License Disclosure

The SPAN System

also known as the “Cold Start Game Mechanics System”, is composed of the mechanics of Cold Start and was developed in 2016 by Sam Swicegood. While the mechanics themselves cannot be copyrighted, the text of how these mechanics are used and implemented for use can.

Therefore, the text of this system,and associated mechanics which are not specific to the setting of Cold Start are © 2014 by Sam Swicegood. The SPAN System (an SRD is presently in progress) is available for use under the following licenses:

  • Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
  • Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International (CC-BY-SA 4.0)

CC-BY Note: The SPAN System includes elements from (and is therefore considered a derivative work of) two other systems:

both of which are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution licenses. Thank you to both of these developers for being so kind and generous to the Open Gaming movement.

The World of Cold Start

which refers to the setting and content of this game, including Guilds, characters, titles, groups, society, its history, and other related story elements included in this game are © 2014 by Sam Swicegood. The text and art related to Cold Start, except where noted in relevant addendas, are available for use under the following license:

  • Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC-SA).

This means that you are free to create fiction, art, and other derivative works related to Cold Start as long as you do not use them for commercial purposes, and you license the derivative work under the same license. You can read more about this here.