Fate: Accelerated (Fate)

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Let’s face it: most role playing games aren’t grab-and-go. Giant books and prep work out the ying-yang can be fun if you’ve got the time, but what if you don’t? What if you’re looking for a last minute game? What if you’re new to the RPG world and want a no hassle way to try one out? What if you’re introducing your kids to RPGs and want something easily accessible for them that won’t bore you to tears? We’ve got a solution: Fate Accelerated Edition.

Fate Accelerated, or FAE, is a condensed version of the popular Fate Core system that brings all the flexibility and power of Fate in an easily digestible—and quickly read—package. With FAE, you and your friends can step into the world of your favorite books, movies, and TV or you can create a world of your own. And set up is simple—you can be playing in minutes. Whether you’re new to RPGs or an expert gamer, FAE brings something special to the table.

Fate Accelerated Edition. Your story—full speed ahead.

Number of players: 3-6
Age of players: 8+
Length: 2-4 hours
Game Designers: Clark Valentine, Leonard Balsera, Fred Hicks, Mike Olson, Amanda Valentine.

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Excellent quick RPG

*****

Fate Accelerated is designed to be a very easy to learn and quick to play version of the Fate Core rules. It succeeds at this task very well!

The main difference between this game and Fate Core is that instead of a full-blown skill system, this book includes only six "approaches": Careful, Clever, Flashy, Forceful, Quick, and Sneaky. PCs will have different rankings in each of these approaches, which make them unique, but is a much simpler system than having a whole skill list with items like Rapport, Shoot, Athletics, and so on.

The Aspect system and the underlying mechanics of how the game works (the dice mechanic, fate points, and the different types of actions) are all the same as in Fate Core, so this is a good primer for those parts of the full game as well.

The price is also a big selling point. At only $5, you can buy enough for your whole gaming group, and not be worried about keeping them in good condition.

Physically, the book is pretty small -- it's only about 50 pages, and is 9" x 6". There isn't a ton of room for examples, which is the only real problem with the book. But it does a good job laying out the rules, so that shouldn't be too much of an issue.


Great Lightweight RPG

****( )

I had my doubts when I ordered Fate Accelerated Edition (FAE), but was still fairly certain that it was what I was looking for.

I wanted something lightweight to introduce my kids to gaming, without a boatload of rules to confuse them (and weigh me down).

It turns out, even though I know I've got some kinks to work out with my use of the rules, the game stats up quickly and plays well.

The story oriented nature of play makes cool things possible -- and easy to set up.

I figure it's a good game for kids and adults alike, especially for those on a time budget.

Anyway, well worth the price!

(Best of all, the kids like it too!)


An Excellent Starter RPG!

*****

I backed the Kickstarter of FATE and received my print copy of it and FAE as well recently. FAE is quite probably one of the best starter RPGs I have ever seen. It's simplified without being simple, elegant in its design and made to accommodate just about genre. If I was stranded on a desert island with one book, this (or the full edition of FATE) would be the one I chose.


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