RPGaDay 2015 – Day 10: Favourite RPG Publisher
Short Answer: Triple Ace Games.
Long Answer: This was a really tough question. There are a lot of great RPG publishers out there, but when it comes to regular quality releases it’s hard to go past Triple Ace Games (TAG). Sure, there are a few big companies who live up to this standard, but TAG aren’t what you’d call big. Every month, Paul and Robin, and their half-dozen helpers, manage to put out releases people want to buy.
Not all releases have captured my interest. Hellfrost looks great, but the Savage Worlds system is something I’ve never gotten into. When it comes to high adventure games, I prefer the Ubiquity system. Fortunately, TAG publish two games using that system: All For One and Leagues of Adventure.
All For One (full title All For One: Regime Diabolique) pits the King’s Musketeers against the forces of the supernatural. Players can wield the powers of alchemy and magic, as well as a sword and pistol to defeat their foes. If you like the works of Alexandre Dumas, this is a great place to start. Strip out the ‘weirdness’ and you’re left with a game that’s still solid.
Leagues of Adventure blends Victorian sensibilities with steampunk-inspired adventure. Players hail from one of the many Leagues or Clubs that existed during the Victorian age, travelling the world in search of lost civilisations, ancient treasure, and the next exotic delicacy. Leagues has also spawned a card game, Rocket Race, where players compete to build the best space-faring rocket and beat their opponents to the Moon.
Due to the success of a recent Kickstarter campaign, there is an RPG expansion for Leagues on the way called Leagues of Gothic Horror. If you’re a fan of Penny Dreadful, this is the game for you.