Avalanche Press publishes popular, award-winning board games, wargames, and roleplaying games. Our products are available in game and hobby stores everywhere.The company was founded in 1993 to produce quality board wargames, and in 1994 debuted its first titles, Invasion of Italy and MacArthur's Return. Over the next several years the company produced a small trickle of games, mostly traditional hex-and-counter wargames. In 1996, Avalanche Press released the first game in the Great War at Sea series. These games re-invigorated the wargame genre, with their lovely graphics and smooth game play. Twice, the series has won the prestigious Origins Award for the best historical game of the year. Over the last two years, Avalanche Press has received more finalist nominations for the Origins Awards than any other game company -- more even than our friends at Wizards of the Coast or Wizkids. The industry's leading professionals choose the finalists, and we are extremely proud that our peers honored us in this fashion. In 2001, Wizards of the Coast opened the license to its d20 roleplaying system, the rules behind Dungeons and Dragons, to other publishers, and Avalanche Press was one of the early publishers to produce products for this system. Our book Celtic Age won the 2002 Origins Award for Best RPG Supplement. In 2003, Avalanche Press married the production values of European-style boardgames with the play value of its wargame line, producing the hit new games Granada and Soldier Emperor. Avalanche Press has its physical plant located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.