Questions tagged [invokes]

Invokes are a mechanic in the FATE system that allow a player or the GM to use an aspect to gain a bonus.

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Do you get all your Fate Points at the end of the scene?

Fate Core Electronic p.81 indicates that these are the three ways to gain Fate Points. Accept a Compel: You get a fate point when you agree to the complication associated with a compel (...) ...
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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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Does “everything is an aspect” conflict with Fate philosophy?

For a while now, a group I play with has slowly slipped into a mode of accepting the fact that the GM cannot possibly declare all pertinent details of a scene aspects. This developed from the notion ...
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Does a reroll let you choose the higher roll?

When invoking an aspect in Fate Core for a reroll, and the second roll is worse than the first, can you go with the first roll? Do rerolls in Fate work like rolling with advantage in D&D, or are ...
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Can an aspect be active without being invoked/compeled?

I keep finding my players in situations where this doesn't make sens. Example: There's a gun fight in a room filled with smoke. The players and NPCs have a hard time seeing anything. It feels logical ...
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How long do Boosts stay around, if not invoked immediately or obviated by situation-change?

I have looked in several different Fate games' rulebooks, including Fate Core, DFRPG, Atomic Robo, FAE, and Jadepunk, which all describe Boosts as temporary Aspects you get to invoke for free, one ...
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What changes if I allow a free invocation to pay for a compel?

The distinction between invoke for effect and compel in Fate has not always been clear. Free invocations are often stacked on temporary aspects created as advantage or otherwise not thought of as ...
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What is the difference between Aspects and Invocations?

I'm trying to master Fate core (and probably Dresden Files) for a group because I'm usually the gm, and I'm having a little trouble understanding a few of the mechanics. What's the difference between ...
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Does an enemy being easier to hit prevent backlash?

The situation: A wizard is going up against a mook who has been tagged with the boost Off Balance thanks to the wizard's ally pushing him around. His roll is good enough to hit already -- if it wasn't,...
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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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Do advantages in Fate Core just “wear off?”

I have a character in my game with the aspect My Father's Sword. So the guy who plays the character is in his first combat and he's using the sword, invoking its +2 for all it's worth, because, hey, a ...
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Is there an Anima expansion that includes stats for some example Great Beasts?

I know, I know, I'm supposed to come up with them as GM. But I'd like to see published examples so I know the general kind of thing I'm supposed to be making. Are there any published Great Beasts (...
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How can I use anger as an aspect to contribute to fire spells?

My theoretical Wizard has an aspect that has to do anger. Specifically "Fiery Temper." I'm trying to find a way to invoke that for bonus for fire spells. Would that be acceptable by general rules?
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Would motivating a Stout Pacifist to join a war be a Compel or Invoke?

Assume the following situation: The player wants to convince an NPC to help them in battle. However, the NPC has the aspect "Stout Pacifist" and would rather avoid being dragged into a war. This ...
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When are fate points spent to invoke when using the defend action?

When one Fate Accelerated character takes an action and is actively opposed by another character using the Defend action, when do those characters get to spend fate points to invoke aspects? Which of ...
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Is there any reason to discourage “arms racing” during exchanges?

I find that occasionally during a conflict, when trying to create an advantage or land a successful attack, the players involved will enter into an "arms race" of competing to stack the most ...
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Why does a character get Fate points from invocation at the end of a scene in Core?

This answer shows that in DFRPG "if you're invoking an aspect on another PC or on a NPC to gain an advantage over them, that character will receive the fate point you spent, either at the end of the ...
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When changing a PC's actions based on an aspect, is it better to Compel or Invoke for Effect?

We had an interesting combat last night; the PC was a very tough Changeling in the back of a limo glamoured not to be visible, and he was attempting to protect another passenger in the back of the ...