Fate Codex


John Adamus is a frequent editor and player of many Fate-powered games, and his work can be found in both Fate Worlds books, the forthcoming Paranet Papers supplement for The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, and Iron Edda. He spends his days helping game designers and authors be more awesome. He frequently tweets about game design and writing techniques on Twitter at @awesome_john and blogs regularly at writernextdoor.com.

When not writing or editing, Sally Christensen crochets unspeakable evil. She lives in the wilds of north Toronto, along with two cats, a Portuguese viking, and her tiny overlord.

Brendan Conway is a longtime gamer who has more recently started writing for and contributing to RPGs. He wrote for the Firefly RPG and will soon be releasing a Dungeon World supplement. He is an Assistant Developer for Magpie Games. He enjoys bacon, egg, and ketchup sandwiches.

Liz Court blames her brother for all of this. An avid gamer for over twenty years, Liz has worked on over 40 different RPG products, helped organize the first unofficial PaizoCon, started and headed the Wayfinder fanzine for its first four issues, then went on to work for Paizo Publishing after being a member of its community for five years. Liz also likes art, baking, coffee, and all things ninja, but not always in that order.

Thomas Deeny is a graphic designer who specializes in book layout and game design. His layout and design work can be found in Margaret Weis Productions’ Firefly RPG line, Crafty Games’ Mistborn RPG, and AEG’s Nightfall and Tempest game lines. Thomas is an evangelist for hobby gaming, and helped to organize the gaming community in southern Arizona, working with manufacturers, retailers, and gamers to develop community awareness of the hobby. You can review his published works at denaghdesign.com and follow him on Twitter at @denaghdesign.

Shelley Harlan is an editor by day, and by night...is also an editor, because you can’t get too much of a good thing. She works for the the indie RPG company Faster Monkey Games and still can’t quite get used to the idea that people will pay her money to read gaming material. She also thinks it’s a fun game to see if you can spot the typo in this bio.

Carrie Harris is the official Evil Hat Productions marketing manager and official pink lion—her business card says so. Way back in the day, she got her start freelancing for White Wolf but left to work in a lab where they kept brains in jars on the counters. Now she’s brain-in-jar-free, which is a pity, but that gives her time to write teen novels for Random House including Bad Taste in Boys and Demon Derby. She also writes tie-in fiction for Evil Hat such as Sally Slick and the Steel Syndicate and the upcoming Dinocalypse Forever, and she’ll soon be returning to her RPG roots with the publication of the Young Centurions RPG, co-written with Clark Valentine. If she were a Fate character, one of her aspects would be Sparkly New Idea! CANNOT RESIST!!!

Mike Mumah has worked for the better part of a decade as a roleplaying game illustrator. His work has appeared in such games as Shadowrun, Rifts, Dead Reign, Part-Time Gods, Babylon 5, and several others. The Michigan-based artist is currently at large from the Briarsbrook Institute for the Criminally Insane and considered extremely dangerous. If sighted, do not approach him! He may seem very affable and friendly but don’t be fooled! Please call the authorities and delay him with free coffee, bourbon, and/or hot wings. He will take the time to enjoy this bait until he can be apprehended. This is for the public’s best interest.

Juan Ochoa: Gumshoe whistleblower reporter hero? A narcissistic antagonist out for blood? Fall-guy for a horrifying nanite invasion? Sleeper agent for extraplanar feline intelligence? The FACTS on El Mucho Colombianisimo: he is a straight-dealing, smooth-lined, grit-toothed artist, twainsplit mirror-master-magician-carouser-cavorter, and noted wizard, with ­knowledge bilingual, exotic, and esoteric, who theoretically does most of his thinking in Español.

Steve Radabaugh, first of his name, is a high school teacher, freelance app developer, technology consultant, and game designer. He founded SPQR Soft LLC in 2012 to explore the convergence of technology with tabletop gaming. In addition to developing apps and websites for the private and public sector, his app store releases include Fate Core Folio and Dungeon Marauders. In the analogue realm, look for his work in The Sound of Water, the companion book to A World of Dew.

Mark Diaz Truman is an independent game developer and the co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com). Mark has authored two indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing and Our Last Best Hope—and written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit and Timeworks. Mark is passionate about creating an inclusive and diverse gaming community and is thrilled to have the chance to put forward pieces by both fresh voices and old friends in The Fate Codex!

Amanda Valentine is a freelance RPG editor and developer. Her work includes the Dresden Files RPG, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, Fate Accelerated Edition, Little Wizards, and many others. She also edits fiction, including several of the Spirit of the Century novels. She blogs sporadically at ayvalentine.com about editing, parenting, and gaming. At reads4tweens.com she writes spoilerific book reviews for adults who care about what the kids in their lives are reading. You can find her on Twitter as @ayvalentine and @reads4tweens.

Rob Wieland is an author, blogger, pop culture writer and game designer who writes about pirates, gangsters, Jedi, dragons, zombies and whatever else pays. He is best known for his work on the Firefly RPG, Star Wars Saga Edition, Shadowrun, and CAMELOT Trigger. Other projects include work on Honor and Intrigue, Edge of Midnight, Hillfolk, Our Last Best Hope, 7th Sea/Swashbuckling Adventures, Night’s Black Agents, and 13th Age. His online presence includes multiple game blogs, interviews and articles for Milwaukee Record. He lives in scenic Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wife, who has many more skills useful for the zombie apocalypse.