Imperium Games

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Imperium Games
Founded1996 (1996)
FounderMarc Miller
Defunct1998 (1998)
ProductsMarc Miller's Traveller

Imperium Games was an American game company that produced role-playing games and game supplements.

History[edit]

Marc W. Miller partnered with Sweetpea Entertainment to license his science-fiction property Traveller in exchange for funding to get Imperium Games running in February 1996, as a new publisher solely dedicated to Traveller material, beginning with a new, fourth edition of the game titled Marc Miller's Traveller, commonly abbreviated T4. Sweetpea advanced Imperium Games seed money to launch in exchange for equity and media rights.[1]: 330 

Lester W. Smith and Timothy Brown, former employees of original Traveller publisher Game Designers' Workshop (GDW), came to work for Imperium Games.[1]: 63  Don Perrin also designed role playing products for Traveller.[2] Larry Elmore created most of the black-and-white artwork for Marc Miller's Traveller.[1]: 332  Chris Foss created much of the color concept art for the new edition of Traveller, produced 12 pages of artwork for the edition's first supplement, Starships, and illustrated a number of covers for the line.[1]: 332 [1]: 333 

When Sweetpea Entertainment bought out the stock of the many creators who had worked on T4 and took over some of the day-to-day operations of the company, Timothy Brown took the helm of Imperium Games under Sweetpea's guidance, and was now the only official staff for Imperium, with others acting as freelancers.[1]: 332 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Appelcline, Shannon (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
  2. ^ "Don Perrin". Archived from the original on Feb 24, 2009.