|Type||Limited Liability Company|
|Founder(s)||Alex Flagg, Patrick Kapera, and Scott Gearin|
|Headquarters||Portland, Oregon, USA|
|Products||Spycraft, Mastercraft, and Mistborn RPGs|
Crafty Games is an American publisher of role-playing games based on espionage and fantasy themes, particularly Spycraft. The company was founded by the creative team behind the Classic Spycraft and Spycraft 2.0 RPGs, shortly after both lines were shut down by then-publisher Alderac Entertainment Group. Since its inception, Crafty Games has published over 50 products in print and PDF format, both through Mongoose Publishing's Flaming Cobra imprint and e-book vendor OneBookShelf. Crafty Games' work on Spycraft 2.0 has won nominations for the Diana Jones Award and 4 ENnie Awards in 2006.
The founders of Crafty Games were affiliated with Alderac Entertainment Group in various capacities. When the Spycraft line was cut in the summer of 2005, they jointly formed Crafty Games.
A ten-year veteran of the hobby gaming industry, Patrick Kapera was the co-creator of the award-winning Spycraft roleplaying game and its many offshoots, including the Stargate SG-1 RPG while working as a staff writer, editor, developer, and brand manager for AEG. Additionally he has worked on many acclaimed games, including Legend of the Five Rings, 7th Sea, Doomtown, When Darkness Comes, and the Battlestar Galactica RPG.
Once an organizer for the Oregon-based gaming convention Dairyland, Alex was recruited as an AEG freelancer to work on Classic Spycraft in 2002 based on the strength of his homebrewed setting Ten Thousand Bullets. Over the subsequent 5 years, he worked on nearly 2 dozen books for a number of publishers, including AEG, Privateer Press, Fantasy Flight Games, Paradigm Concepts, and Mythic Dreams Studios, and was a core designer of the critically acclaimed Spycraft 2.0.
Games and products
Beyond Spycraft, Crafty Games has recently begun to branch into other games, including Mastercraft, a new system developed as part of their Fantasy Craft RPG. On 7 September 2008, the company also announced its first licensed property, based on Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series of novels.
- Crafty Games website. Retrieved 26 June 2009.
- Diana Jones Awards 2006 nominees page. Retrieved 26 June 2009.
- ENnie Awards 2006 nominees page. Retrieved 26 June 2009.
- "Interview: Crafty Games, Publisher of Spycraft 2.0, Fantasycraft and Mistborn Role-Playing Games Part 1". Retrieved 17 July 2009 and "Spycraft product listing on RPG Resource". Retrieved 18 July 2009
- "'Mistborn RPG' on the Way," ICv2 website. Retrieved 09 December 2008.