Game Designer's Workshop was a company that made Tabletop Games from its founding in 1973 to its closing in 1996. Their most well-known products are the role-playing games Traveller, 2300 AD and Twilight: 2000.Not to be confused with Games Workshop, but the latter did produce material for Traveller back in the day.
An incomplete list of games produced by GDW:
- 2300 AD: A hard SF roleplaying game. Originally advertised as Traveller:2300 which made it sound like a spinoff of Traveller, though they had very little to do with each other.
- Star Cruiser: Extended space combat rules.
- Dangerous Journeys: A short-lived fantasy RPG created by Gary Gygax after he left TSR. The legal entanglements with TSR over this game mean that it didn't have much of a chance at attracting an audience.
- Dark Conspiracy: A horror RPG set in the near future.
- Imperium: A board game about a war between an old, decaying Empire and a bright upstart Federation. Was incorporated into the backstory for Traveller.
- Space 1889
- Traveller, one of the first science-fiction RPGs, and related projects:
- Striker: Additional rules for miniatures combat.
- Azhanti High Lightning: Personal combat aboard the eponymous Cool Starship. Included rules for using them in the Traveller RPG.
- And several more, until GDW's demise in 1996.
- Twilight: 2000: Soldiers surviving in post-nuclear Europe.
- Merc 2000: an alternate timeline version of Twilight 2000, where World War III didn't happen.