Get Mythender!

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 »

Play Everything!

Get this stunning poster proclaiming a creed about embracing games and gamers everywhere, created by Ryan Macklin and Brianna Reed. 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 »

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 »

Glory to the Technocratic Union!

Ryan shepherded the end of Mage: the Ascension’s Technocracy Convention books. A must-fan for any Mage fan, they detail what the world is like for the Classic World of Darkness faction most intertwined with the modern world. 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 »


Redefining Success with Style

Doing conversion work with Fate has really opened my eyes to the myriad of ways in which it works differently from other adventure games. Lately, my thoughts have turned to Fate’s version of a critical success: success with style. One of the criticisms against Fate is that you can buy your way into success, which

My NorWesCon 37 Panels

I’m slated to be a panelist at NorWesCon, happening next week! (As is my better half, Lillian Cohen-Moore.) Reasons to Leave Your Cave Thursday, April 17th 9p-10p | Location: Cascade 2 Does writing need to be a solitary profession? How can authors banding together improve their careers? Panelists: Ryan Macklin (M), Frog Jones, Frances Pauli What’s

Fate Aspects: Defenders in the Mist

I routinely talk about why we on the Fate Core team made the decision to narrow characters down to five characters aspects. I even do fewer, notably for

Coming Soon to a Dark Future Near You

Live the dream of the 90s one more time, for eternity. Play as immortals, and other stuff that’s awesome, I guess! That’s right! The hit roleplaying game based on the hit television show based on the hit movie based on the hit real secret history of immortals is going to be Kickstarted! Also, IndieGoGo’d. Maybe

Emerging Threats Unit: Unnatural Sciences

It’s been too long since I posted up an Emerging Threats Unit bit. Today, I’ll share what is one of the more horrific elements of the setting: what the ETU calls “Unnatural Sciences.” In brief: if you survive being in the ETU long enough, you cannot resist the pull of supernatural forces, and those forces

Surviving Crunch Time

In games, in tech, in many professions, there’s the idea of “crunch time,” where you need to work a considerable amount of overtime in order to make deadlines,