About us

Rowan, Rook and Decard was founded in 2017 by independent game designers Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor, with Maz Hamilton as business director. We publish Eat The Reich, Die, Heart, Spire, Honey Heist, Unbound, Goblin Quest, and many other tabletop games. This site is where we share resources and advice for players, as well as news and reviews of interesting games and our own projects and products.

We are an accredited living wage employer.

Our mission is to create awesome moments through exciting, beautiful, clever games.

Our vision is to innovate and explore new ground with enduring, excellent experiences.

Our values are:

  • No dead levels: we build exciting games with no tedious admin phases.
  • Make stories happen: we help people create stories that everyone wants to talk about.
  • Built to last: we make bulletproof books and systems that can live forever.
  • Get stuff made: everything we promise, we deliver.
  • Everyone gets paid: we pay and credit everyone who works on our products, and we expect to be paid and credited for our work.
  • Games for justice: we use our influence and power to promote justice and inclusivity, in our art and in the way we do business.

In alphabetical order, our current team is:

  • Alex Levene – cat herding, office management
  • Chant Evans – producer
  • Chris Taylor – director, systems
  • CJ Gahagan – customer, community & marketing
  • Elaine Lithgow – producer
  • Grant Howitt – director, words
  • Jane Hermiston – website, data & digital product
  • Matt Sanders – professional friendly person
  • Max Hitchings – finance
  • Maz Hamilton – director, feral google doc herding
  • Mina McJanda – graphic design & layout

If you’d like to support our work, you can buy one of our products, rate our podcast Hearty Dice Friends on iTunes, or sponsor Grant’s one-page RPG Patreon.

This website is designed by the very lovely people at Happy Kite, and most product photos were taken by Shaw Studio.