RPG Company List: W
- Wisconsin (USA)
The imprint of designer Jim Ward, publishers of his design,
(1976), the first science fiction role-playing game.
- 67 Eglinton St, Portrush, N. Ireland, BT56 8DZ (UK)
A small-press Irish company founded in 1994. Makers of the
universal modern RPG
STOCS Lite (with supplementary worldbooks) and
the cinematic action RPG
- 240 Spicewood Lane, Henderson NC 28739-1343 (USA)
Small-press makers of the
Webs Basic Gaming System RPG (by Keith Bailey) and supplements.
West End Games
- PO Box 657, Sadsburyville, PA 19369 (USA)
Former makers of the
Star Wars RPG (D6 system), along with
Hercules and Xena,
Shatterzone, and the
Masterbook system (including numerous worldbooks). Founded
around 1983 or so. In 1999, they underwent bankruptcy, after
losing the "Star Wars" license. They then merged with
"Yeti", a French graphics design house working in books,
cartoons, and multimedia. Yeti produced a number of
choose-your-own-ending books and expanded its games production.
The combined company is called "D6Legend, Inc." and is a part
of Humanoids Publishing. "West End Games" remains a brand name
for the new company. They have since released the
DC Universe RPG and the
Metabarons RPG (based on a French sci-fi comic book).
When Worlds Collide, Ltd
Small-press makers of the multiversal RPG of the same name,
When Worlds Collide (2010).
Founded by author John Fountain and editor Alistair Dandy.
Whit Productions / Publications
- Lake Geneva, WI (USA)
Former small-press makers of
World Wrestling Federation RPG. Founded by Ken Whitman in
1988, then re-started a few years later. It closed down in 1993.
Ken Whitman went on to
Archangel Games and then to
Dynasty Presentations, Inc..
White Mice Worldbuilding
- PO Box 363, Kingston, TAS 7050 (Australia)
Small-press makers of the cyberpunk RPG,
Nylon Angel (2006).
Founded by Cary Lenehan and Marjorie Lenehan.
White Silver Publishing, Inc.
- Mississippi (USA)
Small-press publishers of the medieval fantasy RPG
The Chronicles of Ramlar (2006) by Tony Lee.
Founded by President John Prescott, CEO Wayne Sykes, and CFO Rajiv Patel
for publishing the Sovereign Stone campaign setting for
3rd edition D&D (aka "D20") along with other supplements.
White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
- 1554 Litton Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 (USA)
Makers of the World of Darkness line of "Storyteller" RPGs:
Vampire: The Masquerade (1991),
Werewolf: The Apocalypse,
Mage: The Ascension,
Changeling: The Dreaming, and
Wraith: The Oblivion (along with their historical
variant games) as well as the sci-fi superhero games
Aberrant, and the oriental fantasy RPG
Exalted. The company was founded as an independent gaming
fanzine originally called "Arcanum" that appeared in 1986. The
magazine was shortly renamed "White Wolf". Later they published
"Vampire: The Masquerade" which kicked off a highly successful
line of RPGs. The magazine continued publication for a time, and
was retitled "Inphobia" briefly before folding in 1995 or so.
The company includes several subsidiaries, including the
Sword & Sorcery brand which publishes 3rd edition
D&D (aka "D20") supplements, and the ArtHaus brand which
publishes one-off game lines.
Whole Sum Entertainment
Small-press makers of the Victorian fantasy RPG
Century's Edge .
Founded by president Louis Hoefer with help from writer/illustrator
Scott Harshbarger and illustrators Christopher Tupa and Evlyn Monroe.
- Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Small-press maker of the fantasy RPG
An imprint of author John Wick created in 2000 for the publication
Wicked Dead Brewing Company
A small-press RPG "micro-publisher" founded in 2004 by designers
John Wick and Jared A. Sorensen. Their games include
InSpectres by Jared Sorensen;
Enemy Gods and
Cat by John Wick; and
Run Robot Red! by Annie Rush.
