Introducing the Scriptorium Aventuris

We are proud to announce the official English-Language Scriptorium Aventuris, the Community-Created Content program for The Dark Eye! This is a parallel to the German program, where fans have already created nearly 200 titles over the last year!

Some of you have seen that we have been working on this for a while and have even downloaded the placeholder files we’ve set up on DriveThruRPG. Now those files have been updated (along with the finalized Terms of Use), and we are officially ready to start accepting community content in English!

What Do I Need?

To get started, you will need to head to DriveThruRPG and download the Layout Building Kit. We also strongly recommend that you grab the Illustrations Bundle. There is also a Twelvegods art bundle that you may use. We don’t have the Map Bundle available in English yet, but we are working on it.

You will also need layout software and probably some image editing software. We use InDesign and Photoshop, but many options are available. We have included files in a variety of formats so that you may use them with whatever software you are using. You may want to Read This First for more specifics before you decide to dive in.

How Do I Sell My Product?

Obviously there are quite a few steps of writing and designing that you should go through before you get to this point, but here’s how it works once you’re ready:

You already have a DriveThruRPG account (since you needed one to download the kits), which is the first step. Log into the site and go to the Account Tab. Scroll down to the My Content section and click on “Enter New Community Created Title.”

This will take you to a page where you can enter all the details of your product. Make sure that you have a .jpg of your cover ready to go when you get to this point. Although most of the details here are up to you, there is one important step that you must take. You must select the Community Content program in the dropdown menu:

Once you have posted your product, it will appear under the Ulisses North America brand page in the Scriptorium Aventuris section.

Note that you get 50% of whatever revenue your products generate. The rest is between DriveThruRPG (OneBookshelf) and Ulisses.

Where Can I Go For Help?

DriveThruRPG has many helpful links throughout the site that will help you answer many common questions. If you are looking for other kinds of advice, feel free to head to our forums, where we’ve just opened up a specific category for Scriptorium discussion. You can ask for advice about design, lore, writing, rules, or anything else that might come up in your development process. You can also share and discuss your work there. (One thread per product, please!)

We’re looking forward to lots of great content, so go ahead and dive in!

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