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 »

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 »

 

Sometimes We Need Project Managers

Earlier this week, I mentioned that sometimes we need mediators. Sometimes we need project managers too, for similar reasons. The people who get into any creative business—especially those

Fateful Concepts: Hacking Contests SRD

When I released Fateful Concepts: Hacking Contests, I said that when it went Silver on DriveThruRPG, I would release the rules here as a Creative Commons SRD. Ten days later, it hit silver. I put out a call for people to report any errors they found, and with the help of three awesome people, I’ve got

Sometimes We Need Mediators

There’s a systemic problem in the hobby games business: most of us accidentally fall into business roles we neither expected nor  trained for. How many heads of RPG publishing studios

11 Rules for Board Game Rules Writing

I occasionally get hired to edit board and card game rules. I drafted a short list of dos and don’ts for a client, and figured some of you

A Quick Introduction to GREP Search in InDesign & InCopy

Adobe InDesign (and its editorial counterpart, InCopy) has robust search features that make copy editing game text easier, but they require more training to use effectively than standard text searching. This document gives a basic introduction to using the advanced method of searching called GREP1, where you use special formats called “regular expressions” to find

Fateful Concepts: Hacking Contests

Around six months ago, I released Fateful Concepts: Character Aspects, which has been a bit of a hit! I’m happy with the response—it’s currently an Electum seller on DriveThruRPG—and