Last Updated: March, 2018
Good news, fans! We have a new Fan Content Policy that you can find here. It should answer most of your questions about using our Intellectual Property for just about any reason, including streaming and sharing ideas.
Additionally, here are some of the other predetermined ways that you can use our IP:
- Fan kits: You can find pre-approved fan kits here for Dungeons & Dragons, and here for MTG Arena creator kits after accepting the terms of the applicable kit. The Fan Content Policy still applies to these resources.
- Using D&D fifth edition rules to publish your own content: Generally, we offer only two different programs that allow people to publish RPG products using our properties. The Dungeon Masters Guild program, and the Open Gaming License (OGL). At this time, we are not considering licenses to use our D&D rules that do not fit into these options. We are also not considering licenses to use any of our other non-D&D RPG rules at this time.
- The Dungeon Masters Guild allows people to create content (adventures, monsters, backgrounds, etc.) using Wizards of the Coast intellectual property, including using our IP, and allows them to post it for sale exclusively on the DMs Guild website. The link is provided below. The Dungeon Masters Guild is managed by the folks at DriveThruRPG, and all questions regarding the program should be directed to them.
- Dungeon Masters Guild FAQ: https://www.dmsguild.com/whatisdmsguild.php. If you otherwise want to make a game or product using the Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition rules so you can publish and sell it on your own, your other option is the Open Gaming License, using the fifth edition System Reference Document (SRD). The link is provided below.
- D&D Fifth Edition SRD (with OGL): http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/systems-reference-document-srd. Unfortunately, Wizards of the Coast cannot provide assistance with, or legal interpretations for, questions related to our licenses. If you require further assistance with something beyond what can be found on our website, we recommend that you consult with a lawyer or other legal professional of your choosing qualified to interpret such documents.
Media Requests: We will consider any request to use our intellectual property in the following media formats:
- Use or mention of our IP in Academic articles/theses, or in nonfiction books.
- Use of our IP/product placement in Movies/Television/Films/Theater/Productions.
You can find the request form here. It is mandatory that you provide all the details listed below for your request, or your incomplete request may be denied and you may not receive an answer.
- Requestor's Name/Company Name:
- Requestor's Full Mailing Address:
- Requestor's Email:
- What is the exact property/work the Requestor is asking permission to use? (Please be specific.)
- Detailed description of project: (Please be specific in how you intend to use the property, including scope of project, and duration of use. For media and literature (movie, television, film, books, articles, theses), please provide a copy of the script or text to be used in conjunction with the property.)
- Where would the project be displayed and/or distributed? (Please specify format/platform as well as geographical market/territory.)
Please Note: The resulting ticket in your support history will be marked as Solved while the appropriate teams review your request. You will not need to update this incident for a follow up. You may not receive a response if your request is denied; approval may take up to 6 weeks to process.