The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Legacy of Dragonholt
Scarlet Heroes
Genesys Core Rulebook
Dungeons: A Solo Adventure Game
The Quiet Year
Dungeons & Dragons (Woodgrain Box & White Box Sets)
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Star Trek Adventures Core Book
Alarums & Excursions (Issue 501 - Jul 2017)
Infinity the Roleplaying Game Corebook
RuneQuest (2nd Edition)
Thieves' World
Trail of Cthulhu
Cyberpunk 2020
The Great Pendragon Campaign
Dark Tower
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game
Blades in the Dark
Symbaroum Core Rulebook
Tales from the Loop
Starfinder Core Rulebook
Bree
Xanathar's Guide to Everything
Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting
Alarums & Excursions (Issue 502 - Aug 2017)
Burial Plots
Adventurer's Vault
Savage Worlds Explorer's Edition
Star Wars Roleplaying Game: Revised Core Rulebook
Wizards
InSpectres
Dread
James Bond 007
Hârn Regional Module
B2: The Keep on the Borderlands
L1: The Secret of Bone Hill
GURPS Powers
S1: Tomb of Horrors
Dice
B6: The Veiled Society
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (Second Edition)
Sundered Faith
Against the Barrow King
Solo 01: Buffalo Castle
Monstrous Compendium Annual: Volume One
WitchCraft
U1: The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
Dream Park
Information
Primary Name
Pacesetter
Alternate Names
Website
wrong website?
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 188
Description Edit | History

Pacesetter was formed in 1983 or 1984 by former employees of TSR. Headquartered in Delavan, Wisconsin, the founders included John Ricketts, Troy Denning, and Mark Acres. Former TSR Vice President Will Niebling handled sales through his company, Niebling & Associates. Pacesetter went only 3 years before winding down to one full time employee, Ricketts. Their last release was in 1986 before going out of business due to being under capitalized. Pacesetter's intellectual property and remaining inventory was sold off to a liquidator, and all inventory, copyrights, and trademarks belonging to Pacesetter were subsequently sold to 54°40' Orphyte, with the exception of Chill, which was bought by Mayfair Games.

Pacesetter turned out a lot of finished product given their small staff, four role-playing games and three board games.

Chill (Pacesetter Edition) (1984)
Star Ace (1984)
TIMEMASTER (1984, Goblinoid Games edition 2011)
Sandman (1985, Goblinoid Games electronic edition 2012)

Chill: Black Morn Manor (1985)
Wabbit Wampage (1985)
Wabbit's Wevenge (1986)

54°40' Orphyte has sold all of its rights to other parties as of 2012. Daniel Proctor of Goblinoid Games currently owns the Pacesetter brand and logo, and all rights to Timemaster and Sandman. Phil Reed of Ronin Arts owns Star Ace. Mayfair still owns the rights to Chill.

Troy Denning went on to become a best-selling author and the best known of the Pacesetter alumni.

Interestingly, top flight game designer Matt Forbeck lived near Pacesetter's office and often did playtesting there while he was still in high school. Martin A. Stever also did a lot of playtesting for the company and helped out on the sales side while interning for Niebling & Associates.

Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Genre:
Pg. 1 of 4 » 4
Rank 0
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 6.00
Num Owned 19
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 1
Comments 1
Year Published 1985
Rank 0
Num Ratings 3
Average Rating 6.00
Num Owned 23
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 1985
Rank 0
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 7.00
Num Owned 11
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 1
Comments 1
Year Published 1985
Rank 0
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 6.00
Num Owned 15
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 1
Comments 0
Year Published 1984
Rank 3950
Num Ratings 6
Average Rating 7.63
Num Owned 24
Prev. Owned 4
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 2
Comments 1
Year Published 1984
Rank 1854
Num Ratings 18
Average Rating 7.44
Num Owned 106
Prev. Owned 7
For Trade 6
Want in Trade 3
Wishlist 5
Comments 11
Year Published 1984
Rank 0
Num Ratings 4
Average Rating 7.12
Num Owned 25
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 0
Year Published 1984
Rank 0
Num Ratings 4
Average Rating 5.81
Num Owned 25
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 0
Year Published 1984
Rank 0
Num Ratings 3
Average Rating 8.33
Num Owned 19
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 2
Comments 1
Year Published 1986
Rank 0
Num Ratings 4
Average Rating 5.62
Num Owned 28
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 1984
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.