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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 »

 

The Art of Playstorming

Many years ago, the utter genius Epidiah Ravachol—who you may know as the designer of the Jenga-horror RPG Dread and the mind behind the Patreon-supported zine Worlds Without Master—came up with

Fate: Location Stunts

There are a number of design spaces in Fate that exist, but don’t appear to because of the way Core and Accelerated are written. Of course, that’s by

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