Tri Tac Games

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Tri Tac Games
Industry Role-playing game publisher
Headquarters Pontiac, Michigan, USA
Key people Richard Tucholka
Website Official website

Tri Tac Games is a publisher of role-playing games based in Pontiac, Michigan. The company is built primarily on the work of Richard Tucholka, its founder and president.

Company history[edit]

Tri Tac Games was founded in 1978 as "Tacky Tack Games". Tri Tac is one of several small companies that rode the wave of interest in RPGs beginning in the 1970s with TSR's Dungeons & Dragons.

The company's first product was the humorous microgame Geriatric Wars. It was followed by: Fringeworthy, the first interdimensional travel RPG; Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic, a late 20th Century Horror RPG; and FTL:2448, a space RPG. All three were created by Tucholka. The company name was changed to "Tri Tac Games" to reflect what the company saw as the more serious nature of its new products.

Currently the company sells a number of games and books, including a book of cartoons and a cookbook called Damn Strange Recipe Collection.

In 1994 the Tri Tac offices were raided by the FBI, because of alleged similarities between promotional ID badges distributed by Tri Tac personnel and certain official U.S. government ID badges. After the raid, the federal prosecutor assigned to the case elected not to press charges. A year later the FBI visited the Tri Tac booth at Gen Con 95 to see if Tri Tac was distributing similar ID badges. Tri Tac was no longer selling the badges but they did display one of the controversial badges. It was sealed in a frame with a newspaper report about the raid. The FBI determined Tri Tac presented no threat to national security and left without comment.

Current Games[edit]

These are the current games:[1]

Bureau 13
  • Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic
  • Bureau 13 Adventures: Hellsnight, Haunts, The Lost Files, Vols 1 & 2
  • Bureau 13: Black Powder 1859-1889
  • Bureau 13: Scenes for Horror, Industry and Adventure
  • Bureau 13: Special Edition by Pollotta & Tucholka
  • Bureau 13: d20 EDITION
  • Bureau 13: SCREAMS IN THE NIGHT (Outpost/Tritac)
  • Bureau 13: ALIENS AMONG US (Outpost/Tritac
  • Bureau 13: STALKING THE STEEL CITY (Outpost/Tritac
  • Bureau 13: EXTREME
  • Bureau 13: BRASS & STEAM (2012)
Hardwired Hinterland
Fringeworthy
  • Catalogue of Alternative Worlds II
  • Catalogue of Alternative Worlds III
Space RPGs
Microgames
  • Cosmic Wow!
  • Baby Boomer
  • Geriatric Wars
  • Escape from Westerville State
  • Drive By
  • War on High
  • Viral Vegetable Wars
  • The Hunt for Bread in October
Duck Wars
  • Duck Trooper
  • Polywumpus
  • Pterroductyl
Clay squash classics
  • Monster Squash
  • Mec Squash
  • Bug Squash
  • Mutant Squash
  • Japanese Monster Squash
  • Panzer Squash
  • People Squash
Other
  • Beach Bunny Bimbos with Blasters[2]
  • Guests: An Invasion of the Earth Supplement
  • Holes: Wild Miniatures Combat
  • DM's Book of Nasty Tricks & Misfit Magic

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Updated 7/26/12)
  2. ^ Wasahbe Green. "Guests". Tritacgames.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03.