RPG Company List: S

Sabledrake Enterprises
PO Box 30751, Seattle, WA 98113 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), including "Magelore" and "ElfLore" books along with "Naughty & Dice: An Adult Gamer's Guide to Sexual Situations" (2003). This is the imprint of author Christine Morgan.
Sage Lore Productions, Inc.
PO Box 14616, Portland, OR 97214 (USA)
Former small-press makers of Lost Souls, a horror game about ghosts by Joe Williams and Kathleen Williams.
Sanctuary Games
Former makers of the Tales of Gargentihr RPG, currently published by Digital Animations. Ceased trading in 1995.
Sane Studios
Former makers of Vanishing Point (2005), Myriad Universal RPG (2006), and Bogeyman (2010). Founded by owner Ashok Desai with help from Michael Kotschi.
Sanguine Productions, Limited
2692 Madison Road 1-PMB-279, Cincinnati, OH 45208-1320 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Ironclaw (1999) and Jadeclaw (2001) anthropomorphic animal RPGs, by Jason Holmgren.
Scaldcrow Games
North Carolina (USA)
Small-press maker of The Dark Fantasy of Sundrah (2007). Founded by creator, author, and illustrator T. Glenn Bane. This was published through NeDeo Press.
Scapegoat Games
Aurora, IL (USA)
Former small-press makers of the Biblical apocalypse RPG, The End (1996).
Scarab Games, LLC
PO Box 23185, Lexington, KY 40523 (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). Founded by former partners from Mind Ventures Games.
Schroedinger's Cat Press
An imprint of author Greg Stolze, publishing independently through Lulu.com.
Scorpion's Nest Tactical Gaming
PO Box 5211, Johnstown, PA 15904-5211 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Terminus 5 post-apocalyptic RPG, set in the ruins of our world where leftover present-day technology has been salvaged. Founded and written by "Wolf", with editor Laura J. Toki, graphic designer Linda M. Toki, and researcher Robert W. Seidle.
Le Scriptorium
An independent studio in France aiming at developing games in partnership. Makers of the modern-day occult horror RPG Apokryph: le dernier Cantique (2003) by Sofiène Boumaza. There is also a site for the game at apokryph.free.fr. It has a number of members: Sofiène Boumaza (project leader of Apokryph); Elwin Charpentier (writer, author of "Etherne"); Frédéric Mesny (writer); Pascal Broxolle (editor); Jean-Charles Marzin (writer); Nicolas Poitier (System); Jerôme Saulnier (communication); Anael Verdier (Script doctor, author of "Projet Yama"); Cedric Chaillol (writer, author of "Kémi"); and Mikael Cheyrias (writer, author of "AMI").
Scrollworks Press
PO Box 983, San Jacinto, CA 92581 (USA)
Small-press publishers of the RPG zine "Scrollworks". Founded by Christian Walker.
Sean K. Reynolds Games
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). An imprint of former WotC author Sean K. Reynolds.
Second World Simulations
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), in the "Second World" setting -- a mix of the modern-day world and a high fantasy world. Founded by author Steven Palmer Peterson.
Secret Fire Games
New York, NY (USA)
Small-press makers of The Secret Fire (2012). The imprint of screenwriter and RPG author George Strayton, who previously worked at Wizards of the Coast, Goodman Games, and West End Games. He was author of Hercules & Xena: The Roleplaying Game and The D6 System.
Seraphim Guard
Portland, OR (USA)
Small-press makers of HeartQuest: Romantic Anime Role-Playing in the World of Shoujo Manga (2002). Founded by Michael Hopcroft with "Bob" and Laura Block. In 2005 they merged with Domibia Games, with the principles being Tim Huntley, William Andersen, and Michael Hopcroft.
Seventh Moon
671 Strathcona Street, Winnipeg MB, R3G 3E9 (Canada)
Small-press makers of the Havoc live-action RPG by Clint Staples.
