I am currently preparing a campaign (using Strands of Fate, but this is a pertinent question for all systems that use the FATE core mechanics) that will have players jointly leading a faction as well as playing several characters each, troupe-play style.
The result of this is that a session will likely be split, time-wise, between three characters, with an additional jointly played "character" for the faction.
This leads to the question: Are fate points meant to be owned by the player or by the character?
In other words: do I give each character their complement of fate points despite these being concentrated on a much shorter part of the episode, or do I give each player a session's worth of fate points?
This is mostly a question about whether the rules say that FP are owned by player or character, but any source from ANY fate-based rulebook would be useful.