RPG Company List: H

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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
(USA)
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
(USA)
Small-press makers of Victoria: A Roleplaying Game of Action and Intrigue in Victorian England (2011). The imprint of author Daniel Hodges.
Heartbreaker
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
(USA)
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.
Heresy Gaming
(UK)
A U.K. based company, makers of the urban fantasy RPG Victoriana (2003), set in a Dark Industrial fantasy world based on the real-world Victorian Era, and using the Fuzion system. Founded by John Tuckey and Richard Nunn.
Heritage Models
(USA)
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.
Hero Forge Games
St Kilda East, Victoria (Australia)
Small press makers of the Hero Kids RPG (2012) and the free d20 RPG, Heroes Against Darkness. The imprint of author Justin Halliday.
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
Hexicon Press LLP
70 Saint Phillips Road, Norwich NR2 3BW (UK)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Hexicon Fantasy Roleplay: Fantasy Made Real (2005). Founded by author Kielan Yarrow.
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.
Hobby Base
(Japan)
Publishers (?) of the Japanese-language RPG Meikyu Kingdom (2004) by Touichirou Kawashima.
Hobby Japan
(Japan)
Makers of the Japanese-language Hokago Kaiki Club RPG.
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.
Hogshead Games
18-20 Bromell's Road, London SW4 0BG (UK)
Makers of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (3rd edition) and the SLA Industries RPG (2nd edition) in collaboration with Nightfall Games). They also publish a series of simple, quick-to-read and quick-to-play "new style" RPGs including Baron Munchausen, Puppetland, and Pantheon and Other Games. It was founded in 1994 by James Wallis. In February 2003, the founder James Wallis retired and the company was bought by newcomer Mark Ricketts, author of the upcoming modern-day gothic horror RPG, "The Harrowed". They also plan sourcebooks compatible with the D20 system.
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.

John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Thu Apr 14 22:02:39 2016