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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 »

 

Tell Me of This Strange World

Lillian Cohen-Moore and I are on our honeymoon, and we’ve been taking a lot of photos. Yesterday evening, I took several of the sunset near San Simeon, California, with my ProCamera app and its HDR plugin. Some of the pictures turned out really weird as I played with the settings, so I thought that today, I

Packing Tip: Cling Wrap

Every year I travel, I pick up a new trick or two. This year, it’s using cling wrap to secure my toiletries and booze bottles that use corks. As I’m traveling on my honeymoon, I figured I’d put it through the test and document the results. I’ve got a simple plastic travel bottle of shampoo

Using Psychogeography in Fate

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, and that frequently I’ll get ideas as I’m listening to episodes and make notes to

Fate: Tweaking GM Invocations

A curious thing happens when you publish a game: someone will talk with you about it, express some concern or bafflement or cool thing, and you’ll say “What about X?” They’ll look at you with confusion and tell you that you didn’t write that in the book. And sometimes, those end up being really handy

Aspects vs. Information

Noodling over the Discover action yesterday lead to people making comments about how all information takes the form of aspects. Today seems like a good day to attempt

Fate: the Discover Action

Part of the reason that Leonard Balsera and I move to the Four Actions model in Fate Core is years and years of explaining Fate at cons and