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Fate Versions Guide: Varieties, Differences, Licensing, and Recommendations


Updated for 2021!

Need a quick handout to explain the many Fate offerings from Evil Hat? Curious about how to use Fate in your own game designs? Here’s a PDF that includes the Spheres of Fate diagram, a “Fate Core vs Fate Accelerated vs Fate Condensed” comparison chart, a quick guide on the licensing options and features for Fate, and some recommendations from our catalog based on what kind of thing you're looking for.

As always, you can learn more about licensing Fate at

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A. W August 12, 2017 6:08 pm UTC
So outdated it hurts.
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And again, a MERE 4 years later. :)
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This title was added to our catalog on September 11, 2015.