ShadowCraft Imaging Group
Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Small-press makers of the FlipQuest collectible card games.
Shadowstar Games
3401 Adams Ave. #A-506, San Diego, CA 92116 (USA)
Small-press makers of Fantasy Imperium (2006) by Mark O'Bannon. Founded in 2006 for the publication of the Fantasy Imperium game.
Shard Studios
Austin, TX (USA)
Small-press makers of the Shard fantasy RPG (2008). Founded by Aaron de Orive (President / Co-Owner) and R. Scott Jones (Vice President / Co-Owner).
Shield Games / Shield Laminating Inc
PO Box 211053, Columbus OH 43221 (USA)
Small-press makers of the Fifth Cycle fantasy RPG (1990), as well supplements for Mechwarrior (personnel files) and general sci-fi ("World Makers" forms).
Shifting Forest Storyworks
Menlo Park (USA)
Small-press makers of "Parlor Larps" -- one-shot larps for 4-8 players. Founded by authors J Li and GD Crowley in 2004.
Shootingiron Design
1813 NE Schuyler St., Portland, OR 97212 (USA)
Former publishers of the 4th edition Talislanta RPG (2000), in cooperation with Stephan Michael Sechi's "Paranormal Productions". Founded by John Harper and Jonathan Elliott, authors of the free sci-fi RPG, Force 9.
Sierra Madre Games
2525 E. Prince, No. 72, Tucson, AZ 85716 (USA)
A wargame / board-game company. Former makers of the Burros and Banditos RPG (?) set on the Mexican border.
Silver Branch Games
Nottingham (UK)
Small-press makers of the superhero RPG, Legends Walk! (2002) and the "Celtesque" fantasy RPG Albion (2005). This is the imprint of author Tim Gray.
Silver Lion Studios
Odessa, TX (USA)
Small-press makers of the superhero RPG Hearts and Souls (2006) and High Valor (2010) This is the imprint of author Tim Kirk.
Simon Carryer Games
Wellington (New Zealand)
Small-press makers of On Mighty Thews (2011). An imprint of author Simon Carryer.
Simulacron I
10706 Ballantine St, Houston, TX 77075 (USA)
Former small-press publishers of the Simulacron I universal RPG by Mark Manning (1982), which may be released as freeware in the near future.
Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI)
New York, NY (USA)
Former makers of the Dragonquest RPG and the short-lived Universe RPG along with "Ares" sci-fi / fantasy magazine, as well as numerous wargames. Founded as a wargames company in 1967 by James Dunnigan, formerly a designer for Avalon Hill, along with art director Redmond A. Simonsen. In 1980, Chris Wagner took over as president at a time when the company was greatly in debt. They negotiated with Avalon Hill, but the deal fell through. They were then taken over by TSR in 1982 and shut down as an independent company.
Sine Nomine Publishing
Small-press makers of the "old school" science fiction RPG, Stars Without Number (2010).
Siroz / Ideojeux S.A.R.L
1, route de Versailles, Villiers-le-Bacle, F-91160 GIF-SUR-YVETTE (France)
A French company, makers of the French-language RPGs Animonde, Athanor, Berlin XVIII, Bitume, Bloodlust, Heavy Metal, In Nomine, Night Prowler, Scales, Stella Inquisitorus, Universom, Whog Shrog, and Zone. Contact through Stéphane Bura bura@laforia.ibp.fr.
Sixteen Coal Black Horses
Mountain View, CA (USA)
Small-press makers of the Battleaxe RPG (2004). Founded by authors K. Douglas Woolsey and Donald Olson.
Skeleton Key Games
Albion, WA (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"), along with "Adventure Tiles" -- magnetic terrain tiles for use with any role playing game. An imprint of artist and designer Edward Bourelle.
