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FirstFable (Resource Files)

FirstFable (Resource Files)

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This is a large zipped file containing all of the InDesign files used in creating the FirstFable core book and first four character books.

If you just want to play FirstFable, then find the core book and character books here. All are available for free download and modestly priced in print.

FirstFable and these files for it are released under Creative Commons. Download the game for more information.

These files are provided free of charge for anyone who would like to use them as templates to modify the game, create new character books, create adventures, etc.

Such works can also be published and offered to other roleplayers on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow so long as you adhere to the Creative Commons license.

You will need Adobe InDesign to make use of these files.

Also included are the print specification files used in our print-on-demand program in case you create something that you'd like to offer in print as well as via digital download.

OneBookShelf is the parent company behind DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. We sponsored the creation of FirstFable and released in under Creative Commons both to give something back to the hobby that we love and also because we felt that there weren't enough roleplaying games truly engineered with younger kids in mind.

After we started work on FirstFable, some other great games for kids have been released: titles like Hero Kids by Justin Halliday and Eric Quigley (a kids game that uses a tabletop map and minis approach which many kids may prefer over the theatre-of-the-mind approach used in FirstFable) and many more family-friendly titles.

Find the game that's right for your kids and roll some dice together!

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George F March 01, 2021 2:07 pm UTC
I just purchased this, but there's no file to download.
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Jacob R May 28, 2014 2:25 pm UTC
Thanks for making all of this available! One question: The CC license is non-commercial, so you can't make any money off of it. How does this jibe with making a print version of the books? Surely those can't be given away?
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Steve W May 28, 2014 3:00 pm UTC
Great question Jacob. The way the print program works here on DriveThru and RPGNow is that publishers set a margin above the print cost of the book to arrive at the final price the customer pays for the print edition. By setting that margin to zero, the publisher makes no money on the print edition sale. The book is sold at its print cost. I'm not sure if this is within the letter of the law on the non-commercial license but it's within the spirit of it (we think). It's a way to offer the print version which, particularly on the character books being physically in a kid's hands, is helpful.
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Jacob R May 28, 2014 4:06 pm UTC
Cool. And since you guys are the actual owners of the game there should be no problem.
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November 18, 2014 8:26 am UTC
It seems there is evidence that the license creators believe this is a legitimate activity.
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January 21, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on May 26, 2014.