Ryan Macklin will be a guest at Breakout 2018!

Ryan Macklin

You may know Ryan Macklin for co-creating the Fate Core System and related games, but his start in games was in 2000 as a Steve Jackson Games volunteer. He’s worked as a freelancer on various games from The Dresden Files RPG to Unknown Armies Third Edition, along with his own works like Mythender and the upcoming Katanas & Trenchcoats.

Ryan’s passions lie in creator-philanthropy, convention GMing, information design in games, and mental health advocacy. Seriously, he will talk for far too long about any of those topics.

His day job is in technical communication, which believe it or not he got from working in games. He sometimes writes about game stuff (and occasionally about cooking) on his blog at

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