Lightspress Media is a tabletop roleplaying company with a lo-fi approach. Utility of content takes precedence over ostentatious production value. Graphic elements should enhance the message and not act as page filler and eye candy. Physical books need to be compact, portable, and sturdy. This minimalist aesthetic results in powerful toolkits that are both useful and affordable. After all, tabletop roleplaying isn’t the book. It is the creativity and collaboration that takes place around the tabletop. Our mission is to give you as much as you need, then get out of your way.

Product Lines

Lightspress Media has three main product lines, so there is something that appeals to every tabletop roleplaying. All of our products are available at DriveThruRPG.


We publish a bestselling line of system-neutral creative aids for all tabletop roleplayers. System neutral means these books were not written for one specific rules set, genre, or setting, allowing you to adapt and apply them to the roleplaying system of your choice. Each volume focuses on one aspect of roleplaying, like character development, worldbuilding, or adventure design.

DoubleZero System

The DoubleZero System design works with any “realistic” modern setting that doesn’t lean into magic, the supernatural, or superpowers. First designed for action, espionage, and thriller adventures, the skill-driven tabletop roleplaying system is perfect for mysteries, police procedurals, and crime dramas based on your favorite television series, movies, and novels. 

Hippogryph System

Hippogryph is the collision of classic fantasy roleplaying tropes and modern character-driven games. Like the legendary creature, this system is more than the sum of its parts. Blending established legacy fundamentals with flexible, do-it-yourself game ideals is why the Hippogryph System is Where Story Meets Tradition.