RPG Company List: USA

12 to Midnight, Inc.
Texas (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D and D20 Modern as well as Savage Worlds. Founded in the spring of 2003 by three Texans: Jerry Blakemore, Mark Ramsey, and Ed Wetterman.
21st Century Games
587-F N. Ventu Park Rd #806, Newbury Park CA 91320 (USA)
Original title for the small-press makers of the sci-fi superhero RPG Enforcers, by Gary Bernard, Charles Mann, and Larry Troth (1987). Founded in 1987, with a renewed web presence in 2004. aka Twenty-First Century Games.
3am Games
PO Box 3665, Greenville, SC 29608 (USA)
Small-press makers of the board game "Monkey Arena" and the card game "Robot Rampage" as well as role-playing supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including two adventures set in the town of Westbrook.
4 Winds Fantasy Gaming
Great Falls, MT (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for Pathfinder / D20 as well as CJ Ruby's Exploding Aces RPG coming in 2011. Founded in March 2009 by co-owners Connie and Robert Thomson. Robert's previous experience in the RPG industry includes co-authoring Western Seeds I and Western Seeds II for Expeditious Retreat Press in 2006. From 2002 to 2003 Robert was an assistant web master for the now-defunct Valar Project. In 2002 Robert was a website editor for legendary RPG artist Larry Elmore.
54°40' Orphyte
5N085 Crane Road, Saint Charles, IL 60175 (USA)
Publisher of RPG reprints of games originally created by Pacesetter.
6-0 Games
Small-press makers of the Orbit sci-fi RPG. Founded by author Jeff Diamond in 1992 as an imprint of Starcrossed Comics. Jeff was the main penciller for two of their publications: "Angel/Nightsky" and "Thrillkill". When Starcrossed folded, 6-0 Games became an independent effort. The company later became Psychobilly Games.
93 Games Studio
715 Williams Ave, Raceland, KY 41169 (USA)
A small-press company, makers of the reality-shifting RPG The Swing (2003). In January 2006, they acquired the rights to the out-of-print Twilight 2000, and announced work on a new edition ("Twilight 2013"). Founded by author Keith Taylor in 2003.
9th Level Games
3 Mill Road, Norristown PA 19401 (USA)
A small-press company, "dedicated to producing really cheap games that don't suck". Makers of the humorous fantasy RPG Kobolds Ate My Baby and the Ninja Burger role-playing game.
Abacus Dimensions
127 Glenn Forest Road, Magnolia, DE 19962-1706 (USA)
A computer consulting company that did the website for Timeline Ltd, this acted as distributors of the small-press post-holocaust RPG The Morrow Project, from 1998 to 2001.
Abstract Nova Entertainment LLC
10633 Bent Tree Drive, Fredericksburg VA 22407 (USA)
Small-press publishers of Noumenon (2006) and third edition Heaven & Earth (2004). They acquired the license for Heaven & Earth from Guardians of Order, who in turn had acquired it from Event Horizon Productions. The company was apparently founded in 2004.
Adamant Entertainment
Small-press makers of Mars: A Roleplaying Game of Planetary Romance, along with various supplements for D20 Modern, Mutants & Masterminds, and Savage Worlds, including the Thrilling Tales d20 pulp series. They also produce PDF support for several RPG lines from other publishers, including Freeport from Green Ronin, Northern Crown from Atlas Games, and d20 versions of Pulp Hero products from Hero Games. Owned and operated by Gareth-Michael Skarka.
Adept Games
Boston, MA (USA)
Former small-press makers of supplements for Atlas Games' Unknown Armies and the skirmish-level fantasy game "Blood and Honor". Also makers of the free RPG Plain English Roleplaying. Headed by Mike Mearls, along with Ydnan Gverlo, Fiona Von Pucci, and Alfredo Teriyaki. Founder Mike Mearls was hired by Wizards of the Coast in 2005.
Adept Press
PO Box 14616, Chicago, IL 60614 (USA)
Small-press makers of an electronically-published modern magic RPG, Sorcerer, and the humorous fantasy RPG Elfs, both by Ron Edwards.
Adventure Games, Inc.
1278 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104 (USA)
Former publishers of the Adventures in Fantasy RPG (created by Dave Arneson and Richard Snider, Excalibre Games) and the boardgame "Johnny Reb".
Adventures for Christ
Small-press makers of the Christian "adventure learning" RPG DragonRaid. A division of the Lamb's Bride Project.
Adversary Games
Florida (USA)
A small-press company in the early 80's run by Carl Smith out of Florida. Former makers of the Buccaneer historical RPG and the Acquitane fantasy RPG as well as xD&D supplements such as "Alchemist's Abode".
New York (USA)
Small-press makers of the time-travel RPG Continuum (1999). Founded in 1987 as producers of the "Yamara" comic strip. A New York-based company, working in conjunction with "Dreamcatcher Multimedia".
Aetheral FORGE
San Francisco, CA (USA)
Small-press makers of the superhero RPG Power Grrrl (2004) and the space opera RPG Hellas: Worlds of Sun and Stone (2008). The imprint of author Michael Fiegel and technical guru Corey Mosher.
Afterthought Images
P.O. Box 3096, Richland, WA 99352 (USA)
Small-press makers of the professional wrestling RPG All Star Wrestling by Paul Schulze.
Agents of Gaming
Dayton, OH(USA)
Former creators of the tabletop miniatures game Babylon 5 Wars (1997). It was started in 1992 by Bruce Graw to run Star Fleet Warlord, a play-by-mail game formerly called Galactic Conquest that became an official Star Fleet Universe product in cooperation with ADB, Inc. The company closed shop in 2002.
Airweaver Games
6 Crescent Place, Melrose, MA 02176 (USA)
Small-press makers of 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") adventures. Staff include author Heywood Finnegan, artist Mark F. Hudson, and producer James Hazeltine.
Akashia Live Action Roleplaying Association
504 Southridge Drive Lexington, KY 40505 (USA)
Small-press makers of the live-action fantasy-genre RPG rules Akashia.
Alderac Entertainment Group
4045 East Guasti Road, Suite #212, Ontario, CA 91761 (USA)
Makers of Legend of the Five Rings, 7th Sea, and Brave New World RPGs. Former publishers of "Shadis" magazine.
Alternate Realities Publications
Small-press company, makers of The World of Barador RPG, and the supplement "Big Bang: The Mostly Illustrated RPG Guide to Firearms" for various RPG systems, as well as various D20 products, paper miniatures, and an upcoming new Cyberpunk genre RPG. Founded in 1995 for producing the Barador RPG, published in 1998.
Amarillo Design Bureau
Amarillo, TX (USA)
Publishers of the science fiction wargame Star Fleet Battles and related games, including later editions of the role-playing game Prime Directive for the GURPS and D20 systems. Founded by Steve and Leanna Cole in 1981, with partner Steve Petrick.
Anansi Games LLC
Small-press makers of the horror RPG Terror Thirteen (2009). Founded by author Eric A. Kugler.
Anarchy inK
9226 Waterside Dr., Suite 205, Middleton, WI 53562 (USA)
Small-press makers of the post-nuclear-holocaust RPG deadEarth. Free preview versions are available. Founded by J.T. Smith and Chris Hagness.
Anthropos Games
Austin, TX (USA)
Small-press makers of the Early Dark RPG (2011). Founded in 2011 by owner Calvin Johns, developer Travis Rinehart, and artist and graphic designer Christopher Heath. Their stated goal is to create RPGs "each with a unique mechanic, realistic societies and ecologies, and a progressive perspective on the human experience."
AntiPaladin Games
Louisville, KY (USA)
Small-press makers of the universal system Mini Six (2009). The imprint of authors Phil Morris and Ray Nolan.
18419 Carriage Lane, Lansing, IL 60438 (USA)
Small-press makers of adventures and supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Staff include J. Lloyd.
New Orleans, LA (USA)
Small-press makers of Donjon, Paladin, and The Shadow of Yesterday. It is the RPG imprint of author Clinton R. Nixon.
Apex Publications, Inc.
PO Box 20405 Bloomington, MN 55420 (USA)
Small-press makers of the modern-day fantasy RPG Shattered Dreams and possibly an RPG entitled "With Extreme Prejudice".
Apophis Consortium
Small-press makers of the mystic science-fantasy RPG Obsidian, headed by Micah Skaritka and Dav Harnish, along with others.
Arcanum Syndicate
Orlando, FL (USA)
Small-press makers of the post-apocalyptic science fantasy game, Chaos 6010 A.D. (2008). An imprint of author Brandon Williams.
Arc Dream Publishing
12215 Highway 11, Chelsea, AL 35043 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for the WWII-era superhero RPG Godlike (2002) by Dennis Detwiller. They plan a number of Godlike spinoff RPGs, including "Wild Talents", "Ghosts", "Teenagers+", and "Blood and Lightning". Founded in November 2002 by Dennis Detwiller (Creative Director) and Shane Ivey (President and Managing Editor). Dennis Detwiller is a founding member of Pagan Publishing, and author of Delta Green (1997), Delta Green: Countdown (2000), and Godlike (2002). Shane Ivey is a writer and editor who has worked with Pagan Publishing for several years.
Archaia Studios Press
96 Linwood Plaza PMB 360, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 (USA)
Small-press makers of the swords-and-sorcery fantasy RPG, Artesia: Adventures in the Known World (2005), by author Mark Smylie based on his own comic series. Founded in 2002 by the author as a new home for his comic book, Artesia, originally published by Sirius Entertainment.
Archangel Games
PO Box 481, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (USA)
Former small-press makers of the bizarre sci-fi RPG Zero (set in a futuristic hive-mind), the Extreme Vengeance RPG, and the humorous card game "Groo". Founded around 1997 by Ken Whitman and others. Ken Whitman went on to Dynasty Presentations, Inc..
Archangel Studios, LLC
PO Box 9156, North Hollywood, CA 91609 (USA)
Small-press makers of 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") supplements.
Argonaut Game Studios
Omaha, NE (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Shades of Heroes
The Armory
Baltimore, MD (USA)
Former gaming distributor who made numerous gaming accessories such as paints and painting accessories for miniatures. In 1998 they merged with Chessex to form Alliance Distribution. "The Armory" still exists as a brand name and their products are available through Chessex.
Arrose Enterprises
2848 Salena St, St. Louis, MO 63118 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Second Dawn RPG: fantasy genre with sci-fi elements (1982). The game was supposedly popular in Europe from 1982-1986 among several US soldiers who helped test the product.
Atarashi Games
Portland, OR (USA)
Small-press publishers of the RPG Panty Explosion (2006) about demon-fighting Japanese schoolgirls. Founded by authors Jake Richmond and Matt Schlotte in June of 2006 for the purpose of publishing their RPG.
Atlas Games
PO Box 131233, Roseville, MN 55113 (USA)
Makers of the surreal intrigue RPG Over the Edge, along with Ars Magica (4th ed), Feng Shui (2nd ed), Unknown Armies, Furry Pirates (co-published with Furry Games), and the tabloid universe RPG Pandemonium. Founded in the early 90's with OtE and the related "On the Edge" collectible card game. Headed by John Nephew.
Atomic Hyrax Games
c/o Jon Wilkie, PMB 329, 2608 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-1276 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Purgatory supernatural conspiracy RPG. Founded by Jon Wilkie in 1999.
Atomic Overmind Press
Alexandria, VA (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for the HERO System and Savage Worlds, including the "Adventures in Darkness" horror superhero setting, and "The Day After Ragnarok" setting. Founded in 2008.
Atomic Sock Monkey Press
Alexandria, VA (USA)
Small-press makers of the horror RPG Dead Inside: The Roleplaying Game of Loss and Redemption. Founded by author Chad Underkoffler in 2003.
Aurora Games
26 Locust Street, Burlington, MA 01803 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Aurora hard science-fiction RPG, released in early 2002. Founded by Stephen Mulholland.
Autarch LLC
Small-press makers of Adventurer Conqueror King System (2012). Founded as a partnership of gamers, writers, artists and publishers from New York City to Durham, NC.
Avalanche Press
Small-press makers of 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") supplements in various historical / mythical settings, along with various wargames which form their primary lines.
Avalon Games
Oregon (USA)
Makers of dozens of board games, miniature games, and various RPG supplements - as well as partner to other game companies including Bedrock Games. Founded in September 2009 as a partnership between CEO William Andersen (of Comstar Media) and Product Developer Robert Hemminger (of board games company Bad Baby Productions). They are collaboratively working with large teams of freelancers.
Avalon Hill
Baltimore, MD (USA)
A wargames company. Former makers of Runequest (3rd ed), Lords of Creation, Powers and Perils, and Tales from the Floating Vagabond. Founded in 1958 by Charles Roberts with the wargame "Gettysburg", for nearly a decade it was the only producer of wargames of note. Later presidents were Tom Shaw and Don Greenwood after Roberts left. In 1967, former AH designer James Dunnigan left to found SPI. AH was bought by Hasbro in 1998 and is no longer supporting any RPG lines.
Azathot, LLC
Small-press makers of the universal RPG system, A Fistful Of Dice and the upcoming science fiction RPG "Gravity Point" (using the Action! System from Gold Rush Games. Founded by Judas I. Zeh and his brother BradZ.
Backstage Press
PO Box 170243, San Francisco, CA 94117 (USA)
Former small-press makers of the cinematic diceless RPG, Theatrix.
Bad Axe Games
PO Box 9222, Lombard, IL 60148 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), as well as the new Trailblazers OGL game. Founded in March 2002 by Benjamin Durbin, Andrew Hale (artist), Bob Iliff, Brad Kelley (graphic designer), and Keith Pogue.
Bard Games
Greenwich, CT (USA)
Former makers of the Atlantean trilogy (the "Arcanum" et al.) and the Talislanta RPG.
Bards & Sages Publishing
New Jersey (USA)
Small-press makers of speculative fiction as well as The Karma Roleplaying System (2008) and electronically-published supplements for the 3.5th edition D&D (aka D20/OGL) including the Nemesis Series, Adventure Havens Series, and Mythos Series. Founded in 2002 by author Julie Ann Dawson. Other principles include Faith Carroll as Editorial Director, Cassie Ganzak as Project Coordinator, and Michael DeGroat as Lead Playtester.
Base 113 Games
Small-press creators of the free sci-fi RPG PROTEUS. Founded by author Sean McLaughlin.
Basement Games Unlimited
PO Box 299, Collingswood, NJ 08108 (USA)
Small-press creators of the traditional fantasy RPG Forge: Out of Chaos.
Basic Action Games
San Jose, CA (USA)
Small-press publisher of BASH! Basic Action Super Heroes and BASH! Fantasy, by Chris Rutkowsky (2005). See also the RPGnow Company page. Also author of the fantasy RPG, Epoch: Age of Magic, cf. the Epoch Website.
Bastion Press
PO Box 46753, Seattle, WA 98146 (USA)
Small-press makers of 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") adventures and supplements. Founded in 2001 by President Jim Butler (a veteran TSR author) along with designer Greg Dent and art director Todd Morasch.
Battlefield Press
627 Macarthur St, Bossier City, LA 71111 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Luftwaffe 1946 RPG, Eric Flint's 1632 Resource Guide and Role Playing Game, and the superhero rules system Beyond Mortal Men (by Christopher Helton). All three are based on Gold Rush Games Action! system. In addition, they publish a number of 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") adventures and supplements, including "Cityscape" (2002) and the upcoming "Sherwood" and "Pulp Fantasy". Founded in 2001 by editor Jonathan M. Thompson with authors B.L. Sisemore and Adam R. Thompson.
Minneapolis, MN 55411 (USA)
Small-press makers of Wushu: The Ancient Art of Action Role-Playing (2003) by Daniel Bayn.
BBRACK Productions
Small-press makers of the Promised Sands RPG (2003). Founded in 2002 from an existing role-playing club.
BC Products
Madison, Alabama (USA)
Small-press makers of the "Tact-Tiles" accessories for tactical RPGs, for D20 games in particular.
Bedrock Games
Massachusetts (USA)
Small-press makers of Terror Network: Counter Terrorism Role Playing Game (2009) and Crime Network: Cosa Nostra (2010). An imprint of author Brendan Davis.
New York, NY (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D, including the "Masters & Minions" series.
Berengad Games
Small-press makers of the two-player RPG, Beast Hunters (2007). An imprint of authors Christian Griffen and Lisa Griffen.
Better Games
6003 Bullard Suite 9-122, New Orleans, LA 70128 (USA)
PO Box 11424, Burbank, CA 91510-1424 (USA)
Former makers of Avengers of Justice and many other RPGs that were published in the "Space Gamer" and "Fantasy Gamer" magazines. Related people included Philip Adler and Scott Haring (?).
Better Mousetrap Games
A consortium of RPG imprints, including Flying Mice Games, Timeless Games, Daemornia, Chine Games, JAGS Games, Karmatech Games, Inkarbon Games, and Goshu Otaku Games.
Big Finger Games
Small-press makers of electronically-published supplements for 3rd edition D&D and other D20 games. Founded in 2004 by owner Michael Todd along with contributing authors Jeremy Forbing and David Phillips.
