RPG Company List: UK

Alice RPS
Small press makers of Alice - Single Die Roleplaying System.
Arion Games
Small-press makers of electronically-published paper miniatures, as well as publishers of the electronic edition of the Maelstrom RPG, originally published in 1984 by Alexander Scott via Puffin Books.
Beyond Belief Games
Small-press makers of Barbarians of Lemuria (2008) and other games. Founded by author Simon Washbourne.
Black Industries
Black Industries is the role playing game imprint of BL publishing. BL Publishing is the publishing wing of the Games Workshop group of companies. It was founded in 2004. It's first release will be a new edition of the Warhammer Fantasy RPG, developed in close conjunction with Green Ronin Publishing.
Edinburgh (UK)
Small-press maker of the story game of girlfriends and their petty hatreds, Best Friends (2006). It is the imprint of author Gregor Hutton.
Brittannia Game Designs Ltd.
94 Laurel Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 3EZ (UK)
Current makers of Chivalry and Sorcery (4th ed). Founded by Steven Turner in the mid-90's. In October 1998, they acquired the rights to the C&S game itself. They began by publishing supplements, coming out with a rebirth edition in late 2000.
Brutal Games
Publishers of the near future science fiction game, Corporation: The Roleplaying Game (2009). The successor to Core Games.
Camberly Area Wargames Society (CAWS)
38 Carshalton Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU14 4AQ (UK)
Small-press makers of the anime-inspired "Animouch!" miniatures game, and the unpublished "Unlock" RPG. Authors include Steve Gill.
Cold Blooded Games
Port Talbot, South Wales (UK)
Small-press makers of the modern crime RPG Dog Town (2004). It is the imprint of author Jonathan Ridd.
Contested Ground Studios
74 Mungalhead Road, Falkirk, Scotland, FK2 7JG (UK)
Small-press makers of the dark science fantasy RPG a|state (2004), Cold City (2006), and Mob Justice (2006). Founded by Malcolm Craig (writer), Paul Bourne (artist), John Wilson (E-Business manager), and Iain McAllister (Editor).
Core Games Publishing Ltd.
Stobart House, Pontyclerc, Penybanc Road, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18 3HP (UK)
Former publishers of the near future science fiction game, Corporation: The Roleplaying Game (2006). Reformed in 2008 as Brutal Games.
Corone Design
Small-press makers of Hellcats and Hockeysticks (2009). An imprint of author Andrew Peregrine.
Crimson Empire
Small-press makers of the Crimson Empire fantasy RPG. It later became Spartans Unleashed and the game was renamed Cursed Empire.
Crucible Design
13 Prospect Park, Lisburn, N. Ireland, BT27 3HR (UK)
Small-press makers of The 23rd Letter, SpaceNinjaCyberCrisis XDO, and Zombi, and Based in North Ireland. Founded in 1996 by Matt Johnston along with Colin Johnston, John Fleming, Lesley McLarnon, and Eamon Watters. In 1998 three more were added to the team: Gavin Bell, Paul Keenan, and Aidan Rogers. They have an infrequent free newsletter (entitled "WildTalents") available in PDF format.
Cubicle 7 Entertainment Limited
100 Ballards Lane, Finchley, London, N3 2DN (UK)
A small-press British RPG publisher formed in 2003 by Angus Abranson and SLA Industries creator Dave Allsop. The company bought Heresy Gaming in the summer of 2006 and are releasing 2nd edition Victoriana, a dark fantasy Victorian RPG, in the summer of 2007, and Starblazer Adventures, based upon the British sci-fi comic series by DC Thompson in the 1970's thru early 90's, in 2008. They are also the current publishers of SLA Industries (formerly published by Nightfall Games, Hogshead Publishing & Wizards of the Coast). They also publish an English version of the Polish RPG, Frankenstein Faktoria and a revised edition of De Profundis.
D101 Games
Oldham (UK)
Small-press makers of OpenQuest (2009), Wordplay: The Big Five (2009), and the military RPG The Company (2012). An imprint of Newt Newport, with help from Mark Galeotti (Editorial), Neil Gow (Business advice), Neil Ford (Demo Games Master), Matthew Harrison (Demo Games Master), John Ossoway (Art and Writing), Sacha Ratcliffe (Proofreading), and Graham Spearing (Editing).
Daemornia Games
Small-press makers of the post-apocalyptic science fantasy game, Daemornia, by Michael Lirko (2005). An imprint of Better Mouse Games.
Digital Animations
Glasgow (UK)
Current publishers of the Tales of Gargentihr RPG, bought from Sanctuary Games after it folded in 1995.
Disenchanted Games
115 Curly Hill, Ilkley, W. Yorkshire, LS29 0DT (UK)
Small-press makers of the "Casalana" line of generic fantasy sourcebooks.
Firebird Productions
PO Box 278, Madeley nr Crewe, Cheshire CW3 9YY (UK)
Small-press makers of Mythic Russia: heroism and adventure in the land of the Firebird (2006), which adapts the HeroQuest rules to the setting of mythic Russia. This is the imprint of Mark Galeotti, one of the developers of HeroQuest, acquisitions editor for Issaries, Inc., and the author of the Imperial Lunar Handbook supplement.
