit of the Century © 2006 by Evil Hat Productions, LLC. Spirit of the Century is a trademark of Evil Hat Productions, LLC.
The following is an assortment of frequently asked questions regarding the use use of Hero Lab output and/or data files, along with the corresponding answers. If you have a question that isn't answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at technical support.
Publishing with Hero Lab is completely free. All we require is that you let us know what you're publishing and that you include all the proper legal attributions.
You can include any material for which you possess the necessary rights. Some material is able to be freely used, such as content published under the OGL, while other material may not, such as images and content designated as Product Identity. You alone are responsible for ensuring that you avoid utilizing material owned by someone else without first securing the necessary permissions to do so. If you are unsure, contact the publisher of the content you wish to utilize.
All of the rules governing the use of Hero Lab in conjunction with publishing RPG content always apply, regardless of whether the content is published for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
If you are simply posting isolated characters created with Hero Lab, use of the Hero Lab Promotional Logo and the corresponding registration is not required. However, the requirements still apply that the standard Hero Lab legal text and logo be included, just as they are included in all product output. If you begin posting large collections of characters and/or substantial content to accompany the posted characters, you may find yourself in a situation where use of the Hero Lab Promotional Logo is required.
If you are simply posting individual characters created with Hero Lab, use of the Hero Lab Promotional Logo and the corresponding registration is not required. As above, the requirements still apply that the standard Hero Lab legal text and logo be included, just as they are included in all product output.
Each separate project must be separately registered. This ensures that we can readily identify who to contact for any specific project in the case where a problem arises. If you plan to publish a large number of projects, please contact us directly to discuss alternative methods.
Statblocks do not include the product logo, but they do include the legal text at the bottom. When using statblocks, the legal text must remain in place and appear with the statblock. This applies to all uses of statblock output, whether or not registration and use of the Hero Lab Promotional Logo is also required.
All custom output is required to incorporate the Hero Lab logo and legal text in the same manner as used within the standard output. If you develop custom character sheets, the product logo must be incorporated in a similar manner, although the exact placement may be changed, and the legal text must appear at the bottom. If you develop custom statblock output, or similar summary output, the legal text must appear at the bottom.
We are legally required to protect the trademarks and other intellectual property of both ourselves and the companies for which we develop data files under license. As part of that effort, we are required to ensure that all the appropriate legal attributions are properly included in output generated by the product. This extends to all output that may be modified outside of the product, hence the need for these requirements.
Yes, as long as they adhere to some basic guidelines. See below for details.
If you're planning to publish Hero Lab data files for your content, those files can also be made available via the Hero Lab updates mechanism. This allows users to discover your content more easily, as it's listed with the other games and updates for Hero Lab.
Please contact us if you want to distribute your data files through Hero Lab in this way. Please note that it may take some time for your data files to be added to the updates list, as some review from our staff is required. Here's a summary of the process we go through before a new set of data files is added to the list:
We want to make the Hero Lab experience as good as possible for our users, so we require that data files we distribute comply with certain guidelines.
Be careful when creating data files that rely on content from non-core books, such as the Advanced Player's Guide or Ultimate Magic. Doing so will impede their functioning for users who don't have the packages for those non-core books. If you need to do this, please check with us by email beforehand so we can make sure that relying on content from other supplements doesn't cause problems.
You can test your data files with only the core content by checking the "Skip Supplement Packages" menu item under the Develop menu in Hero Lab. Once you've ensured that your data files play nicely with the core data, you can uncheck the menu item and return the game system to normal.
Your adherence to these guidelines is appreciated. Please note that we require any data files distributed through Hero Lab to continue to meet these standards. We reserve the right to ask you to make fixes or corrections to your data files, and failure to do so may result in them being suspended from the updates mechanism.
Army Builder is a registered trademark of Lone Wolf Development, Inc. The Army Builder logo and the Lone Wolf Development logo are trademarks of Lone Wolf Development, Inc.
Hero Lab, the Hero Lab logo, and Realm Works are registered trademarks of LWD Technology, Inc.
Tournament Ace, Card Vault, Powered By Hero Lab, the Card Vault logo, the Realm Works logo, and the Tournament Ace logo are trademarks of LWD Technology, Inc.
Copyright © 1998-2014 by Lone Wolf Development, Inc. All rights reserved.
Apple, the Apple logo, iPad and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Other product names and logos are trademarks of their respective owners. See our Legal Details page for further information.