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How can I plan a TPK finale that doesn't look planned?

Tell them that the side campaign ends with an epic, glorious, TPK. Making your players co-conspirators in the shape of the finale means that they will help you drive it to that epic conclusion. There'...
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Are Fudge/FATE skills swamped by the dice?

It's been my experience that the curve on 4dF is pretty much a sweet spot for "predictable unpredictability." Because most of the time the raw dice come in between -1 and +1, even a +1 on a skill ...
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Are Fudge/FATE skills swamped by the dice?

Actually the problem is the opposite of what you stated. A +1 bonus with 4DF when you are dealing with opposed rolls has a far greater impact than a +1 with 3d6 and 1d20. To see this, take a look at ...
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How can I plan a TPK finale that doesn't look planned?

As a fellow GM, what I usually do when I want to do something like this (which isn't often!) is present the group with an impossible choice in three steps. Let me explain. A small disclaimer In my ...
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Are Fudge/FATE skills swamped by the dice?

That problem arises when the rolls are opposed and two sets of 4dF are rolled which is mathematically the same as someone rolling 8dF. If someone was rolling unopposed with a 1-point skill, they ...
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What's the probability of getting three matching faces in any one roll of four Fudge dice?

There are 81 possible permutations of this roll. Of these, 3 have all 4 results the same, and 24 have 3 results the same. This gives us a probability of 27/81 or 33.33%, for at least 3 results the ...
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How do I model a fudge dice roll with re-rolls in Anydice?

Here's an alternative solution: ...
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How do I model a fudge dice roll with re-rolls in Anydice?

Here, use this code: ...
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What can I use in place of Fudge Dice?

I would like to propose a variation of Fudge Coins method mentioned before that can be improvised with just 6 standard coins: The 0,08€ roll Roll 4 coins of 0,01€ and 2 coins of 0,02€. Then, ...
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How can I plan a TPK finale that doesn't look planned?

Well, I have no experience what-so-ever with FUDGE, not to mention the homebrew hack you've made to it, so my answer will be solely in terms of techniques to use. I do hope that it will be useful ...
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What's the probability of getting three matching faces in any one roll of four Fudge dice?

The odds of getting 3 of the same result out of four are 33%. For each set of Four Fudge dice there are a total of 27 different roll results with 3 alternate outcomes per set of rolls, +, -, and o. ...
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What's the probability of getting three matching faces in any one roll of four Fudge dice?

The probability of 3 of any one result is 33.33%. Here's why: The basic probability of getting at least 3 of any one outcome of fudge dice is 11.11%. This is 1/9. The fact that you have 3 possibile ...
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What'd be the Fate/Fudge equivalent of the stunt mechanics from AGE System?

Boosts. The odds don't entirely line up, of course, but if you wanted something that occasionally happens on a Fate roll, boosts are right there for you, often on a success with style, sometimes on a ...
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How can I handle a mechanical justification for clerical magic in a world where gods are uncertain?

Difference in source of magic. While a difference in attitude to magic and the flavor around that could be enough I would argue that I would mechanically focus on the difference in the source of their ...
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What'd be the Fate/Fudge equivalent of the stunt mechanics from AGE System?

Since you explicitly state in the comments above that you don't feel you can "separate the gameplay experience from its mechanic" and that you expect to get "answers from different backgrounds", let ...
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