RPG Company List: P-Q

Former makers of the Chill (1st ed), Timemaster, Star Ace, and Sandman RPGs. The original products are still available from 54°40' Orphyte.
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.
Pegasus Spiele GmbH
Straßheimer Straße 2, 61169 Freidberg (Germany)
A German company, distributor of the Midgard RPG in partnership with Verlag für Fantasy und SF-Spiele. This was founded in 1992 by Karsten Esser and Andreas Finkernagel. founded as a traditional games manufacturer as "Klee-Spiele". In 1989 it took over publication of Midgard for the third and later fourth editions.
Pelgrane Press
Polygon House, 18-20 Bromell's Road, London SW4 0BG (UK)
Makers of the Dying Earth RPG (2001), based on the fantasy novels by Jack Vance. Founded in 1999 by Simon Rogers, Sasha Bilton, and ProFantasy Software (owned by Simon Rogers and Mark Fulford, makers of "Campaign Cartographer" software).
Pendelhaven Games
St. Laurent, Quebec (Canada)
Small-press makers of the RPGs Fate of the Norns (1993) along with "Somnabulist Beta". Pendelhaven was established in 1996 by Andrew Valkauskas for the purpose of software development and computer consulting.
83 Boston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4M 2T8 (Canada)
Makers of the comedy RPGs Murphy's World (1995) and Bob, Lord of Evil (1993).
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".
Phalanx Game Designs
Small-press makers of the StaRPlay RPG system, currently released as PDF through Hyperbooks along with sourcebooks for the "Armageddon" setting. It is the imprint of author Phil McGregor.
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.
Small-press makers of the upcoming "Swords, Hearts, and Flowers: The Art of Shoujo" RPG sourcebook. This is a guide for incorporating Shoujo (young girl) elements into any RPG campaign, by Genevieve R. Cogman and Alex Williams. Releasing in late 2002 in conjunction with Guardians of Order via their "Magnum Opus" imprint.
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").
Pisces All Media
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including the space fantasy sourcebook "Beyond the Farthest Star" and the hero pulp sourcebook "Golden". Owned and operated by author Jonathan Nolan.
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.
Point Blank Games
Sylvestergatan 5, 41132 Göteborg (Sweden)
A Swedish RPG company, small-press makers of the Aggressio RPG. Founded by Kristoffer Simonsson in 1998.
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".
A Polish game company, makers of the Polish-language RPGs Droga Ku Chwale, Frankenstein Faktoria, De Profundis. They also produce under license Polish versions of "Legend of 5 Rings" and "Baron Munchausen", and their own campaign setting for Warhammer "Wladca Zimy" ("Master of Winter"). They also make the card/desk game "Machina" ("Machine") and has two magazines "Magazyn Portal" and "Gwiezdny Pirat" ("Star Pirate").
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.
Postmortem Studios
Small-press makers of the OGL D20 variant, Live System (2004), and the fantasy mecha RPG, Cloak of Steel (2004). Founded by James Desborough (Owner, founder, writer, DTP, web) and Donna Desborough (Supportive wife, art director).
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.
Primal Utterings
Small-press makers of the free "Active Core RPG" engine, and the upcoming "Epoch Restoration" RPG: A heroic anime science fiction campaign universe that unravels a saga of information overload and genetic damnation.
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.
Prince of Darkness Games
Small-press makers of the tarot-based fantasy RPG Swansong (2006) and the boxing RPG Contenders (2006). Founded by author JJ Prince.
Principia Malefex
Small-press British publishers of the psychological horror game Principia Malefex (1997).
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.
Psychis ta Lampyrismata (Ψυχης τα Λαμπυρισματα)
Aetionos 11 Neos Kosmos, 11636 Athens (Greece)
Makers of the Greek-language Old West RPG, Gun Tale (2007). The company title means "Soul Twinkles."
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.
ul. Sieradzka 14/12, 60-163 Poznan (Poland)
Makers of unusual dice for RPGs and other games, with intricate engravings on the faces in a variety of sizes and colors.

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Last modified: Mon Jul 2 09:16:03 2018