Mark Truman


Mark Diaz Truman is the lead game designer for Magpie Games (The Play’s The Thing, Our Last Best Hope, Eternity), an indie roleplaying game studio that he founded in 20011 with his partner, Marissa Kelly. In addition to Mark’s work with Magpie he is also a regular developer for FATE (FATE Systems Toolkit, Do: Fate of the Flying Temple, Wicked Fate) and the Systems Lead for the upcoming Firefly RPG from Margaret Weis Productions. He’s passionate about telling amazing stories, building inclusive communities, and generally making gaming a good time for all.

Time zone (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Joined Aug 24, 2013
Last online 9 months ago
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Suspended... 3 games
Word Count 10,907
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Play preferences
  • Narration style: single, rotating
  • Game style: focus on play, standard, focus on writing
  • Collaboration style: limited, standard, flexible
  • Visibility: public, public with private commentary, private
  • Story format: short story
  • Speed: normal


The Basics

  • Completed Your Profile
  • Created a Game
  • Created a Character
  • Made a Move
  • Played a Card
  • Completed a Challenge
  • Completed a Scene
  • Sent an Invitation
  • Wrote 1,000 Words

  • Created 5 Characters
  • Made the Cut
  • Improvisor
Hosting & Narrating

  • Narrated 1 Game

  • Writing Machine (10,000 Words)
  • Completed 20 Scenes
  • Completed 5 Chapters
  • Made 80 Moves
  • Completed 5 Challenges
  • First Strong Outcome
  • First Weak Outcome
  • Sharing Is Caring
  • Just What You Needed
  • Completed 1 Goal
  • Speedster (2 Moves in a Day)
  • Sprinter

  • 100 Game Followers
  • 1 Featured Game
  • Socializer (10 Players)
  • Storium Member