Kickstarter: Fate Core System

Even though I haven’t played it that often I am a big fan of the Fate system.  It took me quite a while to wrap my head around the Fate rules but when it “clicked” I realized how elegant the system was and how easy it made it for people to focus on roleplaying their characters and driving the story forward. Fate is one of those games where it suddenly becomes more important who your character is and not what he or she can do.

For quite a while Evil Hat has been working on an updated Fate Core System. The rules are pretty much finished. The only things still missing are the interior artwork and the fans’ feedback. That’s where the Kickstarter comes in.

With still 56 days to go, the Fate Core Kickstarter has already reached it’s goal of $3,000 and has already reached a couple of stretch goals. Backers also get access to the latest draft of the Fate Core rules already. If you are a fan of Fate you definitely should support this project. It’s well worth it!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

4 thoughts on “Kickstarter: Fate Core System”

  1. They posted the draft version of the kickstarter page and I was searching around trying to figure out why I couldn’t make my pledge. Why won’t you take my money damn it!

    1. Huh!? I never had problems making a pledge. Usually you just click on the respective pledge level or the “Back this Project” button. You get then sent to a page where you have to log in (if you haven’t done so) and to confirm your Amazon payment permission. If you have trouble backing a project, I guess either Evil Hat or the Kickstarter support can help you.

      1. Kickstarter has an option of creating a draft for your project before it “goes live”. The Evil Hat blog posted up a link to the draft around a week or so ago so that people could make comments before hand. My reading comprehension wasn’t what it should be and I didn’t realize it hadn’t gone live yet. Since that embarrassing frustration, they have since gone live and now have my promise of money.

  2. I love FATE, well theoretically… Why? Because I have never played it! That wrong must be righted. It is Michael’s fault I learned of this Kickstarter and backed it. The idea is terrific and the stretch goals just too tempting.

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