We created the Savage Worlds Adventurer’s Guild (also called SWAG) program for fans of Savage Worlds who want to share their content with the world. You can find details about SWAG at DrivethruRPG.
Creators can make and sell their own Savage Worlds creations with the public on those platforms without going through our normal official licensing program. That program continues with our approved partners and licensees, while “SWAG” is primarily for new creators to have a platform where they can actually sell their work.
Some key changes in the Savage Worlds Adventurer’s Guild that distinguish it from other “community content” programs include:
- Creators retain the rights to their published products. Savage Worlds has never been an “open” license, and Pinnacle does not want to assume ownership for the creativity and hard work of contributing members of the SWAG community.
- Creators keep 60% of the gross sales (between OBS’ hosting royalty and PEG‘s 10%).
- Creators have access to create homebrew content for Savage Worlds rules, but not any settings like Deadlands, Rifts® for Savage Worlds, The Goon™, Fear Agent™, etc.
The Savage Worlds “Fan” license also continues for unapproved fanmade products released for free. Official license terms have also changed slightly and those companies are now called “Aces!” Read about both the Fan license and the Ace program here.