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Alderac Entertainment Group
Type Privately held company
Industry Role-playing, Collectible card games
Founded 1993
Headquarters Ontario, California, USA
Key people John Zinser, Todd Rowland, Mark Wootton
Products See article

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[1] 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[2][3][4]).

Including the three for Shadis mentioned above, AEG products have garnered eight Origins Awards (see the individual articles noted below for more details).


In 2009, AEG entered the board games market with 10 new board game releases. Notable successes include Thunderstone and Smash Up.


Collectible card games[]

Board games[]

Deck-building card games[]

  • Thunderstone
  • Nightfall

Role-playing games[]

  • many d20 System Sourcebooks such as
    • Evil[5]
    • Dungeons: A Guide to Survival in the Realms Below [6]
    • Sundered Faith[7]
  • Brave New World
  • Farscape Roleplaying Game
  • Legend of the Five Rings Role-Playing Game (Origins Award winner)
  • Shadowforce Archer
  • Spycraft
  • Stargate SG-1[8]
  • Swashbuckling Adventures[9][10] (previously 7th Sea[11] which won an Origins Award)
  • Ultimate Toolbox
  • Warlords of the Accordlands
  • World's Largest Dungeon
  • World's Largest City


  • Clan War[12] (Legend of the Five Rings Miniature Combat)


  1. Varney, Allen (November 1998). "ProFiles: Jolly Blackburn". Dragon (Renton, Washington: Wizards of the Coast) (#253): 120. 
  2. "Origins Award Winners (1994)". 
  3. "Origins Award Winners (1995)". 
  4. "Origins Award Winners (1996)". 
  5. "Evil (Review)". RPG Resource. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  6. "Dungeons (Review)". RPG Resource. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  7. "Sundered Faith (Review)". RPG Resource. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  8. Newquist, Ken. "Stargate SG-1 Roleplaying Game (Review)". Archived from the original on 2007-08-27. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  9. Kohler, Alan. "Review of Swashbuckling Adventures". Psion. 
  10. Mix, Brad (2002). "Review of Swashbuckling Adventures". D20 Magazine Rack. 
  11. Bassingthwaite, Don. "The SF Site Featured Review: 7th Sea". Archived from the original on 25 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  12. "Listing for Alderac Entertainment Group". The Miniatures Page. Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 

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