Asparagus Jumpsuit is a digital publishing company founded in 2012. The company specializes in character-focused, story-driven tabletop roleplaying games that are accessible, affordable, and inclusive for a wide audience. The games are designed with casual and new player in mind, but with subtle complexities that appeal to more experienced and hard-core players as well. Asparagus Jumpsuit’s releases include the bestselling Starship Tyche Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder Character Workbook line.
Creating Better Worlds™
Our tagline isn’t just about the things that we create, it’s about our dedication to improving the world that we live in. How we do that is reflected in our mission statement…
To inspire literacy, curiosity, and creativity by producing accessible, affordable, and inclusive entertainment for a wide audience.
We embrace a punk rock do-it-yourself ethos. We don’t make coffee table art books with some rules and setting material thrown in as an afterthought. We don’t run crowdfunding campaigns so we can make videos and t-shirts and custom dice. We just write and publish roleplaying games. We give you what you need to sit down with your friends and create your own characters, your own adventures, and your own versions of the worlds we curate. We make it about you, not about us. The glory’s all on the table, where it belongs.
Forager’s Guild Roleplaying Game
A middle path fantasy roleplaying game that has features of a traditional RPG blended with the creative freedom of modern story games.
Starship Tyche Roleplaying Game
Starship Tyche, powered by Fate Accelerated Edition, lets you assume the role of a starship crew member. Be a dashing captain, a most rational scientific officer, a humanist medical officer, or a brilliant engineer. Be any sort of alien race you please. Explore the far reaches of outer space! Meet interesting aliens, godlike beings, mad computers, and battle the forces of the T’Leng Empire in the name of the Coalition of United Planets! Boldly go wherever your imagination takes you!
Kaiju Patrol Roleplaying Game
When the Futurons from Golden Planet 713 invade the Earth, they use giant monsters under their control to bring chaos and destruction to cities all over the world! Only fearless members of the Patrol can save the day! Kaiju Patrol is inspired by Japanese tokusatsu programs, live-action special effects films and television shows. If you love Godzilla, Ultraman, Giant Robo, Power Rangers, or any similar science fiction epics along those lines, this game is for you!
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Roleplaying Game
50 years ago the classic holiday film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians premiered on the big screen! In an alternate universe somewhere, it was wildly successful and spun off into a television series the following year. It took its place among other popular and beloved shows of the day that combined fantasy, reality, and campy theatrics. Shows like My Favorite Martian, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Batman, Lost in Space, The Addams Family, and The Munsters. This roleplaying game is based on the expanded universe of that television series!
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
We also publish a line of third party character generation aids, stat blocks for pregenerated characters, and stat blocks for variant monsters compatible with and under license for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game by Paizo.
Our Worldbuilding Projects
Aspects of Worldbuilding
Aspects of Worldbuilding is an ongoing project that examines the various ways that imaginary worlds are constructed. It looks at the assumptions, approaches, and techniques used by various media, including fiction, television shows, and fantasy roleplaying games to create a consistent and coherent setting. Over the course of the project, I’ll create and expand upon a setting of my own, serving the duel purpose of exploring the process of worldbuilding while adding to the breadth and depth of my own world. Whether you’re a fantasy roleplayer, a game designer, a novelist, or a screenwriter, Aspects of Worldbuilding offers useful advice on creating better worlds.
The Nedor Project
The Nedor Project is an ongoing inside-out worldbuilding project that takes unrelated content from a single publisher and attempts to weave a coherent universe from the actual and implied elements of the setting. In much the way the Marvel and DC universes began with stand-alone characters with separate continuities that eventually crossed over, the project will examine the gaps, discrepancies, and even contradictions and use the bridging explanations as worldbuilding opportunities.