Publishing and CC3

I’ve been dealing with general customer queries for a couple of weeks while Ralf is on a well deserved holiday. Aside from the odd bit of tech support and registration enquiries I’ve had a few emails about licensing – that is, whether you can publish and/or sell the maps you create with Campaign Cartographer 3. The answer is simple: Yes, you can. You hold all the rights to the artwork you create with ProFantasy’s Software.

What you may not do, is re-distributing the artwork that we provide, i.e. the symbols and catalogs that come with the software. This includes maps that are created solely for the purpose of distributing symbols. We also include floorplan-resolution exports (eg PDFs) consisting predominantly of our artwork in this proviso.

Think of the symbols as a True Type font you have bought. You may create and sell documents created with that font, but you may not redistribute the font itself, or create a book of fonts.

6 Responses to “Publishing and CC3”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Bits & Mortar. Bits & Mortar said: RT @simonjrogers: Publishing your CC3 maps commercially […]

  2. Very timely post – I was just wondering about this two days ago.

  3. So would that prohibit the sharing of FCW files? I’m not sure if that actually exports the symbols or not, so I have not shared those files with anyone in the past.

  4. No – png fles are only referenced in drawings, and while vector symbols are stored in the drawings, we are only concerned if the drawings appear to be to redistribute symbols. It’s only happened once before.

  5. Thanks Simon, that’s good to know.

  6. We used CC3 and CD3 at Flatlined games to make the maps for Dragon Rage. they are gorgeous, and would not have been possible with any product using a less permissive license. There is lots of talk about the features and art in Profantasy products, but to us game publishers, the killer feature is the licensing!