Writer, Martial Artist, Game Developer

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Ryan M. Danks is a martial arts instructor moonlighting as an author of fiction and role-playing games.

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Gotham TV Show, Initial Thoughts

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Reviews | 1 comment

This is a show that I’ve been trepidatious about since I first heard of it. A Batman story without Batman? I thought. Since then, I’ve opened up to the idea behind Gotham: a story about the...

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Comic Book Slots: a New Page for Casinos

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Reviews | 0 comments

The Industry’s Geeky Attempts to Bring in a New Kind of Audience Last December, Aristocrat Technology reported that they are producing a new line of slot machines that will cater for comic book fans. Inspired by...

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The Eldritch Investigation Service (EIS)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Gaming, Writing | 0 comments

My next foray into Fate writing is the EIS. Aimed at being a Fate World, EIS...

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Ideas Inspired by Thrilling Fate

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Gaming | 10 comments

If you haven’t already, you need to read Mike Olson’s awesome post...

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Blog Hop

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Gaming, Writing | 0 comments

A very old friend of mine, a sister really, invited me to participate in the...

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RP: Creating Characters

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Gaming | 0 comments

I have been asked recently to create a character for a pick up game....

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My Secret Lives

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Writing | 0 comments

Most people don’t know that I lead four separate, yet intricately...

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Why Reactive Superhero Stories Make Good Movies

Posted by on Oct 19, 2013 in Writing | 0 comments

Why is it that many superhero movies and comics that focus on the awesome...

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On Journaling

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Writing | 3 comments

I began journaling today. Nothing fancy (actually, I bought a $20 journal with...

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Are You Wasting Your Life?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Writing | 2 comments

Despite having studied the works of, and being certified as an instructor in...

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Fate Core: Example Adventure Fractal

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Gaming | 24 comments

It has been requested that I write an example adventure using the adventure...

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Fate Core: Writing Adventure Fractals Part 3

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Gaming | 9 comments

Yesterday, we discussed a revision to the previously created adventure...

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