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"Pulp adventure" RPG using the Fate system.

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Are Fate points involved? How is an aspect declared/invoked? The text says a skill check is involved.
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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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What concrete rules can you point a GM to that is stuck in non-storytelling paradigms for Fate?

Inspired by a response to my answer to Can you concede by dying in Dresden Files?, I was wondering what concrete rules can you point a GM to that is stuck in non-storytelling paradigms in Fate? I ...
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In FATE, can action descriptions be revised after die rolls to apply aspects?

In FATE, you can utilize aspects to improve your die rolls, granting bonuses or re-rolls. However, you can choose to apply aspects after the die has already rolled. Does one revise the description of ...
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How do environmental conditions and scene aspects stack in FATE?

How do aspects and environmental conditions stack? An example probably is useful for discussion. In the, Spirit of the Century rulebook (FATE), it gives the Darkness aspect as an example of a scene ...
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Why should I take demolitions in SotC?

The demolitions skill provides a 3 increased force with planted bombs. However, the SRC indicates that most bombs: "Such bombs are inevitably powerful enough that characters in close proximity to ...
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Uses for Science! skill mid-session

I'm playing a scientist in Spirit of the Century, but I'm having a hard time coming up with uses for my main skill, Science! How can I make better use of it mid session, not just for creating awesome ...
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What exactly are advances in FATE?

I'm looking through my copy of Legends of Anglerre for this, and also searched the Spirit of the Century SRD, and I'm completely stumped as to exactly what an "advance" is. In both instances the terms ...
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