Founded in 2000 by co-owner Simon Rogers and Pelgranista Emeritus Sasha Bilton, Pelgrane Press is a UK-based tabletop roleplaying game publishing company which publishes character-focused and story-driven tabletop RPGs. The company’s main office is in London, but the Pelgranista team spans multiple countries. It is co-owned by Simon Rogers and Cat Tobin.
Our groundbreaking GUMSHOE
roleplaying system shifts the focus of investigative play from finding clues (or worse, not finding them) to interpreting clues, solving mysteries, and moving the action forward. Each GUMSHOE game includes the system adapted for that setting. The first GUMSHOE game, The Esoterrorists
, along with its sibling system Fear Itself
, both by GUMSHOE system designer Robin D. Laws, remain two of the most accessible to GMs and players new to the system. Its collaborative mystery-solving play structure is exemplified by the mythos RPG Trail of Cthulhu
, and the high-octane spies-vs-vampires RPG Night’s Black Agents
, both by Kenneth Hite. Kevin Kulp’s game of timeline-preserving time-travelling agents, TimeWatch
, and new swords and sorcery RPG Swords of the Serpentine
with Emily Dresner, take GUMSHOE in a more pulpy, action-packed direction.
, found in Robin D. Laws’ Hillfolk,
facilitates interpersonal relationship building, which promotes affecting dramatic interactions between characters – as do our story game anthologies, #Feminism
, Seven Wonders
, and Honey & Hot Wax
We also publish 13th Age
by Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet, an epic fantasy game using the d20 system familiar to many gamers, which weaves characters’ backgrounds and unique traits into every narrative, resulting in engaging, heroic adventures.
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; if you’d like to know who we are, see the Pelgranista Directory