Terms of Service
Here Be Taverns is run by Sword & Source to provide creative generative tools to inspire Game Masters, Writers, and Worldbuilders.
How can I use content from Here Be Taverns?
Here Be Taverns brings together content from a group of TTRPG creators. As such, the content of each generator is covered under different licenses, so the content use policy is more complicated than usual. Rest assured, as much of it has been open sourced as possible. We want you to use this content in your own projects!
Please read the terms carefully, and if you need to clarify anything contact us.
Any product names or identity owned by Sword & Source are under copyright protection and cannot be repurposed or adapted for other uses. You can only mention them when explicitly referring to Sword & Source projects (which we hope you do).
The list includes:
- Sword & Source
- Novus Bestiary
- Here Be Taverns
- The Quickstart Guide to Game Mastering
Summary: Use taverns any way you like
The Taverns generator was designed by Sword & Source and includes maps by Watabou to show the floorplan. The taverns content is covered by the General Policy. The maps are covered by Watabou's policy as written on the Procgen Mansion generator
Summary: Use written character content any way you like. Use character images with an attribution and link back to dmheroes.com
The Characters generator was designed by Icarus Games. The written content is covered by the General Policy.
The character images were provided by dmheroes.com. They can be used if you provide attribution by linking back to dmheroes.com. They cannot be used in commercial projects.
Summary: Use Mundane items and Potions any way you like. Use 5e magic items according to the The Griffon's Saddlebag SRD
Mundane Items and Potions without the "Magic Item" label were designed by Sword & Source. The written words are covered by the General Policy.
The 5e Magic Items with the "Magic Item" label were designed and illustrated by The Griffon's Saddlebag as part of their free Open Game Content. All magic items may only be used according to The Griffon's Saddlebag SRD.
The Griffon's Saddlebag SRD
Product Identity: The following items are hereby identified as Product Identity, as defined in the Open Game License version 1.0a, Section 1(e), and not Open Content: Dendallen, the Festerwood, the Everglacier, the Griffon’s Saddlebag, all Trademarks, registered trademarks, proper names (characters, place names, monsters, organizations, etc.), dialogue, plots, story elements, locations, items, characters, artwork, graphics, sidebars, and trade dress. (Elements that have previously been designated as Open Game Content are not included in this declaration.)
Open Game Content: Items with the “free” tag at thegriffonssaddlebag.com/free are considered to be Open Game Content as described in Section 1(d) of the License. Artwork for such items may only be used in direct association with the items they’re intended to represent. Attribution to The Griffon’s Saddlebag is required.
Reference to other copyrighted material in no way constitutes a challenge to the respective copyright holders of that material.
The Griffon’s Saddlebag and its associated logos are trademarks of The Griffon’s Saddlebag, LLC.
Summary: Use Plot Hooks any way you like.
The Plot Hooks generator was designed by LoreCraft Adventures. They have generously released them with no obligations for your enjoyment. Consider them covered by the General Policy
Summary: Use written landmarks content any way you like. Landmarks artwork may not be used.
The Landmarks generator was designed by Sword & Source. The written content is covered under the General Policy.
The artwork for the generator was provided by 2minutetabletop.com for use in this project only. You may not use that artwork except within a private setting that is not made available to the public.
However, you should note that you can click "Get image" on the landmarks artwork to access full-resolution artwork from the 2-Minute Tabletop website. Their website also includes its own CC license which will assist you in using the artwork.
Summary: Use Factions content, excluding characters, any way you like. See the characters policy for how you can use characters.
The Factions generator was designed by Sword & Source. The written content and heraldry is covered under the General Policy.
The members in factions are characters. You must follow the Characters Policy when using that content.
Summary: Use towns any way you like
The Towns generator was designed by Sword & Source with maps by Watabou. The towns content is covered by the General Policy. The maps are covered by Watabou's policy as written on the Village generator.
Summary: Use Buildings content, excluding characters, any way you like. See the characters policy for how you can use characters.
The Buildings generator was designed by Sword & Source. The written content is covered under the General Policy.
Buildings are populated by characters. You must follow the Characters Policy when using that content.
Summary: Use Monsters content according to the license listed with each monster. If there is no license listed, use them according to the General Policy.