Bill Barton Games
P.O. Box 26290, Indianapolis, IN 46226-0290 (USA)
Small-press makers of the humorous game So Ya Wanna Be A Rock N' Roll Star! (1991). An imprint of author Bill Barton, also designer of Chaosium's Cthulhu by Gaslight and other supplements.
Bill Cobb Produtions, Inc.
Florida (USA)
Former small-press makers of the humorous Astrobirdz games, including a card game, board game, and coin game as well as the Astrobirdz RPG. Founded by Bill Cobb along with designer James M. Ward, artist Jim Holloway, editor Timothy Brown, and layout specialist Don Perrin.
Biohazard Games
2607 Eastwood Drive #61, Columbia, MO 65202 (USA)
Small-press makers of the hard sci-fi RPG Blue Planet. Founded by Jeff Barber and Greg Benage in 1993. In January 2000, the Blue Planet property was acquired by Fantasy Flight Games, and Greg Benage moved to that company's staff.
Bizzaro Games
Small-press makers of the upcoming SpirosBlaak setting for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded by president Christina Stiles with writer Steven "Conan" Trustrum.
Black & Green Games
Plainfield, MA (USA)
Small-press makers of the romance role-playing game, Breaking the Ice (2005). A sole proprietor venture of author Emily Care Boss.
Black Dragon Press
G-3117 Corunna Rd Suite 178, Flint, MI 48532 (USA)
Makers of the Dragon Storm fantasy-genre RPG, which uses illustrated card based mechanics.
Black Gate Publishing
1633 Leckie Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-1717 (USA)
Small-press makers of Legacy, Rough Magic, and other RPGs. Founded by Brandon Blackmoor.
Black Knight Games
1690 Kestrel Lane, Blue Mounds, WI 53517 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Fantasy Legend RPG and miniatures system (1998).
Bleeding Play
Small-press makers of Geiger Counter (2008) and the Push RPG magazine. The imprint of author Jonathan Walton.
Blue Devil Games
Florida (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D and other D20 games, including the science-fiction campaign setting "Dawning Star" (built on d20 Modern and powered by d20 Future). Founded by Justin D. Jacobson and Michael W. Ruiz.
Board Enterprises
PO Box 239, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Legend Quest fantasy-genre RPG (1991) and The Forgotten Hunt dinosaur-hunting RPG (1996) by John Josten. Based in Elmhurst, IL.
Bob Goat Press
Wauconda, IL (USA)
Small-press maker of the Conspiracy of Shadows. It is the imprint of Keith Senkowski -- Owner, Writer, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, and Web Developer.
Bonsai Games
Albany, OR (USA)
Small-press maker of the superhero RPG Infinite Powers (2011) along with supplements for 4th edition D&D.
Broken Doll Studios, LLC
Denton, TX (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming horror RPG, Cycle of Existence (2005). Founded in 2002 by Lead Designer/Owner Christopher Ashe.
Bruce Gomes Industries
PO Box 624, Clovis, CA 93613 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Proteus fantasy genre RPG (1992) by Bruce Gomes and Duncan Barrow.
Blacksburg Tactical Research Center (BTRC)
PO Box 1121, Collinsville, VA 24078 (USA)
Small-press makers of CORPS, TimeLords, the diceless RPG Epiphany, and of course Macho Women with Guns. Founded by Greg Porter in the early 1990's.
Bully Pulpit Games
Carrboro, North Carolina (USA)
Small-press makers of the narrational horror RPG, The Shab-al-Hiri Roach (2006). An imprint of author Jason Morningstar.
Cafe Games Limited
PO Box 953 Phoenixville, PA 19460 (USA)
Small-press makers of board and party games, including some games with role-playing elements such as "The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow" -- a party game by French authors Phillipe des Pallieres and Hervé Marly under their Lui-Meme brand.
Carnivore Games
PO Box 846, Londonderry, NH 03053-0846 (USA)
Small-press makers of the universal television RPG, Now Playing: Roleplaying the World of Television (2004) and the modern-day supernatural RPG, The Unexplained: Chronicles of the FPI (2010). Founded by President and author Brad Younie in 2004.
Catalyst Game Labs
Lake Stevens, WA (USA)
A publishing division of InMediaRes Productions, LLC - formed in 2007 to produce and publish for the Classic BattleTech and Shadowrun lines licensed from Wizkids LLC. Publishers of Eclipse Phase (2009) in cooperation with designers Posthuman Studios LLC. Founding staff include Loren L. Coleman (Director of Theoretical Gaming Sciences), David M. Stansel-Garner (Materials & Operations Manager), Adam Jury (Media Design & Production), Rob Boyle (Game & World Development), Randall N. Bills (Game & World Development), Herbert A. Beas II (Game & World Development).
Cellar Games, LLC
Minneapolis, MN (USA)
Small-press makers of Chronica Feudalis (2009) and Technoir (2011). An imprint of author Jeremy Keller.
A grouped imprint for games based on Japanese anime by a number of authors.
Chainmail Bikini Games
Concord, NC (USA)
Former small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded by owners James and Heather Garr.
Chameleon Eclectic
PO Box 10262, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24062-0262 (USA)
Former makers of the techno-thriller RPG, Millenium's End, The Babylon Project, and the surreal game Psychosis. Founded by Charles Ryan. Their official website is down as the company folded, but there is an unofficial site with some of the former content.
Chaos Enterprises, Inc.
PO Box 16040, Dublin, GA 31040-6040 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Legendmaker fantasy RPG.
Chaosium, Inc.
900 Murmansk Street, Suite 5, Oakland, CA 94607 (USA)
Makers of many RPGs including: Call of Cthulhu, Pendragon, Elric, and the occult game Nephilim. Former makers of Runequest (1ed & 2ed), . Founded in 1975 by Greg Stafford to make the fantasy wargame "White Bear & Red Moon", and later published the Runequest RPG (1978), set in the same world as the wargame ("Glorantha").
Chapter 13 Press
Small-press makers of Pulp Era: Cinematic Adventures in the Yesteryear by James Carpio, Michael Smith, Jon Richardson (2005). Members Mike Smith (Editor in Chief and Concept), J. Carpio Dregg (Concept and Mechanics Design), Kristina Smith (Editor), and Jon Richardson (Mechanics Guru).
Fort Wayne, IN (USA)
Primarily makers of polyhedral dice and other accessories, currently based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Former makers of the Albedo sci-fi RPG. Founded in 1987; in 1998 it merged with The Armory.
Children of the Grave Press
Selden, NY (USA)
Small-press makers of upcoming supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") in the "Children of the Grave" fantasy setting. Founded in 2001 by Robert J. Romano with authors Bret Boyd, Jim Lai, Gary Liu, and Gary Parrish.
Chimera Creative
605 Elm St, Carlisle, IA 50047 (USA)
Small-press makers of Dust Devils: The Truly Gritty Old West Role-Playing Game. This is the publishing house of designer Matt Snyder, founded circa 2002.
Chine Games
Small-press makers of the F20 universal RPG system, by Timothy Jones (2004). An imprint of Better Mouse Games.
Circa Games
Small-press designers of Terra Incognita: The NAGS Society Handbook, a Victorian RPG using a variant of the Fudge system, made in association with Grey Ghost Games, along with other upcoming products. Founded by Scott Larson in October 1998.
Citizen Games
Small-press makers of upcoming supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") and other games. Staff includes President Michael J. Eckert, senior editor Scott Bagley, d20 brand manager W. Jason Peck, Sidewinder line developer Geoff Spakes, d20 Line editor Ross Watson and creative director Rob Stone.
Clint Krause Games
Small-press maker of Roanoke (2006), Don't Walk In Winter Wood (2006), and Urchin (2007). The imprint of designer Clint Krause. It was succeeded by KNRPG.
Clockworks Games
5765 73rd Place, 1st Floor, Maspeth, NY, 11378 (USA)
Small-press makers of the world-gone-made RPG Asylum and the ghosts-as-spies RPG Spookshow, and the science fantasy RPG Chosen. Founded in 1997 by Aaron Rosenberg.
Cloud Kingdom Games, Inc.
275 Waneka Pkwy, Suite 4, Lafayette, CO 80026 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for any fantasy-genre role-playing game, focussing on riddles and puzzles. Staff include Matt Mayfield (President), Vicky Mayfield (Sales Manager), and Rick Smith (Art Director).
Cobra Games
Small-press makers of the RPG system Combat Stats-D12, and the Tri-Worlds background.
Collision Entertainment Design
Small-press makers of the tongue-in-cheek action RPG Juggernauts (2003), published in electronic format.
Coltrane Publications
PO Box 212, Midland, Virginia 22728 (USA)
Small-press makers of the tongue-in-cheek sci-fi RPG S.H.A.L.T. from the late 1980's.
Columbia Games
PO Box 3457, Blaine, WA 98231 (USA)
Makers of the Harnmaster RPG and numerous Harn products detailing the in-depth fantasy world, including works compatible with third edition D&D (aka "D20"). Originally founded in 1972 as a wargames company.
Committed Comics
Redmond, WA (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Dawnfire, by Jason Marin (2000).
Comstar Media, LLC
Salem, OR (USA)
A publishing company with a gaming division, "Comstar Games". Makers of the anthropomorphic animal game, Kevin & Kell Roleplaying Game (2005), Combat!: A Military Action Game (2005), and the mecha anime game Mecha Aces (2006). The publishing house was founded in 2004 by William and Jennifer Andersen and Jack R. Reynolds.
Consensus Games
Pennsylvania (USA)
Small-press makers of Ganakagok: A Mythopoetic Roleplaying Game (2009). An imprint of author Bill White.
Core Creations LLC
9024 S. Sanderling Way, Littleton, CO 80126 (USA)
A literary agent service for accepted works. Publishers of the "Hellraiser" game (??), which is listed in the Usenet list of RPGs but which I have no other information about.
Corsair Publishing
PO Box 259836, Madison, WI 53725 (USA)
Small-press publishers of the comic book RPG Sketch, and former publishers of first edition Sovereign Stone RPG in cooperation with Sovereign Press. They also make the "Pulp Dungeons" and "Pulp Horror" lines of generic adventures, and were former publishers of the gaming-related comic series "Dork Tower".
Council of Fools Productions
Small-press creators of the fantasy RPG Ehdrigohr (2013), by Allen Turner.
Crafty Games
Oregon (USA)
Small-press makers of Spycraft 2.0 and Fantasy Craft. Founded in 2005 by the original creators of Spycraft: Alex Flagg (core designer), Steve Hough (graphic designer), and Patrick Kapera (co-creator). Spycraft was originally released by Alderac Entertainment Group in 2002.
Cream Alien Games
Small-press makers of the medieval Japanese mini-RPG Kagematsu (2009). An imprint of author Danielle Lewon.
Creation's End Management Group
Florida (USA)
Small-press creators of the religious horror RPG, Creation's End by Michael Holder (2005) -- published via Winterwolf Publishing.
Creative Illusions, Inc.
3242 S. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60616 (USA)
Small-press makers of the biblical apocalypse RPG The Seventh Seal. Founded by author and illustrator Scott R. Mitchell in 2002. It closed in 2005, licensing Morrigan Press to produce a revised edition of the game.
Creative Images Publishing
11949-A Bricksome Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (USA)
Former small-press makers of the unpublished fantasy RPG The Worlde of Legends, originally intended for release in 2004. Founded by writers Cody Sibley and Dominic Bordelon.
Creative Mountain Games
Chicago, IL (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D and other D20 games, including a series of commercial SRD 3.4 PDFs.
CRN Games
New Orleans, LA (USA)
The RPG imprint of author Clinton R. Nixon, created in 2006 as the successor to his former company name, Anvilwerks. Games published under this label include The Prince's Kingdom (2006).
Crunchy Frog Enterprises / Nightshift Games
889 Mowry Ave, St#105, Fremont, CA (USA)
Small-press makers of Vampire Hunter$ and other RPGs, including supplements for third edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded by Paul Arden Lidberg.
Cryptosnark Games
636 Hall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55107 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") along with live-action and tactical games, including the d20 supers game Deeds Not Words. These are published electonically in PDF format. Founded in 2002 by the propietor Scott Lynch with the help of Jenny Hermey.
Cumberland Games
Austin, TX (USA)
Small-press publisher of downloadable RPG supplements including paper miniatures, solitaire gamebooks, and fonts. Founded by author S. John Ross.
Cutter's Guild
353 N. Commonwealth, Elgin, IL 60123 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Deathstalkers fantasy horror RPG. Founded in 1999 by author Mike Whitehead for this RPG. Other staff include business manager George Meyers, editor Joe Meyers, and webmaster Brian Aultz.
Cutting Edge Games
PO Box 1797, Tempe, AZ 85280-1797 (USA)
Former makers of the Age of Ruin post-holocaust RPG. Staff include Age of Ruin author Clay Gibbons and designer/graphic artist Ray Stratton.
Novato, CA (USA)
A company developing electronic entertainment products, and an online community for gamers. Founded around 2000. In June 2000, they acquired Hero Games. Steve Peterson (formerly of Hero Games) is in charge of Cybergames product development and marketing. In September 2000, they acquired three more RPG companies: Emperor's Choice, Obsidian Studios, and Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Obsidian's Sean Patrick Fannon and Jason Engle are moving to the Cybergames main office in Novato, CA. The other companies are keeping their current offices and retaining control of their product lines.
Dakkar Unlimited
Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Small-press makers of the tongue-in-cheek near-future science fantasy game, Hot Chicks: The Roleplaying Game (2008). Founded by authors Scott Corum and Victor Gipson.
Darkfuries Publishing
PO Box 2232, El Cajon, CA (USA)
Small-press publishers of D20 System RPG sourcebooks and accessories, founded in 2001 by Brian Moseley, including the "Masterwork Maps" series and a floor plans series.
Darkharbor Games
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (USA)
Small-press makers of the Infinite Legends RPG (2004). Founded by author Jason Broadley.
Darklore Publishing
Alexandria, VA (USA)
Small-press makers of the Demons & Saints RPG (2015).
Dark Matter Studios, LLC
416 North Tracy Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715 (USA)
Makers of Epic Role Playing (2005). Founded by authors Chris Organ and Kent Davis. The system was started as a project at at Michigan State University, though company is now based in Bozeman, Montana.
Dark Nebulae Games
244 Fifth Avenue Suite 2923 New York, NY 10001-7604 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D, (aka "D20") including the "Shadow Council Archives" line. Founded by Guy Le Breton, Eugene Zee, and Mark Mazella in 2000.
Dark Nova Games
Houston, TX (USA)
Small-press makers of the sci-fi, Dark Nova Roleplaying Game (2012).
Dark Portal Games
205 E. Dimond Blvd, Suite 459, Anchorage, Alaska 99515 (USA)
Small-press makers of electronically-published supplements for 3rd edition D&D, (aka "D20") including the "Lands of Arekoz" campaign setting. Founded by Tony Bounds, Darrin Drader, and Michael Picagli in 2000.
Dark Quest, LLC
23 Alec Dr, Howell, NJ 07731 (USA)
Small-press makers of "City Guide" supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Formed in the late 1990s as a means to promote the explorations of medieval re-enactment through silversmithing, leatherworking, and other medieval crafts. In 2001 expanded into lines which promotes medieval and other forms of roleplaying games.
Dark Skull Studios
Houston, TX (USA)
Small-press makers of New Gods of Mankind (2007). The imprint of owner and author Richard Leon.
Darwin's World
Small-press makers of "Darwin's World" post-apocalyptic sourcebook for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded in 2001 by Dominic Covey with illustrator V. Shane and contributor Chris Davis.
Death's Edge Games
3096 Grace Ellen Drive, Columbia, MO 65202(USA)
Former small-press publishers of Inferno by Gabe Ivan (1994). Now known as Spartacus Publishing LLC.
Decipher, Inc
Norfolk, VA (USA)
Makers of the "How to Host a Murder" series of party games, various collectible card games, the Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game, and the Star Trek Roleplaying Game (2002). Based in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded in 1983 by Warren Holland.
Deep 7
PO Box 46373, Seattle, WA 98146 (USA)
A small-press company making a number of small one-page RPGs and other cheap games, published in electronic format. Principles Ron Dugdale, Samantha Downing, and Todd Downing.
DGA Games
10104 Todd Mill Rd, Huntsville, AL 35803 (USA)
Makers of the The Great War of Magellan RPG (2007), adapted from the science fiction comic series of the same name. This is the games division of DG Associates, a multimedia company in Huntsville, AL founded by President Duke Gerhardt.
Different Worlds Publications
Former publishers of the "Different Worlds" gaming magazine, along with supplements for third edition D&D (aka "D20") including "The Eight Kings" adventure by Robert J. Kuntz, and the "World of Valus" sourcebook and adventures by Ryan Smalley. It was founded in 1987 by editor Tadashi Ehara, formerly of Chaosium, to take over the venerable Different Worlds magazine. Aided by Alan Grohe who acts as project manager, editor, and developer.
Dig a Thousand Holes Publishing
New York, NY (USA)
Small-press makers of Time & Temp (2009). An imprint of author Epidiah Ravachol.
