Necromancer Games is an American publisher of role-playing games. With offices in Seattle, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, the company specializes in material for the d20 System, with most of its products being released under the Open Game License of Wizards of the Coast.
The company's slogan is "Third Edition Rules, First Edition Feel," alluding to the fact that while its products use the third edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules system, they strive to mimic the flavor and style found in game's first edition; neither edition is supported by new products from the publisher of Dungeons & Dragons, Wizards of the Coast, which publishes material only for the fourth edition of the game.
The Necromancer Games logo features a depiction of Orcus.
Necromancer Games was founded in 2000 by Clark Peterson and Bill Webb, the same year Wizards of the Coast released the third edition of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. The company has partnered with several other gaming companies to release various products, including Judges Guild, Kenzer & Company, Malhavoc Press, Reaper Miniatures, Troll Lord Games, and White Wolf Publishing.
In August 2000, Necromancer Games released the first OGL/d20 product of all time: The Wizard's Amulet. The adventure won an ENnie in 2001 for Best Free Product
In April 2007, it was announced that Paizo would be publishing Necromancer Games products, following the cessation of the deal with White Wolf Publishing.
As of 2010, Necromancer had yet to publish any new print products since the release of Fourth Edition Dungeons & Dragons in August 2007. According to company co-founder Clark Peterson, Necromancer Games is currently on indefinite hiatus.