Tri Tac Games had its humble beginnings in 1978 when Role Playing was a single boxed set of TSR books and hard-to-get polyhedral dice. First called "Tacky Tack Games", the company produced the classic Microgame, Geriatric Wars. Everybody laughed and enjoyed the inexpensive game. Within three years Rich Tucholka had created Fringeworthy, the first RPG of interdimensional travel, and was hard at work on Bureau 13, the first Late Twentieth Century Horror RPG, and a space Role Playing game called FTL: 2448. The company name was changed to reflect the new and more serious products. Over the seven years these games saw two editions and continued to sell. In the early 1990's all of the Tri Tac RPG books were upgraded into third edition color-covered books.