Wicked North Games, L.L.C.
Small press makers of games using the OpenD6 initiative, including
settings such as Azamar, Clandestine, Descension, and Westward.
Founded by J. Elliot Streeter and Brett M. Pisinski. Others include
Nikki O'Shea (Lead Technical Artist and Designer),
Paige McKee (Lead Layout Artist and Designer),
Ray Biondi (Games Testing Lead and QA/QC Consultant),
and Jared Tuveson (Lead Artifact Artist and Designer).
Small-press creators of
Cthulhutech (2008) by Matthew Grau.
Founded by Matthew Grau (author), Fraser McKay (business/writing),
Mike Vaillancourt (concept illustrator and graphic designer).
Wild Hunt Studio
Small-press makers of the fantasy RPG
Orx: Nasty, Brutish, and Short (2005).
The imprint of author Ravenscrye Grey Daegmorgan.
Wild Muse Games
- Idaho (USA)
Small-press makers of the upcoming (?) RPG
"The Million Worlds: Chronicles of The Eternal Cycle".
Founded by author Robert A. Mosley.
- Pomfret, CT (USA)
Small-press makers of the universal fantasy RPG,
Wildside Gaming System (2005).
Founded by author Leigh Ronald Grossman as an offshoot of his
small press, Swordsmith Productions.
A small press company, former makers of the
Melanda, Land of Mystery
RPG, by Lee McCormick and John Corradin (1981). They
also published several adventures compatible with AD&D in
- 704 Thompsons Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 (USA)
Small-press makers of the humorous prehistoric
Og: The Role-Playing Game, the upcoming comedy game
Soap: The Game of Soap Opera Mayhem!,
and various board/card games. Also publishes the parody RPG
Stuperpowers in cooperation with
Evil Twin Comics.
Founded by Aldo Ghiozzi in 1993 as a mail order company, then
expanded into various games.
- PO Box 1373, Westerville, OH 43086-1373 (USA)
A small printing house primarily devoted to novels, publishers of
the religious horror RPG,
Creation's End by Michael Holder (2005).
Headed by Kevin Grover (President and Managing Editor) and
Paula Mangino (Senior Editor).
The Wise Tree
- c/o Foob, Tiensesteenweg 44 bus 2, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium)
Publishers of the Dutch-language fantasy RPGs
Schimmen & Schaduwen and
Monsters & Magiërs.
Wise Turtle Publishing
Small-press makers of a universal system, the
Open Versatile Anime RPG (2005) by Clay Gardner.
- 900 Murmansk St, Suite 7, Oakland, CA 94607 (USA)
A store which does shipping and sales for many small game companies.
Wizards of the Coast
- PO Box 707, Renton, WA 98057 (USA)
Star Wars RPG (D20 system),
Alternity, and the
Marvel Superheroes Adventure Game,
along with the
Former makers of the
Everway diceless RPG.
Founded in 1990 by Peter Adkinson.
In 1996 they dropped their role-playing lines (notably
which was later picked up by
In 1997, they acquired TSR, Inc. and the AD&D line.
In September 1999, WotC was acquired by Hasbro, who had
In summer 2000, they acquired
Last Unicorn Games.
In December 2000, founder Peter Adkinson quit around the time
when a large set of layoffs were done.
Wiz Kids, LLC
- 15821 NE 8th Street, Suite 100 Bellevue, WA 98008 (USA)
Makers of the collectible miniatures game, "Mage Knight -
Rebellion". Founded by FASA
founder Jordan Weisman.
- 455 S.W.B 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166 (USA)
Small-press publishers of the
World of Synnibarr fantasy RPG. A comic and game store
Word Mill Publishing
- 5005 LaMart Dr #204, Riverside, CA 92507 (USA)
Small-press publishers of the
Mythic Role Playing book, which can be used as either a
standalone RPG or supplement for GM-less play using another RPG
John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Mon Jul 2 09:16:03 2018