Fate Codex


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.

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.

Mike Olson was born in Encino, California. Later in life, he got to work on some roleplaying games—for money! His credits include The Kerberos Club (Fate Edition), Jadepunk, and the ENnie Award-winning Fate Core System and Atomic Robo: The Roleplaying Game, among others. He resides in Southern California with his wonderful wife and two equally wonderful sons, but you can find him online on Twitter (@devlin1) or at spiritoftheblank.blogspot.com. His other interests include drum corps, podcasts, kids’ TV, and writing about himself in the third-person.

Jon Peacock is a mild-mannered IT guy by day and a daydreamer by night (he assures us this is possible). He has recently started trying to get these dreams out of his head on to paper with varying degrees of success, most of which can be found at https://khellmg.wordpress.com/. Family Matters is his first published work.

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.

Travis Scott is a teacher, social worker, art historian, game maker, and game player. His RPG work can be found through any number of clandestine networks accessible at the loneliest corners of the social media darknet, if you know the appropriate passphrases, URLs, and proxy agents. He writes about chickens in postmodernity, draws maps, and thinks more about dragons than anyone ever has.

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!

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.

Tara Zuber grew up on fairy tales and remains mildly obsessed with stories to this day. She looks forward to exploring the Fate system further and discovering new stories to tell and share. Tara can be found in Chicago or online on Google Plus at +TaraZuber.