Adventures by Mail

Adventures by Mail is a company that published play-by-mail (PBM) games. The company was founded in 1981. It published various PBM games including Beyond the Stellar Empire, It's a Crime, and Monster Island.

Adventures by Mail
FateNot active
Key people
Robert Cooke, Michael Popolizio
ProductsBeyond the Stellar Empire, It's a Crime, Monster Island


The company—based in Cohoes, NY—began publishing PBM games in 1981.[1] In 1982, the company hired another gamemaster, Michael Popolizio.[2] In the January–February 1985 issue of Paper Mayhem magazine, the company announced a significant expansion of one of their main PBM games, Beyond the Stellar Empire (BSE) had occurred the prior December.[3] They asserted in 1993 that they were the largest PBM company in the United States.[1] At the time, their game offerings included BSE, It's a Crime, Monster Island, and Quest.[1]

In 1983, readers of The Space Gamer voted Adventures by Mail the top PBM publisher of the year, due to the popularity of Warboid World and Beyond the Stellar Empire.[4]

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  • "Adventures by Mail". The Journal of the PBM Gamer (7th ed.). Paper Mayhem. 1993. p. 9.
  • "Adventures by Mail". Paper Mayhem. No. 10. January–February 1985. pp. 17–18.
  • Cook, Robert (April 1982). "Beyond the Stellar Empire (Adventures By Mail)". The Space Gamer. No. 50. p. 38.
  • "Galactic View" (PDF). Flagship. No. 99. October–November 2002. pp. 52, 50–51. Retrieved April 10, 2020. Games listing is on page 52 with codes for game companies which are listed on pages 50–51.
  • "PBM Update: Adventures by Mail". Fantasy Gamer. No. 2. Steve Jackson Games. October–November 1983. p. 44.