Judges Guild

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Judges Guild (Publisher) Synopsis

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

Judges Guild (Publisher) Description

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.

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Judges Guild (Publications) Ludography (Games)


Judges Guild (Publications) Book Image List (Books)

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