Alderac Entertainment Group
|Type||Privately held company|
Alderac Entertainment Group, or AEG, is a publisher of role-playing game, board game, and collectible card game products. AEG was formed by Jolly Blackburn in 1993 and is based in the city of Ontario, California. Prior to getting into their current markets, AEG was involved in hobby gaming magazines, with their first product the magazine Shadis (winner of the 1994, 1995, and 1996 Origins Awards for Best Professional Gaming Magazine).
Including the three for Shadis mentioned above, AEG products have garnered eight Origins Awards (see the individual articles noted below for more details).
AEG's house system is the 'roll and keep' mechanic, but possibly their greatest contribution to role-playing systems is the concept of 'Action Dice' – these are additional dice awarded to a player for ideas, good role-playing or just amusing the GM; which may be rolled (and thus expended) to improve the player's chance of success when making any die roll.— Megan Robertson
In 2009, AEG entered the board games market with 10 new board game releases. Notable successes include Thunderstone and Smash Up.
Collectible card games
- 7th Sea Collectible Card Game (Multiple Origins Award winner)
- City of Heroes Collectible Card Game
- Doomtown Collectible Card Game (Multiple Origins Award winner)
- Initial D
- Legend of the Five Rings Collectible Card Game (Multiple Origins Award Winner)
- Legend of the Burning Sands
- Romance of the Nine Empires
- Spycraft Collectible Card Game
- Warlord: Saga of the Storm
- Tiny Towns
- The Adventurers
- Infinite City
- Tomb: Cryptmaster
- Abandon Ship
- Monkey Lab
- Isle of Doctor Necreaux
- Rush N' Crush
- Smash Up series
- Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
- Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set
- Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
- Smash Up: Monster Smash
- Smash Up: Pretty Pretty Smash Up
- Smash Up: Munchkin (standalone expansion)
- Smash Up: It's Your Fault
- Smash Up: Cease and Desist
- Smash Up: What Were We Thinking?
- Smash Up: Big in Japan
- Smash Up: That 70's Expansion
- Smash Up: Oops You Did It Again
- Smash Up: Big Geeky Box (accessory/expansion)
- Smash Up: World Tour: International Incident
- Smash Up: World Tour: Culture Shock
- Smash Up: Marvel (standalone expansion)
- Smash Up: Goblins
- Myth: Pantheons
- Pressure Matrix
- The Tempest Series of Games
- Love Letter
- War Chest
- War Chest: Nobility
- War Chest: Siege
- Cat Lady
Deck-building card games
- Mystic Vale
- Valley of the Kings
- Valley of the Kings - Afterlife
- Dead Reckoning
- Trains (also a board game, Origins Award winner)
- many d20 System Sourcebooks such as
- Brave New World
- Farscape Roleplaying Game
- Legend of the Five Rings Role-Playing Game (Origins Award winner)
- Shadowforce Archer
- Stargate SG-1
- Swashbuckling Adventures (previously 7th Sea which won an Origins Award)
- Ultimate Toolbox
- Warlords of the Accordlands
- World's Largest Dungeon
- World's Largest City
- Clan War (Legend of the Five Rings Miniature Combat)
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- "Origins Award Winners (1995)". Archived from the original on 2008-01-02.
- "Origins Award Winners (1996)". Archived from the original on 2007-12-21.
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- Newquist, Ken. "Stargate SG-1 Roleplaying Game (Review)". SciFi.com. Archived from the original on 2007-08-27. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
- Kohler, Alan. "Review of Swashbuckling Adventures". Psion. Archived from the original on 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
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