Re: [nbos] [FM8] Dungeons Daring 3E Players Guide Released
Doug Jessee
Thu Nov 29th, 2012
Wow, that is great!

Thanks again for sharing all of this hard work!


-Doug Jessee

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Mark Oliva <>wrote:

> This is a non-commercial announcement. The Vintyri (TM) Project is a
> non-commercial publisher. All of our work is free. We sell nothing.
> We're
> making this brief announcement here because the new, free product uses maps
> made with FM8 and it offers you the original versions of these maps free in
> .fmp format, so that you can edit and modify them in FM8.
> We're announcing this on only a few mailing lists, because the Game Masters
> Guide and the Creature Guide aren't finished yet. We don't want to make a
> big noise until all three core books and the introductory adventure module
> are done. That's a bit farther down the road yet. But the new, free, 3rd
> Edition Dungeons Daring (TM) Players Guide now is available for download.
> Because there are various download possibilities, we suggest that you start
> at:
> ... and follow the links from there that interest you.
> This new release is a 434-page illustrated and heavily bookmarked PDF. The
> bookmarking is more thorough than was the case with the first and second
> editions.
> Third edition is incompatible with 1E and 2E (both of which will continue
> to
> be available) and it also is far removed from OGL 3.5, Pathfinder (R) or
> other D&D (R) and AD&D (R) rule sets. Third edition is a rather pure
> abilities-and-checks game system. It has no levels, skills, feats, hit
> dice, saving throws, experience points, etc. The equivalent of an OGL 3.5
> class was a profession in Dungeons Daring 2E. 3E characters do not need a
> class or a profession, but a number of professions do remain available as
> an
> option for those who prefer them.
> There are two Players Guide download packages, both free and released under
> the Open Game License 1.0a:
> The standard package gives you the Players Guide PDF, electronic character
> sheets and spell lists in formats for (TM),
> (TM) and Microsoft (R) Excel. The PDF contains trademarks and
> illustrations* that are not Open Game Content. The text and everything
> else
> in the PDFs are Open Game Content. The electronic character sheets and
> spell lists also contain trademarks that are not Open Game Content,
> although
> the remainder of these files are OGC. The freeware program Die Roller also
> is included in the zip file (about 55 MB).
> The reference document package includes the Players Guide Reference
> Document
> (393 Pages) in .odt format. This is the native format of
> Writer and Writer. Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 also can
> open and edit .odt texts. With free converters from
> installed, one also can open and edit .odt files in Word 2003. This text
> is
> identical to the PDF book except that the trademarks and closed content
> illustrations have been removed. It is both editable and completely Open
> Game Content. The package contains the electronic character sheets and
> spell lists as well, without trademarks and 100% Open Game Content. The
> freeware program Die Roller also is included in the zip file (about 10 MB).
> The reference document package is the Open Source version. This gives you
> all of the material on a 100% Open Game Content level and in completely
> editable form. You can use this package to modify the Dungeons Daring
> guidelines to better suit your own campaign goals. You also can use it to
> excerpt text elements for your own creations. Or you even can use it to
> make all or part of the Dungeons Daring the foundation of your own RPG
> system, all without cost or additional licensing.
> The final open source element is a download package containing the original
> maps used in the Players Guide, also released under the OGL. The maps in
> this package are in the .fmp format of Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 from NBOS
> Software ( These maps are 100% editable and 100%
> Open
> Game Content. You need FM8 to modify them, but once you have FM8, you can
> modify or use the original Dungeons Daring maps in almost any way you wish
> for almost any purpose you wish.
> * The illustrations that are not Open Game Content are not the intellectual
> property of the Vintyri Project. We use these illustrations under license,
> but we are not licensed to distribute them as Open Game Content or to
> distribute them outside of use as content in our products.
> Mark Oliva
> Webmaster, the Vintyri Project (TM)
> Internet: <>
> E-Mail: <>
> The Vintyri Project is a non-commercial service
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