Building/Publish a Single Playtest Document - Okay or Not?

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Maudova Maudova's picture
Building/Publish a Single Playtest Document - Okay or Not?

So I do a lot of layout stuff in my free time, and I am curious if it would be okay for me to take the playtest documents and splice them together to make a single doc, add bookmarks, add come background and publish it on the site as a player resource? Since the playtest isn't open license I didn't want to break forum rules doing that.

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P.S. I often post from my phone as I travel extensively for work. Please forgive typos and grammar issues.

o11o1 o11o1's picture
They say at the bottom " ©

They say at the bottom " © 2017 Posthuman Studios LLC — this file is not Creative Commons licensed. The final release will be!"

I would personally suspect they would prefer you not do that for documents which aren't final, but I'm neither a lawyer nor affiliated with the company.

And if you add background art or something, make sure to check the rights of that too.

A slight smell of ions....

Maudova Maudova's picture
That's why I am asking for

That's why I am asking for permission, my assumption is they would rather I not do that. There may or may not be a implied/inferred meaning that they do not want people creating material for the playtest as it stands. If that's the case, I understand completely. I just know that I prefer looking at books that are more whole and zazzed up a bit, I'm making an assumption that others would too so I am making a request for their "blessing" to go forward and do that for the playtest documentation.

My playtest group printed out 4 copies of all of the .pdfs and put them in their own 3 ring binders. We even printed covers for them. It just makes it feel more like a book, which is all but one of our preference to use as source material.

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P.S. I often post from my phone as I travel extensively for work. Please forgive typos and grammar issues.

Dilf_Pickle Dilf_Pickle's picture
Google ruined "beta"

Maudova wrote:
I just know that I prefer looking at books that are more whole and zazzed up a bit [...] My playtest group printed out 4 copies of all of the .pdfs and put them in their own 3 ring binders. We even printed covers for them. It just makes it feel more like a book, which is all but one of our preference to use as source material.

While I don't speak for PHS, I think that they might want to avoid the above as a general trend: having these docs possibly mistaken for official final versions, which could derail their purpose and skew expectations.

It's the same reason that fine dining restaurants forbid their employees from eating their staff meals in the dining room.

Doing it for yourself and your group is probably fine, but having such a "fake-legit" doc floating around might cause confusion.

Maudova Maudova's picture
Seems like a legit reason to

Seems like a legit reason to not want something like that floating around. I was hoping for an official reply from a staff member though. Not that I don't appreciate your opinion.

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P.S. I often post from my phone as I travel extensively for work. Please forgive typos and grammar issues.

Dilf_Pickle Dilf_Pickle's picture
Official Stance?

Maudova wrote:
I was hoping for an official reply from a staff member though.

It would be nice to have the clarity, yes.

AdamJury AdamJury's picture
Hey all -- sorry for the

Hey all -- sorry for the delayed response. Just finished moving countries here and I'm still settling in.

Please don't distribute any modified versions of the playtest documents.

Maudova Maudova's picture
Hope the move went well!

AdamJury wrote:
Hey all -- sorry for the delayed response. Just finished moving countries here and I'm still settling in.

Please don't distribute any modified versions of the playtest documents.

You got it. I'll leave it in the circle of my players. Hope the move went well!

~Alpha Fork Initialized.
P.S. I often post from my phone as I travel extensively for work. Please forgive typos and grammar issues.

Lurkingdaemon Lurkingdaemon's picture
Best to ask about this first...

In a similar vein to the OP, I'm wondering if it's alright to post something based on mechanics that are still 'under the knife' as it were. In this case: the Morph creation system.

Long and short, I'm pretty sure I've puzzled things out how the current 'rules' for morph creation work, and was wondering if I could/should make a post based on those. Basically go "Here's what I've figured out, make stuff!"

Given the very early development, I figured it'd be better to ask before-hand, rather than 'beg forgiveness'.

AdamJury AdamJury's picture
I don't see a problem with

I don't see a problem with that!