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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 »

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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 »

 

Folks I Admire: William Shakespeare & Noah Webster

Today features two twists from my Folks I Admire series: I will speak of the dead rather than the living, and one of those people I don’t admire for positive reasons. (I will stick to my limit of two entities per post, though.) Are you a prescriptivist when it comes to language? Well, then you’re

Leaking Like a Sieve

I teased you all with a little tidbit yesterday. Maybe it wasn’t a fair tease. After all, it only showcases my talents at ’90s Geocities web-fu, right? Wrong, motherfuckers! Let’s get real. Let’s get cray-cray. Click on that for the full cover. This roleplaying game is so majestic. But don’t take my word for it—I had over

Coming Soon, Coming Forever

Bulldogs: Red Star

I’m a part of the reboot of Bulldogs! Sci-Fi That Kicks Ass, currently being Kickstarted! My part of it is a setting and rules slices that’s pretty cool, but before I get into my supplement for it, “Red Star,” I’ll get one thing out of the way: Are you a Fate fan who really appreciates

On the Fashion of Language

Last week, I wrote the word “replayability” in a draft, and I got that red squiggly line indicating a spelling error or undefined word.  heard, read, and used “replayability” over the years with a clear understanding of what it meant from context, so I did what I always do when I encounter a red-squiggly word

Fate’s Transitive Principles

When it comes to making stuff for Fate, there are some equivalencies that became evident while working on Fate Core, but I don’t know if any of us have explicitly thrown out there: An invocation and a single use of a stunt are roughly equivalent. And an action and a fate point are roughly equivalent.