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Grab your plasma rifles, spell components, and jetpacks! Name your game; Fate Core is the foundation that can make it happen. Fate Core is a flexible system that can support whatever worlds you dream up.

Have you always wanted to play a post-apocalyptic spaghetti western with tentacle monsters? Swords and sorcery in space? Wish there was a game based on your favorite series of books, film, or television, but it never happened? Fate Core is your answer.

Fate Core is a tabletop roleplaying game about proactive, capable people who lead dramatic lives. Create your characters and develop instant group dynamics with our unique phased char gen system. Use those characters as a springboard to storytelling in our GM worldbuilding chapters.

For the Fate-familiar, take advantage of the new and improved approaches to character actions, aspects, compels, and more. With Fate Core, your story is up to you. But whatever you choose, you can expect a fun storytelling experience full of twists…of fate.

This PDF is available on a Pay What You Want (PWYW) basis!

Provided in PDF, ePub, and Kindle formats.

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Angel\'s C March 05, 2021 2:51 pm UTC
Angel's Citadel just reviewed FATE Core. You can check out our thoughts here:

TL;DR We really like it.
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Kevin J August 22, 2020 10:01 pm UTC
I am curious about this system so I'm buying the core, condensed (probably not necessary, but I'll fork out some money for it), and possibly the super powered supplement.

Honestly, I'm just looking for an easy to use system to do write-ups for characters for this lame little "comic" I've been working on. Yeah...been really bored with the lock-down since all I have is work and home (and nowhere else to go since my hangouts are closed) and I'm not much of a console/computer gamer these days (burnt out). Haven't been on this site in YEARS so, honestly, haven't encountered this system. So...I'm off to buy some goodies (instead of blowing it on Renderosity, Daz, or some other 3D rendering site).

Hope you don't mind if I just pick up those three for now. I hope to read the core PDF tonight.
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Fred Hicks ( August 24, 2020 4:30 pm UTC
Hope you enjoy! Thanks, Kevin. :)
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Samuel K December 12, 2016 11:38 pm UTC
Any chance we'll get an updated PDF incorporating the errata collated over at the Evil Hat website? Especially including the update to how boosts work?
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Fred Hicks ( December 13, 2016 7:54 pm UTC
That hasn't been a priority for us, I have to admit, but I'll keep it in mind.
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Samuel K December 13, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Thanks. There's not much, so it wouldn't take long. Heck, you'd probably even have time to do FAE and the Toolkit as well. Let me know if you need an unpaid intern ... :)
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December 31, 2015 12:21 pm UTC
Hello....I do not seem to be able to purchase the product
I am happy to pay the $5 but I cannot fill in the box
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Fred Hicks ( December 31, 2015 3:18 pm UTC
That's a customer service problem that needs to be addressed by DriveThruRPG rather than the publisher — please contact them via the usual means rather than in the comments, which I expect they will not see!
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Michael D December 22, 2014 3:22 pm UTC
When I first heard about Fate Core, I wasn't interested. I'd played Spirit of the Century, I'd played Diaspora - why buy the same system again with all the setting content removed? How foolish that sentiment seems now. Consistency and clarity became the design goals of the new Fate edition, and combined with not-insubstantial tweaks made to gameplay both central and peripheral, they have transformed something promising into the best RPG release of the last four years.

It almost seems pointless to list the game's achievements, when anyone can download the book for free and find out for themselves. Though skills are the game's core, resolving every action with a single roll against a flat or opposed difficulty, aspects are the juicy fruit around them. Each is a short phrase that describes something fundamental to a character's identity; or to a scene, change in combat circumstances, or the game world beyond them. When an aspect is advantageous, characters can spend tokens for a bonus on their...See more
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