Adamant Entertainment offers a compatibility license for products for use with ICONS: SUPERPOWERED ROLEPLAYING. A copy of the license language is included below for your perusal. At the bottom of this page, you can download a zip file containing a copy of the license, as well as two print-resolution copies of the Compatibility Logo (PDF and PNG). Established publishers looking to start development of products before the commercial release of ICONS (June 2010), should email Gareth-Michael Skarka and request a Non-Disclosure Agreement, after receipt of which Adamant can send you an advance copy of the rules manuscript.
ICONS Compatibility License
Last updated April 2, 2010
1. Acceptance of Terms
By submitting an application to use the ICONS Compatibility Logo, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this license agreement (“License”).
2. Copyrights and Trademarks
You acknowledge and agree that Adamant Entertainment and Steve Kenson (“Adamant”) own all trademarks and copyrights in and to the ICONS Compatibility Logo (“Compatibility Logo”). You agree not to contest the ownership of any intellectual property rights in or to the Compatibility Logo, during the term of this License or thereafter. You also agree not to create or use any names, trade dress or trademarks similar enough to Adamant’s that consumers could be confused about whether the item was produced by or on behalf of Adamant Entertainment.
3. License Grant
If you are in compliance with all of the terms and conditions of this License and the usage requirements set forth in Exhibit A (“Usage Requirements”), you will be granted a non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use the Compatibility Logo in printed books, electronic books, and freely available websites in connection with products that are compatible with ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying, subject to the obligations and limitations set forth in this License.
You may use the Compatibility Logo only to indicate that your product is compatible with ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying. You may not use the Compatibility Logo unless your game product is fully compatible with ICONS (see Section 5. Compatibility). The Compatibility Logo may only be used on ICONS-compatible products and in advertisements and websites directly promoting those products. The Compatibility Logo may only be used in the manner specified in this License and in the Usage Requirements and may not be modified except as specifically set forth in the Usage Requirements.
The Compatibility Logo may only be used under this License in connection with materials you publish under the Open Gaming License 1.0a (“OGL”), a copy of which can be viewed at http://www.adamantentertainment.com/support/OGLv1.0a.rtf
You may not use the Compatibility Logo in any way that the OGL prohibits. (Note that you are solely responsible for assuring you use the OGL correctly.) The Compatibility Logo is designated as Product Identity, not Open Game Content, as those terms are defined in the OGL.
No license or permission is granted (either expressly or by implication) with respect to any trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property right except the Compatibility Logo, and any right not specifically granted hereunder is expressly reserved to Adamant.
4. Usage Restrictions
The license granted hereunder is expressly limited to use of the Compatibility Logo in printed books, electronic books, and freely available websites. Anyone seeking a license for any other use should contact Gareth-Michael Skarka of Adamant Entertainment at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may not use the Compatibility Logo in a way that suggests Adamant owns, endorses, or is in any way responsible for any part of your product, or for any conduct of your business, or that suggests that you have any relationship beyond a mere license with us, unless we have a separate agreement that lets you do so. You also may not state or suggest that we guarantee your product’s compatibility with ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying.
You may not produce a compatible product without first submitting for and receiving approval from Adamant Entertainment. This is to prevent overlap between Adamant and licensed releases. You should contact Gareth-Michael Skarka of Adamant Entertainment at email@example.com with product proposals before you begin development. Adamant will approve proposals only if the product does not replicate any products in development by Adamant or other ICONS licensees.
You may not release any compatible products until August 1st, 2010.
The titles of your products may not include any Adamant trademarked terms (or marks confusingly similar thereto), including “ICONS” or “ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying.”
You may not use Adamant’s trade dress for your products or advertisements—that is, you may not design your products to look confusingly similar to Adamant’s products.
You may not do anything illegal in or with products produced under this License.
You must use your best efforts to preserve the high standard of our trademarks. You may not use this License for products that the general public would classify as “adult content,” offensive, or inappropriate for minors.
