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List of Role-playing Game Companies

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List of the top role-playing game companies in the world, listed by their prominence with corporate logos when available. This list of major role-playing game companies includes the largest and most profitable role-playing game businesses, corporations, agencies, vendors and firms in the world. If you are wondering what the biggest role-playing game companies are, then this list has you covered. This list includes the most famous role-playing game companies in the industry, so if you're thinking of working in the role-playing game industry you might want to look to these companies for jobs. This list includes names of both small and big role-playing game businesses.

Examples of companies on this list: Paizo Publishing, Wizards of the Coast and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the biggest role-playing game companies in the world?" and "What are the most successful role-playing game companies?"
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    Alderac Entertainment Group, or AEG, is a publisher of role-playing game, board game, and collectible card game products. AEG was formed by Jolly Blackburn in 1993 and is based in the city of  ...more
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    Publishing, Role-playing game
    Arc Dream Publishing is a small role-playing game publishing company founded in 2002 by Pagan Publishing veteran Dennis Detwiller and editor Shane Ivey after the release of their first roleplaying  ...more
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    Publishing, Role-playing game
    Blacksburg Tactical Research Center, Inc., or BTRC is an American game publishing company most famous for publishing the TimeLords and EABA role-playing games.  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Chaosium is one of the longer lived publishers of role-playing games still in existence. Founded by Greg Stafford, its first game was a wargame, White Bear and Red Moon, which was later reworked to  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Eos Press is an American game publisher named for the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn. It was established in 2001 in Seattle, Washington, as "Hawthorn Hobgoblynn Press". Eos has operations in  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Evil Hat Productions is a company that produces role-playing games. Chief among them is the free indie RPG, Fate, which has won numerous awards. In 2005, the company began producing a series of  ...more
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    Publishing, Role-playing game
    Fantasy Productions Medienvertriebsgesellschaft GmbH is a German publishing company based in Erkrath.  ...more
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    Video game, Role-playing game
    FASA Corporation was an American publisher of role-playing games, wargames and board games between 1980 and 2001, after which they closed publishing operations for several years, becoming an IP  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Flying Buffalo Incorporated is a Scottsdale, Arizona game company that publishes role playing games, card games, gaming materials, and runs Play-by-mail games.  ...more
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    Publishing, Role-playing game
    FSpace Publications is a role-playing game publisher founded in 1991 under a different trading name until it rebranded in 1994. It is an active publisher of science fiction roleplaying products.  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Game Designers' Workshop was a wargame and role-playing game publisher from 1973 to 1996. Many of their games are now carried by other publishers.  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Goodman Games is an American game publisher, best known for the Dungeon Crawl Classics series of adventure modules, the Dragonmech and the award-winning Etherscope role-playing games. The company  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Grenadier Models Inc. of Springfield, Pennsylvania produced lead miniature figures for wargames and role-playing games with fantasy, science fiction and heroic themes between 1975 and 1996. Grenadier  ...more
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    Publishing, Role-playing game
    Guardians of Order was a Canadian company founded in 1996 by Mark C. MacKinnon in Guelph, Ontario. The company's business output consisted of role-playing games. Their first game is the anime  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Indie Press Revolution is a sales network that acts as a fulfillment house for publishers of indie role-playing games. It was founded in 2004 by Ed Cha of Open World Press and Brennan Taylor of  ...more
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    Role-playing game, Electronic publishing
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    Role-playing game, Arts
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    Publishing, Role-playing game
    Nightfall Games is a United Kingdom based role-playing game publishing company notable for publishing SLA Industries.  ...more
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    Role-playing game, Board game
    Paizo Publishing is an American publishing company in Redmond, Washington that specializes in game aids and adventures for "the world's oldest fantasy roleplaying game" and its flagship spin-off game  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Precis Intermedia publishes downloadable PDF-based and traditional printed role-playing games. They also publish downloadable paper gaming miniatures called Disposable Heroes, and other various  ...more
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    Role-playing game, Board game
    Q-workshop is a Polish company located in Poznań that specializes in design and production of polyhedral dice and dice accessories for use in various games. They also run an online retail store and  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Rackham was a French miniature and role-playing games production company founded in 1997 by Jean Bey, CEO and Creative Director. At its peak, Rackham had over 70 employees, including designers,  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Ral Partha Enterprises, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio produced miniature figures in 25 mm, 30 mm, 15 mm, and 54 mm scale from 1975 to 2001. Their products were manufactured by spin-casting and depicted  ...more
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    Publishing, Role-playing game
    Sanguine Productions Ltd. is a role-playing game production house founded in 1997. Their games include Ironclaw, Jadeclaw, Albedo: Platinum Catalyst, Usagi Yojimbo Role-Playing Game, and Noggle  ...more
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    Role-playing game
    Troll Lord Games is an American publisher of role-playing games, The Crusader magazine and other board/dice/card games. They are best known for the Castles & Crusades role-playing game consisting of  ...more