Skirmisher Publishing LLC
Alexandria, VA (USA)
Small-press makers of supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") including "Experts", "Warriors", and "Tests of Skill" and the OGL game "Nuisances". Also publishers of the 3rd edition of Cthulhu Live along with historic reprints of H.G. Wells' "Little Wars" and "Floor Games", and the collectible card game "PowerLunch". Founded in 2001 as an unofficial label for products, it was not officially incorporated as a company until 2005. Founded by author Michael Varhola, and co-owned by Robert McLaughlin and Geoffrey Weber.
Skortched Urf Studios
Small-press makers of electronically-published supplements for D20 Modern and 3rd edition D&D.
Skycastle Games
620 Walkham Pl., Santa Rosa CA 95407 (USA)
A small-press company, former makers of Desperados by David Schachter.
Skyrealms Publishing, Inc.
A small-press company, former makers of Skyrealms of Jorune.
Skytrex Ltd
Unit 3, Canal Bank, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 OHF (UK)
A small UK-based models, miniatures, and wargames company. (??) Former makers of the Bifrost RPG.
Smart Play Games
Small-press makers of Happy Birthday Robot (2010) and Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple (2011). The imprint of author Daniel Solis.
Solipsist Roleplaying Games
Edinburgh (UK)
Small-press Scottish creators of Solipsist (2008), published in cooperation with Box Ninja. The imprint of author David Donachie.
Ediciones Sombra
Apartado de Correos 108. 46940 Manises, Valencia (Spain)
Makers of the Spanish-language science-fiction RPG Exo, the world-war-II RPG Comandos de Guerra, and the prehistoric RPG Pangea.
Sorcerer's Guild, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy-genre RPG, Darkus Thel. Development of the game began in 1979 by authors Donald C. Moehlenkamp, Kurt Moehlenkamp and James August Mohow, along with their coauthors, Robert Bausser and Brian Coyle. In 2009, development a third edition was announced by Bluewater Miniatures of Heltonville, IN.
Southerwood Publishing
Small-press makers of Dragons at Dawn (2010).
Sovereign Press, Inc.
431 Broad St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy-genre Sovereign Stone RPG, based on the fantasy world designed by Larry Elmore, published through Corsair Publishing. Founded by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin.
Soyuz Arts
Small-press makers of the science fiction RPG, Venus 2141 (2009). Founded by author Tony Pace and artist and designer Nathan Leeson.
Spartacus Publishing LLC
3096 Grace Ellen Drive, Columbia, MO 65202(USA)
Small-press publishers of Inferno. Formerly known as Death's Edge Games and also Black Cross Entertainment.
Spartacus Forlag
Oslo (Norway)
Small-press book publishers, and publishers of the Norwegian-language fantasy RPG Draug, by Matthijs Holter (2004).
Spartans Unleashed
Small-press makers of the Crimson Empire RPG, renamed the Cursed Empire RPG. Founded by author Chris Loizou.
Spectre Press
Arlington, TX (USA)
Small-press publishers of the pulp action RPG Two-Fisted Tales by Matt Stevens, along with generic RPG supplements including the "Realm of Arkular" setting along with the "Digital Dungeon" line. Owned and operated by Matt Drake (graphic designer and art director) with Eric Petracca (lead editor), Jeremy McHugh (staff artist), and Tiara Lynn Banovez (designer and webmistress).
Spectrum Game Studios
Parsons, KS (USA)
Small-press makers of the Cartoon Action Hour RPG (2002) by Cynthia Celeste Miller, and makers of the Midway City RPG (2005) by Eddy Webb in collaboration with Z-Man Games. Founded in 1998 by Cynthia Celeste Miller and Sabrina "Skitch" Belle.
SSDC, Inc.
PO Box 892, Amherst, NY 14226 (USA)
Current makers of the high-violence RPGs including the space-opera Battlelords of the 23rd Century and post-holocaust science fantasy Blood Dawn.
StarChilde Publications
Former small-press makers of the Justifiers and Guardians RPGs. Writers included future "Battletech" author Blaine Pardoe and others.
Stargazer Games
Small-press makers of Warrior, Rogue & Mage and other games. An imprint of author Michael Wolf.
