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54°40' Orphyte

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54°40' Orphyte was an American game company that produced role-playing games and game supplements.

History[edit | edit source]

Don Bingle and Linda Bingle were both shareholders in Pacesetter Ltd in the 1980s, and when they founded the company 54°40' Orphyte in 1991, they purchased many of the product rights to Pacesetter's games and all of its backstock.[1] The Bingles then brought Jay Tummelson on as a third owner of 54°40' Orphyte.[1]:199 54°40' Orphyte put out two Timemaster adventures, Miss Him, Miss Him, Miss Him (1991) and Darkest Before the Dawn (1992) and supported the line with RPGA tournaments for a while.[1]:199 54°40' Orphyte sold the rights to Pacesetter's game Star Ace to Philip J. Reed.[1]:199 Tummelson sold his shares in 54°40' Orphyte sometime after founding Rio Grande Games, leaving the Bingles once more in sole charge of their company.[1]:199

Goblinoid Games purchased all rights to Timemaster from 54°40' Orphyte in 2011.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 199. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 

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