Based in Swindon, UK, Mongoose Publishing was founded in 2001 and within 6 months became the UK’s largest publisher of roleplaying games. Initially concentrating on d20 based products, Mongoose Publishing's first book was the Slayers Guide to Hobgoblins, part of the Slayers Guide series of books. Subsequent product lines followed in rapid succession with the release of the Encyclopaedia Arcane, Travellers Tales, Quintessential and Cities of Fantasy series of books.
Mongoose has earned a reputation for producing quality licensed products to sit alongside their generic fantasy ranges and their first licensed book, the Judge Dredd roleplaying game, proved to be an instant hit. Further licensed products followed with roleplaying games based on Slaine, Babylon 5, Conan, Lone Wolf, Macho Women with Guns, Paranoia and Runequest. Mongoose's newest licenced roleplaying game, Traveller, brings back the classic science fiction roleplaying game.
In 2004 Mongoose Publishing launched it's first miniatures game, Mighty Armies, and this was quickly followed by the Origins award-winning Babylon 5 spaceship combat game, A Call to Arms. Mongoose’s first foray into plastic miniature games came in late 2004 with the innovative Gangs of Mega City One, a skirmish game based on the world of Judge Dredd. In the spring of 2005 Mongoose Publishing released the Starship Troopers miniatures game, a mass battle game in 28mm scale pitting humanity against a host of enemies in a battle for the species. Supported with a range of metal and plastic miniature releases, a year after its launch Starship Troopers had already won the Origins 'Best New Game' award and was supported by over 50 different releases. Our current miniatures games include Judge Dredd and A Call to Arms: Star Fleet.
Mongoose Publishing's miniatures games and roleplaying games continue to provide gamers with fantastic worlds in which to immerse themselves, and the company has become a recognised force in the world of hobby games.
Rouen is one of the great cities of medieval France. Situated on the banks of the River Seine – a vital trade route for both European and Scandinavian countries – it is the capital of Normandy. Its population comprises some 25,000 souls, making it one of the largest cities in north-western Europe; and on market days this number swells dramatically. For visitors unaccustomed to the noise,... [click here for more]
The tale of the Heresiarch begins in the Holy Land. The Knights of the Temple uncovered a cache of occult scrolls and magical paraphernalia in the lands near Bethlehem, including a strange sealed jar. They took their finds back to Europe, to the Chateau du Paynes, in order to study them and unlock their secrets. The chief of these researchers was a scholarly knight named Jerome, who broke the cipher... [click here for more]
This adventure follows on from The Heresiarch of Troyes. The spirit, still in the body of the leper Jacques Taillebois, escaped from the Chateau du Paynes via the secret tunnel. Instead of returning to Troyes, the Joyous One set off for the coast.
The Joyous One needs Magic Points to survive. In Troyes, it was able to feed off its cult. It created the new Heresiarch to provide it with a constant... [click here for more]
Legend holds that Solomon, son of David and king of the Jews, had in his possession a magical ring that gave him power over demons and spirits. He imprisoned these spirits and sealed them away forever, so they would trouble humanity no more – and every word of this legend is true.
King Solomon was indeed a mighty sorcerer and he mastered a spell of binding that could contain even the most powerful... [click here for more]
The world below is a vast and complex place. Buried beneath layers of dangerous tunnels, caverns and labyrinths the likes of which the common folk have never seen, are cities of the dark elves layered with intrigue and danger. One such city is that of Sheoloth, also known as the Sprawling City, and the central power base of these dangerous and malign elves. However, what really drives the city and... [click here for more]
Brother Hoffman is far and away the most talented inventor to have passed through the ranks of The Order. As a Prior Artifex, he was without equal. His devices have aided countless hieromonks to overcome supernatural foes that would otherwise have bested them.
News, therefore, of a lost device – of a machine Hoffman was working on when his mind failed him – is of the utmost importance.... [click here for more]
The fourth Supplementary Rulebook, the Ultimate Games Designer's Companion has landed on my desk, and a real heavyweight it is too! This tome has been designed to be a reference and encyclopaedia of rules for the d20 System, allowing gamers to put together unique scenarios, campaigns, and even full blown RPGs together quickly and easily, utilising the plug and play nature of the d20 System to the full.... [click here for more]
Though the Order’s strength is greatest in northern Europe, its power and influence stretch far beyond the walls of the Mont St. Michel and the borders of France. Across the Holy Roman Empire and the kingdoms of the Mediterranean it maintains priories from which its members may pursue their struggle against the enemies of Christendom. Beyond these, in storied Egypt and mysterious Cyprus, lone... [click here for more]
Most creatures that come to the attention of the Order are lone predators or members of a small pack or cult. They may be dangerous adversaries – red in tooth and claw, or wielding foul sorceries – but they tend to be isolated threats. They lack the co-ordination and resources guardian priests can bring to bear. Such enemies are dealt with swiftly and without mercy.
In recent years, however,... [click here for more]
Character concepts are not simply about adding to a character's abilities. In many respects they are the character; or at least the germ of that character. Even the Man With No Name, a mysterious drifter who saves whole towns from evil, has a nugget of character that statistics and skills cannot quite capture. He is not just another renegade who can fight - as soon as he walks into play, everyone... [click here for more]