What is Lo-Fi Publishing?

Dancing Lights Press embraces a lo-fi approach to independent publishing. Small, lightweight formats fit into any bag. Limited page counts keep the text concise, with a focus on clarity over flourish. Graphic elements, including artwork, charts, and tables, must serve to enhance the text. The utility of content takes precedence over production value for its own sake. This minimalist aesthetic results in books that are useful and affordable. After all, roleplaying game manuals are toolkits. The game is the outcome of your own creativity and collaboration around the tabletop.


“Start where you are, with what you have. Make something of it and never be satisfied.”

Attributed to George Washington Carver


Our Commitment to Lo-Fi Publishing

2021 is our fifth anniversary as a company. There are things in the works, and many center on perfecting the lo-fi aesthetic. We remain committed to publishing books that are both useful and affordable, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get even better at the things we already do well.

If you’re not familiar with our work, we have several GOLD best sellers at DriveThruRPG. We specialize in system-agnostic toolkits that can be used with any game. For those of you that have stuck with us from the beginning, thank you. Please help us to spread the word. Tell your friends, name-drop us on social media, and consider leaving a review.