DMs Guild, Fantasy Grounds – and you!

Hey Folks,

Our post today is targeted at content creators making D&D5e products for sale on the Dungeon Masters Guild. Did you know, your creations can be adapted for the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop, and listed for sale on the Guild?

This means you can make your product available for a new market of potential customers!

How does a creator go about this?

If you are familiar with the Fantasy Grounds platform, you are able to adapt your product on your own. There are many tutorials available to help you learn how this work is done (such as this in-depth tutorial by the Digital Dungeon Master). However, if you’ve never used the software, this can be an extremely daunting process — and with creation of any type of content, the more you do it, the better you become.

So, if you can’t or don’t want to do the work yourself, where does this leave you?

Luckily, there are many folks out there who can do this work for you. Some will work for 1-time payments, where others might work for a share of the royalties.

But maybe we are getting ahead of ourselves… You might be asking, is my product even appropriate for Fantasy Grounds? In 99.9% of cases, the answer is yes! This video should help creators that have no idea what Fantasy Grounds is, or how their content might appear on the platform to understand a bit more:

If you’ve read this far, you must have at least a minor interest in making your DMs Guild products available for Fantasy Grounds, so let’s get a few points out of the way:

  • The DMs Guild becomes the publisher for all content posted on their platform (PDF / Print-on-Demand). This means that any DMs Guild product adapted for Fantasy Grounds falls under the same rules.
  • Fantasy Grounds adaptations should have their own product page. This makes it exceptionally easy if the converter is doing the work for a percentage of royalties.
  • Like any creative endeavor, the more practice a converter gains converting, the higher quality product they produce. There are many qualitied folks adapting products for Fantasy Grounds.
  • If you have any questions about platform requirements, you should reach out to Smiteworks (creators of Fantasy Grounds) or the DMs Guild.

Now that you are somewhat familiar with the process, I’ll detail how Grim Press can help you adapt your products for Fantasy Grounds.

  • We work on a 50/50 royalty split, after the DMs Guild takes their share:
    • 25% to creator(s) / 25% to Grim Press / 50% to DMs Guild
  • Our team consists of over 20 people, so products are adapted in a timely manner.
  • We pay our converters competitively – we believe in fair pay for fair work!
  • We have adapted hundreds of products for the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop.
  • We’ve worked with many creators; adamantine best-sellers to brand new creators alike!
  • You can see a comprehensive list of our products here.

If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to us! Our community Discord server is the best place to have your questions answered (almost) immediately – please join and engage with us!

We’ve also created an informational document, which guides our conversion policy and may answer some of your questions.

Interested to know who we’ve worked with? Check out these amazing content creators and add your name to this list:

Note: The DMs Guild is a platform owned by OneBookShelf. Wizards of the Coast license hobbyists to write IP-specific D&D products and list them for sale. If you have never heard of the DMs Guild and are interested creating a product for sale, please check out their FAQ here to get started.

Article written by T. Armstrong

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