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I am a physicist completing my PhD in high energy physics. My passions in include physics (of course), computing, hiking, and gaming (of both the video and in-person around-the-table variety).


Oct
24
comment How to easily track combat in Feng Shui?
Okay, this one now becomes my choice answer, due to simplicity. Its one of those obvious in retrospect ideas.
Oct
24
accepted How to easily track combat in Feng Shui?
Nov
19
answered How do I design a Christmas-themed horror adventure?
Nov
5
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
6
asked How to easily track combat in Feng Shui?
Aug
14
revised In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
Specified Spirit of the Century as the system for the question, rather than FATE in general.
Aug
14
comment In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
Good point, I didn't choose it just because others agree with you. That added some credibility to your answer. But I chose yours primarily because it seems well motivated, its well documented, and I think you explained your point concisely but completely, thus is the best "reference answer" for others who come across this thread. I was mainly interested in the "standard" way to do this. There are other answers which have nice alternative ways of play, but I'll be starting with yours since I am convinced it is that closest to a standard that exists in Fate.
Aug
14
awarded  Quorum
Aug
14
comment In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
I'm choosing this one, since it seems to be the consensus. However, it sounds like some versions of FATE, like Diaspora, handle it a little differently. So it sounds like either approach can work well.
Aug
14
accepted In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
Aug
12
comment In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
I see what you mean by your evidence here. However, I must say this example is somewhat confusing. If Jet were to decide retroactively that he was actually defusing the bomb, he'd be using an entirely different skill, completely changing the original action, not just modifying it to use an aspect. I have seen little evidence that such an extreme alteration is allowed.
Aug
11
awarded  Editor
Aug
11
revised In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
Expanded on the example to redice ambiguity.
Aug
11
asked In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?
Aug
8
awarded  Supporter
Jun
27
awarded  Scholar
Jun
27
accepted How do environmental conditions and scene aspects stack in FATE?
Jun
27
comment How do environmental conditions and scene aspects stack in FATE?
Thanks for the welcome! I hope the question is useful for others trying to understand FATE.
Jun
27
awarded  Student
Jun
27
comment How do environmental conditions and scene aspects stack in FATE?
Re: "situational modifiers", and if they're appropriate in fate. That was a secondary reason for this question. I'd heard that they were against the principals of fate, but SotC has them in there. In this case though, I think it would be weird to require fate points for every stealth roll in a prolonged dark encounter. Maybe you can think of the bonuses listed in the book as a modification on the difficulty on the roll, rather than a bonus a la invoking an aspect.