What can I use in my titles for Tiny Trove?
Your work can use any rules and setting materials from the following TinyD6 books published by Gallant Knight Games:
- Tiny Dungeon: Second Edition
Gallant Knight Games will make additional stock art and templates available through OneBookShelf, and you’re welcome to use these in your Tiny Trove titles as they become available. All other art from officially published materials is not to be used, but you are free to commission your own art for use within your products.
The Tiny Trove is a community resource. This means that you’re also welcome to expand on and adapt work that other authors have created here. You can write part 2 of an adventure you enjoyed, use another author’s bestiary, or repurpose community-created runic magic mechanics. If someone’s work inspired you, and you’d like to build on their characters, stories, or settings, you must credit their original work! It helps the entire community grow.
What can’t I use in my Tiny Trove Titles?
For now, we’re only accepting content compatible with and drawn from settings in Tiny Dungeon: Second Edition. As new books are released, and time goes on, we’ll open submissions for other TinyD6 books (such as Tiny Frontiers: Revised, Tiny Wastelands, Beach Patrol & More!) Once these books are added, you can mix & match to your hearts content (Beach Patrol + Mecha & Monsters mash-up, anyone!?)
We’re also only accepting 2nd Edition materials, so we can’t accept anything written specifically for 1st Edition games.
Full campaign settings like Destiny of Tides (or future ones) are not currently available for this program, as we have future plans involving them.
Finally, titles can’t include TinyD6 mechanics used in non-Tiny Trove products. Even though we love all sorts of roleplaying games (superheroes, mechas, urban fantasy), we won’t accept rules or other settings that use the TinyD6 mechanics here.
Where can I use Tiny Trove art?
Tiny Trove art packs are published under the Community Content Agreement for the Tiny Trove program and are licensed for use in content submitted to the Tiny Trove. The art is not licensed to be used for any other purpose nor on any platform outside of Tiny Trove.
I’d like to write in a way that matches the tone of TinyD6. Any advice?
TinyD6 is a minimalist ruleset. The goal is to strip the idea of an RPG down to it’s barest essentials, and leverage what we have left to tell stories that allow the rules to get out of the way. The goal is to provide a fun jumping off point for rules and settings, while avoiding getting bogged down in the details!
What types of content are prohibited?
Gallant Knight Games is a company committed to positive, diverse representation. We won’t accept content that contains: gratuitous depictions of violence, objectifying descriptions of people’s bodies or cultures, or content we find hurtful or damaging. Like pornography, we’ll know it when we see it. If you have a question, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work through it with you.
I’ve created a custom setting that TinyD6 players might enjoy. Can I upload it to the Tiny Trove?
Tiny Trove content should be created for the TinyD6 system and should take place in micro-settings in Tiny Dungeon 2e or other approved settings as they’re added. We love space pirates and far-future solarpunk settings, and we encourage you to explore the edges of the galaxy in your games (and we’ll be adding more TinyD6 genre books over time!) but published Tiny Trove content should take place in the approved TinyD6 universes (which as this moment is anything in Tiny Dungeon: Second Edition.)
Can I create and sell content for 1st Edition Tiny Dungeon?
Can I copy information from TinyD6 rulebooks into my Tiny Trove title?
You’re free to reference the text of official GKG products, but please don’t copy things outright unless you absolutely need to do so. In general, your text should be your original work. If you have a question, reach out to email@example.com and we’ll work through it with you.
Can I publish other materials to the Tiny Trove, like artwork, comics, a custom card deck, or an app?
Right now, we’re only accepting RPG titles. If this changes, we’ll update that information here!
How do I prepare the PDF of my title for sale?
There are many different programs to lay out and prepare your book for digital download. Here are some things to help you make sure your PDF will download properly and look great!
CREATE - If you want to lay out your Digital PDF from scratch...
- TUTORIALS- Tutorials for new publishers, to help you use Adobe Acrobat software to make better downloadable PDFs.
- QUICK SPECS (PDF)- To get you started.
- QUICK CHECK LIST (PDF)- To be sure you don't miss anything.
- EPUB & MOBI EXPORT TUTORIAL - FROM INDESIGN (PDF)- To show you how to prepare your InDesign file for export to the ePub format, and how to use Calibre to convert your ePub file to the Mobi format.
- EPUB & MOBI EXPORT TUTORIAL - FROM MICROSOFT WORD (PDF)- To show you how to prepare your Microsoft Word file for export to the ePub format, and how to use Calibre to convert your ePub file to the Mobi format.
PREP - You've already created your PDF and just need to see if it is all set to upload.
ENHANCE - You've already created your PDF and want to add enhancements.
- VIDEO TUTORIALS- To enhance your PDF.
READY - Once your print files are ready to upload...
UPLOAD - Will show you where and how to upload your files for digital download.
HOW DO I PROPERLY ATTRIBUTE TinyD6 IN MY WORK?
Our Word and InDesign templates already have the attributions present. You must also include the “powered by TinyD6” logo on the bottom right-hand side of the front cover. It must be discernible and legible at normal full-screen viewing size but does not need to be large and should not be the primary logo or title on the cover.
In addition, you must include our boilerplate language within the first three (3) pages of your book, in at least 8-point font in all advertisements and other marketing materials:
(a) Powered by TinyD6 Logo © (download here)
(b) This game product is powered by TinyD6™, a trademark of Gallant Knight Games, in the USA and other countries. Used with permission. Original text content of Tiny Dungeon: Second Edition, Tiny Frontiers: Revised, Tiny Wastelands, Beach Patrol, Magnum Vice: Fury Force, Tiny Supers, Gallant Knight Games Logo, TinyD6 Logo, content and original artwork are copyright © 2015–2109, Gallant Knight Games unless otherwise specified.
In the Product Description field when setting up the title on DriveThruRPG, you must include: Requires Tiny Dungeon: Second Edition