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I recently answered this RPG.SE question: Who is pictured on the cover of Dragonlance Adventures? I quoted some parts of the novel as support for my answer.

I was wondering if we are allowed to quote text from novels as we do for rules from manuals, or if we have to pay attention to copyright and/or other law aspects.

I suppose that once the reference is clear, there is no problem in quoting parts of such novels, but I would like to clearly understand what are the limits, if any, of this approach.

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Yes, it falls solidly into the “fair use” exception to copyright claims. There is no difference between novels and game books as far as this goes. Just do not quote excessively; quote enough to support the point only.

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