Steamlogic Editions
2200 Hochelega, #301 Montreal,QC H2K 4N8 (Canada)
Makers of the industrial fantasy RPG, Mechanical Dream. Founded by authors Benjamin Paquette and Francis Larose.
Steampower Publishing
Small-press makers of Dead of Night. Founded by author Andrew Kenrick and Ruth Kirby in 2002. They originally publishing supplements in collaboration with another small-press company, Deep 7.
Stellar Games, Inc.
PO Box 156, Swanton, OH 43558 (USA)
An Ohio-based RPG company, makers of the modern-day-monster RPG Nightlife, the parody RPG It Came from the Late, Late Late Show, and Expendables.
Steve Jackson Games
PO Box 18957, Austin, TX (USA)
Makers of the universal RPG, GURPS and its endless series of sourcebooks, along with the In Nomine and Toon RPGs along with various board and card games. Founded by designer Steve Jackson in 1980, when he bought "The Space Gamer" magazine from Metagaming and started his own company.
Stone Baby Games
Greenfield, MA (USA)
Small-press makers of the slavery narrative RPG, Steal Away Jordan (2007). The imprint of author Julia B. Ellingboe.
Stormworld Games
Former small-press makers of the Cutthroat Roleplaying RPG. Development started in 1988. In 1997 an abridged electronic version was published in limited partnership with Hypercult Publishing, followed by two print/electonic editions. Founded by Nathan Kaylor (Creative Director) with Jason Walton (Asst Art Directory), Mike Singleton (Game Designer), and Eric Goldberg (Editor/Game Designer).
Story by the Throat! Press
Small-press makers of The Dreaming Crucible: A Storytelling Game. An imprint of author Joel P. Shempert.
Studio 2 Publishing, Inc.
1828 Midpark Rd. Suite I, Knoxville, TN 37921 (USA)
A publishing house for many other game companies, including Bad Axe Games, Bastion Press, Bill Cobb Productions, Edge of Midnight Press, Exile Game Studio, FanPro, GhazPORK Industrial, Great White Games, Guildhouse Games, Heresy Gaming, Human Head Studios, Living Imagination, Mudpuppy Games, Paradigm Concepts, Reality Blurs Game Design Studio, Red Spire Press, Spartacus Publishing, Technomancer Press, and Visionary Entertainment.
Studio Cranium
P.O. Box 894, Lewiston, ID 83501 (USA)
Small-press makers of the anime RPG, Tinker's Damn, by Andrew LaRoy. Founded by the author circa 1993 to work on the game. Other staff: Becky Driver, Luke Baldwin, and Richard Bolon.
Small-press makers of Mist-Robed Gate (2008). An imprint of author Shreyas Sampat.
Sunset Games
A Japanese RPG company, makers of the humorous Maid RPG (2004), the Japanese translation of HârnWorld, and others.
Sutton Hoo Games
PO Box 1507, Buford, GA 30518-1507 (USA)
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG Hahlmabrea (1991) by Daniel A. Fox.
Suzaku Games
A large Japanese game company, makers of the Shin En (or "Shin Megami Tensei 2") TRPG, and translated versions of the White Wolf games Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and Mage: The Ascension.
Svenil Games
c/o Daniel Lenneér, Kvarnv. pl 215, 540 17 Lerdala (Sweden)
A Swedish company, small-press makers of the humorous modern-day RPG Svenil Rollspelet (2000).
Sword & Sorcery Studio
An affiliation of design studios producing fantasy roleplaying supplements for 3rd edition D&D (aka "D20"). The studios include: Sword & Sorcery Studio (Scarred Lands), Necromancer Games, Arthaus (Ravenloft), Fiery Dragon Productions, EverQuest RPG, and Malhavoc Press.
Synister Creative Systems
800 Bloomfield Ave., Nutley, NJ 07110 (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming Underworld RPG, by Gareth-Michael Skarka.

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