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The Fate Accelerated Edition (FAE) is an official version of the Fate Core rules designed for simplified play.

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How to manage sharing the spotlight outside of combat in a fun way?

I noticed something as a game master of one ongoing game and a player in another. In both games, whenever a decision had to be made outside of combat, the most high energy players were blurting out ...
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When should I mark the Summer/Winter Courtier condition?

Dresden Files Accelerated introduces a new way to use Conditions, by turning some ability on/off (The Third Eye, for example). Some of them, however (which are always marked), doesn't look much ...
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How Do Core and Accelerated Resolution Mechanics Differ?

The differences between the two versions of the game are quite noticeable, and also spelled out in the conversion guide. Differences in various resolution mechanics seem subtler, and easier to ...
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Create/use aspects in game that do not fit well with approaches

How do you deal in Fate Accelerated with actions that would be based on either material (resources) or relational (rapport, contacts) skills from Fate Core? I had a couple of occasions at my table ...
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In which order are aspects invoked when defending in Fate Accelerated?

When a character takes one of the four actions and rolls the dice, they can decide to invoke aspects after seeing the total. For example, when chief engineer Yago Awain is trying to repair the broken ...
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What should happen in a legendarily successful attack against a mook?

Last night, I was GMing a game of Fate Accelerated Edition with my friends, and their characters were up against a gang of mooks: the mooks had only 2 stress boxes each and could not take consequences....
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How is Spirit of the Century different from vanilla Fate

I have a copy of Spirit of the Century, which says on the back it's "based on the award-winning Fate system." A review says it: uses FATE (3.0) which is based on FUDGE Is this different from Fate ...
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How can Fate Accelerated be adapted to very short game time windows?

I'm running a roleplaying games club, and I have a rather difficult predicament. We have the capacity to meet weekly, but only for the span of about half an hour to forty minutes. The problem is ...
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Is the Opposition Rating for a roll known to the player?

In Fate, is the Opposition Rating for a roll known to the player? Is it an option to keep this number a secret? Actions and Outcomes (Fate Core) does not explicitly say. What I mean by "opposition ...
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Is Fate Accelerated well-suited for a one-shot game?

Me and some friends want to try out Fate Accelerated as a one-shot game (three to four hours) to pass up the time during a hiatus in our larger campaign. However, one of them expressed concern that ...
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Is there any simple way to migrate player characters from FAE to Fate Core?

I'd like to start campaign in a more narration focused system with an existing group of players. They're used to systems with heavier mechanics than Fate Core, so I decided to start campaign in FAE, ...
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Can players spend Fate points to introduce story details in FAE?

In Fate Core, players can pay a Fate point to Declare a story detail based on one of their aspects. In Fate Accelerated Edition, I found no reference to this. Fate points seem to only add +2 or −2 ...
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Can you use Create Advantage to create a story detail in FAE?

I've seen in a few places people talk about players creating story details by spending Fate Points. I assume this is something in Core only. Accelerated has something similar, where it talks about ...
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Is it okay to go beyond the rules for Aspects/Boosts?

For example: Smouldering Cart (scene aspect) Snow Wolf (opponent): Master of the Tundra. Gimli (PC): Master of Axes. Gimli Attacks the Wolf, and spends 2 Fate Points to invoke the Smouldering Cart ...
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What does a more Careful player going first in a mental Conflict represent narratively?

It's unclear what is meant in the rules: Determine Turn Order (page 21) In a mental conflict, compare your Careful approach—attention to detail will warn you of danger. What "danger" is it ...
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How to make Fate combat fast & fun?

I love the Fate system, both Core and FAE. However, I have been having a really hard time making combat fun for my players. It is hard to explain the combat in Fate to my players in a non-abstract ...
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Is Fate style GMing “lazy”?

Newbie GM here preparing for my first ever Fate GM session. My group consists of 4-5 players with varying levels of experience in RPG games. We have previoulsy played a long Pathfinder campaing and ...
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How would a character in Dresden Files Accelerated do what Molly did?

In the book Turn Coat, there's a scene where Dresden and others are surrounded by a ton of Grey Men summoned by Binder. It seems in game terms the scene would be a Conflict between the PCs (Dresden ...
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Why does proposing a compel against another player cost a fate point? [Nevermind] [closed]

Fate Core p. 71 Finally, and this is very important: if a player wants to compel another character, it costs a fate point to propose the complication. The GM can always compel for free, and any ...
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Using FATE Core to play a TITANFALL storyline [closed]

Specifically I'm looking for any advice on adapting FATE (or any generic RPG system really but I own FATE) for Titan combat. Thank You!
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Where does the compelling Fate Point go when the compel is rejected?

Here's my understanding of how compelling works in Fate Accelerated (not sure if it works the same in Core). It's the rejection part I'm not too clear on. Any player (including the GM) can offer a ...
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How is monster balancing supposed to be done?

I GMed my first game the other night and, while we had fun once I got the hang of what I was doing, we found the combat difficult to get our heads around. Let me set the scene: A wild "5 giant ...
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Can you Defend against your own action in Fate?

In Fate Accelerated can you Defend against something your own character did? For example can you reduce the damage of an Attack that damages everyone (including yourself​) in a zone.
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Default difficulty +0 in FAE but +1 in Fate Core?

To give some context, to my question, I'd like to say that I'm aware of the discussions around the differences and continuity between Fate Accelerated Edition and Fate Core, both on this site and ...
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Can an aspect contain too much information and therefore be “too good”?

I'm planning on GMing a Fate game with a group of my friends, and recently ran a little test by having one of my friends create a character. The problem I ran into is that he seemed to create aspects ...
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How does Fate handle wildly out-of-scope attempts to declare story details?

