Phil Brucato

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Satyros Phil Brucato
OccupationWriter, game designer
GenreFantasy, Role Playing Games, Music, Spirituality, Politics

Phil "Satyros" Brucato is an American writer, journalist, editor, and game designer based in Seattle, Washington. He is best known for his work on the TV series Strowlers[1] and with White Wolf, Inc., including the role-playing games Mage: The Ascension, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and Mage: The Sorcerer's Crusade. He has also written articles for BBI Media's newWitch[2] and Witches & Pagans[3] magazines, as well as other media such as Deliria: Faerie Tales for a New Millennium, the urban fantasy webcomic Arpeggio, and various short stories. Additionally, he has founded Quiet Thunder Productions and is a member of the Wily Writers group.

Arpeggio Webcomic[edit]

Phil Brucato, Bryan Syme, and Sandra Buskirk began publishing Arpeggio in 2010. The story follows Meghan Susan Green, a young teenager, as she explores her magical musical talents.[4] Although the comic was only produced between 2008 and 2012, Patreon users were able to access the final, previously unpublished "episodes" in 2015 and 2016.[5]

Ravens in the Library[edit]

Ravens in the Library is a limited-edition fantasy anthology published in 2009 as part of a fundraiser for singer/songwriter S.J. Tucker, who had been hospitalized due to serious medical issues.[6] Brucato co-edited this anthology with Sandra Buskirk, and it became their first publication through Quiet Thunder Productions. Contributing authors and illustrators include Laurell K. Hamilton, Terri Windling, Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman, Francesca Lia Block, Holly Black, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, James A. Owen, and Amy Brown.[7]



  • Pilot


Deliria: Faerie Tales for a New Millennium[edit]

White Wolf, Inc.[edit]

Onyx Path Publishing[edit]

  • Mage 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Mage 20th Anniversary Edition: Quickstart
  • Mage 20th Anniversary Edition: How Do You DO That?
  • Mage 20th Anniversary Edition: Book of Secrets
  • The Art of Mage: 20 Years and More
  • Truth Beyond Paradox

Other role-playing works[edit]

  • The Best Little Hellhouse in Texas[8]
  • Star Wars: Creatures of the Galaxy

Other Notable Works[edit]

  • Open Your Heart to the Magic of Love (editor)
  • Ravens in the Library
  • Love Wisdom: A Soul's Journey to Wellness (editor)
  • Rites of Pleasure: Sexuality in Wicca and Neo-Paganism[9]
  • Tritone: Tales of Musical Weirdness

Short fiction[edit]

Wyldsight: Tales of Primal Fantasy[edit]

  • Waves
  • Gramma Wolf's Garden
  • Elynne Dragonchild
  • Drinking the Moon
  • Chaser

Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe[edit]

  • The Lord's Greatest Jest

Deep Cuts: 19 Tales of Mayhem, Menace & Misery[edit]

  • Clown Balloons

Urban Green Man[edit]

  • Johnny Serious


  • I Feel Lucky

Maelstrom: Tales of Madness and Horror[10][edit]

  • The Green Tunnel

Cabinet des Fées[edit]

  • Drinking the Moon

Steampunk Tales[edit]

  • Stormada

newWitch Magazine[edit]

  • Vahlhalla with a Twist of Lethe

Bad-Ass Faeries[edit]

  • Loopholes

Weird Tales Magazine[edit]

  • Ravenous

Backstage Passes[edit]

  • Special Guest

When Will You Rage?[edit]

  • Shards

Drums Around the Fire[edit]

  • Patchbelly and the Plague Wolf

Audio fiction[edit]

Wiley Writers Podcast[edit]

  • Chaser

Essays, interviews, and columns[edit]

Tinker Tailor Soldier Sponge[edit]

  • Don't be a Dick (with Satyros Brucato)

The Ancient Wisdom Salvage Yard Podcast[edit]

  • Episode 24: Wherein We Discover the Magick of Games


  • Mage: The Ascension's Phil Brucato on Life as Magick

Books of M[edit]

  • Green Room Writing

Tarot Visions[edit]

  • Interview with Satyros Phil Brucato

Voice of Stone[edit]

  • Talking with Satyros Phil Brucato

Onyx Pathcast[edit]

  • Magic with a K

The Bears Grove (episodes 40-43)[edit]

  • Phil Brucato Interview

Witches & Pagans and newWitch Magazine[edit]

  • Spell It Out
  • Chalice & Keyboard

Realms of Fantasy[edit]

  • Folkroots

Creative Loafing Magazine[edit]

  • Footlights

Agenda Magazine[edit]

  • Sand, Not Oil

Night Moves Magazine[edit]

  • On Screen


In 1989, Phil Brucato became a founding member of Lonesome Crow,[11] a heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Throughout the 90s, he played bass for Dark Cross, Aqua Blue, Widdershins, and Path of Trees.[12] He has also dabbled in dance, especially contact improvisation, and is part of several 5Rhythms groups around San Francisco, Asheville, and Seattle.


  • ENnie Award for Everyday Heroes: Adventures for the Rest of Us – Best Written, 2005
  • Wizard Magazine Editor's Choice Award for Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade – Best RPG Supplement, 1998
  • Out of the Box Award for Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade – Readers’ Favorite, 1998
  • GAMA award for Mage: The Ascension, 2nd Edition – Best Roleplaying Game, 1996
  • RPGA award for Mage: The Ascension, 2nd Edition — Reader's Choice, 1996


  1. ^ "Satyros Phil Brucato". IMDb. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "newWitch #18 Winter Magick (paper) [nw018p] - $8.45 : BBI Media - Magazines that feed your soul". Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  3. ^ (PDF) Retrieved January 10, 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Arpeggiothecomic". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "ARPEGGIO The Comic". Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Ravens in the Library Project
  7. ^ "Ravens in the Library". Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  8. ^ "Best Little Hellhouse in Texas | Talisman Studios | Flames Rising Horror & Dark Fantasy Webzine". Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  9. ^ Hunter, Jennifer (2004). Rites of Pleasure: Sexuality in Wicca and NeoPaganism. Citadel Press. ISBN 9780806525846.
  10. ^ "Maelstrom Anthology: Tales of Madness and Horror – Pen & Paper News". Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  11. ^ "1989: Lonesome Crow is Born". Retrieved September 7, 2008.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ Jason Louv, Ultraculture Ep. 12: Mage: The Ascension's Satyros Phil Brucato on Life as Magick, retrieved January 10, 2019

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