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== Judges Guild (Game Publisher) Synopsis ==
 
'''Judges Guild''' were former makers of many adventures for use with AD&D, Traveller, and other systems.  
 
'''Judges Guild''' were former makers of many adventures for use with AD&D, Traveller, and other systems.  
  
The company was started as a fan organization by [[Robert Bledsaw]] and [[Bill Owen]] in 1975. Their first product was maps for the City-State. The company was incorporated 1976, and gained a license to publish AD&D supplements. In 1978 the obtained the license to publish Traveller materials as well.
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* The company was started as a fan organization by [[Robert Bledsaw]] and [[Bill Owen]] in 1975.  
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* Their first product was maps for the City-State.  
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* The company was incorporated 1976, and gained a license to publish AD&D supplements.  
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* In 1978 the obtained the license to publish Traveller materials as well.
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* At their peak, Judges Guild had more than 250 products in print, including books for Tunnels and Trolls, Runequest, DragonQuest, and other systems.
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* In the early 1980s, a shakeup of RPG publishers and resellers forced Judges Guild to close its doors.
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* In 1999 it restarted on a small scale selling reprints via the web.
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* Beginning in 2003, they teamed up with [[Necromancer Games]] to update their AD&D material to the new D20 system and publish it.
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* In 2000, Bob sold the rights to all the Judges Guild SciFi material, including the Traveller modules, to [[Hunter Gordon]] of [[QuikLink Interactive]].  
  
At their peak, Judges Guild had more than 250 products in print, including books for Tunnels and Trolls, Runequest, DragonQuest, and other systems.  
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== Judges Guild (Game Publisher) External Links ==
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* Home Page: [http://www.judgesguild.com/ Home Page]
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* Home Page: [http://www.judgesguild.net/index.shtml Home Page]
  
In the early 1980s, a shakeup of RPG publishers and resellers forced Judges Guild to close its doors.
 
 
In 1999 it restarted on a small scale selling reprints via the web. Beginning in 2003, they teamed up with Necromancer Games to update their AD&D material to the new D20 system and publish it.
 
 
In 2000, Bob sold the rights to all the Judges Guild SciFi material, including the Traveller modules, to [[Hunter Gordon]] of [[QuikLink Interactive]].
 
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://www.judgesguild.com/ Home Page]
 
*[http://www.judgesguild.net/index.shtml Home Page]
 
 
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Revision as of 12:35, 18 January 2015

Judges Guild (Game Publisher) Synopsis

Judges Guild were former makers of many adventures for use with AD&D, Traveller, and other systems.

  • The company was started as a fan organization by Robert Bledsaw and Bill Owen in 1975.
  • Their first product was maps for the City-State.
  • The company was incorporated 1976, and gained a license to publish AD&D supplements.
  • In 1978 the obtained the license to publish Traveller materials as well.
  • At their peak, Judges Guild had more than 250 products in print, including books for Tunnels and Trolls, Runequest, DragonQuest, and other systems.
  • In the early 1980s, a shakeup of RPG publishers and resellers forced Judges Guild to close its doors.
  • In 1999 it restarted on a small scale selling reprints via the web.
  • Beginning in 2003, they teamed up with Necromancer Games to update their AD&D material to the new D20 system and publish it.
  • In 2000, Bob sold the rights to all the Judges Guild SciFi material, including the Traveller modules, to Hunter Gordon of QuikLink Interactive.

Judges Guild (Game Publisher) External Links