RPG Company List: B

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.
BaDGe Publications
Small-press makers of the World of Esaene RPG by Brant Guillory (formerly a free system, now published but cheap). In 2002, BaDGe Publications split into two entities: Bayonet Games (World of Esaene RPG and wargames), and Bayonet Books (military field books, day planners, etc.).
B&B Productions
c/o Thilo Bayer, Postfach 12, 74386 Talheim (Germany)
Small-press makers of the German-language Victorian detective RPG Private Eye (1990).
Bard Games
Greenwich, CT (USA)
Former makers of the Atlantean trilogy (the "Arcanum" et al.) and the Talislanta RPG.
Bard's Productions, LLC
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the location-generating supplement "Common Ground". Founded by Jeff Colledge (President and Game Designer) with Bob Greenwald (Webmaster) and Vivian Elam (Web Designer).
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.
Bayonet Games
Small-press makers of the World of Esaene RPG by Brant Guillory. Formed from a split of BaDGe Publications in 2002.
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.
Beyond Belief Games
Small-press makers of Barbarians of Lemuria (2008) and other games. Founded by author Simon Washbourne.
Beyond the Wire Productions
Small-press makers of the post-apocalyptic RPG The Rustbelt (2010). An imprint of author Marshall Burns.
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 Industries
Black Industries is the role playing game imprint of BL publishing. BL Publishing is the publishing wing of the Games Workshop group of companies. It was founded in 2004. It's first release will be a new edition of the Warhammer Fantasy RPG, developed in close conjunction with Green Ronin Publishing.
Black Knight Games
1690 Kestrel Lane, Blue Mounds, WI 53517 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Fantasy Legend RPG and miniatures system (1998).
BlackLight Publishing
Small-press makers of the comedy RPG Soap: The Game of Soap Opera Mayhem.
Blacknet Publishing
German-language RPG company. Makers of the LIQUID free RPG system.
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.
Edinburgh (UK)
Small-press maker of the story game of girlfriends and their petty hatreds, Best Friends (2006). It is the imprint of author Gregor Hutton.
Brendow Verlag
A general fantasy publisher in Germany, makers of the fantasy RPG Narnia - Das Rollenspiel (2008).
Brittannia Game Designs Ltd.
94 Laurel Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 3EZ (UK)
Current makers of Chivalry and Sorcery (4th ed). Founded by Steven Turner in the mid-90's. In October 1998, they acquired the rights to the C&S game itself. They began by publishing supplements, coming out with a rebirth edition in late 2000.
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.
Broken Tower Publications
Melbourne Area (Australia)
Small-press makers of Ascendancy - Rogue Marshall (2012) by Tim Westhaven.
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.
Brutal Games
Publishers of the near future science fiction game, Corporation: The Roleplaying Game (2009). The successor to Core Games.
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.
Burger Games
Löydöstie 1E60, 01600 Vantaa (Finland)
A Finnish company, small-press makers of the post-ecological-catastrophe RPG Taiga (in English), along with Finnish-language RPGs Miekkamies and Praedor. Founded by author Ville Vuorela.
Buried Without Ceremony
Nelson, BC (Canada)
Small-press makers of the RPGs Ribbon Drive (2009) and Gun Thief (2010). An imprint of author Joe McDonald, the successor to his former imprint, Inciteful Entertainment.

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