The hobby gaming industry has no lack of companies and products to choose from. Gamers can go into their local shop and see shelves stocked with Dungeons & Dragons, Vampire: the Masquerade and GURPS. These games, and others like them, are relatively well known to the gaming public. However, there are literally hundreds of games which cannot be found by entering a gaming shop. These games are produced by independent game designers and generally published on the internet for free or for a nominal price. Hephaestus Forge's mission is to provide support for these 'indie RPGs' - helping gamers find out more about what other alternatives lie beyond the realm of the established game manufacturers.
NOTE: You are seeing the forge as it was originally created back in December 1999. This page, and those connected to it, are for reference purposes only. They will not be updated in any fashion. That said, enjoy... and welcome to 1999!