Katanas & Trenchcoats, Episode 1: Welcome to Darkest Vancouver

Live the dream of 90s roleplaying! Wander around Darkest Vancouver as Immortals with katanas in hand and trenchcoats twirling. Proceeds go to the Seattle Childrens Hospital. More »

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 »

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 »

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 »


Alignment as Cosmic Force

I’ve been listening to Ken & Robin Talk About Alignment, which has made some thoughts resurface—namely, that I find alignment a potentially interesting character creation (or rather, a

Me, Charity & Labor

I have a passion for making charity work. My very first publishing project, Finis: A Book of Endings, was created to fundraise for Habitat for Humanity after Hurricane Katrina. Mythender

The Dinner Party Format

As a busy adult who doesn’t have a regular gaming group, one thing that I am very interested in is using RPGs as a dinner party activity. It’s something I uncovered while pitching A Penny for My Thoughts to people—that as a three-hour game, it fits in nicely in an evening involving dinner. I don’t mean

Results of My Month-Long Distraction Experiment

I mentioned a month ago of an experiment to cut out some distractions from life, to see what would happen. I was partially successful. Let’s go through my list. “First, I’m going to pause blogging during that time.” Well, that I certainly did, aside from the Katanas & Trenchcoats: Car Wizards announcement. There was some good and

Katanas & Trenchcoats: Car Wizards

If you’ve ever been to Gen Con, your life has been touched by a dear friend of mine: Derek Guder, the Events Manager for Gen Con. He’s been

On Recognizing Distractions & Dealing with Them

I’ve lately come to realize I’m letting distractions rule over me, and they’re—no, I’m—creating a me I’m not happy with either creatively or personally. So for the next four weeks, I’m going to experiment with some life changes. Here’s what they are and why I’m trying them: First, I’m going to pause blogging during that time.