The Status of Ross Rifles
If you’re currently reading this, the preview edition of Ross Rifles is still available for download on DriveThruRPG.com. On April 28th, 2019, we will be removing the document from DriveThruRPG as it does not accurately reflect the game in its current stage of development. We have grown as designers and as has our game with the generous support of the RPG community. Ross Rifles will launch on Kickstarter this October, and a new quickstart will be available for backers of the project! We will continue conducting playtests around the Greater Toronto Area and the following conventions leading up to the launch - Queen City Conquest, Fan Expo Canada, and Big Bad Con.
Daniel K, Patrick, & Daniel G.
Dundas West Games - Daniel Kwan, Patrick Keenan, and Daniel Groh - have been developing and publishing small-press independent tabletop games since 2017. Our innovative designs not only span a variety of genres, but also create accessible experiences that highlight the passion and diverse perspectives that underlie every project.
Writer and Marketing Coordinator
Daniel Kwan is one of the co-owners of Dundas West Games, an educational creative producer, and host of the Asians Represent! podcast on the One Shot Network. Daniel has co-authored Zany Zoo, contributed to FlipTales, and worked as a developmental editor on Honour: Awakening (2nd edition), Lawless Heaven, and Dino Wranglers. In addition to his design work, Daniel is one of the co-founders of Level Up Gaming - a Toronto-based organization that provides adults with autism and other disabilities opportunities to develop their social skills through group gaming experiences. He also oversees the Royal Ontario Museum's Dungeons & Dragons program, which uses tabletop roleplaying games to teach teens history, science, and social skills.
Writer and Publishing Coordinator
Patrick is one of the co-owners of Dundas West Games. Patrick co-authored Zany Zoo and is currently working on the upcoming Ross Rifles, as well as several untitled smaller projects.. In addition to this, Patrick has experience using tabletop roleplaying games in an educational setting for teenage and young adult audiences. Outside of the RPG industry, Patrick is a student pursuing his undergraduate degree in Archaeology, History, and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Toronto. Patrick is also a trombonist with the Hart House Symphonic Band and is passionate about using RPGs as an educational tool for the arts.
Head of Operations
Daniel Groh is one of the co-owners of Dundas West Games. As a graduate from Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management Daniel has an educational background in information technology, IT infrastructure, IT securities and business law. His current work as an IT Project Coordinator has given him the opportunity to develop his skill in communication and project management of larger scale international projects.
Wolf of the South
Wolf of the South is a quick introductory fantasy adventure of a party of low level (1-4) characters that can be played in a single session as a standalone adventure or as a chapter of an epic adventure spanning multiple sessions. This Dungeons & Dragons (5e) adventure is designed for use as both a standalone module or as an element of any campaign. It takes great influence from the historical events of the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history. As such, this adventure synergizes well with East Asian settings.
You are animals living in the Zany Zoo – the world’s premier metropolitan zoo! Life isn’t necessarily bad, but you long to escape captivity and roam the wild. The Zookeeper has been tasked with keeping you healthy, safe, and most importantly inside the zoo!
Zany Zoo is a simple tabletop roleplaying game about zoo animals attempting to escape captivity.
Ross Rifles is a tabletop roleplaying game about new recruits of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) stationed on the Western Front. Sent overseas to fight for crown and country, your characters will make personal sacrifices in the name of Canada, and experience the horrors of industrialized war. The game will not only teach players about Canada’s contribution to WWI but also highlight the struggles and sacrifices made by Canadians of all background to the war effort.