Digest Group Publications
Former small-press makers of various supplements for Traveller, including "Grand Survey" (1986) and "Grand Census" (1987). It started on an original RPG, A.I., which was never published. DGP was purchased by Roger Sanger and slowly disappeared.
Dilly Green Bean Games
Maine (USA)
Small-press creators of Guardian Universe Core Fuzion and Xandoria Core Fuzion, as well as publishers Pulp Era: Cinematic Adventures in the Yesteryear by James Carpio, Michael Smith, Jon Richardson (2005) -- in cooperation with Chapter 13 Press.
Dimensional Strategies, Inc.
208 South Clay, Marshfield, MO 65706 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Time Drifters time-travel / Old West RPG (1990).
Dissolute Press
Small-press makers of It's Complicated. An imprint of author Elizabeth Shoemaker, along with alternative imprint Two Scooters Press.
Divine Legacy Games
Lebanon, KY (USA)
Small-press makers of DL-Quarterly, a quarterly periodical each containing a complete role-playing game. This is the imprint of author Troy M. Costisick, author of Ember Twilight.
Dog-eared Design
Milwaukee, WI (USA)
Small-press makers of Primetime Adventures. It is the sole design and publishing venture of author Matt Wilson.
Dog Soul Publishing
Small-press makers of supplements for third edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the Rassiya setting and Kitsunemori, Fox Forest. This is a division of Emerald Press, founded in 2005 by Sean C. Frolich and Deborah Balsam, two writers and gamers from Southern Florida.
Dogtown Games
Dayton, OH (USA)
Small-press makers of Story Cards (2008) as well as the board game, "The Mother Lode of Sticky Gulch". Founded by Scotto Starkey.
Domibia Games
California (USA)
Former name of the company which merged with Seraphim Guard, LLC in 2005. Original projects were the "Open Core" universal system (to be published under the OGL), and "Gatecrasher 2371". Founded in 2003 by Richard Gazley and Tim Huntley. They acquired the Gatecrasher property from Grey Ghost Games in September 2003.
Dork Storm Press
Madison, WI (USA)
Publishers of the gaming-related comic series "Dork Tower", and former publishers of second edition Pokethulhu parody RPG.
Double G Press
Pearce, ACT (Australia)
Spring Lake, NC (USA)
Formoer small-press makers of an unpublished pulp source book for the Savage Worlds system, The Ravaged Earth Society, originally slated for a first quarter 2007 release. Founded in late 2004 by two gamers -- one in the United States and the other in Australia.
Dragonslayer Games
Oklahoma City, OK (USA)
Small-press makers of the universal RPG system, EPICS, by J. Scott Pittman (2000).
Dragon Tree Press
POB 1209, Guerneville, CA 95446 (USA)
Makers of the Arduin Adventures RPG (2nd ed) and various Arduin supplements, along with various "generic fantasy" supplements and adventures (aimed at D&D). Founded circa 1980 by Ben and Mary Ezzell (??).
Dreaming Merchant Press
Sacramento, CA (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Tomb Reavers as well as supplements for third edition D&D (aka "D20").
Dreamscape Design
Small-press makers of the D100II SRD and the upcoming AEON RPG.
Driftwood Publishing
451 N 200 E #3 Provo, UT 84606 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG The Riddle of Steel. Founded by authors Jacob Norwood, Rick McCann, and Ben Moore.
Dunham Studios, Ltd
Small-press makers of the upcoming "Elemental Lands" sourcebook for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded by C. K. Dunham in 2001.
Dwarven Forge
306 East 51 Street, New York, NY 10022 (USA)
Makers of fantasy miniatures gaming accessories, including a huge dungeon scenery set ("Master Maze"). Founded by artist Stefan Pokorny.
Dynasty Presentations, Inc.
PO Box 221, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (USA)
300 S. Edwards Blvd, #23, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (USA)
Makers of Dark Conspiracy (2nd ed), and the "Games Unplugged" RPG magazine. Founded in 1998 by Ken Whitman with Tony Lee and Lewis McLouth.
Earth 1066 LLC
PO Box 76066, Washington, DC 20013 (USA)
Small-press makers of an upcoming fantasy setting, "Earth 1066", for use with the 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") system. Founded by Faustus von Goethe in 2001.
Eden Studios
Albany, NY (USA)
Makers of the zombie RPG All Flesh Must Be Eaten. Current makers of Conspiracy X (originally released by New Millenium Entertainment), along with the Witchcraft and Armageddon RPGs (originally released by Myrmidon Press). Founded in 1997 by George Vasilakos, former art director for NME, M. Alexander Jurkat, and Ed Healy. In November 2000 they announced the Oddessey studio branch which will be creating D&D compatible adventures.
Edge of Midnight Press
Claremont, CA (USA)
Small-press makers of the Edge of Midnight RPG (2006), by Rob Vaux.
Emerald City Expeditions, LLC
PO Box 180096, Casselberry, FL 32718 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG, Oz: Dark & Terrible (2010), by S. Alexander Gentry.
Eos Press
4739 University Way NE, #1604, Seattle WA, 98105 (USA)
Small-press makers of the WWII-era superhero RPG Godlike and the wuxia martial arts RPG Weapons of the Gods (2005). This was a "re-launch" of Hobgoblynn Press with a new name and company philosophy. Founded as Hobgoblynn Press in 2001 by Aron Anderson and Hsin Ho-Chen. Other principles include Business Manager Brad Elliott.
Epitaph Studios
Lawrence, KS (USA)
Former makers of the Periphery sci-fi RPG (1994) and Age of Empire "mad Victorian" RPG (1996). Founded in 1993 in Lawrence, KS by Matt Harrop, Aaron Rosenberg, and Gareth-Michael Skarka. In 1997 it was bought by Event Horizon Productions, which has subsequently dropped both games.
Errant Knight Games
157 Canfileld St #11, Milan, MI 48160 (USA)
Small-press makers of Kayfabe: The Inside Wrestling RPG. Founded by Matthew Gwinn.
Escape Ventures
4400 N. Scottsdale Rd, St#9-332, Scottsdale, AZ 85252 (USA)
Small-press makers of the GateWar fantasy-genre RPG, a revision of their 80's RPG Element Masters.
Event Horizon Productions
1219 Laura Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044 (USA)
Small-press makers of Hong Kong Action Theatre!, Swords of the Middle Kingdom, and Heaven & Earth. Acquired by Guardians of Order in 1999.
Evil Hat Productions
Small press makers of Don't Rest Your Head and Spirit of the Century.
Evil Twin Comics
c/o Ryan Dunlavey, 262 Fifth Ave. #2, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (USA)
Small-press makers of the short superhero-parody RPG Stuperpowers, by Ryan Dunlavey.
Excalibur Games
Former publishers of Adventures in Fantasy (1979). The company was listed by the copyright as an imprint of Adventures Unlimited -- which in 1981 was transfered to Adventure Games, Inc. They also published other hobby game works including Pentantastar by David R. Megarry, Patricia Alexandra Megarry & Kathleen Gayle (Kitty or Kit) Megarry; Star Masters by John L. Snider (previously called Star Probe in 1975 and Star Empires in 1977); Book of Ebon Bindings by M. A. R. Barker and Craig Smith and copyrighted to Barker (an update to an edition published in 1979); Complete Brigadier by J. F. Grossman; Harpoon by Lawrence L. Bond; and Northwest Frontier : large-scale maps for campaigns in the world of Tekumel by Craig Smith.
Exile Game Studio
4509 Interlake Ave N. #318, Seattle, WA 98103 (USA)
Makers of the pulp action RPG, Hollow Earth Expedition (2006). Founded in 2003 by Jeff Combos.
Expeditious Retreat Press
Dallas, TX (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") and D20 Modern, including the "Monster Geographica" series, the "Seeds" series, and the "NPC Files" series. Founded in 2001 by Suzi Yee and Joseph Browning.
Faith Quest Games
Small-press makers of the fantasy game, Holy Lands: The Christian Role-Playing Game, by Matthew Nigro (2004).
Fantasy Flight Games
2021 West Country Rd, Roseville, MN 55113 (USA)
Publishers of the 2nd edition Blue Planet hard sci-fi RPG, which was acquired from Biohazard Games, as well as various board and card games including "Diskwars". Founded by Christian T. Petersen.
Fantasy Games Unlimited (FGU)
PO Box 1082-D, Gilbert, AZ 85234 (USA)
213 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234 (USA)
Former publishers of numerous RPGs by independent designers, including Aftermath, Bushido, Bunnies and Burrows, Chivalry and Sorcery (1ed + 2ed), Daredevils, Flashing Blades, Lands of Adventure, Other Suns, Privateers & Gentlemen, and Psi World, Space Opera, and Villians and Vigilantes. Founded in 1975 by Scott Bizar as a wargames company (starting with "Gladiators" and "Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age"). Originally published games from 1976 to 1987. Although it essentially shut down at that time, FGU retains rights to most of these games, and keeps them nominally in print via mail-order (which prevents the rights from returning to the author). Associated with Waterloo Games (602-497-9809).
Fantasy Makers Industries, LLC
8208 S. Placita Juan Tabo, Tucson, AZ 85747 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG, Legends of Kralis (formerly "RealmQuest"). Founded by author Levi Davis.
Fantasy Worlds Unlimited
PO Box 2033, Orange, CA (USA)
Former small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Wizard's World.
Far Future Enterprises
1418 North Clinton Blvd, Bloomington, IL 61701 (USA)
Current makers of the long-standing Traveller sci-fi RPG. Founded by Marc Miller in 2000 to reprint his original Traveller rules and supplements, first published in 1977. They also license Steve Jackson Games to produce "GURPS Traveller".
PO Box 6930, Chicago, IL 60680 (USA)
Makers of the Shadowrun and Mechwarrior RPGs and various other games (board games, computer games, and more). Former makers of Earthdawn, a Star Trek RPG (1982), the Doctor Who RPG, along with various wargames including "Battletech". Founded in 1980 in Chicago by Jordan Weisman and L. Ross Babcock III, it originally produced supplements for the Traveller RPG. In 1998 it acquired Ral Partha miniatures company. In 1999 it was scheduled to be acquired by Decipher Inc. but that apparently fell through. In 2000, president Jill Lucas and Battletech line developer Brian Nystul left. It has announced that it will be shutting down in Spring 2001, selling its Battletech and Shadowrun properties to Wizkids LLC.
Fast Forward Entertainment
6302 First Avenue, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") as well as the upcoming 2nd edition of Metamorphosis Alpha and the English version of the German fantasy RPG, Das Schwarze Auge, "The Dark Eye". Publishers of "Games Unplugged" and "Campaign" magazines. Founded by Timothy Brown, James Ward, Lester Smith, John Danovich, and Sean Everette in 2001.
Fat Dragon Games
Dayton, OH (USA)
Small-press producers of 2D and 3D card stock terrain for RPGs and wargames, including the E-Z DUNGEONS and E-Z TILES series as well as supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). President Tom Tullis, with writers Kevin Stephens, Chris Stephens, et al.
Fat Messiah Games
PO Box 341136, Los Angeles, CA 90034 (USA)
Makers of the fantasy / sci-fi boardgames "Insecta", "Last Frontier", and "Shapeshifters". Founded in 1992 in New York by Neal Sofge and Mike Wasson, currently based in Los Angeles.
F. Douglas Wall Publishing
California (USA)
Small-press makers of the children's fantasy RPG, Adventures in Oz (2010). An imprint of author F. Douglas Wall.
FGJ Games
Small-press makers of The Dance and the Dawn (2009) and the free horror adventure for multiple systems, "Exit Music". An imprint of author Dev Purkayastha.
Final Sword Productions
Small-press makers of the Dead Night of Space RPG line using the D6 system for a space-faring science fiction game, in cooperation with West End Games, slated for release in March 2003. By Scott Palter, with additional material by Ron Seiden, Marino Panzanelli, and Ron Fricke
Firefly Games
4514 Marconi Ave. #3, Sacramento, CA 95821 (USA)
Small-press makers of Monster Island: The Game of Giant Monster Combat; distributed by Gold Rush Games. Founded by Patrick Sweeney in January 2002. Products are distributed under agreement by Gold Rush Games and fulfilled by Tundra Sales Organization.
Firehawk Games
Rome, GA (USA)
Small-press makers of Novus Fantasy Roleplaying Game (2012). Founded in December, 2010 by author Tim Dugger after he finished a 7+ year stint working for Mjolnir Games, LLC, more commonly known as Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE) during the time that he worked for them.
FireWater Productions
Small-press makers of the tongue-in-cheek modern-day fantasy RPG, Chaos University, by Jennifer Schoonover (2005). Founded by Jennifer and Daniel Schoonover in 2005.
Fly By Knight Games
California (USA)
Small-press makers of the "Quick and Dirty" freeware online RPGs, by Michael Straus.
Flying Buffalo
PO Box 1467, Scottsdale, AZ 85252 (USA)
Long-standing makers of Tunnels and Trolls, Mercenaries, Spies, and Private Eyes, and various generic supplements. Founded in 1970 by Rick Loomis and Steve MacGregor as a play-by-mail company. It now operates primarily for PBM.
Flying Mice LLC
Small-press makers of the space-opera RPG Starcluster, along with the compatible fantasy world within the cluster ("Jalan") and steampunk world ("Sweet Chariot").
Foreverworld Books
Nevada (USA)
Small-press makers of the Neverworld fantasy system, focussing on a variety of fantasy races and cultures. Founded in 1996 by in Manitowoc, Wisconsin by Erin Laughlin. It is now a virtual corporation with Erin Quick-Laughlin in Nevada and other members scattered across the U.S.
Fractal Dimensions Home Page
17-29 Main Street, STE 316, Cortland, NY 13045 (USA)
Small-press makers of the S.O.R.D. generic RPG and the free "Dark Fantasy" RPG.
Frog God Games
Small-press company producing supplements and adventures for third edition D&D (aka "D20"), intended to be reminiscent of classic 1st Edition AD&D. Founded by CEO Bill Webb. In 2010, they merged with Mythmere Games.
Frontiers Design Studio
Missouri (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Apocrypha (2000) by founder Barbara J. Webb and editor Heather Watson.
Full Moon Medicine Show
Developers of the upcoming sci-fi RPG Unity Underground. Founded in 2009 as the publishing imprint of Clint and Cassie Krause, a successor to Clint Krause Games and KNRPG.
Full Void Studios
PO Box 199121, Indianapolis, IN, 46219 (USA)
Developers of the upcoming fantasy RPG Ustio: the Rebirth. Founded by Charles Warren, Scott Chevalier, Jay Duncan, and Travis Neal (Lead Artist).
Fun Sized Games
Small-press makers of Little Fears Nightmare Edition (2009). An imprint of author Jason L. Blair.
Furry Games
San Diego, CA (USA)
Creators of Furry Outlaws, co-published with Furry Pirates, co-published with Atlas Games. An imprint of authors Bruce Thomas and Lise Breakey.
Galileo Games
3630 Capitol Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80526 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG The Legend of Yore (1997), by Brennan Taylor; and the science fiction D20 game Bulldogs! (2004), by Brennan Taylor et al. Based in Colorado.
Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Normal, IL (USA)
Original makers of En Garde, Traveller, Twilight: 2000, Space: 1889, Dangerous Journeys, and many other games. Founded in 1973 as a wargames company by Frank Chadwick, it published the original Traveller in 1977. In 1992, TSR sued that Dangerous Journeys (by Gary Gygax) was a copyright violation on AD&D. This was resolved out of court in 1994 when TSR bought the rights to DJ for an undisclosed amount. GDW ceased operation in 1996. Founding designer Frank Chadwick and comptroller Susan Schug moved on to other projects.
Gamelords, Ltd.
18616 Grosbeak Terrace, Galthersburg, MD 20879 (USA)
Former makers of the Thieves Guild RPG and numerous adventures. It was founded by Kerry Lloyd, Rich Meyer, Janet Trautvetter, and Michael Watkins. Gamelords folded around 1985 and the assets were sold to Tadashi Ehara of Chaosium. Illustrator Wallace Miller died in 1984, while partner Kerry Lloyd died in 1988. Later, a company of the same name (?) released the Metascape RPG system by Blake Mobley, David Webb, and Anthony Pryor. Blake Mobley (from Meeker, Colorado) formerly wrote AD&D material for TSR.
Game Masters Associated
PO Box 208, Troutdale, OR 97060-0208 (USA)
Former small-press makers of the Interstellar Elite sci-fi RPG, by Dave Miller. The line may have been sold to Wizards of the Coast in 1994.
The Game Mechanics
PO Box 1125 Renton, WA 98057 (USA)
Makers of the supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), founded by veteran D&D designers JD Wiker, Rich Redman, and Stan! -- together with former Wizards of the Coast web manager, Marc Schmalz.
Game Monkey Press
Small-press makers of the urban fantasy RPG, Valherjar: The Chosen Slain (2004). Founded by President and author Greg Spyridis.
