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 »

 

My Winter Depression

Real talk time: I’m going to ramble about how this season affects me. November and December hits me hard every year, and it’s been worse since I moved

Recruited into Edom: Dracula Dossier

The master of eliptony Kenneth Hite recently recruited me in the war against Dracula known as the Dracula Dossier, and it seems appropriate that, on our darkest of Fridays, I talk about being

Conversation with Minerva Zimmerman

This morning, the talented Minerva Zimmerman posted the latest in a series of conversations she’s having with writers. This one is with yours truly, talking about a host of stuff including RPG writing, setting design, Storium, gnomes, being/not being “Ryan Fuckling Macklin from the Internet,” brief lion copulation, and weird things we know from day

Using Dixit for Session Aspects

Here’s a really weird, high-art idea for Fate: use Dixit cards as aspect inspirations. If you’re not familiar with Dixit, it’s a fascinating party card game that takes the

Madison: a Strange World

Last month, I showed you a picture of an alien world. Many of you responded with survey data about it. As promised, here’s the place as a location for a game. This fourth planet in the Cynga system is called Madison by the locals. It is nearly entirely ocean, save for four mountains that break the surface around its Tropic of

Folks I Admire: Daniel Solis

I’ve said to some that Daniel Solis is the creator I want to be when I grow up.[1] I was overjoyed to work with him on the Origins