Bully Pulpit Games LLC is a small-press publisher of high quality role-playing games and game-related products based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and run by Steve Segedy and Jason Morningstar. We started Bully Pulpit in 2005 with our friend Patrick Murphy because we wanted to share our work with a broader audience, promote independent gaming, and fund our various projects.
Our intention is to offer materials that live up to the standards set by our guide and inspiration, the late Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. Those standards are, as the Colonel put it so succinctly, “Fair play and a square deal”.
Jason Morningstar is a game designer and co-founder of Bully Pulpit Games LLC. His designs, including The Shab Al-Hiri Roach, Grey Ranks, and Fiasco, have garnered both popular and critical acclaim, earning him two Diana Jones Awards for Excellence in Gaming, an ENnie Judges Spotlight Award, and numerous Indie RPG Awards, including Indie RPG of the Year. Jason has also been instrumental in popularizing Jeepform and other Nordic-style approaches to live action play in North America.
Steve Segedy is a game publisher, a web developer, and a dad to two great boys. He is the man behind the curtain at Bully Pulpit Games, handling the day-to-day operations as well as production, editing, and occasionally a bit of writing for an award-winning line of games. He is also the lead organizer for Games on Demand, an all-volunteer organization that puts on gaming events at Gen Con, Origins, PAX, and other regional conventions. Steve has been hooked on gaming since the first time he set his eyes on the Monster Manual in 1981, and he still longs for the day when he can play in a successful, ongoing sci-fi game.
Theodore Roosevelt was, at various points in his life, a statesman (including a stint as President of the United States from 1901-1909), prolific author and scholar, police commissioner, soldier (Colonel, First U.S. Volunteers, 1897-1898), ardent conservationist, progressive reformer, sportsman, cowboy, explorer, faithful husband and doting father.
We noted his passing in January of 1919 with particular sorrow.