Fate Codex


Don Bisdorf tells stories through fiction and roleplaying, having detoured briefly through video game programming and webcomics. He is the author of the Fate Adventures & Worlds setting Sails Full of Stars, and a self-published fantasy novel titled Stone of Names. He has more Fate projects in progress and will almost certainly brag about them at http://donbisdorf.blogspot.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 co-owner of Magpie Games, and has worked on a number of titles including the Firefly RPG from Margaret Weis Productions and the upcoming Fate Core Bulldogs! from Galileo Games. His first solo writing project, a Chaos World supplement for Dungeon World titled The Last Days of Anglekite was released in March of 2015, and he’s currently hard at work on additional Chaos Worlds that will be released later this year. He enjoys bacon, egg, and ketchup sandwiches.

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, Growling Door Games’ Chill 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.

Koji Nishiuchi has been writing gobs of homebrew content for roleplaying games ever since he was appalled by the idea that a rogue was unable to get bonus damage for headshotting zombies, going on to make Fate hacks for everything from giant monsters that fit in little balls to quirky ghost children to fruit-powered pirates to supernatural heists masterminded by vampires. It’s only now that he’s gotten the chance to pester people with it on a larger scale.

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.

Kaitlynn Peavler, better known on the internet as thedandmom, is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She had been producing fantasy art and fun cartoony images for years and has done artwork for ­Prismatic Art, Conquering Corsairs, Whispering Road and more. Her own projects include Deck of Legends, Experiment 073, and a new comic in the works called Falsely Outrageous.

Mark Diaz Truman is an independent game developer and 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!

Nicole Winchester is addicted to new experiences, finding adventures by travelling the world, exploring her hometown of Toronto, and playing and making games. Her work has been in The Fate Codex, Indie Mixtape Vol. 2, and at games.cultureaddicthistorynerd.com. As a social media manager and owner of #partytime social media events, she specializes in live-tweeting for sports and entertainment. She is working on Idols of Light, a game for Different Play (differentplay.com), and tweets too much @noizangel.

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.

Joshua Yearsley is a professional editor of roleplaying games, board games, and technical literature. He works with Evil Hat Productions as the lead editor of their Fate Worlds and Adventures line of supplements, along with a variety of other small and independent publishers.