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How do you manage the impact of deep immersion in RPGs on players' real-life?

Several things can help manage players who are stressed out. Have aftercare time After a difficult session it's often valuable to have some time after to care for them. Eat some pizza, drink some ...
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How do you manage the impact of deep immersion in RPGs on players' real-life?

There's a term for this that comes from LARPing, namely Bleed. There are quite a few good articles out there on handling Bleed, though several methods need to be enacted before the Bleed happens. ...
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What is the purpose of differently-sized stress boxes as opposed to flat stress or same-sized boxes?

Fate is all about creating interesting stories. Progressive stress box values are designed to do exactly that. The rules say that to absorb Stress, you have to mark off a box that has equal or bigger ...
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Can a White Court Vampire heal Hunger Stress with Inhuman Recovery?

Inhuman Recovery allows the recovery of a single physical mild consequence. Feeding Dependency inflicts hunger consequences, not physical consequences. The only way to restore those is going to be ...
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How do you manage the impact of deep immersion in RPGs on players' real-life?

Your response should depend on severity and frequency. The degree to which this is happening and how often it happens matters a great deal. Fiction is supposed to make you feel things. This can be ...
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How long should someone be out of action when they mark Trauma?

How long would it take someone "left for dead" to get back into the score? This is not a trick question; it's what you have to answer for yourself as a GM when deciding if and how somebody ...
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How to write down Evocation mental stress

So, if a Wizard has, for example, only the third mental stress box available (☑️☑️☐☐) and Conviction 4, will any Evocation Spell with 1 to 6 shifts cost him the same? Yes. It costs 1 plus the number ...
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A stresstrack/timer for FATE one-shot

Sounds like a job for the Fate Fractal As detailed on p.270 in the Fate Core rules, the Bronze Rule — aka the Fate Fractal — lets you build the tavern like a character and give it a stress track of ...
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What is "Current Stress"?

Current Stress (deprecated) The current commercially available version of InSpecters is not the only version. In a previous version, Stress worked differently and was a little more death-spiraly, in ...
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How do you manage the impact of deep immersion in RPGs on players' real-life?

Don’t say depressed if you mean sad Depression is a serious mental illness and is not something people recover from in “several days”. If she really is depressed then the best thing you can do for her ...
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Are consequences tracked per stress track?

Normally No You can fill your normal (free) Consequence slots with either consequence type, but only one Consequence per slot. If if one of those is filled with, say, Deep Cuts, you can't also fill it ...
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What is "Current Stress"?

It's probably a place to keep track of how many times you've rolled for stress that session, but it might instead be a place to track the temporary penalties to your next roll. The typical lasting ...
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A stresstrack/timer for FATE one-shot

Sounds like a job for the Fate Adversary Toolkit! There is a section about building “countdown clocks” for just such a purpose. Countdowns A countdown adds urgency to an adversary: deal with it now ...
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What is the impact of longer than usual Stress Tracks?

Well the obvious answers is social encounters will take longer and your players will be more powerful(provided you don't increase the enemies the same amount). Depending on how you run encounters, ...
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Can a character use "provoke" repeatedly to defeat monsters?

The main thing is that in order for Provoke to work, you've got to establish in the fiction that the monster is capable of being manipulated that way. Goblins are cowardly, and wolves are more ...
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What is the purpose of differently-sized stress boxes as opposed to flat stress or same-sized boxes?

You can only use one stress box per attack. This is designed to make conflicts more intense and quickly move players into taking consequences. Don't forget consequences are aspects which can then be ...
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