About us

PP_200Founded 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. 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. The first GUMSHOE game, The Esoterrorists, along with its sibling system Fear Itself, both by Robin D. Laws, remain two of the most accessible to GMs and players new to the system.
We’ve recently adapted the GUMSHOE system for one player, one GM play in the GUMSHOE One-2-One system; this can be seen in the noir mythos Cthulhu Confidential, and the intense spies-vs-vampires thriller Night’s Black Agents: Solo Ops.
Our DramaSystem, found in Robin D. Laws’ Hillfolk, facilitates interpersonal relationship building, which promotes affecting dramatic interactions between characters – as do our story games, #Feminism and Seven Wonders.
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.

Pelgrane Press is also the home of the webzine See Page XX, The Birds comic, and RPG soundtracks by James Semple and fellow composers.

If you’d like more details about us, or you want to contact us rather than read about the company, see Contact Us; if you’d like to know who we are, see the Pelgranista Directory.