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 »


The Story of a Cape

Some of you know or saw that I wore a majestic purple cape at the 2014 ENnies award show. When I committed to this ridiculous bit of clothing,

Power Attacks in Fate

I’m playing with a new Fate build right now, one that benefits from being brief. In it, there’s something that’s a whammy: an attack that more or less

One Call to Action: My ENnies 2014 Acceptance Speech

You may have heard that Fate won some ENnies this year. When we went up for Best Rules, at the end I grabbed the podium and said some words. I’d like to thank the Fate community for enabling us to be here. And speaking of community, thank you to everyone who takes a stand against bigotry,

My Gen Con 2014 Schedule

As with last year, this’ll be a super-busy Gen Con for me. For the most part, you can find me at the Paizo booth (#203) if I’m not at one of these events or taking a lunch break. Panel: Ask the Paizo GMs Thursday, Aug 14th, 2pm-3pm — ICC 231 John Compton, James Jacobs, Rob McCreary, Ryan Macklin

Request for Advice: Gen Con Packing & Planning

Friends, folks, Internet people, Earlier this week, I asked for your questions regarding prep for Gen Con. Then I announced that I‘ll be doing a Master Plan episode on the subject, notably for event-runners and exhibitors, with guests Adam Jury, Derek Guder, and Jessica Price. Now I ask for your advice! I’m specifically looking for

I Ate Someone’s Character Sheet

Last month at PaizoCon, something came over me. I ate someone’s character sheet. Let me back up. I discovered something inside of myself at PaizoCon that I didn’t