In order to make use of the compatible content, your product must operate under and rely on the rules of the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying. Standalone game systems are in no event authorized hereunder.
You agree to use your best efforts to ensure that the licensed products are fully compatible with ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying, as published in June 2010. Your products may additionally be compatible with other systems.
If you want to publish in a language other than English, and we have published (or have licensed the rights to publish) ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying in that language, you must use the exact translations prepared for that foreign-language edition. In the case that the licensed translation has not yet been released, you must wait until the translation is released before you can release your product in that language. The list of currently licensed languages is provided as Exhibit C, which may be updated at any time.
6. Effective Dates
The License will become effective as soon as your application is accepted by Adamant.
7. Breach and Cure
If you fail to comply with any of the terms of this License, you will be in breach and we will have the right to terminate this License. We will send notice to the contact information you provided in your registration. You will have thirty days from the date we send notice to cure the breach to our satisfaction. If the breach has not been fully and completely cured, we reserve the right to terminate the License with no further notice. After termination, you will not have the right to secure a new license from us without specific written consent.
We can terminate this License at any time, at our sole discretion.
If we terminate the License due to breach, you have to immediately stop selling products that use the Compatibility Logo and you must destroy all of your inventory of those products (including all marketing material). You may not make any more products that use the Compatibility Logo. You must immediately suspend any advertisements and any web content promoting products that use the Compatibility Logo. If there are any costs associated with any of this, the responsibility for paying them is exclusively yours.
If we terminate the License for any reason other than breach, you may no longer make any new products using the Compatibility Logo, but you may continue to sell existing physical products that were compliant under this License as long as you have inventory. If you sell out of a compliant product, you must remove the Compatibility Logo from future print runs. In the case of products that do not have physical inventory, such as PDFs, you must stop selling them within 30 days of termination, but if you remove the Compatibility Logo from them, you may start selling them again.
Note that if we terminate this License, and you publish products that make use of our copyrighted content available under the OGL, you still have to attribute it to Adamant Entertainment, as required by the OGL.
If you fail to comply with your post-termination obligations, you agree that any resulting dispute will be resolved in courts located in Douglas County, Kansas, and you agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of such courts. You agree that such courts will be mutually directed to award the prevailing party in any dispute its legal fees and court costs in addition to any other appropriate monetary or injunctive relief such court deems appropriate.
Adamant may update this License at any time. The latest version is available at Adamant’s website. If you published anything under a previous version of this License, you can choose to use either the version in place at the time you originally published the work or the updated version. For new products, you may only use the current version of the License.
Adamant may update the Exhibits at any time; if we do, we will send notice to the contact information you supplied in your registration. You must always use the most recent version of each Exhibit. The Exhibits are incorporated within the terms of this License by this reference.
Adamant may update the Compatibility Logo and the text required by Exhibit A (“Compatibility Text”) at any time; if we do, we will send notice to the contact information you supplied in your registration. You agree to use good faith efforts to stop using old Compatibility Logos and Text and start using the updated Compatibility Logo and Text for new products. You may continue to sell items made with the old Compatibility Logos or Text as long as you continue to comply with the terms of this License. If you reprint any products that were originally published using old Compatibility Logos or Text, we request, but do not require, that you use the new Compatibility Logo and Text.
10. Notices to Licensor
You agree to keep your contact information on your registration current. Any notices to you will be sent to that address. You agree that anything sent to the contact information constitutes valid notice and service of process on you.
11. Licensed Product
You agree to send at least three copies of each licensed product to Adamant Entertainment at 3415 Morning Dove Circle, Lawrence KS 66049. In the case of electronic books, you may send them electronically or on a CD, DVD, or other common medium in a broadly and freely reviewable format. You must send copies of licensed product to Adamant within 30 days of publication. We also request (but do not require) that you send us copies of any printed advertising or other marketing done in connection with the licensed products.
