Fate Codex

About The Fate Codex

by mark diaz truman

As Editor in Chief of The Fate Codex, I sometimes feel like the head chef at a fancy restaurant, trying to figure out exactly which pieces go together, which articles combine into the right kind of overall dish. It’s a balancing act, looking for pieces that are ready—or that are close enough to ready—to push forward and that fit whatever the mix is turning out to be this time around.

This month’s issue is a meaty one: new fantasy fiction, an essay on Stealth, a new system for conflicts, and the first historical fiction Quick Start. All in all, it’s a fascinating exploration of war and fighting (or in the case of Stealth, attempts to avoid fighting). We’re looking at new ways to frame old conflicts—Don Bisdorf’s piece is a World War II-style scrappy unit story set in a fantasy world—and new ways to use history you probably don’t even know—Camp X is real, people!

This month’s issue also comes hot on the heels of the last one, a definite return to our mostly-monthly schedule. We set the goal of ten issues this year (which now looks a bit out of range), but we’re still excited to get out as many as we can before the end of the year. Volume 1 was over 400 pages of awesome Fate content, and we think Volume 2 deserves to be at least that big.

So thanks—once again—for your support. You absolutely make The Fate Codex a reality through your generous support. We literally couldn’t do it without you.

Thank you!

Editor in Chief
Mark Diaz Truman