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Paizo Inc. Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game Compatibility License

Last updated January 30, 2014

1. Acceptance of Terms

By submitting an application to use the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatibility Logo, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this license agreement ("License"). (The application can be found and submitted online at

2. Copyrights and Trademarks

You acknowledge and agree that Paizo Inc. ("Paizo") owns all trademarks and copyrights in and to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatibility Logo ("Compatibility Logo"). You agree not to contest Paizo's 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 or trademarks similar enough to our trademarks that consumers could be confused about whether the item was produced by or on behalf of Paizo.

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 the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, 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 the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. You may not use the Compatibility Logo unless your game product is fully compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (see Section 5. Compatibility). The Compatibility Logo may only be used on Pathfinder Roleplaying Game 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 here. 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 Paizo.

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 Paizo directly, at
You may not use the Compatibility Logo in a way that suggests Paizo 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 the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
The titles of your products may not include any Paizo trademarked terms (or marks confusingly similar thereto), including "Pathfinder" or "Pathfinder Roleplaying Game."
You may not use Paizo's trade dress for your products or advertisements—that is, you may not design your products to look confusingly similar to Paizo'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.
You may not release any compatible products until August 13, 2009 (the scheduled release date for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game).

5. Compatibility

In order to make use of the compatible content, your product must operate under and rely on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. 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 the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game as published in August, 2009. Your products may additionally be compatible with other systems.
If you wish to reference sections of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or supplemental products in your product, you may do so in the following form:
See the "Elf Racial Traits" section in Chapter 3 of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.
You may not use page numbers, as they may change in licensed translations and in subsequent printings. The list of products you may reference is set out in Exhibit B, which Paizo may update at any time. You may not reference any Paizo products that are not listed in Exhibit B without express written permission.
If you want to publish in a language other than English, and we have published (or have licensed the rights to publish) the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game in that language, you must use the exact translations prepared for that foreign-language edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. 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 Paizo.

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.

8. Termination

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 Paizo Inc., 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 King County, Washington, 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.

9. Updates

Paizo may update this License at any time. The latest version is available at 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.
We 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.
We 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 one copy of each licensed product to Paizo, Attention: License Manager at Paizo's mailing address listed at 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. The first time you produce a product under this License, you must send us a copy of that product within 30 days; after that, you may take up to six months to send us a copy. (After the first product, you can send us one package every six months if you like, assuming you produce products that often.) We also request that you send us copies of any printed advertising or other marketing done in connection with the licensed products, but that is optional.

12. Arbitration and Jurisdiction

Paizo and you agree that all disputes related to this License shall governed by the local laws of the State of Washington. Both you and Paizo irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of State and Federal courts located in King County, Washington with respect to any claim, action or legal proceeding related to this License, and both you and Paizo agree to bring all legal action related to this License before such courts.

13. Warranties and Limitation of Liability

Paizo makes no warranties about the suitability of the Compatibility Logo or the License for your business. Paizo is not obligated to provide support for your use of the Compatibility Logo. Paizo 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.

14. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Paizo harmless from any claims, demands or suits brought with respect to any products produced by or for you.

Exhibit A: Usage Requirements

Last updated March 11, 2010

You may refer to our game using the phrase "The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game" (never just "Pathfinder" or "The Pathfinder RPG").

Compatibility Text

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 the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game requires the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game from Paizo Inc.. See for more information on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Paizo Inc. 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:
Pathfinder is a registered trademark of Paizo Inc., and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatibility Logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc., and are used under the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatibility License. See 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 1.0a Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
System Reference Document. Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, based on material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. Copyright 2009, Paizo Inc.; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
The Book of Experimental Might. Copyright 2008, Monte J. Cook. All rights reserved.
Tome of Horrors. Copyright 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Authors: Scott Greene, with Clark Peterson, Erica Balsley, Kevin Baase, Casey Christofferson, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Patrick Lawinger, and Bill Webb; Based on original content from TSR.
If you use the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game 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:
Pathfinder and associated marks and logos are trademarks of Paizo Inc., and are used under license. See for more information on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game 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.)
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 "Learn more about the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game at"
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 February 6, 2015

Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook™ (PZO1110)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game Bestiary™ (PZO1112)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Bonus Bestiary™ (PZO9500-3)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: GameMastery Guide™ (PZO1114)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Advanced Player’s Guide™ (PZO1115)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2™ (PZO1116)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Magic™ (PZO1117)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat™ (PZO1118)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3™ (PZO1120)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide™ (PZO1121)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Equipment™ (PZO1123)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex™ (PZO1124)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign™ (PZO1125)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Mythic Adventures™ (PZO1126)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4™ (PZO1127)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Advanced Class Guide™ (PZO1129)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Monster Codex™ (PZO1130)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Pathfinder Unchained™ (PZO1131)
Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures™ (PZO1132)

Exhibit C: List of Licensed Languages

Last updated December 3, 2013

French (Black Book Editions)
German (Ulisses Spiele)
Italian (Giochi Uniti)
Portuguese (Devir)
Spanish (Devir)


The following text is the property of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and is Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast, Inc ("Wizards"). All Rights Reserved.
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2. The License: This License applies to any Open Game Content that contains a notice indicating that the Open Game Content may only be Used under and in terms of this License. You must affix such a notice to any Open Game Content that you Use. No terms may be added to or subtracted from this License except as described by the License itself. No other terms or conditions may be applied to any Open Game Content distributed using this License.
3. Offer and Acceptance: By Using the Open Game Content You indicate Your acceptance of the terms of this License.
4. Grant and Consideration: In consideration for agreeing to use this License, the Contributors grant You a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license with the exact terms of this License to Use, the Open Game Content.
5. Representation of Authority to Contribute: If You are contributing original material as Open Game Content, You represent that Your Contributions are Your original creation and/or You have sufficient rights to grant the rights conveyed by this License.
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7. Use of Product Identity: You agree not to Use any Product Identity, including as an indication as to compatibility, except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of each element of that Product Identity. You agree not to indicate compatibility or co-adaptability with any Trademark or Registered Trademark in conjunction with a work containing Open Game Content except as expressly licensed in another, independent Agreement with the owner of such Trademark or Registered Trademark. The use of any Product Identity in Open Game Content does not constitute a challenge to the ownership of that Product Identity. The owner of any Product Identity used in Open Game Content shall retain all rights, title and interest in and to that Product Identity.
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13. Termination: This License will terminate automatically if You fail to comply with all terms herein and fail to cure such breach within 30 days of becoming aware of the breach. All sublicenses shall survive the termination of this License.
14. Reformation: If any provision of this License is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.
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