7604 Newton Dr., Biloxi, MS 39532-2830 (USA)
A wargames company founded by Lou Zocchi, specializing in producing polyhedral dice and other game aids. Former makers of Superhero:2044 (1977) and Star Patrol (1977), as well as 2nd edition Empire of the Petal Throne and TWERPS.
Gamesmiths, Inc.
Former makers of the 1st ed Throwing Stones collectible-dice RPG along with various boardgames. Founded by Jeff Siadek. Acquired by Prism Games in 1997.
Games of Fashan
c/o K.L. Davis 608 Fieldstone Way Mustang, OK 73064 (USA)
Small-press maker of the legendarily bad RPG Spawn of Fashan. As of 1998 supposedly available as an autographed, limited edition reprint with a new forward by the author.
Games What Games
43413 RD 741, Smithfield, NE 68937 (USA)
Small-press makers of Weird War Two: Crusade for Europe (1999), unrelated to the "Weird War II" game from Pinnacle.
Game Systems, Inc.
PO Box 160129, Miami FL 33116-0129 (USA)
Former makers of the strange pets RPG Woof, Meow. Founded in 1984 as a play-by-mail company, which is currently their exclusive line.
Gaslight Press
PO Box 2411, Redmond, WA 98073-2411 (USA)
Small-press makers of the supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") including the campaign series "Sun & Scale". Also publish the "collector's edition" of the Earth & Sky modern urban fantasy RPG and are developing the upcoming second edition of Everway.
GhazPORK Industrial
Provo, UT (USA)
Small-press makers of the card/board game "Dying Lights" and the Star Thugs RPG, by Mark Argyle.
The Glyph Press
Massachusetts (USA)
Small-press makers of the childhood horror RPG, Under The Bed, and the Shock: Social Science Fiction RPG. The imprint of author Joshua A.C. Newman.
Goblinoid Games
Small-press publishers of Labyrinth Lord (2007), a close imitation of 1980s-era Dungeons & Dragons using WotC Open Gaming License material; as well as GORE - Generic Old-school Role-playing Engine (2007), an imitation of Basic Roleplaying and/or Call of Cthulhu based on OGL material from RuneQuest. This is the publishing imprint of author Daniel Proctor.
Godiva Productions
1003 Springside Way, Lousville, KY 40223 (USA)
Former small-press makers of the Deepsleep post-holocaust RPG, as well as the boardgame "Brandub" and the R-rated cartoon card game "Club". Head writer William Levy. cf. link for descriptions of some of Levy's work.
GoldKnight - Beyond Imaginations
Memphis, TN (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming "DreamLore" system, a role-playing game of lucid dreams. Founded by Jason Sinquefield.
Goldleaf Games, LLC
Lawrence, KS (USA)
Small-press makers of the science fantasy chat RPG, Code of Unaris (2004).
Gold Rush Games
PO Box 2531, Elk Grove, CA 95759-2531 (USA)
Small-press makers of Sengoku and Usagi Yojimbo RPGs (using the Fuzion system), as well as supplements for Champions and other games. Founded by Mark Arsenault in 1992 as M.T.A. Graphics, producing "The Gamer's Connection" (TGC) magazine. In 1997 they signed licensing agreements with Propaganda Publishing and Black Gate Publishing. In 2002, they adopted The Action! System as their house system, makings its content open, and encouraged other companies to build setting-specific games and supplements using the system. In July 2006, president Mark Arsenault announced that GRG had been "relegated to a part-time venture." In September 2007, their website closed down.
Goodman Games
672 Woodland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the "Dinosaur Planet: Broncosaurus Rex" line, the "Complete Guide" series, and the "Adventure Guide" series. Founded in 2001 by Joseph Goodman.
Gorilla Games
5023 W 134th Place, Hawthorne, CA 90250 (USA)
Small-press makers of the science fiction wargame/RPG Battlestations. Founded in 2004 by author Jeff Siadek.
Grasshopper Games
Small-press makers of the storytelling game The Black Spot (2009). An imprint of author Mark Silcox.
Gravity Press Games
An imprint of author Grant Gigee, author of the free RPG Slayer of Dragon.
Great White Games
625 Curtis Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Savage Worlds universal RPG system and related settings. This is a closely related sibling company to Pinnacle Entertainment Group, both of which are headed by author Shane Hensley. Great White Games officially took over the Pinnacle brands in 2004, including Deadlands, Hell on Earth, Lost Colony, Weird Wars, and Fields of Honor.
Green Fairy Games
Small-press creators of the Fae Noir RPG (2007). An imprint of author Justin Bow.
Green Knight Publishing
Mountain View, CA (USA)
Small-press publishers of fourth edition Pendragon RPG and supplements. Founded by Peter Corless in 1998 to take up the work begun by Greg Stafford and Chaosium, Inc., the original publishers of the King Arthur Pendragon.
Green Ronin Publishing
PO Box 1723, Renton, WA 98057-1723 (USA)
Small-press makers of 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") adventures, as well as the parody RPG ORK!, the swashbuckling sci-fi RPG Spaceship Zero, the d20-based superhero RPG Mutants & Masterminds, the d20-based romantic fantasy RPG Blue Rose, and others. Founded in 1999 by Chris Pramas -- designer of the "Dragon Fist" RPG.
Grenadier Models, Inc.
PO Box 305, Springfield, PA 19064 (USA)
Makers of many miniatures lines as well as some role-playing supplements for various systems including Traveller, Call of Cthulhu, and others.
Grendel Roleplaying
PO Box 4059, Lexington, KY 40544-4059 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Red Shift sci-fi RPG. Based in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded by Paul B. Spence.
Grey Ghost Games
PO Box 838, Randolph, MA 02368-0838 (USA)
Publishers of Fudge book (licensed book form of the freeware RPG), and the Gatecrasher RPG. Founded by Ann Dupuis in 1994 as "Wild Mule Games".
Greymalkin Design LLC
Cleveland, OH (USA)
Small-press makers of the post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG Desolation (2008). Founded in 2006 by three Cleveland-area gamers, to develop the Desolation RPG with a focus on story and character development.
Griffin Games
2001 E Lohman #110, St 297, Las Cruces NM 88001 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Realm of the Gateway (1996) by John Griffin and Matt Nixon.
Guildhouse Games, LLC
Columbia, MO (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded in 2001. Staff include Neil and Holli Carr (Distributor Liaison), Casey Clark (President), James Herring (Treasurer), Brian Holt (Secretary), Gabe Ivan (Senior Writer), Rodney Rossow (Writer), and Thom Thurman (Artist).
Guild of Blades
2002 E. Kalamazoo, Lansing, MI 48912 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Heroes Forever RPG, the Dark Realms RPG, the W.H.A.T.? Customizable RPG, and the QUAD live-action role-playing rules. Founded in 1997. Additional game lines include Worlds of Heroes & Tyrants Customizable role playing system.
Half-Meme Press
Livonia, MI (USA)
Small-press makers of the horror RPG My Life With Master (2003). Founded by author Paul Czege.
Hammerdog Games
1315 Huestis Ave, Fort Wayne, IN, 46807 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), along with the upcoming 2nd edition Nearside Project (2003). Founded by Danny O'Neill (President/Designer), Danny Magyar, and Jenelle Risser (Sales Promotion/Design). Contributors include Allan Whincup (artist), Ralph Horsley (artist), Stephen Herron (designer), Jack Palur (writer), and Andrew Hind (writer).
Hamster Press
7251 West State Rd 46, Ellettsville IN 47429 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Matrix Game series, a rules-lite series of game books by Chris Engles, each of which includes three scenarios with minimalist rules. The series includes "Cthulhu on Campus", "Arkham Terror", "A Confederate Spy in Washington", "Desert Rats", "NYC 2055: A Super Hero Game", "Head 'Em Off at the Pass", "Nazi Spies over London", and "Lone Wolf: A Samurai Adventure". Each uses the same brief core rules but includes different scenarios.
Hamster Prophet Productions
The imprint of author Nathan Paoletta, independent makers of the Timestream: A Role-Playing Game (2005), carry. a game about war. (2006) and Annalise: Stories of pain, hunger, and redemption (2008).
Happy Nebula Adventure Publishing, LLC
PO Box 52, Woodbury, CT 06798 (USA)
Small-press makers of the modern fantasy RPG Revelation (1998) and the retro sci-fi RPG War Machine (2000). Founded by president Jason Knizley, along with Monica Knizley, Steven O'Hurley, James Taylor, Nick DeSimone, Edward Tyszka, and Rob Short.
Harsh Realities Gaming
St. Peters, MO (USA)
Small-press makers of the Sixcess (2013). Founded by Benjamin Rogers (Reality Architect / designer), Ren (Reality Fabricator / writer), and Scott "Harsh" Harshbarger (Reality Generator / artist).
Hazard Gaming
Small-press makers of Victoria: A Roleplaying Game of Action and Intrigue in Victorian England (2011). The imprint of author Daniel Hodges.
PO Box 105, Folsom, PA 19033 (USA)
Makers of the Mutant Chronicles RPG and the Dragonfire introductory RPG / boardgame. Either acquired the rights from or is a subsidiary of Target Games, creators of MC (?).
Hefty Wrenches Game Design
Madison, WI (USA)
Small-press makers of Covert Generation, a modern espionage game about teenage spies. An imprint of lead designer Caz Granberg.
Hekaforge Productions
Makers of the Lejendary Adventures fantasy RPG, by Gary Gygax. Founded in 1999 as a joint project of Gary Gygax and Inner City Game Designs. It is owned by "Trigee Enterprises Company".
Heliograph, Incorporated
26 Porter St, Somerville, MA 02143-2215 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Forgotten Futures RPG and reprinted Space 1889 RPG (licensed from GDW's Frank Chadwick), as well as numerous Victorian supplements including the magazine: "Transactions of the Royal Martian Geographical Society".
Heraldic Games
1013 W. Virginia Ave., Peoria, IL 61604 (USA)
Small-press makers of the SOL "omniversal" RPG system, and the multidimensional adventure sourcebooks "The Outsider Chronicles". Founded by author Keith W. Sears.
Heritage Models
Former small-press makers of the early RPGs John Carter, Warlord of Mars (1978), Star Trek: Adventure Gaming in the Final Frontier (1978), Knights and Magic (1980), and Swordbearer (1982).
Hero Games
California (USA)
Makers of Champions and other HERO system games. Founded in 1981 by Steve Peterson and George MacDonald. In 1996 it merged with R Talsorian Games Inc.. Since 1998, it continued to produce for the HERO system, but on a much slower and reduced scale (with only part-time staff). In 2000 they merged with Cybergames.com, which subsequently folded. In December 2001, DOJ, Inc. (a California corporation whose owners include Steven S. Long and Darren Watts) acquired from Cybergames.com the assets of Hero Games and the right to do business under the name of "Hero Games." Under new ownership, they then began publication of HERO System 5th edition.
Heroic Journey Publishing
St. Paul, MN (USA)
Small press makers of Bounty Head Bebop (2008) and Mecha (2008).
Hex Entertainment, Inc.
PO Box 17088, Louisville, KY 40217 (USA)
Small-press makers of the tongue-in-cheek RPG, QAGS: "Quick Ass Game System". Principles Leighton Connor, Steve Johnson, and Dale French. Old address 1301 Winchester Road, Suite 109-113, Box 69, Lexington, KY 40505
Heyoka Studios
Charlotte, NC (USA)
Small-press makers of Idyll: Romantic Fantasy (2007), by James Stubbs -- published in cooperation with Deep 7. An imprint of the author, a long-time contributor with Deep 7.
Highmoon Media Productions
PO Box 414536, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D and D20 Modern, including "Bardic Lore", "Terra Mythica", and "DaVinci Labs". Founded in September 2004 by freelance writer Daniel M. Perez.
HinterWelt Enterprises
2200 Texas Ave S St. Louis Park, MN 55426 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Tales of Gaea fantasy RPG, the Shades of Earth alternate history RPG, and the Nebuleon sci-fi RPG. Founded in 1998 by Bill Corrie and Linda Corrie.
Hobgoblynn Press
5203 15th Ave NE Apt #4, Seattle WA, 98105 (USA)
Former small-press makers of the WWII-era superhero RPG GODLIKE and the unpublished horror RPG, Valley of Shadow. Founded in 2001 by Aron Anderson and Hsin Ho-Chen. In 2003 they changed to Eos Press.
Holistic Design Inc.
5295 Hwy 78, D-337, Stone Mountain, GA 30097 (USA)
Makers of Fading Suns and various miniature and computer games. Founded by Bill Bridges and Andrew Greenberg, former developers for White Wolf. They were joined by Ken Lightner and Chris Wiese (miniature game co-designers) along with illustrators and programmers.
Hubris Games
368 W. Third Ave, Columbus, OH 43201 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Renaissance-era RPG Maelstrom Storytelling and the 2nd edition of the Providence RPG. Founded by director Christian Aldridge in 1998. Other staff include Lisa Neher and Daniel Landis. In July 2000 they merged with XID Creative in a plan to publish XID's Providence fantasy RPG. In September 2000 they moved from Washington DC to Columbus Ohio.
Human Head Studios, Incorporated
Madison, WI (USA)
Successful makers of computer and video games, including the computer game "Rune" which was the basis for a tabletop RPG from Atlas Games. Founded in 1997, Human Head began as a single-team development company which has expanded to over 35 game developers. In November 2002, they hired RPG author Matt Forbeck as head of a new Adventure Games Division for non-electronic adventure, card, and role-playing games. In 2005, they hired a new director: Jason L. Blair, formerly of Key 20 Publishing.
PO Box 11627, Cincinnati, OH 45211 (USA)
Small-press makers of Shades of Fantasy RPG system, by Steven Bode.
Small-press makers of the electronically-published RPG "The Human Interface for Fantasy Roleplaying". Founded by Martin Melhus and John Sasso.
Imagine Role Playing Inc.
8725 Roswell Road PMB O-140, Dunwoody, GA 30350 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Imagine Role Playing System. Founded in 1997. Representatives John Boyes, Ginevra Boyes, Chris Dodson, David Maples, and Michael Tenery.
Imperium Games
9461 Charleville #307, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (USA)
Former makers of Marc Miller's Traveller (i.e. 4th edition). They got the license to produce Traveller from Marc Miller after the rights reverted when GDW collapsed. Started in 1995 with Ken Whitman (who later left in 1996). Traveller is currently being produced by Far Future Enterprises which is run by original author Marc Miller himself.
Incarnadine Press
Pennsylvania (USA)
Small-press makers of the narrative superhero game, With Great Power by Michael S. Miller (2005).
Indie press Revolution
A cooperative project involving the direct sales of indie RPGs, along with t-shirts and other merchandise. Members of the cooperative include Blue Devil Games, Galileo Games, and Open World Press.
Infernal Funhouse Productions
PO Box 8591, Greenville, NC 27835-8591 (USA)
Small-press makers of the anime RPG RandomAnime (2002), by Brian J. Perry. Founded in 2002 by Brian Perry (Owner and President), Matt Duncan (Manager and Copyeditor), Robbie Proseus (Editor and Writer).
Infinite Realities
Small-press makers of electronically-published adventures for the Action! System, from Gold Rush Games. The adventures are set in two settings: "Insomnia", a covert ops / paramilitary setting; and "Shukuen", a semi-historical feudal Japanese setting. Founded by Aaron Newlands and Jeff Alberts.
Infinity Games
512 N. 980 W. Orem, UT 84057 (USA)
Former makers of the hard science-fiction RPG Journeyman (1994), by Frederick Goff.
Inkarbon Games
Euclid, OH (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming RPG, Delphian Tides -- described as "a game about beings born to cause armageddon by blaze of havoc. Instead these godly celestial beings choose to defend it, embracing their chains to the world they were born to destroy." by Jason Petrasko. An imprint of Better Mouse Games.
Inklings Press
Madison, WI (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming (in 2004) "Dark Knowledge" RPG of horror and the supernatural, which is slated to use the "Action! System" from Gold Rush Games. Founded by Dan Norder.
InMediaRes Productions
Lake Stevens, WA (USA)
Small-press parent company developing the Classic Battletech and Shadowrun lines, licensed from Wizkids LLC. They publish fiction in the Battletech and Shadowrun universes under the brands BattleCorps and Holostreets, respectively. Also developing gaming material under the publishing division, Catalyst Game Labs.
Inner Circle Games
779 McKinley Street, Hazleton, PA 18201 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") as well as miniature and boardgame supplements, including the "Violet Dawn: The Time of the Unravelling" campaign setting. Founded in 2001 by Jeff Visgaitis, C.D. Bennett, Rob Dorneman, Jason Rosenstock, Bob Gallagher, and Mike Mumich.
Inner City Game Designs
PO Box 345, Grayslake, IL 60030-0345 (USA)
Small press makers of the tactical game "Fuzzy Heroes" (not really an RPG) and fantasy game accessories. Founded in 1982 by Chris Clark.
Insomnium Games
Missouri (USA)
Small press makers of the dark modern fantasy game Abeo and the upcoming epic fantasy game Anointed. Founded in February 2005 by game developer Jennifer Reynolds along with Chuck Lauer and Dana Brandt.
