Tuesday, January 15, 2013

FATE - Fred Hicks and Robert Donoghue

"Fate is a story-oriented roleplaying game system. Though it is a full-fledged standalone system, Fate can also be incorporated into a variety of popular roleplaying systems. In this book, we present a version of Fate that has been tailored to work with Fudge, an RPG by Steffan O'Sullivan. As such, we assume the reader is familiar with Fudge, and while everything necessary to play is included, you are strongly encouraged to acquire a copy of Fudge, either at your local game store, or for free online at http://fudgerpg.com/. Those interested in starting out immediately with Fudge may wish to check out Fudge in a Nutshell. 1.1 The Adjectives The most important thing to understand about Fudge is how it describes things. Rather than assigning numerical values to elements like skills it uses adjectives, which are ranked as follows: Abysmal, Terrible, Poor, Mediocre, Average, Fair, Good, Great, Superb, Epic, and Legendary. Consider: a bodyguard might be a Good swordsman but have Mediocre social skills. He'll probably win a fight with an artist who's a Superb painter but a Poor swordsman. Almost anything can be described using this ladder: an empire may field a Superb army or a spaceship may be limping by with a Poor engine." 5 out of 5 http://zork.net/~nick/loyhargil/fate-srd-rest/Fate-SRD-2005-03-31.html