RPG Company List: M

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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)
mhobby@netcom.com
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.
Wydawnictwo MAG
(Poland)
A Polish publishing house, makers of the historical RPG Dzikie Pola (1997), the fantasy RPG Kryształy Czasu (1999), and the fantasy RPG Wiedźmin, gra wyobraźni (2001). They also published several translations of foreign role-playing games, including Warhammer, Earthdawn and Fading Suns - as well as the Doomtrooper and Kult collectible card games. Founded in 1993 by Jacek Rodek. It has been known for publishing Magia i Miecz, the first role-playing games-oriented magazine in Poland. It later moved to publishing only fiction, especially science-fiction and fantasy.
Magnum Opus Press
London (UK)
Small-press publishers of new editions of Dragon Warriors and The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Founded in 2007 by industry veteran James Wallis.
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
(USA)
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
(USA)
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.
Manticore Productions
PO Box 38, Posta Praha 416, Praha 4 (Czech Republic)
Small-press makers of the Waste World RPG (1997).
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).
Editions du Matagot
9 rue Lakanal 75015 Paris (France)
Makers of the French-language historical RPG, Te Deum Pour un Massacre (2005) by Jean-Philippe Jaworski; as well as the post-apocalyptic RPG Cendres (2002) by Stephan Chapuis. They also publish supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the "Pestilence" fantasy setting.
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).
May Contain Monkeys
(Canada)
Small-press makers of Sweet Dreams: The Storytelling Game of Romance, Espionage and Horror in High School. It is the imprint of owner, designer, writer, and illustrator Allan Dotson. Others include Aaron Coquet (graphic design, webmaster, printing), David Richards (additional game design), Anat Rabkin (illustrator), and Kelly Aaons (illustrator).
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.
Metagaming
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.
Metropolis Ltd.
Former makers of KULT, a surreal game of transcendent horror (currently produced by Target Games).
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.
Midnight Theatre
(Czech Republic)
Makers of the Czech-language RPG, Střepy snů (2010) by Matouš Ježek.
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.
(USA)
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's Eye Publishing
Small-press makers of the "Realmwalkers" RPG available for free download along with numerous supplements. Founded by Grant Graves.
Minds in One Productions
Former makers of Thundering Steel, a role-playing / combat game of warfare in the near future, by Edwin Dyer (1991). Edwin Dyer is currently at Knechtschaft Studios.
Mind Storm Labs
Ottawa (Canada)
Makers of upcoming post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG, Alpha Omega, by David Carter and Earl Fischl, previewed at GenCon Indy 2007 and released in 2008.
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.
Mob United Media
(Canada)
Small-press makers of AEternal Legends RPG (2007), by Stewart Wilson; as well as Codex: Story Gaming for Creative People RPG (2007) and the horror and dark fantasy RPG Opening the Dark (2007), both by Malcolm Sheppard. This is the game design house of Malcolm Sheppard.
Modiphius Entertainment
(Sweden)
Makers of Achtung! Cthulhu, a roleplaying setting for Call of Cthulhu and Savage Worlds; the steampunk pulp mini-RPG Cogs, Cakes, & Swordsticks (2013) by Lynne Hardy; Mutant: Year Zero (2014), by Tomas Härenstam; Mindjammer - The Roleplaying Game (2014) by Sarah Newton; the DUST Adventures RPG, based Paolo Parente's DUST universe; the upcoming sci-fi game "Infinity - The Roleplaying Game. Adventures In the Human Sphere & Beyond", based on the Infinity miniatures game from the Spanish publisher Corvus Belli; and the fantasy RPG, Robert E. Howards CONAN - Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of. Also makers of the Thunderbirds co-op board game by Matt Leacock. Founded in 2012 by Chris Birch, launching the Achtung! Cthulhu roleplaying line in 2013, and the re-boot of the Mutant Chronicles RPG in Spring 2014.
Moloch Studios
(Germany)
Small-press makers of the German RPG Endland (2001).
Mongoose Publishing
PO Box 1018, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 1DG (UK)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the "Slayers Guide" series, the "Encyclopedia Arcane" series, the "Traveller's Tales" series, and the Collector's series, along with the Judge Dredd RPG (2002); the Celtic fantasy RPG Sláine (2002); the fantasy RPG Conan (2003); the Armageddon 2089 RPG (2003); the Babylon 5 RPG (2003); the "XP" edition of Paranoia (2004); the post-apocalyptic RPG Jeremiah (2005), and others.
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.
Morrigan Press
New Brunswick (Canada)
Small-press publishers of the post-apocalyptic Jeremiah Roleplaying Game, the Organized Crime line of sourcebooks for the d20 Modern system, the High Medieval RPG, and the upcoming Atlantis: The Second Age. In 2005, it published a revised edition of The Seventh Seal: Roleplaying Game of Prophetic Revelations, taking over from Creative Illusions, Inc.. It also published a revised 4th edition of the Talislanta RPG, taking over from Shooting Iron Design. Founded in 2004 by Scott Agnew with Jim Andrews (author), Aaron Dembski-Bowden (author), Vern Stewart (illustrator), and more.
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).
Multisim
24/26 rue des Prairies, F-75020 Paris (France)
20, rue des Rasselins, 75020 Paris (France)
multisim@unix10.pressimage.fr
A French RPG company, makers of Reve de Dragon (1985), Nephilim (1991), Chimères (1994), Guildes (1996), Agone (1999), Retrofutur (2002), and other RPGs. It went bankrupt in 2003.
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
(USA)
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.
MYTAGO
(Czech Republic)
Makers of the Czech-language steampunk RPG, Pribehy Imperia (2009) and the old-school fantasy RPG Kouzlem a mečem (2010).
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
(USA)
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.

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