Basic Action Games was
founded by Chris Rutkowsky in 2004, beginning with the launch of BASH!
Basic Action Super Heroes. The game was created while Rutkowsky
was working for an after-school program and wanted to introduce rpgs to
kids. Thinking that superheroes was the ideal genre, he looked
for a Supers game that would be simple enough for kids-- but was unable
to find one. So he created his own, using very simple math, with
a minimum of record keeping. While play testing, friends told
Chris that this would make a fine mainstream supers game-- and that was
the birth of Basic Action Games.
The system seemed so malleable, that it was later adapted for cinematic
fantasy role-playing, and is now being developed for Science Fiction
games, as well as in partnership with some third party publishers.