is a prolific British
manufacturer of role-playing games
, and card games
, actively publishing material since 2001. Its licenses include products based on the popular science fiction
, Judge Dredd
, and Paranoia
, as well as fantasy titles Conan the Barbarian
Mongoose Publishing grew out of the d20 System
boom sparked by Dungeons & Dragons
Third Edition, quickly achieving popularity and notoriety in equal measure by virtue of the sheer volume of its releases, and the early successes of its initial lines. Early product lines were aimed directly at supplementing the Dungeons & Dragons
game. The first releases, the Slayer's Guides
, concentrated on different monster types for the d20 system
, while the subsequent Quintessential books, detailing specific character classes, went on to become one of the best selling D20 lines outside of Wizards of the Coast. The latter were to span three years and thirty-six different titles.
Mongoose was to gain a reputation for being 'predatory' and targeting other publisher's release schedules by producing similar books at the same time. However, Mongoose later denied any malicious intent, and said that with nearly 100 D20 publishers all producing books at the same time, such clashes were inevitable.
Later, as the company's fortunes solidified, Mongoose began... Read More