Open Game License 5E

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Permission to copy, modify and distribute the files
collectively known as the System Reference
Document 5.0 (“SRD5”) is granted solely through the
use of the Open Gaming License, Version 1.0a.
This material is being released using the Open
Gaming License Version 1.0a and you should read
and understand the terms of that license before
using this material.

The text of the Open Gaming License itself is not
Open Game Content. Instructions on using the
License are provided within the License itself.
The following items are designated Product Identity,
as defined in Section 1(e) of the Open Game License
Version 1.0a, and are subject to the conditions set
forth in Section 7 of the OGL, and are not Open
Content: Dungeons & Dragons, D&D, Player’s
Handbook, Dungeon Master, Monster Manual, d20
System, Wizards of the Coast, d20 (when used as a
trademark), Forgotten Realms, Faerûn, proper
names (including those used in the names of spells
or items), places, Underdark, Red Wizard of Thay,
the City of Union, Heroic Domains of Ysgard, EverChanging Chaos of Limbo, Windswept Depths of
Pandemonium, Infinite Layers of the Abyss,
Tarterian Depths of Carceri, Gray Waste of Hades,
Bleak Eternity of Gehenna, Nine Hells of Baator,
Infernal Battlefield of Acheron, Clockwork Nirvana
of Mechanus, Peaceable Kingdoms of Arcadia, Seven
Mounting Heavens of Celestia, Twin Paradises of
Bytopia, Blessed Fields of Elysium, Wilderness of the
Beastlands, Olympian Glades of Arborea, Concordant
Domain of the Outlands, Sigil, Lady of Pain, Book of
Exalted Deeds, Book of Vile Darkness, beholder,
gauth, carrion crawler, tanar’ri, baatezu, displacer
beast, githyanki, githzerai, mind flayer, illithid,
umber hulk, yuan-ti.

All of the rest of the SRD5 is Open Game Content as
described in Section 1(d) of the License.
The terms of the Open Gaming License Version 1.0a
are as follows:

OPEN GAME LICENSE Version 1.0a
The following text is the property of Wizards of the
Coast, Inc. and is Copyright 2000 Wizards of the
Coast, Inc (“Wizards”). All Rights Reserved.

  1. Definitions: (a)”Contributors” means the
    copyright and/or trademark owners who have
    contributed Open Game Content; (b)”Derivative
    Material” means copyrighted material including
    derivative works and translations (including into
    other computer languages), potation, modification,
    correction, addition, extension, upgrade,
    improvement, compilation, abridgment or other
    form in which an existing work may be recast,
    transformed or adapted; (c) “Distribute” means to
    reproduce, license, rent, lease, sell, broadcast,
    publicly display, transmit or otherwise distribute;
    (d)”Open Game Content” means the game mechanic
    and includes the methods, procedures, processes
    and routines to the extent such content does not
    embody the Product Identity and is an enhancement
    over the prior art and any additional content clearly
    identified as Open Game Content by the Contributor,
    and means any work covered by this License,
    including translations and derivative works under
    copyright law, but specifically excludes Product
    Identity. (e) “Product Identity” means product and
    product line names, logos and identifying marks
    including trade dress; artifacts; creatures characters;
    stories, storylines, plots, thematic elements, dialogue,
    incidents, language, artwork, symbols, designs,
    depictions, likenesses, formats, poses, concepts,
    themes and graphic, photographic and other visual
    or audio representations; names and descriptions of
    characters, spells, enchantments, personalities,
    teams, personas, likenesses and special abilities;
    places, locations, environments, creatures,
    equipment, magical or supernatural abilities or
    effects, logos, symbols, or graphic designs; and any
    other trademark or registered trademark clearly
    identified as Product identity by the owner of the
    Product Identity, and which specifically excludes the
    Open Game Content; (f) “Trademark” means the
    logos, names, mark, sign, motto, designs that are
    used by a Contributor to identify itself or its
    products or the associated products contributed to
    the Open Game License by the Contributor (g) “Use”,
    “Used” or “Using” means to use, Distribute, copy, edit,
    format, modify, translate and otherwise create
    Derivative Material of Open Game Content. (h) “You”
    or “Your” means the licensee in terms of this
    agreement.
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