Fire Ruby Designs
Small-press makers of the sci-fi RPG Ruby...Worlds beyond Dream (2007), the post-apocalyptic RPG Summerland (2009), the sci-fi RPG In Flames (2011). An imprint of author Greg Saunders.
FJ Gaming
Short for Fat Jonny Games; small-press makers of Privateers & Pirates (2005) and Gunslingers & Gamblers (2006). Founded by author Jonathan Clarke.
Forever People Digital Press
Bristol (UK)
Former small-press makers of the Key-RP system and various house titles. Founded by David Sharrock, Wyn F. Dawkins, and Suzanna Hope. The company folded in October 2007.
Games Workshop
Chewton Street, Hilltop, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3HY (UK)
A UK company, former makers of Warhammer FRP (later supported by Hogshead), along with Golden Heroes, Judge Dredd, and the gaming magazine "White Dwarf". GW is now exclusively a miniatures company. GW was founded circa 1980 by Steve Jackson (the UK author, different than Steve Gary Jackson of Steve Jackson Games) and Ian Livingston. Neither author is still involved with GW.
The Giant Brain
Edinburgh (UK)
Small-press makers of the "Revenge of the B-Movie!" card game and the upcoming (as of 2011) role-playing game Reel Adventures. An imprint of author Iain McAllister.
Heresy Gaming
A U.K. based company, makers of the urban fantasy RPG Victoriana (2003), set in a Dark Industrial fantasy world based on the real-world Victorian Era, and using the Fuzion system. Founded by John Tuckey and Richard Nunn.
Hexicon Press LLP
70 Saint Phillips Road, Norwich NR2 3BW (UK)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Hexicon Fantasy Roleplay: Fantasy Made Real (2005). Founded by author Kielan Yarrow.
Hogshead Games
18-20 Bromell's Road, London SW4 0BG (UK)
Makers of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (3rd edition) and the SLA Industries RPG (2nd edition) in collaboration with Nightfall Games). They also publish a series of simple, quick-to-read and quick-to-play "new style" RPGs including Baron Munchausen, Puppetland, and Pantheon and Other Games. It was founded in 1994 by James Wallis. In February 2003, the founder James Wallis retired and the company was bought by newcomer Mark Ricketts, author of the upcoming modern-day gothic horror RPG, "The Harrowed". They also plan sourcebooks compatible with the D20 system.
Immanion Press
Stafford (UK)
Small-press makers of the post-apocalyptic science fantasy RPG, Wraeththu (2005). Founded in 2003 by Storm Constantine and Gabriel Strange originally to publish Constantine's back catalogue novels.
Lance & Crown Games
Standalane House, Kincardine on Forth, By Alloa, Clacks, FK10 4NX Scotland (UK)
Small-press makers of the Scimitar fantasy RPG (1998), published as a CD. Founded and managed by Ewan Murray in 1991 as a Play-by-Mail company.
Legion Publishing
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including Critical Hits and Wondrous Lands line of ebooks. They also acquired a license to create products for the Savage Worlds game system, and are creating supplements to the games Deadlands, Hell on Earth, Lost Colony and Weird Wars. Founded in 2002.
Lord of the Pies
Small-press makers of Umläut: Game of Metal (2009).
Magnum Opus Press
London (UK)
Small-press publishers of new editions of Dragon Warriors and The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Founded in 2007 by industry veteran James Wallis.
Mongoose Publishing
PO Box 1018, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 1DG (UK)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the "Slayers Guide" series, the "Encyclopedia Arcane" series, the "Traveller's Tales" series, and the Collector's series, along with the Judge Dredd RPG (2002); the Celtic fantasy RPG Sláine (2002); the fantasy RPG Conan (2003); the Armageddon 2089 RPG (2003); the Babylon 5 RPG (2003); the "XP" edition of Paranoia (2004); the post-apocalyptic RPG Jeremiah (2005), and others.
Nearside Games
203 Roden Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 5QB (UK)
Small-press makers of the modern-day alternate-realities RPG The Nearside Project. This was formerly released as shareware on the web, and later released on CD ROM. Founded in 1996 by Stephen Herron, based in Northern Ireland. Other members Tom Bisbee and Barry O'Connor, and John Mirland (artist).
New Breed Games
Former small-press makers of Dark Continent: Adventure & Exploration in Darkest Africa (2001).
Nightfall Games, Ltd
A Scottish game company, former makers of SLA Industries, an RPG of futuristic urban horror, currently supported by Hogshead. It was bought by WotC in 1994, shortly before WotC dropped all its RPG lines (including SLA). It is now re-emerging.
No Dice Project
Nottingham (UK)
Small-press makers of the universal RPG, No Dice - Pure Role Playing (2009). Founded by authors Leo Stableford and Suzanne Jordan along with illustrator Justin Wyatt.
