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Terms of use

You may use ADOM freely provided you acknowledge the following terms and abide by them:
  1. ADOM must only be distributed in the packages created by Thomas Biskup, the maintainer of the game. The packages must remain complete and all components must not be altered in any way.
  2. You may not charge more than $3 for the distribution of ADOM (values as of November, 1995).
  3. You do not challenge ADOM's copyright in any way.
  4. If you distribute ADOM with a magazine, a CD-ROM distribution or a similar medium, you abide by the terms of this page.
  5. You follow all other licensing terms (as given by entering 'adom -b' and 'adom -g').
  6. You acknowledge that the author of ADOM is in no way responsible for damage done to your system due to ADOM usage.
  7. If you play ADOM for a prolonged amount of time and enjoy it, you agree to abide by the terms of the postcard quest.
Failure to honor these terms will be a severe violation of the license and could result in legal measures being taken if you are deemed important enough to deserve it.

Distributing ADOM in magazines, on disks, etc.

You can freely distribute ADOM with magazines, in game compilations, etc. provided you abide by the following terms:
  1. You honor all terms listed in section above.
  2. You agree to notify the author of ADOM, Thomas Biskup, either by email at or by sending a written letter to the following address:

    Thomas Biskup
    Timmerbrinksweg 37
    45896 Gelsenkirchen

  3. You send two complimentary copies of your product (one for actual examination and one for being stored in my safe) to the address given under #2 (or, if it is an electronic publication, to the email address given above).
Failure to do so will be a severe violation of this licensing agreement and will incur legal measures.

Dungeons & Dragons: V.3.5 Core Rulebook Set Thomas Biskup recommends: Dungeons & Dragons: V.3.5 Core Rulebook Set
"Here you get all the Dungeons & Dragons V3.5 Core Rulebooks in one set. I really love those books and have found my perfect fantasy system with these rules and the new Unearthed Arcana rulebook issued by Wizards of the Coast. This is so close to what ADOM RPG should have been that I will provide D20 rules for ADOM RPG based on these three books and some extra supplements. Character generation has become very flexible, the D20 rules system is pretty elegant and you can have a lot of fun with the wide range of possibilities these books offer."

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