Interactivities, Ink
1639 Irvin St., Vienna, VA 22182 (USA)
Small press makers of various live-action RPGs, including Rules To Live By and The Book of LARP.
InterStrike, Inc.
PO Box 600271, Jacksonville, FL 32260 (USA)
Small press makers of the 2nd edition Shards of the Stone RPG.
Ionian Games Studio
c/o Matthew Webster, 935 Metropolitan Avenue #3L, Brooklyn NY 11211 (USA)
Small-press makers of the hard sci-fi RPG The Xro Dinn Chronicles.
Iron Crown Enterprises
112 Goodman Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902 (USA)
Makers of the Rolemaster RPG system, Space Master, and Run Out the Guns. Former makers of the Cyberspace RPG and Middle Earth Role-playing. Founded in 1980, originally publishing Rolemaster system as add-on sets of rules for combat, magic, etc. that could be used with AD&D. In various forms the RM system was adapted for Middle Earth and science fiction settings, along with many numerous sourcebooks. In early 200 they dropped the Middle Earth line. In October 2000 they filed for bankruptcy and began the steps towards dissolution. The cause was various financial troubles including hassles from Tolkien Enterprises (i.e. a company which acquired right to LotR and the Hobbit from the Tolkien estate). In December of 2001, ICE was purchased by Aurigas Aldebaron LLC, an intellectual property ownership company backed by several wealthy individuals. Aurigas immediately replaced the former ICE management with part of the management team from ICE and its own senior representative. In addition, some of the former employees were recruited, and ICE has since recruited new employees. Current staff (as of May 2003) include Heike A. Kubasch (President), Bruce Neidlinger (CEO), Monica L. Wilson (Web Development & Marketing), Tim Dugger (Rolemaster System Editor), and Jeff Laubenstien (Art Direction).
Iron Golem Games
Small-press makers of "Everstone: Blood Legacy", a campaign setting for the Big Eyes Small Mouth (BESM) d20 rules variant set in fantasy world of swashbuckling fantasy mixed with science fiction.
Ironwood Omnimedia Company, LLC
Orlando, FL (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming E-RPG system. Founded by Ruel Knudson (Creative Manager) and Willie Santana (Operations Manager) in 2006. It is a privately owned Florida Limited Liability Company based in Orlando, Florida.
Irony Games
2081 Lakeville Rd Avon, NY 14414 (USA)
Small-press makers of fantasy mapping software, and host of play-by-email services.
Issaries, Inc.
900 Murmansk St, Suite 5 Oakland, CA 94607 (USA)
Small-press makers of the new Hero Wars RPG set in Glorantha (the world of Runequest). Founded by Greg Stafford (original RQ author) in 1998.
Ivanhoe Unbound
Hyattsville, Maryland (USA)
Small-press makers of the narrative game Unsung (2005). This is the RPG imprint of author Kirt Dankmyer.
Small-press publishers of the free RPGs JAGS and JAGS-2. An imprint of Better Mouse Games.
Jolly Roger Games
4402 Country Lake Dr., Charleston, Illinois 61920 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Swashbuckler RPG, as well as several miniatures and board-games (including the "Orcs at the Gates" boardgame based on the "Knights of the Dinner Table" comic). Founded in 1997 and based in Charleston, Illinois.
Jubal Online Games, Inc.
An online gaming company and also publishers of the second edition of the modern fantasy RPG Pixie! The staff include game author Geoff Tuffli as Content Director as well as others involved in the online games (including "Third Millenium" and "Dardalani").
Judges Guild
1737 N. Walnut Grove Ave, Decatur, IL 62526 (USA)
Former makers of many adventures for use with AD&D, Traveller, and other systems. Also, former makers of the Field Guide to Encounters and Super-Sentinels RPGs. The company was started in 1976 as a fan organization by Bob Bledsaw and Bill Owen. At that point, they had a license to produce official AD&D adventures. The license was not renewed in 1981 and they went out of business. In 1999 it restarted on a small scale selling reprints via the web.
Kabal Gaming Systems
c/o Earnest Hams, 12385 Rose ST. N., Seminole, FL 33542 (USA)
Former small-press makers of the Kabal and M.I.S.S.I.O.N. RPGs, both by Ernest T. Hams (1980).
Kallisti Press
Small-press makers of Full Light Full Steam (2006) and Sons of Liberty (2008). An imprint of author Joshua BishopRoby.
Kenzer and Company
830 W. Main St., PMB 114, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Hackmaster RPG, along with the "The Kingdoms of Kalamar" fantasy campaign setting, the "Knights of the Dinner Table" comic book, and the "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" collectible card game. Founded by David S. Kenzer for publishing the KoDT comic.
Kevin Allen Jr. Design
354 Lake Ave, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 (USA)
Small-press makers of the prehistoric Primitive RPG (2006). The imprint of designer Kevin Allen Jr.
Key 20 Publishing
25571 Chatworth Dr, Euclid OH 44117 (USA)
Small-press makers of the childhood horror RPG Little Fears (2001) and the modern-day gang magic RPG Wyrd is Bond (2004). Founded by designers Jason L. Blair and Greg Oliver. In 2005, Jason L. Blair became director of the Adventure Game Division at Human Head Studios.
Khepera Publishing
Las Vegas, NV (USA)
Small-press makers of the superhero RPG, Godsend Agenda, by Jerry D. Grayson, Brian Vinson, Kimara Bernard, and Matt Drake (2001).
Small-press makers of the RPG software "kLoOge Werks" used for internet based play along with fantasy costume pieces. Formed in February 2001.
Missouri (USA)
Former small-press label for the games Empire of Dust (2008) and The Bizenghast Adventure Game (2008) The imprint of designer Clint Krause, a successor to his former imprint KNRPG. The name is supposedly an acronym for "Knob Noster Role-Playing Gamers". Other contributors included Amy Garcia, Scott McElfresh, Chris Perrin, and Aaron Hamric.
Knuckleduster Publications
P.O. Box 1024, Normal, IL 61761 (USA)
Small-press makers of the wild-west skirmish game Desperado (1992), wild-west RPG accessories, and interactive fiction books.
Lafayette Simulations
617 New York Street, Lafayette IN 47901 (USA)
Small-press makers of the AdventureQuest - Jaern RPG by Robert Blake and Daniel Lawrence. This is based on a campaign played (with varying rules) since 1976.
Lasalion Games
560 W. Linwood Ave. #203, Oshkosh, WI 54901 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Demon's Lair fantasy RPG. Founded in 1997 by Dan Hensel, Al Seeger, Dave Schmitz, and Gino Holland.
Last Unicorn Games
12240 Venice Blvd. Suite 15, Los Angeles, CA 90066 (USA)
Former makers of the Star Trek line of games using the ICON system (including TNG, original series, and DS9), the Dune RPG, and the Aria RPG. Founded in 1994 by president Christian Moore and co-founder Owen Seyler to produce the Aria game. They acquired the Star Trek license in 1998, and were joined by line developers Ross Isaacs, Kenneth Hite, and Steve Long. Acquired by Wizards of the Coast in summer 2000. The Star Trek license was acquired by Decipher, Inc. at that time.
Laughing Pan Productions
P.O. Box 23834, Rochester, NY 14692-3834 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Deliria RPG by Phil Brucato. Staff includes Kevin DiVico (President/CEO), Philip Brucato (Creative Director), Matt Wood (Chief Financial Officier), Julie Robokoff (Sales Director), Jason Perfetto (Information Technology Director), Melinda Miller (Executive Assistant to the President), and Tara Crawford (Graphic Design/Advertising).
L'Avventura Games
Tucson, AZ (USA)
Former makers of the unpublished pulp adventure RPG Knights of Torque and Recoil by Berin Kinsman. The company has folded, while Berin is apparently working on creating "Uncle Bear Games".
Leading Edge Games
P.O. Box 70669, Pasadena, CA 91117 (USA)
Former makers of the ultra-complex combat-oriented RPGs Sword's Path: Glory, Phoenix Command, and Living Steel; along with licensed RPGs based on Bram Stoker's Dracula, Aliens, and Lawnmower Man (using a somewhat simplified system).
Left of the Moon Games
Small-press makers of Homicidal Transients (2011). Founded by author A. Miles Davis.
Legendsmiths, LLC
Ann Arbor, MI (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming campaign setting for the HERO System entitled "Narosia: The Sea of Tears". Founded by Marc Tassin and Shane Harsch.
Limestone Publishing, LLC
11511 80th Street Northeast, Albertville, MN 55301 (USA)
Small-press makers of Chain of Being: The Fantasy Roleplaying Game of Epic Absurdity. This is available as a standalone game using the "Higher Arc" system and as a supplement for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded in 1999 in a suburb of Minneapolis by Justin Williams, Cory Katzenmeyer, and Dan Geyer.
Little Soldier Games
776 E.Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852 (USA)
A small-press company, former makers of the Knights of the Round Table RPG. It was founded in 1976 in Wheaton, Maryland, by Ed Konstant and Dan Bress. It initially made small wargames, and eventually some role-playing supplements. Later partners included David Perez and Phil Edgren. In 1978, the partnership structure changed and the company was renamed "Phoenix Games."
Living Action, Inc.
Raleigh, NC (USA)
Producers of the Shards of Orn live-action roleplaying game in Raleigh, NC.
Living Imagination Inc.
64 Cobblestone Dr, Hamden, CT 06518 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the "Twin Crowns, Age of Exploration Fantasy" world line based on an ongoing live-action game based in southern New England, "LIONE Rampant". Founded by Steve Novella along with John Faugno, Evan Bernstein, Harald Henning, Celeste DeAngelis, Inger Henning, and Joe Unfried.
Living Room Games
116 W. Williamsburg Manor, Arlington TX 76014 (USA)
Small-press publishers of the 2nd edition Earthdawn RPG and Earthdawn supplements, under license from FASA. Founded in 2000 by Jason Middleton with Gary McBride, Aaron Robb, Joe Chan, and others. Started with release of "Path of Deception", an Earthdawn adventure packaged with a CD ROM of the 1st edition rules.
Liwanag Press
SF Bay Area, CA (USA)
Small-press makers of the story game of colonialism and its consequence, Dog Eat Dog (2012). An imprint of author Liam Burke.
Lore Roleplaying
Grand Rapids, MI (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming fantasy-genre Lore: Origins RPG. Founded by president Troye Gerard and VP Bryan Donihue in early 2001.
Louis Porter Jr Design
350 NW 87th Terrace, Plantation, FL 33324 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Haven: City of Violence modern action RPG. Founded in 1998 by author Louis Porter Jr.
Lumpley Games
Greenfield, MA (USA)
Small-press makers of the tongue-in-cheek modern fantasy RPG, Kill Puppies For Satan (2001) and Dogs in the Vineyard (2004). An imprint of author Vincent Baker.
Mad Hatter Games Ltd.
220 West Main, Sedalia, MO 65301 (USA)
A small-press company which intended to release the "Gladiators" combat RPG. (Site down August 2000)
Mad Hermit Games
Missoula, Montana (USA)
Small-press publisher of the post-apocalyptic Wild West fantasy RPG, Cold Steel Reign by Patrick Ellison (2005).
Maelstrom Hobby
4124 Wilson Lane, Concord, CA 94521 (USA)
Small-press makers of Marauder 2107, an anime RPG in post-apocalyptic Japan. Founded in 1993 by Delbert Laird, the company is located in the San Francisco Bay area.
Magus Creative Games
P.O. Box 1314, Union City, CA 94587-1314 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Storyboard universal RPG system, by Matthew Gaston (1996).
Malcontent Games
Small-press makers of Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros, the English-language version of Denis Gerfaud's Reve de Dragon published by Multisim. It is currently published in electronic form only. Founded by Francois Levy (translater) and David Givens (webmaster).
Malhavoc Press
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded by 3rd edition D&D author Monte Cook.
Malignant Games
Raleigh, NC (USA)
Small-press makers of the modern-day demon-fighting RPG Dread: The First Book of Pandemonium (2002). Founded in January 2002 by author and president Rafael Chandler.
Manic Monkey Media
P.O. Box 421, Evans Mills, NY 13637-0421 (USA)
Small-press makers of the "Age of Heroes LARP", by George Stadalski & Monica Stadalski. The rules are available for download, but the live-action events are commercial.
Marquee Press
Beaverton, OR (USA)
Former small-press makers of Khaotic, Legendary Lives, and publishers of Lost Souls (2nd edition). This seems to be the successor to Sage Lore Productions, Inc.
Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
10 East 40th St, New York, NY 10016 (USA)
Long-time publisher of superhero and other comic books, and makers of the diceless Marvel Universe RPG (2003).
Matt Van Dinter
3727 Prosperity Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89147 (USA)
Self-publisher of the superhero RPG Heroic Do-Gooders and Dastardly Deed-Doers, along with the more recent "Monsterama" strategy game.
Maximum CNG
11330 Amanda Ln #615, Dallas, TX 75238-4007 (USA)
Small-press makers of the post-apocalyptic superhero RPG Nemesis: A Perfect World. Founded in 1998 by Malcolm Harris as "Maximum Comix and Games" to publish two first-issue comics: "Justice Watch" and "Raven". Other staff: Margaret Kohr (Business Manager), David Newkirk (Art Director), Emily Foster (Editor).
Mayfair Games
Ann Arbor, MI (USA)
Makers of Chill (2ed) and Underground. Former makers of DC Heroes and the Batman RPG. In 1993 TSR sued that Mayfair's "Role Aids" line (which advertised as usable with AD&D) was in violation of their 1984 agreement on how to use the AD&D trademark. The court found that some (but not all) of the line were in violation, but this did not violate the agreement. Mayfair continued the line until TSR bought the rights from them. They closed shop in January 1997.
MC+ Creations
Evansville, IN (USA)
Small-press designers of the "PlainLabel" RPG system, affiliated with Plaid Rabbit games. The PlainLabel system was developed over a period of seven years by principal designer Greg Poehlein and further developed and expanded by Guy McLimore. The system is now used by Microtactix for the Simply Roleplaying! system.
Memento Mori Theatricks
Derry, NH (USA)
Small-press maker of octaNe and other RPGs by Jared A. Sorensen.
Merrymeeting Games
96 Main St #193, Brunswick, ME 04011 (USA)
Former small-press makers of the "Surge" RPG, and the upcoming "ENDZONE" RPG. They had stalled in production in 1998. In 2001, Mark Leaman re-organized as a graphic and multimedia company ("Mark Leaman Studios") which owns all Merrymeeting Games properties and materials.
PO Box 15346-M, Austin, TX, 78761 (USA)
Former makers of The Fantasy Trip RPG by Steve Jackson, along with various small boardgames ("microgames"), since 1977. In 1980 Steve Jackson bought "The Space Gamer" from Metagaming and formed his own company, Steve Jackson Games. Metagaming was apparently in financial trouble at the time and never recovered. Based in Austin, Texas. cf. Metagaming Index.
Microtactix Games
PO Box 6956, Evansville, IN 47719-0659 (USA)
Small-press makers of the "Plainlabel" system: the Simply Roleplaying! RPG, "Compact Combat" boardgame, and "Budget Battlefield" miniatures rules. These are all available as commercial e-book downloads. Founded by Guy McLimore, Greg Poehlein, Gary M. Williams, and Bob Portnell.
Midkemia Press
7022 Regner Rd, San Diego, CA 92119 (USA)
Small-press makers of universal fantasy-genre RPG supplements set in the world of Midkemia. Founded in 1977 by Stephen Abrams and Jon Everson. Later staff included April Abrams, Anita Everson, and Raymond E. Feist.
Mind Forge Games
Visalia, California (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including "Artifacts of Legend". The imprint of author Robert Wheater.
Mindgames, Inc.
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG The Pirates of Dark Water (1994), by Lee Agosta, based on the Hanna Barbara animated television series.
Mind Interactive
650 Lewelling Blvd. #363 San Leandro, CA 94579 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Agent X RPG. Founded by Robert W. Stone Jr. and Larry S. Baugus.
Mind Ventures' Home Page
PO Box 72532, Corpus Christi, TX 78472 (USA)
Former small-press makers of Don't Look Back, a modern horror RPG. Also, the U.S. distributors of the Tales of Gargentihr RPG, owned by Digital Animations, who bought it from the original producers Sanctuary Games. Founded in 1991 with the first mass-media product in 1995. President Chuck McGrew.
Misguided Games, Inc.
1879 Middleton Rd, Hudson, OH 44236 (USA)
Small-press developers of the technological fantasy RPG Children of the Sun (2002). Founded by Lewis Pollak with Dan Ross and art director Jac Grenfell.
Monkey God Enterprises
36 The Arcade, 65 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02917 (USA)
Small-press makers of adventures and supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded by David Hurd and Lawrence Whalen.
Moon Design LLC
Ann Arbor, MI (USA)
Small-press makers of 2nd edition HeroQuest (2009), under license from Issaries, Inc.
MT Enterprises, LLC
Texas (USA)
Small-press makers of the 3rd edition Mutazoids game (2003). This is an imprint of writer Moses "Wolfy" Wildermuth, who bought the rights to the Mutazoids game from the original author Ken Whitman in 2001.
