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Questions tagged [diaspora]

Diaspora is a Fate-based system that delivers a hard science-fiction framework for adventure.

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What happens when you Take Out yourself?

While checking the Space Combat system for Diaspora I ran into an interesting situation and I don't know how to deal with it, should it come up. There are a few options you can take during a Space ...
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Are there any official or fanmade character sheets for Diaspora? [closed]

I'm planning a game of Diaspora that I will be hosting at a convention, and I'm trying to get some fancy looking character sheets for the players. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find any. Searching ...
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How do 2nd ed Diaspora Consequences work?

I'm familiar with Consequences in modern Fate-- Characters gain an Aspect temporarily that represents the 'injury' sustained and that aspect gives enemies something to invoke for bonuses against the ...
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Diaspora two handed melee weapon

In Diaspora the two handed stunt for melee says "Weapon is designed for two-handed use and is awkward in the hands of those not sufficiently strong. The wielder may amplify his Skill check with his ...
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When should I put an NPC card on the table?

I'm running a game of Diaspora, which is my first FATE based game. The manual talks about playing with everything in the open and I'm all for that, but when should I actually make up a card for an ...
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In Fate Can you Generate Multiple Spin from One Roll?

The Diaspora SRD says If you exceed your opponent when you make a defensive roll that does not have any effect other than being a successful defense, you don't get shifts. Instead, for every three ...
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Who wins ties in FATE?

CRoss and I were playing a FATE game (Diaspora) recently and we rolled a tied number for attacking and defending with beam weapons. What happens when attacker and defender tie?
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How can I add Character Advancement in Diaspora Without Breaking the Game?

How can I add some measure of mechanical character advancement in Diaspora without breaking the game? I'm considering using Diaspora to run a game idea I've had for a while. I really like many of ...
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Modelling Grenades in Diaspora?

I've been reading the SRD for Diaspora, especially the section on personal weapon design. I've found that the rules handle most of my cases very well, but I can't seem to find a way to model grenades....
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Is Diaspora suitable for forum play by post?

I bought Diaspora recently, having very much enjoyed Don't Rest Your Head and being a huge fan of harder Scifi. I'm curious how well it holds up to play by post gaming compared to something like ...
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How do slipknots connect to multiple systems in a cluster?

In Diaspora, the slipknots that connect the systems of the cluster aren't really explained. What the text tells us is: There are two slipknots in each system, 5 AU north and south of the barycentre ...
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How does adding Aspect Scope in Dresden Files change the feel of the game?

I was listening to a podcast for Diaspora, and they were talking about aspect scope. Basically, in Diaspora, this sets scope on the Aspects available, and only one Aspect per scope can be used on any ...
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Where can I find a foldable character sheet for The Dresden Files?

I saw a question on Area 51 for the proposed questions for this site about "What's the point of the foldable character sheet that is available for Diaspora?", and it was flagged as a good question, ...
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Pitfalls and Gotchas of running Dresden Files RPG with round-robin GMs

I really like how in Diaspora, character and cluster creation explicitly allows for everyone (GM included) to have a character tied into the other PCs and the setting, so that anyone can take up the ...