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Let’s face it: most roleplaying 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, FAEbrings something special to the table.

Fate Accelerated Edition. Your story—full speed ahead.

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Jeremy H March 09, 2019 2:54 pm UTC
Is this meant to be a digest-sized booklet? If I were to print this as a booklet (in Acrobat), would it be A4/A5 facing pages? I tried to get it printed at a local shop and the fonts got squished... perhaps they set the margins too wide?
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Fred Hicks ( March 09, 2019 5:02 pm UTC
Each page is 6" x 9".
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Michael D February 25, 2015 12:32 pm UTC
Is Fate Accelerated Edition an expansion? A fresh system adaptation? A quick-start guide? Fred Hicks suggests that it and Fate Core are better viewed as points of a Fate spectrum than as standalone entities. Maybe that’s true, but it’s awkward from a critical perspective, so I’ve chosen to review it as a separate entity. Unfortunately, the problem with this approach is that comparisons to Fate Core are as inevitable as they are unfavourable.

It’s not that a stripped down, simplified, newbie-friendly version of Fate Core is without merit – more that I think FAE does not successfully achieve those design goals. The most alien elements of gaming in Fate – aspect invocations and compels, creating aspects and stunts from scratch, how stress and consequences diverge from traditional hit points – are all presented unchanged in FAE, minus the play guidance. (Although the more restricted list of stunt options are welcome, helping players to choose stunts faster.) Meanwhile skills –...See more
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Andrew B April 27, 2014 4:48 am UTC
I really hope that FAE wins the new Origins awards. I really like this system. Its so universal and simplified. I read they were going to republish Dresden in this system. (I can't wait to get my hands on that one. The Dresden universe is a nice source for urban fantasy.)

To me any system one can plop on a table and then hash out some ideas with his players and simultaneously make characters and come up with an adventure to play out later that night is just choice. ICONS has this nailed down pretty well, but they have distinquished company with FAE. I win with both because the systems overlap a lot since both are descendants of the FATE system. Time spent scouring rule books should be used to creatively continuing the story.

I just hope Shadowrun 5th Edition doesn't win. Come on. I remember when my whole gaming group had to buy a round of 3rd Edition rule books over a decade ago. How many times can they retread Adepts, the Matrix, and cyberware? Answer: As many times as we...See more
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