Mudpuppy Games
Cincinnati, OH (USA)
Small-press makers of the Galacta-3 tabletop miniatures game along with the 4th edition of Metamorphosis Alpha. Founded in 2006 by President and CEO Jim Wampler, partnered with veteran game designers James M. Ward (TSR, Fast Forward Entertainment), David Helber (Heritage USA), and Tom Wham (TSR, Steve Jackson Games).
Muse of Fire Games
Alexandria, VA (USA)
Small-press makers of the superhero RPG, Capes. The imprint of author and artist Anthony Lower-Basch.
Myrmidon Press
Former makers of Manhunter, Cosmic Enforcers, Armageddon, and Witchcraft (1ed). The 2nd edition of the Witchcraft and Armageddon games are now published by Eden.
Mystic Ages Online
Washington DC (USA)
Small-press makers of Eldritch Ass Kicking (2002) and Barbarians Versus (2004). The imprint of author Nathan J. Hill.
Mystic Eye Games
1779 Wells Branch Pkwy #110b-141, Austin, TX 78728 (USA)
Small-press makers of adventures for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") as well as the skirmish game "Giant Monster Rampage" by Kenny Lewis.
Mystic Station Design LLC
Frederick, Maryland (USA)
Small-press makers of generic supplements for fantasy and science-fiction games, as well as supplements for Chivalry and Sorcery (Rebirth edition), and educational boardgames. Staff include Business Agent and CFO Allison E. Kaese, and Senior Project Manager Kory M. Kaese.
Mythic Dreams Studios LLC
22107 5th Dr SE, Bothell, WA 9802 (USA)
Small-press makers of setting books for the D20 Modern system from Wizards of the Coast , including the mythic horror setting "Dark Inheritance". Founded by Chad Justice in 2002.
Mythmere Games
Small-press makers of the "retro-clone" of the original D&D, Swords & Wizardry (2009) along with providing support for two other free systems: OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord.
Natural 20
Small-press makers of adventures and supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Headed by Ryan 'RangerWickett' Nock and Russell 'Morrus' Morrissey.
Nebula Games
PO Box 882164, San Francisco, CA 94188 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Fallen Alliance RPG and other games, based in San Francisco CA.
Necromancer Games
Las Vegas, NV (USA)
Small-press company producing supplements and adventures for third edition D&D (aka "D20"), intended to be reminiscent of classic 1st Edition AD&D. Founded by Clark Peterson and Bill Webb. Other authors include Casey Christopherson and Bob Sarvas. Bill Webb later left to form Frog God Games.
Neo Productions Unlimited
Small-press makers of the Final Twilight collectible card game along with a humorous fantasy RPG, The Imp Game, Mischief & Mayhem (2005). Founded by Nate Petersen (author), Mike Williams (webmaster), and Kyle Maynard (assistant programmer and writer) in 2000 for Final Twilight.
New Dimension Games
c/o Matt deMille, 5702 66th Ave W, Tacoma WA 98467 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Fantasia RPG, released in 2001, and Pirates. Founded in 2000 by Matt deMille (author), Matt Blunt, Suzann Meyer, Dezi Grajales (illustrator), James deMille, and Delores deMille.
New Infinities
Delavan, WI (USA)
Former makers of Cyborg Commando RPG and the "Fantasy Master" modules, by Gary Gygax and others. It was formed around 1987 or so and folded within a few years.
New Millenium Entertainment
Former makers of Conspiracy X, a game about alien government theories, which was sold to Eden Studios in 1997.
New Vision Comics
103 North Street, Walton, NY 13856 (USA)
Small-press makers of Heroic Visions: The Superhero Role Playing Game, released as a downloadable PDF in 2002. Founded by William Alfred Council.
New World Games
PO Box 070796, Milwaukee, WI 53207 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Strange Frontiers sci-fi/fantasy RPG.
New Worlds Gaming
Matthew Rodgers, 2521 Hilton Court, Augusta, GA 30909 (USA)
Small-press makers of the "Enchanted Worlds" RPG fantasy setting, and the "New Worlds" Game System (available for free download).
Nightshift Games
Fremont, CA (USA)
A division of Crunchy Frog Enterprises.
Night Sky Games
Greenfield, MA (USA)
Small-press makers of the storytelling RPG, A Thousand and One Nights (2006). An imprint of author Meguey Baker.
Northland Fantasy Publishing
Holden, MA (USA)
Makers of supplements for the Feng Shui RPG. Founded by Steven Hammond.
North Wind Adventures
New Hampshire, CT (USA)
Small-press makers of the weird fantasy RPG, Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea (2012) Founded by designer Jeffrey Talanian along with illustrator Ian Baggley, freelance cartographer Andreas Claren, editor David Prata, and freelance artist Johnathan Bingham.
Nova Eth Publishing, Inc.
1339 Charwood Dr, Bogalusa LA 70427 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Senzar RPG. Founded by Joseph V. Giacone Jr., Johnny Brunner, and Todd King.
Obsidian Studios Corporation
PO Box 600271 Jacksonville, FL 32260-0271 (USA)
Makers of "Fuzion" system products, including the Shards of the Stone RPG, and the "Fantasy Role Gamer's Bible" book. Founded by Jared Nielsen and illustrator Jason Engle. Obsidian was acquired by Cybergames.com in September 2000, but the Shards of the Stone property was revoked in a settlement. Author Sean Patrick Fannon and illustrator Jason Engle were relocated to Novato, CA.
Omni Gaming Products
4708 Bradley Boulevard Suite#207, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (USA)
Former makers of licensed TORG products for West End Games, including "Infiniverse" magazine. Current makers of the "How much for the Camel?" boardgame.
Former makers of the Oem Prime system, along with the special icon-marked 12-sided dice ("Success Dice", "Battle Dice", and "Body Dice") that it uses. Founded in 1997, it folded at the start of 1999 -- with the system being taken over by Valiant.
one.seven design
Seattle, WA (USA)
Small-press makers of the competitive RPG of Greek myth, Agon (2006). This is the imprint of author John Harper.
On The Lamb Games
Palm Coast, FL (USA)
Small-press makers of the historical anthropomorphic animal miniatures skirmish game Brushfire and its RPG rules, Historia Rodentia (2010), by Emily Fontana, Matthew Whitehouse, and Pedro Panzardi.
Open World Press
PO Box 1006, New York, NY 10156 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") set in the "World of Whitethorn". Founded by author Ed Cha.
Optimus Design Systems
Buffalo, NY (USA)
Former makers of the Battlelords of the 23rd Century and Blood Dawn, now published by SSDC. ODS is now strictly a game retail outlet in Buffalo, NY.
Otherverse Games
Corpus Christi, TX (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for D20 Modern including "Black Tokyo" and the upcoming "D20 Decade: The 1980s". Founded in early 2008 by author Chris Field -- who had previously done work for LPJ Designs, Skortched Urf Studios, Tabletop Adventures, and others.
OtherWorld Creations, Inc.
1424 12th St, Suite #B, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (USA)
358 High Tee, Cleveland, OH 44095 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") set in the "World of Diomin". Founded by R. Hyrum Savage in 2000, along with Chad Cunningham, Derek Stevens, Christopher T. Miller, William Perdomo, and Bobby Hitt.
Outlaw Press, Inc.
Lawrenceville, IL (USA)
Small-press makers of new supplements and reprints for the Tunnels and Trolls game, from Flying Buffalo, along with the unofficial 6th edition in 2005. Founded by James Shipman in 1995.
Outpost Games
PO Box 77030, Atlanta, GA 30357-1030 (USA)
Small-press makers of reprints and material for the Bureau 13 and Fringeworthy RPGs, both originally published by Tri Tac Systems. Founded by Bruce Sheffer.
Padwolf Publishing
457 Main Street, Suite 384, Farmingdale, NY 11735 (USA)
A small sci-fi/fantasy fiction press, publishers of the World-Tree fantasy RPG by authors Bard Bloom and Victoria Borah Bloom, released in January 2001. World-Tree also has its own website maintained by the authors.
Pagan Publishing
5536 25th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105-2415 (USA)
Small-press makers supplements for Call of Cthulhu, including the acclaimed "Delta Green" sourcebook for modern conspiracy games. Founded by 1990 by John Tynes for a Call of Cthulhu fanzine called "The Unspeakable Oath". Currently headed by Adam Scott Glancy (President) with staff John Crowe (editor) and Brian Appleton (editor, proofreader). Former staff include John Tynes (editor-in-chief, graphic designer) and Dennis Detwiller (art director), who have since moved to Eos Press.
Paizo Publishing
Bellevue, WA (USA)
Former publishers of Dragon and Dungeon magazines, along with various supplements for 3rd edition D&D including the Pathfinder series. This was later adapted into the independent Pathfinder RPG (2009). They also published board games including Kill Doctor Lucky and Yetisburg, along with fantasy/sci-fi novels. Founded in 2002 by CEO Lisa Stevens along with Erik Mona and James Jacobs.
Palladium Books
12455 Universal Dr, Taylor, MI 48180-4077 (USA)
Long-standing makers of The Palladium Fantasy RPG and Rifts, as well as After The Bomb, Beyond the Supernatural, Heroes Unlimited, Robotech Book I: Macross, The Mechanoid Invasion, Nightbane, Ninjas and Superspies, Recon, Systems Failure, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Founded in 1981 by Kevin Siembieda.
Pandahead Productions
1645 South Ridge Dr., Marietta, GA 30066 (USA)
Small-press makers of Meddling Kids: An Introductory Role-Playing Experience (2004) as well as supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including "XCrawl: Adventures in the Xtreme Dungeon Crawl League". It is the brainchild of Brett Brooks (writer) and Allyson Brooks (graphic artist).
Paradigm Concepts
Melbourne, FL 32940 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") and the swashbuckling horror RPG, Witch Hunter: the Invisible World (2007). Founded in 2001 by President Henry Lopez, VP Nelson Rodriguez, art director Eric Wiener, and Pedro Barramechea.
Paragon Games
San Francisco, CA (USA)
Small-press creators of the fantasy RPG, The Secret of Zir'An (2005), published by White Wolf Publishing. Founded in 2002 by authors Chris Hockabout, Martin Caplan, Marcus Flores and Aram Gutowski.
PDabble Games
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") published as PDF files: the "Amberdale" adventures. Founded in 2001 by Paul Dabkowski with Randall Dederick, Ross Sullivan-Wiley, and Tina Horan.
Perpetrated Press
PO Box 175, Redmond, WA 98073 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including "Arsenal" and "Factory". Founded by Erik Kjerland.
Peryton Publishing
Cleveland, MN (USA)
Small-press makers of OGL D20-based Peryton Fantasy RPG (2006) and the minimalist TAG (Tom's Adventure Gaming) system included with genre books RuinCrawl (2007), Spacers (2007), and WHAP Pulp Adventure System (2008). They also publish original fiction and supplements for other games. Members include authors Christina Lea, Tom K. Loney, and others.
Phage Press
P.O. Box 310519, Detroit MI 48231-0519 (USA)
Makers of the Amber diceless RPG along with the supplement "Shadow Knight" and the related magazine "Amberzine".
Pharoah Games
Small-press makers of the Pelicar fantasy RPG.
Pharos Press
PO Box 690261, Tulsa, OK 74169-0261 (USA)
Makers of the swashbuckling fantasy game Lace and Steel, and former makers of the strange fantasy game Nobilis. A division of Electric Mulch Limited publishers, who also own Plaid Rabbit Productions.
Pinnacle Entertainment Group
PO Box 10908, Blacksburg, VA 24062-0908 (USA)
Makers of the weird west RPG Deadlands, the future-horror sequel Deadlands: Hell on Earth, and Weird Wars. Former makers of the dark future superhero RPG Brave New World, which was later acquired by AEG. Pinnacle was founded in 1994 by Shane Hensley, who was aided by friend John Hopler and fellow authors Matt Forbeck and Greg Gorden. It became a full-time company in 1996. In September 2000, it was acquired by Cybergames.com, but Cybergames subsequently disappeared and Pinnacle is currently headed by founder Shane Hensley. However, later publications by Hensley have been under the company title Great White Games. Great White Games officially took over all the Pinnacle brands in 2004, including Deadlands, Hell on Earth, Lost Colony, Weird Wars, and Fields of Honor.
Pinwheel Games
PO Box 1657, Kenosha, WI 53140 (USA)
Small-press makers of unofficial expansions for the boardgame "Star Fleet Battles" as well as supplements for third edition D&D (aka "D20").
Pixie Dust Games
New York, NY (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming urban fantasy RPG, The Zero Movement, planned for late 2003. It uses a tarot-card based system.
Plaid Rabbit Productions Home Page
1701 S 138th E Ave, Tulsa, Ok 74108-5552 (USA)
Small-press makers of introductory-level games under the "Plainlabel" and "Toolkit" RPG systems. A division of Electric Mulch Limited publishers, who also own Pharos Press. It is operated by David Bolack.
Planet Thirteen Games
Seattle, WA (USA)
Small-press makers of the solo dungeon-building game How to Host a Dungeon (2008) and Sexy Deadly (2009), a competitive strategy card game with narrative and role-playing elements. An imprint of author Tony Dowler.
Politically Incorrect Games
Small-press makers of the RPGs Dystopia: America 2155AD, Iron Gauntlets, Hard Nova ][, Coyote Trail, and the "Genre Diversion" line of minigames. They also published editions of Story Engine and Two Fisted Tales. Founded by Brett Bernstein and Dennis McGarry. In December 2006, they changed their name to "Precis Intermedia Games".
Positive Role-Playing Inc.
PO Box 16, Tram, KY 41663 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Mystic Forces.
Posthuman Studios, LLC
Lake Stevens, WA (USA)
Makers of Eclipse Phase (2009) in cooperation with Catalyst Game Labs. A creator-owned independent game design studio founded in 2008. Its three members are Rob Boyle, Brian Cross, and Adam Jury.
Precedence Entertainment
PO Box 28397, Tempe, AZ 85285 (USA)
Makers of the modern-magic RPG Immortal (by Ran Ackels), along with collectible card games and computer games.
Precis Intermedia Games
Small-press makers of the RPGs Dystopia: America 2155AD, Iron Gauntlets, Hard Nova ][, Coyote Trail, and the "Genre Diversion" line of minigames. They also published editions of Story Engine and Two Fisted Tales. Founded by Brett Bernstein and Dennis McGarry as "Politically Incorrect Games". They changed their name in December 2006.
Primeval Games Press
Massachusetts (USA)
Small-press makers of the themed storytelling RPG Trials of the Grail and other games. Founded by author Jasper McChesney.
Prism Games
PO Box 60141, Palo Alto, CA 94306-0141 (USA)
Small-press makers of the 2nd ed Throwing Stones collectible-dice RPG along with various boardgames. Founded by Tom Lehmann and Rob Watkins for the publication of the "Fast Food Franchise" boardgame. They later merged with TimJim Games which produced the "Outpost" boardgame, and in July 1997 acquired "Throwing Stones" and other properties from Gamesmiths, Inc..
Privateer Press LLC
4323 Evanston Ave. N. #202, Seattle WA 98103 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), with the "Witchfire" trilogy of adventures set in the "Iron Kingdoms" fantasy setting.
Propaganda Publishing
Cape Girardeau, MO (USA)
Former makers of The Shattered Sky (1997): science fantasy in a broken Dyson sphere. In 1997, they announced that they were making Aun J'nu, a manga-based roleplaying game by Alison Stroll (unpublished?). Later they licensed with Gold Rush Games to produce the DarkTown: The Apocolyptic Cycle RPG. Headed by Philip Reed.
Psychobilly Games
Small-press makers of the Orbit sci-fi RPG -- an imprint of the author, Jeff Diamond. The successor to the former publishing imprint of Orbit, 6-0 Games.
PT Games, Inc.
11160-C1 South Lakes Drive #706, Reston, VA 20191 (USA)
Small-press makers of adventures and settings for third edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded by Peter Donis and Tim Plum.
Pulsar Games Inc.
12839 Patrick Ct, Fishers, IN 46038 (USA)
Makers of the superhero RPG Blood of Heroes. Founded in 1998 by Tony Oliveira and Ray Hedman.
Q4 Productions
Makers of the yet-unpublished sci-fi Q4 The Role-Play Game.
Quiklink Interactive/RPG Realms
2307 Brafton Ct, Acworth, GA 30101 (USA)
Small-press publishers of Traveller20, an adaptation of the Traveller system of Far Future Enterprises to WotC's d20 system. Also producers of the GRIP software ("Generic Roleplaying for Internet Players"). Founded by Hunter Gordon (programmer, leader), Bruce Runnels, Martin Dougherty, John Hemmert, and Rose Jordan in 2001.
Ragnarok Press
POB 140333, Austin, TX 78714 (USA)
Former makers of the Ysgarth and Oroborus RPGs. Founded by David Nalle circa 1979. Currently a design house for typographic fonts. The games are still in their online ordering form, and still have material on the web.
Rampant Mouse Weaponry
520 South Hacker Road, Brighton, MI 48114 (USA)
Makers of latex weaponry for use in live-action role-playing games, along with providing other live-action RPG resources.
