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Get the critically acclaimed tabletop game about killing gods and avoiding your own apotheosis! The electronic edition is free and released under a Creative Commons license. The print-on-demand edition is available now. More »

Cornucopia of Fate Thoughts

As one of the designers on Fare Core and the Dresden Files RPG, Ryan has been posting thoughts about the Fate system over the years. If you’re a Fate designer or fan, check them out! More »

Hire Ryan for Writing, Development, and Editing

Ryan offers a variety of services to authors and publishers, both in gaming and elsewhere. Come see what Ryan can do for your book, game, or project. More »

A Variety of Short Stories

Interested in fiction? Ryan’s been in a few anthologies focused around horror, urban fantasy, and science-fiction genres. His recent collection, Desperate Journeys, is an inexpensive introduction to this side of Ryan. More »

 

My First “Game:” Know Thyself

I was talking with one of my roommates earlier this week about how I got my start in games. Typically, I tell the story of being hired by

Fate: Fallout Phase Trio

Here’s a variant of the Phase Trio that I’ve been toying with for a Fate build. It takes the idea that the characters’ lives are interwoven, but instead of focusing on action and helping, it focuses on complicated events and after-effects. It’s best in a city or other relatively closed-in space, where lives get messy quick

Advanced InDesign/InCopy GREP Commands

There’s a font I work with from time to time that has some funky punctuation—the commas and periods look alike, the apostrophes and quotation marks look malformed, etc. Not all of the punctuation is weird, but most of it is. So I went to Rabbi Google for the wisdom of InDesign/InCopy GREP searching for just punctuation,

Dread with Less Player Elimination

In Wil Wheaton’s call for indie RPGs for Tabletop season 3, he says the following: I’m also beginning to look at indie RPGs, because we had such a great

Cool Stuff Wednesday: Games You Might Not Know About

For this Cool Stuff Wednesday, I want to bring up some games that you might not have heard about, haven’t come across your radar, or that you remember

Typed Stress in Fate

After working on Pathfinder for the last couple years, while also doing various Fate builds for others, I sometimes think about what I’d do if I wanted to merge