12. Arbitration and Jurisdiction
Adamant and you agree that all disputes related to this License shall governed by the local laws of the State of Kansas. Both you and Adamant irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Douglas County, Kansas with respect to any claim, action or legal proceeding related to this License, and both you and Adamant agree to bring all legal action related to this License before such courts.
13. Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Adamant makes no warranties about the suitability of the Compatibility Logo or the License for your business. Adamant is not obligated to provide support for your use of the Compatibility Logo. Adamant may not be held liable for any damages (incidental, consequential, or otherwise) resulting for your use of the Compatibility Logo or your agreeing to this License.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Adamant harmless from any claims, demands or suits brought with respect to any products produced by or for you.
Exhibit A: Usage Requirements
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You may refer to our game using the phrase “ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying” or simply “ICONS.”
You must include the following text, as its own paragraph, on the title page or on any one page preceding the title page, in a legible size and color:
Compatibility with ICONS requires ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying from Adamant Entertainment. See http://www.adamantentertainment.com for more information on ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying. Adamant Entertainment does not guarantee compatibility, and does not endorse this product.
You must include the following text, as its own paragraph, on the page on which you provide any other copyright notices, and in a legible size and color, no smaller than any other copyright notice on the page:
ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying is a trademark of Steve Kenson, published exclusively by Adamant Entertainment. The ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Compatibility Logo is a trademark of Adamant Entertainment and is used under the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Compatibility License. See http://www.adamantentertainment.com for more information on the compatibility license.
Section 15 of the Open Game License in your product must include the following text, in addition to any other text required by the OGL:
Open Game License v 1.0 Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
Fudge System Reference Document Copyright 2005, Grey Ghost Press, Inc.; Authors Steffan O’Sullivan and Ann Dupuis, with additional material by Peter Bonney, Deird’Re Brooks, Reimer Behrends, Shawn Garbett, Steven Hammond, Ed Heil, Bernard Hsiung, Sedge Lewis, Gordon McCormick, Kent Matthewson, Peter Mikelsons, Anthony Roberson, Andy Skinner, Stephan Szabo, John Ughrin, Dmitri Zagidulin
FATE (Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment) Copyright 2003 by Evil Hat Productions LLC; Authors Robert Donoghue and Fred Hicks
Spirit of the Century, Copyright 2006, Evil Hat Productions LLC. Authors Robert Donoghue, Fred Hicks, and Leonard Balsera.
ICONS, Copyright 2010, Adamant Entertainment; Author Steve Kenson.
If you use the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Compatibility Logo in advertising or on a website, you must include the following text in a legible size and color, no smaller than any other copyright notice on the page:
ICONS and associated marks and logos are trademarks of Steve Kenson and Adamant Entertainment, and are used under license. See http://www.adamantentertainment.com for more information on ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying.
ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Compatibility Logo
You must reproduce the Compatibility Logo in a legible size on the front cover of each licensed product. The Compatibility Logo must be smaller than the product’s title.
You must reproduce the Compatibility Logo, in a legible size, on the back cover of each licensed product. (This requirement does not apply to products, such as some magazines, that run advertisements on the back cover; nor does it apply to electronic books which have no back covers.)
You may reproduce the Compatibility Logo on the spine or on the interior of any licensed product.
You must reproduce the Compatibility Logo, in a legible size, on any print advertising material for the product.
You may reproduce the Compatibility Logo, in a legible size, on websites describing or otherwise advertising the licensed product. Where reasonable, please include the following text near the logo, linked to http://www.adamantentertainment.com: “Learn more about ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying at AdamantEntertainment.com”
You may not alter the color, typography, design, or proportions of the Compatibility Logo, although you may render it in black and white in situations where color is not available. You may not allow the Compatibility Logo to be obscured in any way.
Exhibit B: List of Products which May Be Referenced
Last updated April 2, 2010
ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying – Core Rulebook (June 2010)
THE VILLAINOMICON (October 2010)