I’m trying to figure out to what extent fan RPGs set in the 40k universe are allowed, clearly anything commercial is off the table — but as soon as it is explicitly non-commercial, it does seem in line with the guidelines?
Quotes of interest
Fan-fiction, hobby books and magazines Individuals may write their own stories, hobby books and magazines based on our characters and settings, but these must: not include text, artwork or imagery copied from any official Games Workshop material be non-commercial, with no money being received or paid…….
- Do RPGs classify as hobby books?
Games and apps – individuals must not create computer games or apps based on our characters and settings. These are only to be created under licence from Games Workshop.
- This only seems to apply to a digital medium.
Do you interpret non-commercial TTRPGs as being in-line with the guidelines? Is my read too favorable?
Hobby books must not include GW produced text, does this include individual names as well? (is using space marines or astartes off-limits etc?)