FOSsil Bank Update (3 March 2014)

Posted on 4 March 2014


The second half of last week’s update.

Good catch Aaron – Jono Bacon doesn’t run Wired. The only connection is that the person who runs Wired wrote the foreword to Jono’s book.


If you spot a chance to #FundFreeCulture, shoot me an email and tweet about it!

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The #FundFreeCulture page collects free, libre and open sources and works that are – in some way – for sale or use donations as a funding model:


Powers For Good is a new superhero tabletop RPG from Sage Latorra (one of the people behind Dungeon World, a popular libre RPG) (pay what you want, including nothing):

Shattered Time is an open source computer RPG on Kickstarter (CC BY; Apache) (3 days left, $2,634/$100,000):

Libre works and sources


Oppia is a tool for creating interactive online activities so students can learn by doing (CC BY-SA):


Mike Shaw is a mashup musician (CC0): collects 444 public domain songs. Download individually for free or get the compilation for $14 (CC0; public domain):

Aural Tradition is an album of three songs created as part of a copyright course (CC0):


Leonard Kirke is an author (CC0):

Roadkill is a short story by Leonard Kirke (CC0):

The Collected Writings of Jeremy Kellerman Volume One is a collaborative outlet for Michigan-based creative writers and self-help gurus (CC0):

Aelius Blythe is a fiction author (CC0):


Wellcome Images is the Wellcome Trust’s archive of thousands of public domain images (purportedly CC BY):

Miyoung Yi is a Korean artist who has published a book (CC BY):

The British Library uploaded an incredible one million scanned images to Flickr (public domain):

Wuffle Comics describes the adventures of a kind-hearted wolf (CC0):

Tabletop Games

Tabletop Games (Common Content) and Tabletop Games (Libre) now have a tab for card games:,

Fortune System Resource Document is the basic rules for the tabletop RPG Fortune System (CC BY-SA):

Arkfall is a hack of mini tabletop RPG World of Dungeons for post-apocalyptic science fiction play (CC BY):

Powers for Good is a fast-moving superhero tabletop RPG by the designer of the popular (and FLO) RPG Dungeon World (CC BY):

Masks is a tabletop RPG of superheroes from serial libre game designer Gratis Games (OGL):

WTactics is a libre fantasy card game in the making (GNU GPL):

Dark Dungeons and Darker Dungeons now have source files (PUBs) available (OGL, public domain):,

Blood, Guts and Glory is a gritty tabletop RPG with visceral combat from Gratis Games (public domain):

Adventures of the Space Patrol is a ‘retro cute’ science fiction tabletop RPG (OGL):

Bill Browne has written a few tabletop RPG books, some of which are available gratis (public domain, OGL, CC BY, CC BY-NC-SA):

Unsung Tales is a card-based tabletop RPG set in a sword & sorcery world (CC BY):

Bulletproof Blues is a rules light superhero tabletop RPG (CC BY-SA, CC BY-ND):

Daring Adventures is a quick, no-prep superhero tabletop RPG (CC BY-SA):

Wordplay Core Rules is straightforward narrative tabletop RPG (CC BY-SA):

Fantastic Classes Codex collects classes for the Dungeon World RPG (CC BY):

The Fifth World is a post-apocalyptic hunter-gatherer RPG that has recently undergone extensive revisions (CC BY-SA):

Proprietary shareable works and sources

Xodd is a boardgame, comes with a book of Xodd problems under the same licence (CC BY-NC-SA):

My tabletop RPG Darkening Skies has been translated into French! (CC BY-NC-SA):

Sneaky Cards are designed to facilitate playful interactions (CC BY; CC BY-NC-SA):

The Art of Community is a book by Jono Bacon about organising online communities (CC BY-NC-SA):

Jonathan Mann wrote a song a day and is now at over 1,700 songs (CC BY-NC):

OpenDesk lets you purchase (and sell) designs for furniture or the finished products (CC BY-NC):

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