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How can I word an aspect that I can potentially veto being compelled without using an X-Card?

What you want is impossible You wrote a lot on the topic while taking great pains to not mention anything material about the aspect which makes it very difficult to provide any real advice. However, ...
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Is using compels to create aspects precedented and balanced?

What Ryan did in that video was suggest that there was an Aspect in the game that wasn't written down but was obviously there based on what was being roleplayed. Wil and the others at the table agreed,...
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How do the Fate Points work when players compel other characters?

When you pay to propose a compel, the point you paid returns to the GM's infinite pool of fate points. The proposed compel is then negotiated with the target of the compel. Once the compel is agreed,...
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How can I word an aspect that I can potentially veto being compelled without using an X-Card?

It sounds like you’re opposed to prejudice from the real world applying to the game In light of clarification in the examples given in the question, I actually think the answer is straightforward, if ...
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How can I mechanically create a "Zone of Truth"?

First, decide how it works in the fiction Figure out the actual fictional constraints the spell imposes. Specifically: Is the effect absolute or something you can resist through force of will (or ...
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What changes if I allow a free invocation to pay for a compel?

Standardising free invokes as spendable for compels will break the fate point economy and pull the teeth out of compels. The fate point economy is one of the only things that the Core book and ...
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Does the person who came up with a compel have to propose it?

Athens' player should only pay if they must propose the compel. There's a difference between table conversation and game action: not everything that everybody says at the table is actually part of ...
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Can an aspect be active without being invoked/compeled?

An aspect is just a mechanical reminder of a thing that's true in the story: it's always "on." This means some actions are possible or impossible, easier or harder, because of the thing the aspect ...
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How can I word an aspect that I can potentially veto being compelled without using an X-Card?

The whole system of Fate compels are about driving the player-characters to the limits of their comfort zones. It's all about exploring the weaknesses (but also strengths) that character's aspects ...
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How can I word an aspect that I can potentially veto being compelled without using an X-Card?

Don’t play Fate If you want complete control of your character, Fate is not your system. There are many other RPGs available - find one that fits. It seems like you have a red-green morality problem. ...
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How can I word an aspect that I can potentially veto being compelled without using an X-Card?

You can't have it both ways I'm not fussed about the specifics of the (potential) aspect in question, because it seems to me your problem is more fundamental than that. Details aside, the universe of ...
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How can I word an aspect that I can potentially veto being compelled without using an X-Card?

You can always "veto an aspect being compelled". You don't need an X-Card, but using safety tools can help. If I could set myself in the ideal place to handle your scenario, I would be ...
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How can I word an aspect that I can potentially veto being compelled without using an X-Card?

Actually, This Is Possible Your character has the aspect "red hair, but only in situations where this would not be distressing for AncientSwordRage". If someone tries to compel this aspect ...
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How can I word an aspect that I can potentially veto being compelled without using an X-Card?

A _-Card is the right idea In my experience using safety tools, the X-Card is often perceived as the nuclear option. People respect one's choice to use it, but may still feel like something (almost) ...
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Do you get all your Fate Points at the end of the scene?

You get Fate Points from adverse invokes at the end of the scene. Here, under invoking aspects: If the aspect you invoke is on someone else’s character sheet, including situation aspects attached to ...
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When paying fate points for compels, where do the points go?

All Fate Points spent to propose or refuse a compel are lost. Just spend them and they're gone. The GM doesn't pay to compel, ever, and players don't pay to compel their own character. If the GM pays ...
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Using a compel to force concession

It seems against the spirit of things, but the GM is the final say on compels (Fate Core, p. 71). Also, concession was not the burglar's only choice. Based on the example compel texts, this ...
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How can I mechanically create a "Zone of Truth"?

There's no reason you can't use an aspect on an area to compel, so the premise of #2 is a bit flawed. :) That said, #4 is a solid option, because aspects provide rationale for active opposition. ...
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Can an aspect be active without being invoked/compeled?

Some Aspects are more absolute than others. If a room is filled with "Absolute Darkness", that's going to make certain things absolutely impossible, without an invoke. "Dark" might just mean that it ...
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How can I mechanically create a "Zone of Truth"?

As already said, #2 works because you certainly can Compel with the situation or location aspect. #4 also is very relevant. Compel doesn't necessarily have to be the only option. There are ways to ...
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Why does proposing a compel against another player cost a fate point? [Nevermind]

Well, you can talk all you want. No law against that. But the only thing that forces someone to spend a Fate Point or suffer appropriate plot consequences is you spending a Fate point yourself. (Or, ...
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Can there be mechanical disadvantages in Compels?

The scene pool invokes for numbers. The GM reserve compels for plot. So you're in a scene - yes, of course you are. A roll is happening, so it's happening in a scene. Cpl. Jenkins' escape to the ...
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