Why Doesn't DM Genie have data from book X?

DM Genie uses game data covered by the Open Gaming License v.1.0a. The Open Gaming License allows publishers to legally reproduce specific parts of the core rulebooks, called Open Game Content. Not everything in the core rulebooks is Open Game Content, however – in most circumstances, only the text describing the game statistics is open game content. Descriptions, examples, art, names of sample characters, and others, are usually not. Here is a list of some of the text you may have noticed is not in DM Genie. All these items are NOT open game content, hence they were not included.

-          Races' full descriptions

-          Pictures of monsters

-          Psionic Powers' full description

In addition, many other books by Wizards of the Coast contain NO open game content at all, for example, the Wheel of Time sourcebook, Star Wars d20, Sword and Fist and the other class-specific handbooks. It is illegal to reproduce text from these publications (like feats for example) without Wizards of the Coast's permission.

Note about missing monsters: Some monsters (beholder, gauth, carrion crawler, tanar'ri, baatezu, displacer beast, githyanki, githzerai, mind flayer, illithid, umber hulk, yuan-ti) are not included in the DM Genie release because they have not been released by Wizards of the Coast as Open Game Content. Thus, they cannot be legally redistributed. You can however enter these monsters' data in the Race Editor for your personal use. Thank you.

Entering your own data: There are many places in DM Genie where you can add to the core campaign. There is the Customize menu in the main window, as well as the Custom Data Editor . Also see Bulk Data Entry for a powerful feature allowing the automatic entry of large amounts of data.

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