About Us

The Philosophy

Humanity has fallen in love with stories since its earliest days. Stories teach us new ways to think, to live and to love in the world. Legends teach lessons and myths provide explanations for the mysteries we are faced with. Societies across the globe revered those who could tell stories and open new ways of life for their people. Be they Bards, Skalds, Rhapsodos or Griots, skilled storytellers could bring wonder and wisdom to those in need. It is a pleasure to assist in this modern form of the ancient art, through roleplaying games.


The Company

Genesis of Legend Publishing was founded in the summer of 2009 as a small independent press for Roleplaying Games. We actively support the independent publishing movement and creator-owned games.   You can read about our guiding principles explained on the page titled “Code of Conduct“. We are located in the fair city of Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada.


The Creative

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Every good RPG publishing house needs a slew of professionals; a line developer, a writer,  a game tester, an editor, an illustrator, a layout artist, a public relations manager and a barista.   That last role is the most important one by the way. Fortunately for us, we found the one person crazy enough to fill all of these roles simultaneously for Genesis of Legend Publishing.

Jason Pitre is a game designer and professional ecologist from the wilds of Canada. He has worked for Evil Hat Productions (Don’t Hack this Game), Pelgrane Press (Hillfolk), Greenhat Designs (Headspace RPG) and runs the RPG Design PanelCast. When he isn’t designing games or reading up on polar bears, he roasts ‘n brews a mean cup of coffee.

You can find him on Twitter @genesisoflegend or use the handy “Contact Us” page. We are also over on Google+


The Associations

We are a member of a number of organizations with the common goal of getting more games out there from diverse designers.

Jason is one of the founding members and the Retailer Coordinator for the Indie Game Developer Network (IGDN).  More information over at  http://www.igdnonline.com/

We are a member-publisher of Indie Press Revolution, spreading diverse indie tabletop games worldwide. More information over at  http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/

We are also one of the Double Exposure Envoy Program, who run my games at conventions, stores and local game groups. More information over at  http://www.dexposure.com/envoy/

And of course, we are a member of the Ottawa-Gatineau indie game community.

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