The way I see, Fate lets anyone declare details and describe parts of the world more or less as the player sees fit. Unless the setting is based on a certain fixed universe known by all players, ...
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GM: Best setting for introductory Fate session? [closed]

I am a newish tabletop RPG player who recently joined a small group of friends with 2-3 experienced rpgers and 3 new players. Up until now we have played a long Pathfinder campaign and several one-...
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New to Fate: how to manage all aspects at play

Newbie Fate GM here, I will soon GM my first ever session. Seeing how important being aware of all aspects at play at any given scene is, how do you keep track and announce all the various aspects ...
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Modelling area-of-effect attacks in FAE-based games

I run a Demon Hunters game. The rules are based on a mix of Fate Core and FAE. Basic checks are made with two dice, Approach + Discipline (plus certain optional dice which we can ignore for now). ...
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Why is this stunt from It's Not My Fault not horribly broken?

I just played "It's Not My Fault", which is a character and situation generator for Fate Accelerated. One of my players got the Swashbuckler card, which grants this stunt: Three Against One?: When ...
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FAE or Dungeon World as first game for kids, rusty DM?

I'm looking at FAE or Dungeon World for a first RPG for some ~11 year olds with me as a GM (who hasn't played anything but AD&D in nearly 30 years). The kids are interested in a D&D style ...
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What is the purpose of differently-sized stress boxes as opposed to flat stress or same-sized boxes?

I can see the point of differently-sized Consequences on entities. Light ones are a mark, moderate ones are a more realistic, lasting dent, and so on. They behave differently and have, arguably, ...
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How can characters defend with approaches other than quick?

It seems like the quick approach dominates defense against physical attacks, especially against projectiles. During a recent session we had a lot of ranged attacks made (especially by cyber-wolves who ...
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Why does Fate Accelerated Edition cost so little?

I feel like Fate Accelerated Edition shouldn't cost so little. Does anybody know why or were the developers just being nice?
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How to put a limit on the “Create an Advantage” action?

Well, I'm running a FAE single player campaign and I gave my player 3 companions. He's a wizard of sorts and on his group are a girl who can paint "weathers", a super strong luchador and a girl who ...
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Do I need Fate Core to make Fate Accelerated Edition work?

I have recently been looking into the Fate "universe" and would like to know, do you need Fate Core to actually play Fate Accelerated Edition?
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How severe should a Compel be if it's worth one Fate Point?

If a Compel is the most interesting way to gain Fate Points, then how serious should it be? What kind of trouble does a character have to go through to get one? If it's too bad, they might end up ...
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What happens to boosts that are obviated by the narrative?

During a quick Fate session, two characters were engaged in a duel, during which an onlooker was hurled into the fray, resulting in one duelist gaining the boost Petticoats and Fluff on the other. ...
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How do I know when aspects are “hidden” from my players?

Well, I'm quite new to Fate and today we had our very first session, we had a lot of fun but aspects confused us a lot. I made the areas so my players would fight a Titan on the forests, one of the ...
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How do I create pre-generated characters for a science fiction Fate Accelerated RPG one-shot?

I am running a one shot under the Fate Accelerated RPG system with a science fiction theme this weekend in lieu of our normal game. The characters will wake up on a ship that is derelict and on a ...
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How should an automated or environmental attack be handled in Fate?

Let's say a PC plants a proximity mine or magical rune or suicidal summon somewhere in a room he would expect some enemies to walk in later on, and then leaves to take care of something else or simply ...
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How do I prevent PCs from spamming their top approach in every situation?

As Ryan Macklin said, to a decently creative player it would't be difficult to handle all or most things using their +3 approach, and I don't want to be a bad GM by forcing them not to use what they'...
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How should pets/summons/familiars be handled in Fate? [closed]

I find that having some other entity that, while part of your character conceptually, is separate from their person, adds a lot to an RPG... Whether it's an Engineer's drone, a Warlock's summon or ...
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Why aren't you allowed to check off multiple stress boxes per hit?

It's not just a question of "have you done it in your game or not", but rather I'm wondering about the rationale behind the rules. What's the desired effect of this restriction and what effect on the ...
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How does it work when swarms or mobs take stress in Fate Core or Accelerated?

Let's say we have a group of four crabs in Core or Accelerated, but I'm treating them as a mob. One individual crab looks like this: Crab Stress: [] (one stress box, further damage takes them ...
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Is there a difference between starting to recover from consequences in Fate Accelerated and Fate Core?

The way I understood it, any Consequence (mild, severe, extreme) in any Fate build has to have a recover action modify it before it can start fading away. So I have several questions: If a character ...
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Does Fate have precedents for mechanical inabilities/weaknesses?

Core/FAE has Stunts that give a numerical bonus to actions or otherwise let a character do things beyond the normal rules. But reading through the rulebooks, I haven't found any guidance for the ...
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Where can I find a proper library of free adventures for Fate Core and Accelerated?

I can't find a proper repository of premade adventures, and I'm pretty lost as to what I'm going to GM with Fate Accelerated. I'm willing to take Core adventures and try to adapt them, but it's not ...
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When can you invoke an aspect twice for free on the same roll?

Pages 14-15 of the Fate Accelerated PDF says this about the Create an Advantage action: If you're creating a new aspect or discovering an existing one: ... * If you succeed with style: You ...
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“You're not there, you can't say that” in Fate?

I'm GMing a Fate Accelerated Edition game, importing quite a lot of rules and ideas from Fate Core. Although I've been a DM/GM for almost 25 years, it's my first time GMing a narrative-focussed game. ...