Ramshead Publishing
Peoria, IL (USA)
Small-press makers of Universalis: The Game of Unlimited Stories. Founded by authors Ralph Mazza and Mike Holmes.
Ranger Games
San Bernardino, CA (USA)
Small-press makers of the generic system Dice & Glory (2007). The imprint of author Robert A Neri Jr.
Rapport Games
Springfield, MO (USA)
A small-press company, former makers of Attack of the Humans and Morpheus, both (1990) by Devin Durham. The company/game rights were owned by Crunchy Frog for two years, then by Propaganda Publishing for two years. The rights were acquired by Rogers Cadenhead in 2001.
The R.A.S.H. Engine Team
Small-press makers of R.A.S.H. Engine Fantasy (2010). The system was first started in 2004 by Shawn Houghtaling for the superhero roleplaying genre. In 2007, Jesse Sikes joined Shawn in developing the system.
Rattrap Productions LLC
A small-press company, makers of .45 Adventure: Crimefighting Action in the Pulp Era (2006) and Gloire: Swashbuckling Adventure in the Age of Kings (2006). Founded by Richard A. Johnson.
Raven Star Game Designs LLC
32832 Lancaster Ave, Warren, MI 48093 (USA)
Small-press makers of the sci-fi game, Raven Star. Founded by A. Siddiqui in 1993.
Reality Blurs Game Design Studio
Memphis, TN (USA)
Small-press makers of adventure supplements for True20, Mutants & Masterminds, and Savage Worlds. Founded in 2004 by president Sean Preston.
Reality Cheque Games
Maryland (USA)
Small-press makers of the Control conspiracy RPG (1997). Shortly after its release, the company went on hiatus as the main creator (Lee Garvin) got a job at West End Games. This hiatus ended with West End's financial troubles in 1999.
Reality Deviants Publications
Garland, TX (USA)
Small-press publishers of PDF supplements for third edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the Blood Throne Campaign Setting as well as feat books and others. Founded by David Jarvis.
Reaper Miniatures
PO Box 293175, Lewisville, TX 75029 (USA)
Small-press makers of fantasy and science-fiction miniature figures and related accessories for use with role-playing games.
Rebel Minis
Chattanooga, TN (USA)
A manufacturers of 15mm and 28mm miniatures as well as rules such as Six Gun Assassins (2006).
Red Design
Small-press makers of Empire of Dust (2008) along with KNRPG. An imprint of co-author Amy M. Garcia.
Red Herring Productions
C/O Mike Stevens, 838 Pleasant St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (USA)
Producers of mystery games for large groups, primarily for corporate events.
Red Moon Medicine Show
The game publishing imprint of Clint and Cassie Krause, the successor to earlier imprint Clint Krause Games.
Renaissance Ink
c/o Jay Wirth 335 Torrance Ave. Vestal, NY 13850 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Heroic Conquest superhero RPG, by David E. Blake phoenix@terraworld.net. Primarily a wargames and miniatures supplier.
Roc Games
Greensboro, NC (USA)
Former small-press makers of the "Mythica" RPG, which was in beta release in Autumn 2000, along with adventures for third edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded in 1997 in Greensboro, North Carolina. They distributed through another small-press company, Deep 7.
Rogue Publishing
228 Glen Street, Marlborough, MA 01752-1955 (USA)
Small-press electronic publishing company who make adventures and games using the Fudge system from Grey Ghost Games.
Rogue Games
Small-press makers of the alternate historical RPG Colonial Gothic and the science fiction RPG Thousand Suns. They have as upcoming projects the card game Kitchen Kombat and the sci-fi RPG Fourth Millenium. Founded by authors Richard Iorio II and James Maliszewski in 2007.
Denver, CO (USA)
Small-press makers of the dark future hard science fiction game StrikeForce: 2136, along with the collectible card game "StrikeForce: Stacked Deck", and "Food Fight: The Card Game". Headed by author Lee Kamberos.
Ronin Publishing
Boston, MA (USA)
Small-press makers of the horror game Whispering Vault (2nd edition). Headed by Neal Darcy. Based in Boston, MA.
Ronin Arts
Austin, TX (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), as well as an electronic edition of the horror RPG Whispering Vault (2002). Founded by author Philip J. Reed and artist Christopher Shy in 2002. This was a spinoff of Studio Ronin, an artist-owned freelance studio created by Christopher Shy in 1994.
R Talsorian Games
16212 NE 57th Street, Remond, WA 98052 (USA)
Makers of the Cyberpunk 2020, Cybergeneration, and Castle Falkenstein RPGs, as well as a host of anime-based RPGs (now organized in the "ANimechaniX" division), including: Dragonball Z, Mekton, Bubblegum Crisis, Armored Trooper: VOTOMS, and Teenagers from Outer Space. Former makers of Dream Park. It was founded in 1982 by Mike Pondsmith and others. Formerly based in Berkeley, CA -- it now has contact in Washington since Mike Pondsmith went to work for Microsoft.
Rubicon Games
PO Box 2931, Seattle, WA 98111-2931 (USA)
Small-press makers of Everway (2nd edition) and supplements. Founded in 1995 by Jesse McGatha and took over the Everway line in early 1996. Merged with Jerome Enterprises (owners of the Seattle "Games and Gizmos" stores) in 1998.
Rule of Cool Gaming
Nevada (USA)
Small-press makers of the generic RPG system, Legend (2011) by Jacob Kurzer and Chris Campbell.
Rune's Law Inc
Small-press makers of the Wayfarer Infinity RPG.
Sabledrake Enterprises
PO Box 30751, Seattle, WA 98113 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including "Magelore" and "ElfLore" books along with "Naughty & Dice: An Adult Gamer's Guide to Sexual Situations" (2003). This is the imprint of author Christine Morgan.
Sage Lore Productions, Inc.
PO Box 14616, Portland, OR 97214 (USA)
Former small-press makers of Lost Souls, a horror game about ghosts by Joe Williams and Kathleen Williams.
Sanguine Productions, Limited
2692 Madison Road 1-PMB-279, Cincinnati, OH 45208-1320 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Ironclaw (1999) and Jadeclaw (2001) anthropomorphic animal RPGs, by Jason Holmgren.
Scaldcrow Games
North Carolina (USA)
Small-press maker of The Dark Fantasy of Sundrah (2007). Founded by creator, author, and illustrator T. Glenn Bane. This was published through NeDeo Press.
Scapegoat Games
Aurora, IL (USA)
Former small-press makers of the Biblical apocalypse RPG, The End (1996).
Scarab Games, LLC
PO Box 23185, Lexington, KY 40523 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded by former partners from Mind Ventures Games.
Schroedinger's Cat Press
An imprint of author Greg Stolze, publishing independently through Lulu.com.
Scorpion's Nest Tactical Gaming
PO Box 5211, Johnstown, PA 15904-5211 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Terminus 5 post-apocalyptic RPG, set in the ruins of our world where leftover present-day technology has been salvaged. Founded and written by "Wolf", with editor Laura J. Toki, graphic designer Linda M. Toki, and researcher Robert W. Seidle.
Scrollworks Press
PO Box 983, San Jacinto, CA 92581 (USA)
Small-press publishers of the RPG zine "Scrollworks". Founded by Christian Walker.
Sean K. Reynolds Games
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). An imprint of former WotC author Sean K. Reynolds.
Secret Fire Games
New York, NY (USA)
Small-press makers of The Secret Fire (2012). The imprint of screenwriter and RPG author George Strayton, who previously worked at Wizards of the Coast, Goodman Games, and West End Games. He was author of Hercules & Xena: The Roleplaying Game and The D6 System.
Seraphim Guard
Portland, OR (USA)
Small-press makers of HeartQuest: Romantic Anime Role-Playing in the World of Shoujo Manga (2002). Founded by Michael Hopcroft with "Bob" and Laura Block. In 2005 they merged with Domibia Games, with the principles being Tim Huntley, William Andersen, and Michael Hopcroft.
Shadowstar Games
3401 Adams Ave. #A-506, San Diego, CA 92116 (USA)
Small-press makers of Fantasy Imperium (2006) by Mark O'Bannon. Founded in 2006 for the publication of the Fantasy Imperium game.
Shard Studios
Austin, TX (USA)
Small-press makers of the Shard fantasy RPG (2008). Founded by Aaron de Orive (President / Co-Owner) and R. Scott Jones (Vice President / Co-Owner).
Shield Games / Shield Laminating Inc
PO Box 211053, Columbus OH 43221 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Fifth Cycle fantasy RPG (1990), as well supplements for Mechwarrior (personnel files) and general sci-fi ("World Makers" forms).
Shifting Forest Storyworks
Menlo Park (USA)
Small-press makers of "Parlor Larps" -- one-shot larps for 4-8 players. Founded by authors J Li and GD Crowley in 2004.
Shootingiron Design
1813 NE Schuyler St., Portland, OR 97212 (USA)
Former publishers of the 4th edition Talislanta RPG (2000), in cooperation with Stephan Michael Sechi's "Paranormal Productions". Founded by John Harper and Jonathan Elliott, authors of the free sci-fi RPG, Force 9.
Sierra Madre Games
2525 E. Prince, No. 72, Tucson, AZ 85716 (USA)
A wargame / board-game company. Former makers of the Burros and Banditos RPG (?) set on the Mexican border.
Silver Lion Studios
Odessa, TX (USA)
Small-press makers of the superhero RPG Hearts and Souls (2006) and High Valor (2010) This is the imprint of author Tim Kirk.
Simulacron I
10706 Ballantine St, Houston, TX 77075 (USA)
Former small-press publishers of the Simulacron I universal RPG by Mark Manning (1982), which may be released as freeware in the near future.
Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI)
New York, NY (USA)
Former makers of the Dragonquest RPG and the short-lived Universe RPG along with "Ares" sci-fi / fantasy magazine, as well as numerous wargames. Founded as a wargames company in 1967 by James Dunnigan, formerly a designer for Avalon Hill, along with art director Redmond A. Simonsen. In 1980, Chris Wagner took over as president at a time when the company was greatly in debt. They negotiated with Avalon Hill, but the deal fell through. They were then taken over by TSR in 1982 and shut down as an independent company.
Sine Nomine Publishing
Small-press makers of the "old school" science fiction RPG, Stars Without Number (2010).
Sixteen Coal Black Horses
Mountain View, CA (USA)
Small-press makers of the Battleaxe RPG (2004). Founded by authors K. Douglas Woolsey and Donald Olson.
Skeleton Key Games
Albion, WA (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), along with "Adventure Tiles" -- magnetic terrain tiles for use with any role playing game. An imprint of artist and designer Edward Bourelle.
Skirmisher Publishing LLC
Alexandria, VA (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") including "Experts", "Warriors", and "Tests of Skill" and the OGL game "Nuisances". Also publishers of the 3rd edition of Cthulhu Live along with historic reprints of H.G. Wells' "Little Wars" and "Floor Games", and the collectible card game "PowerLunch". Founded in 2001 as an unofficial label for products, it was not officially incorporated as a company until 2005. Founded by author Michael Varhola, and co-owned by Robert McLaughlin and Geoffrey Weber.
Skortched Urf Studios
Small-press makers of electronically-published supplements for D20 Modern and 3rd edition D&D.
Skycastle Games
620 Walkham Pl., Santa Rosa CA 95407 (USA)
A small-press company, former makers of Desperados by David Schachter.
Smart Play Games
Small-press makers of Happy Birthday Robot (2010) and Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple (2011). The imprint of author Daniel Solis.
Sorcerer's Guild, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy-genre RPG, Darkus Thel. Development of the game began in 1979 by authors Donald C. Moehlenkamp, Kurt Moehlenkamp and James August Mohow, along with their coauthors, Robert Bausser and Brian Coyle. In 2009, development a third edition was announced by Bluewater Miniatures of Heltonville, IN.
Southerwood Publishing
Small-press makers of Dragons at Dawn (2010).
Sovereign Press, Inc.
431 Broad St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy-genre Sovereign Stone RPG, based on the fantasy world designed by Larry Elmore, published through Corsair Publishing. Founded by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin.
Spartacus Publishing LLC
3096 Grace Ellen Drive, Columbia, MO 65202(USA)
Small-press publishers of Inferno. Formerly known as Death's Edge Games and also Black Cross Entertainment.
Spectre Press
Arlington, TX (USA)
Small-press publishers of the pulp action RPG Two-Fisted Tales by Matt Stevens, along with generic RPG supplements including the "Realm of Arkular" setting along with the "Digital Dungeon" line. Owned and operated by Matt Drake (graphic designer and art director) with Eric Petracca (lead editor), Jeremy McHugh (staff artist), and Tiara Lynn Banovez (designer and webmistress).
Spectrum Game Studios
Parsons, KS (USA)
Small-press makers of the Cartoon Action Hour RPG (2002) by Cynthia Celeste Miller, and makers of the Midway City RPG (2005) by Eddy Webb in collaboration with Z-Man Games. Founded in 1998 by Cynthia Celeste Miller and Sabrina "Skitch" Belle.
SSDC, Inc.
PO Box 892, Amherst, NY 14226 (USA)
Current makers of the high-violence RPGs including the space-opera Battlelords of the 23rd Century and post-holocaust science fantasy Blood Dawn.
StarChilde Publications
Former small-press makers of the Justifiers and Guardians RPGs. Writers included future "Battletech" author Blaine Pardoe and others.
Stellar Games, Inc.
PO Box 156, Swanton, OH 43558 (USA)
An Ohio-based RPG company, makers of the modern-day-monster RPG Nightlife, the parody RPG It Came from the Late, Late Late Show, and Expendables.
Steve Jackson Games
PO Box 18957, Austin, TX (USA)
Makers of the universal RPG, GURPS and its endless series of sourcebooks, along with the In Nomine and Toon RPGs along with various board and card games. Founded by designer Steve Jackson in 1980, when he bought "The Space Gamer" magazine from Metagaming and started his own company.
Stone Baby Games
Greenfield, MA (USA)
Small-press makers of the slavery narrative RPG, Steal Away Jordan (2007). The imprint of author Julia B. Ellingboe.
Story by the Throat! Press
Small-press makers of The Dreaming Crucible: A Storytelling Game. An imprint of author Joel P. Shempert.
Studio 2 Publishing, Inc.
1828 Midpark Rd. Suite I, Knoxville, TN 37921 (USA)
A publishing house for many other game companies, including Bad Axe Games, Bastion Press, Bill Cobb Productions, Edge of Midnight Press, Exile Game Studio, FanPro, GhazPORK Industrial, Great White Games, Guildhouse Games, Heresy Gaming, Human Head Studios, Living Imagination, Mudpuppy Games, Paradigm Concepts, Reality Blurs Game Design Studio, Red Spire Press, Spartacus Publishing, Technomancer Press, and Visionary Entertainment.
Studio Cranium
P.O. Box 894, Lewiston, ID 83501 (USA)
Small-press makers of the anime RPG, Tinker's Damn, by Andrew LaRoy. Founded by the author circa 1993 to work on the game. Other staff: Becky Driver, Luke Baldwin, and Richard Bolon.
Small-press makers of Mist-Robed Gate (2008). An imprint of author Shreyas Sampat.
Sutton Hoo Games
PO Box 1507, Buford, GA 30518-1507 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Hahlmabrea (1991) by Daniel A. Fox.
Sword & Sorcery Studio
An affiliation of design studios producing fantasy roleplaying supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). The studios include: Sword & Sorcery Studio (Scarred Lands), Necromancer Games, Arthaus (Ravenloft), Fiery Dragon Productions, EverQuest RPG, and Malhavoc Press.
Synister Creative Systems
800 Bloomfield Ave., Nutley, NJ 07110 (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming Underworld RPG, by Gareth-Michael Skarka.
Tabletop Adventures, LLC
3240 Potter Street Lincoln, NE 68503 (USA)
Small-press makers of the modern horror RPG Against the Darkness (2006) along with supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the "Bits of Darkness" series -- a series of short descriptions for dungeons and caverns; along with the similar "Bits of the Wilderness" and "Bits of the Boulevard". Founded in 2004 by President is Daniel M. Brakhage, along with staff including Editorial Minion Vicki Potter. Writers have included Deborah Balsam, Christopher A. Field, Steve Honeywell, K.H. Keeler, Rodney Lucas, Darren Pearce, Martin Ralya, John walksh, and Christopher Welsh.
Tai-Gear Simulations
Small-press makers of the universal RPG Eternal Soldier, published in 1986. Later, a copy of the rules were made available free via FTP.
Talisman Studios
Former small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") and Savage Worlds, including their fantasy setting "Shaintar".
Tao Games
Small-press makers of the mythic fantasy game, Polaris: Chivalric tragedy at the utmost north. Founded by author Ben Lehman and Calder Johnson.
Task Force Games
Texas (USA)
Former makers of the Star Trek-related RPG Prime Directive, along with other (mostly tactical) RPGs: Crime Fighter, Delta Force, Heroes of Olympus, and Supervillian. Founded in 1979. They essentially went bankrupt in the mid-90's and stopped producing new material in late 1996. After nearly three years, they eventually sold their Star Trek license to ADB, Inc. (the original creators and current publishers of the boardgame "Star Fleet Battles").
