RPG Company List: G

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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
(USA)
Small-press makers of the urban fantasy RPG, Valherjar: The Chosen Slain (2004). Founded by President and author Greg Spyridis.
Gamescience
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.
(USA)
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.
Games Workshop
Chewton Street, Hilltop, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3HY (UK)
A UK company, former makers of Warhammer FRP (later supported by Hogshead), along with Golden Heroes, Judge Dredd, and the gaming magazine "White Dwarf". GW is now exclusively a miniatures company. GW was founded circa 1980 by Steve Jackson (the UK author, different than Steve Gary Jackson of Steve Jackson Games) and Ian Livingston. Neither author is still involved with GW.
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.
Ganesha Games
(Italy)
Small-press makers of the magical pets RPG Familiars (2007), and the fantasy RPG Tales of Blades and Heroes (2012), along with the fast-play fantasy miniatures rules "Song of Blades and Heroes" and "Song of Gold and Darkness". Founded in 2007 by author Andrea Sfiligoi.
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 Giant Brain
Edinburgh (UK)
Small-press makers of the "Revenge of the B-Movie!" card game and the upcoming (as of 2011) role-playing game Reel Adventures. An imprint of author Iain McAllister.
Global Games
76 Jane St., Toronto, Ontario M6S 3Y5 (Canada)
Small-press makers of the "Inferno: Battles of the Abyss" miniatures system and the Abyss RPG, set in Dante's Inferno.
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
(USA)
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.
Golem Games
(Italy)
Small-press publishers of RPGs and boardgames in electronic (PDF) format.
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.
Goshu Otaku Games
Melbourne (Australia)
Small-press makers of the universal system, d4-d4 roleplaying game system. An imprint of Better Mouse Games.
Grasshopper Games
(USA)
Small-press makers of the storytelling game The Black Spot (2009). An imprint of author Mark Silcox.
Gravity Press Games
(USA)
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
(USA)
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.
Group SNE
(Japan)
Makers of the popular Japanese-language fantasy RPG, Sword World and other games.
GSA Editora
(Brazil)
Former makers of the Portuguese-language fantasy RPGs, Tagmar and O Desafio dos Bandeirantes. This was the first Brazilian RPG publishing company, established in 1991 for Ygor Moral, Leonardo Faria, Marcelo Rodrigues and Julio Cesar, all from Rio De Janeiro. They went out of business in 1996.
Guardians of Order
PO Box 25016, 370 Stone Rd, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 4T4 (Canada)
Makers of the "generic" Japanese anime RPG Big Eyes, Small Mouth and numerous related games: Silver Age Sentinels, Sailor Moon, Tenchi Muyo, El-Hazard, Silver Age Sentinels (2002), and others. Founded in 1997 by Mark C. MacKinnon, it specialized in authorized Japanese anime Ultimate Fan Guides and cinematic role-playing games. Headquartered in Guelph, Ontario. Based in Guelph, Ontario. In 1999, they acquired Event Horizons Publications along with EHP's RPG lines. In 2002, they announced a new imprint called "Magnum Opus" for the publication of RPGs for creative partners, starting with three companies: La Mancha Games, Phile, Primal Utterings. In July 2006, Mark MacKinnon announced that they were ceasing operations.
Guild Hall Press
c/o M. Demetro, 121 Sexton Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M2H 2L7 (Canada)
Small-press makers of the parody-horror RPG Scared Stiff (2002), also available in free demo form over the web.
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.

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