Old Kingdom Games
Small PDF/PoD publishers of supplement material for the d20 System and selected RPGs, including the Campaign Gems series of quick-start campaign settings.
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Omnifray (2008). The imprint of author Matt West.
Omnihedron Games
Small-press makers of the Napoleonic-era military action RPG, Duty & Honour (2008), along with the naval action variant Beat to Quarters (2009).
Pelgrane Press
Polygon House, 18-20 Bromell's Road, London SW4 0BG (UK)
Makers of the Dying Earth RPG (2001), based on the fantasy novels by Jack Vance. Founded in 1999 by Simon Rogers, Sasha Bilton, and ProFantasy Software (owned by Simon Rogers and Mark Fulford, makers of "Campaign Cartographer" software).
Postmortem Studios
Small-press makers of the OGL D20 variant, Live System (2004), and the fantasy mecha RPG, Cloak of Steel (2004). Founded by James Desborough (Owner, founder, writer, DTP, web) and Donna Desborough (Supportive wife, art director).
Prince of Darkness Games
Small-press makers of the tarot-based fantasy RPG Swansong (2006) and the boxing RPG Contenders (2006). Founded by author JJ Prince.
Principia Malefex
Small-press British publishers of the psychological horror game Principia Malefex (1997).
Radioactive Ape Designs
Devon (UK)
Small-press makers of Atomic Highway - Post Apocalyptic Roleplaying. Founded in May 2009 by author Colin Chapman to produce short roleplaying games using the V6 Engine system.
Realms Publishing
Small-press publishers of Covenant: the story game of failing conspiracies (2006). This is the imprint of author Matt Machell.
Sanctuary Games
Former makers of the Tales of Gargentihr RPG, currently published by Digital Animations. Ceased trading in 1995.
Sane Studios
Former makers of Vanishing Point (2005), Myriad Universal RPG (2006), and Bogeyman (2010). Founded by owner Ashok Desai with help from Michael Kotschi.
Silver Branch Games
Nottingham (UK)
Small-press makers of the superhero RPG, Legends Walk! (2002) and the "Celtesque" fantasy RPG Albion (2005). This is the imprint of author Tim Gray.
Skytrex Ltd
Unit 3, Canal Bank, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 OHF (UK)
A small UK-based models, miniatures, and wargames company. (??) Former makers of the Bifrost RPG.
Solipsist Roleplaying Games
Edinburgh (UK)
Small-press Scottish creators of Solipsist (2008), published in cooperation with Box Ninja. The imprint of author David Donachie.
Spartans Unleashed
Small-press makers of the Crimson Empire RPG, renamed the Cursed Empire RPG. Founded by author Chris Loizou.
Steampower Publishing
Small-press makers of Dead of Night. Founded by author Andrew Kenrick and Ruth Kirby in 2002. They originally publishing supplements in collaboration with another small-press company, Deep 7.
Tabletop Games
29 Beresford Ave, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 3JF (UK)
A miniatures game company, makers of Once Upon a Time in the West.
Taupe Games
c/o Gareth Jones, 69 Atherley Rd, Shirley, Southampton SO1 5DT (UK)
Small-press makers of All-Adventure Action Roleplay Game! (aka "AAARG!"). Also the intermittent "Beaumains" fanzine dedicated mainly to Pendragon and Arthurian gaming.
Tower Games
44 Landseer Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, LS13 2QT (UK)
Small-press makers of the Robin Hood RPG Darkwood (2001).
Transfinite Publications
Small-press producer of RPG magazines released in PDF format over the internet: including "Almanack" -- covering fantasy RPGs in general and 3rd edition D&D in particular; "Royal Griffon" -- publishing adventures designed for fantasy campaigns again with a focus on D&D; and "Lemurian Dreams" -- covering fantasy short stories combined with statistics, maps, notes and other RPG information. Founded by Richard Tongue in 2003.
Triple Ace Games, Inc.
Small-press makers of the swashbuckling/Horror RPG All-for-one Régime Diabolique (2010) along with supplements for the Savage Worlds RPG, including the "Necropolis" sci-fi horror setting, the "Sundered Skies" dark fantasy setting, and the pulp supplement "Daring Tales of Adventure". Founded in 2007 by partners Robin Elliott and Paul Wade-Williams, together with author Dave Blewer.
Tronen Games
Staffordshire (UK)
Small-press makers of adventures for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded in March 2001 by "Gez" and "Martin".
Wasteland Games
67 Eglinton St, Portrush, N. Ireland, BT56 8DZ (UK)
A small-press Irish company founded in 1994. Makers of the universal modern RPG STOCS Lite (with supplementary worldbooks) and the cinematic action RPG Point Blank.
When Worlds Collide, Ltd
Small-press makers of the multiversal RPG of the same name, When Worlds Collide (2010). Founded by author John Fountain and editor Alistair Dandy.
Zero Point Information
Edinburgh (UK)
Small-press makers of the modern espionage RPG, Black Seven (2012), along with supplements for many games. The imprint of author Stew Wilson.

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