Because monsters come from many different sources, licenses and attribution are listed alongside every monster where applicable. The details of each license are provided here.
This license allows you to share and adapt the content, including in commercial work, so long as you provide attribution within a copy of the OGL license.
CC BY 4.0
This license allows you to share and adapt the content, including in commercial work, so long as you provide attribution.
Summary: Use Encounter descriptions, secrets, and goals any way you like. Refer to other policies for all the generated items within Encounter Details.
The Encounter generator was designed by Sword & Source. The written content for details, secrets, and goals is covered by the General Policy.
Encounter usage restrictions become complicated once you drill into the Encounter Details. Encounter Details are potentially composed of every other generator on the website. Before you use content inside of Encounter Details, you must refer to the appropriate policy on this page.
For example, an Encounter might include a Character and a Magic Item. In that case, you can use the Encounter text however you want according to the General Policy, but you must use the Character content according to the Character Policy and the Magic Item content according to the Item Policy.
Summary: Use Traps any way you like
The Traps generator was designed by Sword & Source. The written content is covered by the General Policy.
Any content not explicitly covered by another policy above, or covered by the "General Policy", can be used any way you like. You can copy, modify, and include in your own rpg adventures, including commercial work. Attribution with a link back to www.herebetaverns.com is appreciated, but not required.
Terms for Here Be Taverns Premium Pass
Purchasing a Here Be Taverns Premium Pass grants you access to premium generators on this website. The pass can only be associated with one user account.
The premium generators you are guaranteed to receive are: Factions, Towns, and Encounters.
The Here Be Taverns Premium Pass also includes all future improvements to the premium generators, and access to all future premium generators if and when they are created. There is no guarantee that more premium generators will be added.
The Here Be Taverns Premium Pass comes with a 30-day, 100% money back guarantee. Simply contact support with your receipt to get a refund.
Here Be Taverns is a digital product hosted on a website. The Here Be Taverns Premium Pass does not guarantee access to the website for all time. Sword & Source reserves the right to shut down the website at any time.
Terms for Oracle AI Art
The Oracle AI art generator creates artwork using the StableDiffusion model which is covered by the CreativeML Open RAIL-M license.
In addition to the terms of that license, any content created through this website is restricted by the following terms:
- Any images you create are are declared Public Domain (CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication). You are free to use the images you create any way you like under the terms of that public domain declaration.
- Do not attempt to create violent, lewd, or sexual imagery, or anything that could reasonably considered "not safe for work".
- Do not attempt to create hateful imagery such as antisemitic iconography, racist caricatures, misogynistic and misandrist propaganda, etc.
- Credits for art generation are non-refundable.
- Due to unpredictable nature of AI, Sword & Source cannot make any guarantees about the quality or content of the art generated. You use all generators on this website at your own risk.
Users, by use of Here Be Taverns, hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sword & Source against any and all claims, demands, charges, complaints, controversies, and causes of action of any kind or nature whatsoever, both at law and in equity, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected (hereinafter “Claims”), arising out of and relating in any way to intellectual property infringement claims made against Sword & Source with respect to your Content if such Claims inure to your benefit in any way and also to hold harmless and indemnify Sword & Source against all Claims relating in any way to your use of Here Be Taverns. This indemnity includes reimbursement to Sword & Source for any applicable court costs and expenses of litigation, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, and reimbursement for any losses and liabilities of Sword & Source, including but not limited to, judgments, settlements, fees, costs, expenses, legal debts, legal obligations, and any third-party Claims against Sword & Source
Sword & Source makes no warranties or representations with respect to user Content and is not responsible for unauthorized use. Users are responsible for using Here Be Taverns only as authorized and in compliance with applicable laws of the jurisdictions in which such users are domiciled, reside, or are located at the time of such use.
Sword & Source agrees never to sell or release your personal information to any 3rd party, except in accord with any public sale, merger, or other acquisition of Sword & Source or as required by law. Subsequent parties who obtain said private information through public sale, merger, or acquisition shall likewise be bound by the provisions described in this Terms of Service, or if this agreement cannot be upheld, Sword & Source will destroy such private information.