Tasty Bacon Games
Publisher of the indie supplement "Thou Art But A Warrior" for the game Polaris: Chivalric tragedy at the utmost north. An imprint of author Anna Kreider.
TCK Roleplaying
Chicago, IL (USA)
Small-press makers of the The Hero's Banner (2006). The imprint of the author, Tim C. Koppang.
Technicraft Design
6700 NE 182nd Street, Suite A-104Kenmore, WA 98028 (USA)
Small-press makers of Pax Draconis: the role playing game. Founded by creator Justin Dagna et al.
Technomancer Press
Seattle, WA (USA)
Small-press publishers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), as well as the upcoming print volume, Game Chef 2006, Vol. 1. Founded by Tony Hellmann and Matthew L. Baldridge in 2005, joined by veteran designer Sandy Antunes when they bought his company.
Teddy Bear Press
POB 866, West Seneca, NY 14224 (USA)
Small-press makers of Michael T. Desing's Army Ants: the RPG (based on the comic book by the same author), and the upcoming Guardians of Metro City RPG.
Tesarta Industries
Oakland, CA 94610 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Persona universal diceless RPG.
Theatre of the Mind Enterprises, Incorporated
PO Box 60668, King of Prussia, PA 19506-0668 (USA)
Makers of the fantasy RPG Gardasiyal (1995). This set in the world of Tekumel by M.A.R. Barker, which was the basis for two previous RPGs.
Third Eye Games
Small-press makers of Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. (2009), Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade (2010), Part Time Gods (2011), and the upcoming Mermaid Adventures. Founded in April 2008 by Eloy Lasanta.
Third World Games
PO Box 667, Westminster, CA, 92687-0667 (USA)
Small-press makers of the sci-fi card game "Firestorm" along with the upcoming Firestorm RPG (slated in Feb 2003 for release in "Fall 2003"), done as a supplement for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20").
Three Sage Games
2450 Meadowland Way, Lincoln, CA, 95648 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG, Realms of Wor (2004). Founded by author Jeffrey "Worlord" Walker, along with contributing authors Steve Ong and David Wainio.
Throwing Dice Games
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), published electonically only. Self-described as "A Vanity Imprint for a Few Veteran Gamers". Founded by Joe Mucchiello in August 2002.
Thunderhead Games
311 Sand Ridge Dr, Valrico, FL 33594 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded by Hal Greenberg with Jim Govreau, V. Shane, Warren "MageStrike" Bailey, Rebecca Glenn, Curtis Bennett, Andrew Troman, Jeffrey Quinn, Matthew "Saphirahn" Mosher, Eric Downton, and Spencer Cooley.
Timeline Ltd
127 Glenn Forest Road, Magnolia, DE 19962-1706 (USA)
Small-press makers of The Morrow Project and Time & Time Again.
Timfire Publishing
Chicago, IL (USA)
Small-press publishers of the samurai adventure game The Mountain Witch by Timothy Kleinert (2005).
Torchlight Games
Hoboken, NJ 07030 (USA)
Small-press makers of the 24th-century pulp action RPG Danger Quest RPG, along with the "Geeks: the Convention" card game. Founded by creative director Dave Matalon and entrepeneur Thomas L. Magnano.
Tower Ravens LLC
P.O. Box 6112, North Logan, Utah, 84341 (USA)
Small-press makers of the sci-fi RPG Universe (2003). Founded in 2002 by authors Mark Wilkinson, Michael Wilkinson, and William T. Pace. Other principal members include Mike Sorenson.
Transneptune Games
Boulder, CO (USA)
Small-press makers of Becoming Heroes (2011). Founded by W. Austin Bookheimer, Kit La Touche, John LeBoeuf-Little, and artist Allie McCarthy.
Tricky Owlbear Publishing, Inc.
260 North 4th St, Hamburg, PA 19526 (USA)
Small-press makers of electronic mini-supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the "Behind the Monsters" series and the "Behind the Spells" series. Founded in 2007 by brothers Bret and Scot Boyd.
Tri Tac Games
Pontiac, MI 48340 (USA)
Makers of the conspiracy RPG Bureau 13, the dimension-hopping RPG Fringeworthy, the sci-fi RPG FTL:2448, Incursion, and Beach Bunny Bimbos with Blasters. Founded in 1978 by author Richard Tucholka as "Tacky Tac Games" to produce a humorous Microgame, "Geriatric War".
Troll in the Corner
Small-press makers of sock-puppet RPG, Argyle & Crew (2011), along with various supplements to Pathfinder and other D20 games. Founded by lead author Benjamin Gerber, along with others including editors Jonathan J. Reinhart and Brent P. Newhall.
Troll Lord Games
PO Box 251171, Little Rock, AR 72225 (USA)
Small-press makers of fantasy adventure modules and sourcebooks "for use with any fantasy roleplaying system". Founded in August 2000 by Mac Golden with Davis Chenault and Stephen Chenault, and artists Jason Walton, Mat Lemmons, and Derek Stevens.
TSR, Inc.
Lake Geneva, WI (USA)
Former makers of Dungeons & Dragons, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Boot Hill, Top Secret, Alternity, and other RPGs. Founded in 1973 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin as a wargames company ("Tactical Studies Rules") by Gary Gygax with financial supporter Don Kaye. It's first product was a wargame called "Cavaliers and Roundheads". The following year they were joined by business partner Brian Blume and designer Dave Arneson, to release D&D. It was re-founded as TSR Hobbies, Inc. in 1975 with the success of D&D and the death of Don Kaye. In 1997 they were acquired by Wizards of the Coast. TSR continued to put out new material until 2000 when all lines were subsumed under WotC.
Twenty-First Century Games
Los Angeles CA (USA)
Small-press makers of the sci-fi superhero RPG Enforcers, by Gary Bernard, Charles Mann, and Larry Troth (1987). Founded in 1987, with a renewed web presence in 2004.
Twilight Press, Inc.
Indiana (USA)
Small-press makers of Ember Twilight (2002). Founded by Troy Costisick, Peter Evan, John Gordon, and Brian Hagerty in 1996.
Twin Rose Software
7953 Ne Pegasus Lane, Kingston, WA B 98346 (USA)
Small-press makers of the "Campaign Suite" RPG Management software for use with 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20").
Twisted Confessions
Phoenix, AZ (USA)
Small-press makers of the universal RPG Fastlane (2004) and the RPG "Snowball" -- published in the No Press Anthology (2004) and also available in electronic format for free. This is the personal imprint of author Alexander Cherry.
Two Scooters Press
An alternative imprint of Shreyas Sampat and Elizabeth Shoemaker of Dissolute Games.
Tyranny Games
804 Robertson Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including a d20 adaptation of the Biblical apocalyptic RPG The End and the "Sack Armies" wargame. Founded in 2001 by President Joe Tierney with designer Jeff Konkol and Martin Tierney.
Unicorn Game Publishers
PO Box 4284, Fresno, CA 93728 (USA)
Small-press makers of the swords-and-sorcery RPG Quest of the Ancients, by Vince Garcia (1988).
10926 Jollyville #807 Austin, TX 78759 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Quicksilver and the superhero RPG Living Legends (a re-named and re-written version of Villians and Vigilantes by the same author).
United Playtest, Inc.
9965 Miramar Parkway, Suite 132, Miramar, FL 33025 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including "Gaming Frontiers" -- a d20 publisher's digest.
Vajra Enterprises
Eureka, CA (USA)
Small-press makers of the cyberpunk RPG Fates Worse than Death (2003), Tibet the RPG (2004), KidWorld (2009), Hoodoo Blues (2010), and Seeker (2012) -- all by Brian St.Claire-King, Creative Director and founder of the company.
Valdron, Inc.
PO Box 1036, Newcastle, DE 19720-1036 (USA)
Small-press makers of the dimension-hopping RPG Multiverser, by authors E. R. Jones and Mark Joseph Young. Founded around 1997 by Mark Young, Christopher Jones, and Jim Denaxas.
Valent Games
Troy, NY (USA)
Small-press makers of the science fantasy RPG Valence, as well as Minigame Magazine. An imprint of author Colin Fredericks.
Valiant Games
PO Box 371, Union Grove, WI 53182 (USA)
Small-press makers of the medieval fantasy RPG Hidden Legacy. Founded January 1, 1999 when OmniMarcus, the original makers of Oem Prime was dissolved.
Vengeance Games
Memphis, TN (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the "Friday Night Six Pack" accessory of pre-generated character packs.
Viking Games
Bellingham, WA (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), some in agreement with 0one Games. Founded in autumn 2001 as the brainchild of Western Washington University alumni Richard A. deMorris.
Visionary Entertainment Studio, Inc.
3705 New Macland Road, Suite 200-314, Powder Springs, GA 30127 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Everlasting RPG series, including "Book of the Unliving" and "Book of the Light". They had also announced plans for "Remembrance", a self-styled "game of death & eternal love". Founded in 1994 under the direction of Steve Brown, an established free lance writer whose works includes the Sabbat books for Vampire: The Masquerade and many other books for White Wolf. In 1997 Steve released his own role-playing game line, The Everlasting, with the release of the "Book of the Unliving". After receiving rave reviews he followed up with the release of the "Book of the Light"(1998) and the "Book of the Spirits"(1998). In 2003, Visionary Entertainment Studio Inc was sold to Chip Dobbs, a fan and advocate of The Everlasting.
Void Star Games
Huntsville, Alabama (USA)
Small-press makers of Strands of Fate (2010). An imprint of author Mike McConnell.
Wisconsin (USA)
The imprint of designer Jim Ward, publishers of his design, Metamorphosis Alpha (1976), the first science fiction role-playing game.
Web Games
240 Spicewood Lane, Henderson NC 28739-1343 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Webs Basic Gaming System RPG (by Keith Bailey) and supplements.
West End Games
PO Box 657, Sadsburyville, PA 19369 (USA)
Former makers of the Star Wars RPG (D6 system), along with Hercules and Xena, Torg, Paranoia, Ghostbusters, Shatterzone, and the Masterbook system (including numerous worldbooks). Founded around 1983 or so. In 1999, they underwent bankruptcy, after losing the "Star Wars" license. They then merged with "Yeti", a French graphics design house working in books, cartoons, and multimedia. Yeti produced a number of choose-your-own-ending books and expanded its games production. The combined company is called "D6Legend, Inc." and is a part of Humanoids Publishing. "West End Games" remains a brand name for the new company. They have since released the DC Universe RPG and the Metabarons RPG (based on a French sci-fi comic book).
Whit Productions / Publications
Lake Geneva, WI (USA)
Former small-press makers of Mutazoids, Wizards,and the World Wrestling Federation RPG. Founded by Ken Whitman in 1988, then re-started a few years later. It closed down in 1993. Ken Whitman went on to Archangel Games and then to Dynasty Presentations, Inc..
White Silver Publishing, Inc.
Mississippi (USA)
Small-press publishers of the medieval fantasy RPG The Chronicles of Ramlar (2006) by Tony Lee. Founded by President John Prescott, CEO Wayne Sykes, and CFO Rajiv Patel for publishing the Sovereign Stone campaign setting for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") along with other supplements.
White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
1554 Litton Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 (USA)
Makers of the World of Darkness line of "Storyteller" RPGs: Vampire: The Masquerade (1991), Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Mage: The Ascension, Changeling: The Dreaming, and Wraith: The Oblivion (along with their historical variant games) as well as the sci-fi superhero games Trinity and Aberrant, and the oriental fantasy RPG Exalted. The company was founded as an independent gaming fanzine originally called "Arcanum" that appeared in 1986. The magazine was shortly renamed "White Wolf". Later they published "Vampire: The Masquerade" which kicked off a highly successful line of RPGs. The magazine continued publication for a time, and was retitled "Inphobia" briefly before folding in 1995 or so. The company includes several subsidiaries, including the Sword & Sorcery brand which publishes 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") supplements, and the ArtHaus brand which publishes one-off game lines.
Whole Sum Entertainment
Small-press makers of the Victorian fantasy RPG Century's Edge . Founded by president Louis Hoefer with help from writer/illustrator Scott Harshbarger and illustrators Christopher Tupa and Evlyn Monroe.
Wicked Press
Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Small-press maker of the fantasy RPG Orkworld. An imprint of author John Wick created in 2000 for the publication of Orkworld.
Wicked Dead Brewing Company
A small-press RPG "micro-publisher" founded in 2004 by designers John Wick and Jared A. Sorensen. Their games include octaNe and InSpectres by Jared Sorensen; Enemy Gods and Cat by John Wick; and Run Robot Red! by Annie Rush.
Wicked North Games, L.L.C.
Small press makers of games using the OpenD6 initiative, including settings such as Azamar, Clandestine, Descension, and Westward. Founded by J. Elliot Streeter and Brett M. Pisinski. Others include Nikki O'Shea (Lead Technical Artist and Designer), Paige McKee (Lead Layout Artist and Designer), Ray Biondi (Games Testing Lead and QA/QC Consultant), and Jared Tuveson (Lead Artifact Artist and Designer).
Wildfire LLC
Small-press creators of Cthulhutech (2008) by Matthew Grau. Founded by Matthew Grau (author), Fraser McKay (business/writing), Mike Vaillancourt (concept illustrator and graphic designer).
Wild Hunt Studio
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Orx: Nasty, Brutish, and Short (2005). The imprint of author Ravenscrye Grey Daegmorgan.
Wild Muse Games
Idaho (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming (?) RPG "The Million Worlds: Chronicles of The Eternal Cycle". Founded by author Robert A. Mosley.
Wildside Press
Pomfret, CT (USA)
Small-press makers of the universal fantasy RPG, Wildside Gaming System (2005). Founded by author Leigh Ronald Grossman as an offshoot of his small press, Swordsmith Productions.
Wilmark Dynasty
A small press company, former makers of the Melanda, Land of Mystery RPG, by Lee McCormick and John Corradin (1981). They also published several adventures compatible with AD&D in 1980-81.
Wingnut Games
704 Thompsons Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 (USA)
Small-press makers of the humorous prehistoric Og: The Role-Playing Game, the upcoming comedy game Soap: The Game of Soap Opera Mayhem!, and various board/card games. Also publishes the parody RPG Stuperpowers in cooperation with Evil Twin Comics. Founded by Aldo Ghiozzi in 1993 as a mail order company, then expanded into various games.
Winterwolf Publishing
PO Box 1373, Westerville, OH 43086-1373 (USA)
A small printing house primarily devoted to novels, publishers of the religious horror RPG, Creation's End by Michael Holder (2005). Headed by Kevin Grover (President and Managing Editor) and Paula Mangino (Senior Editor).
Wizard's Attic
900 Murmansk St, Suite 7, Oakland, CA 94607 (USA)
A store which does shipping and sales for many small game companies.
Wizards of the Coast
PO Box 707, Renton, WA 98057 (USA)
Makers of D&D, Star Wars RPG (D20 system), Alternity, and the Marvel Superheroes Adventure Game, along with the Dune systems. Former makers of the Everway diceless RPG. Founded in 1990 by Peter Adkinson. In 1996 they dropped their role-playing lines (notably Everway, which was later picked up by Rubicon). In 1997, they acquired TSR, Inc. and the AD&D line. In September 1999, WotC was acquired by Hasbro, who had previously acquired Avalon Hill. In summer 2000, they acquired Last Unicorn Games. In December 2000, founder Peter Adkinson quit around the time when a large set of layoffs were done.
Wiz Kids, LLC
15821 NE 8th Street, Suite 100 Bellevue, WA 98008 (USA)
Makers of the collectible miniatures game, "Mage Knight - Rebellion". Founded by FASA founder Jordan Weisman.
455 S.W.B 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166 (USA)
Small-press publishers of the World of Synnibarr fantasy RPG. A comic and game store near Seattle.
Word Mill Publishing
5005 LaMart Dr #204, Riverside, CA 92507 (USA)
Small-press publishers of the Mythic Role Playing book, which can be used as either a standalone RPG or supplement for GM-less play using another RPG system.
XIG Games
Suite 23, 306 N. Main St, Lombard IL 60148 (USA)
Small-press makers of the sci-fi rock-and-roll RPG, Starchildren: Velvet Generation, published in 2002. Founded by project leader and head writer Richard Ranallo.
A printing company, former publishers of the Man, Myth, and Magic, Pirates & Plunder, and Timeship RPGs as well as many other games. Founded in 1961 by Robert Yaquinto.
Ye Olde Gaming Companye
Small-press makers of the "old school" fantasy RPG Wayfarers (2008) by M.E. Katakowski and G. Vrill. The game is released for free on PDF, and is available for print through Lulu.
Z-Man Games
6 Alan Drive, Mahopac, NY 10541 (USA)
Small-press makers of the film noir / science fiction RPG, Midway City (2005) by Eddy Webb, in collaboration with Spectrum Games.
Zody Games
One Kendall Sq. #178, PO Box 9171, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Fantasy Earth RPG (1995), by Michael Zody. Based in Cambridge, MA.

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