One of the most noticeable differences between Fate Core and FAE is that FAE replaces skills with approaches. This is really great for forcing characterization and getting games running quickly, but lacks some of the granularity that skills can leverage to make longer campaigns more interesting.
So, sometimes a group is going to want the advantages of skills in a FAE game, or the advantages of approaches in a Core game; I'm looking into this for one of my campaigns right now, and others have asked me about it for their ideas.
- Is there one combination that's more reasonable/workable than the other?
- What are the pitfalls to look out for in making this kind of transplant?
- What should I look for to indicate if it's a particularly good or bad idea to do this in a given campaign?
To clarify, I understand that in terms of hard mechanics, approaches are basically skills with the dial turned all the way down. This might produce a few anomalies when one is transplanted into the other system, but their effect on gameplay is drastically different. While mechanical advantages/pitfalls are interesting, it's the effect on the players, the narrative, and the game experience that I'm most interested in. How does a "dial all the way down" mechanic like approaches interact with a "dials higher up" system like Core, and vice versa for skills in FAE? What effect might it have on the players' choices and characterizations, or the style/feel of the game being played?