The following overview is not intended to be an exhaustive guide for the mechanics of Fate Core, and interested players/GMs should consult the Fate Core Corebook for details. Fate Core is an especially flexible system as the majority of the character sheet is made up of free-form phrases that determine what a player character can and cannot do.
- Aspects: Character’s are made up of a combination of Aspects, which are high level words and phrases that describe their concept, troubles, wounds, and traits.
- Stunts: Special abilities derived from a character’s Aspects.
- Fate Points: points players can accrue and expend to either use one of their Aspects to change a scene, re-roll dice, or power a particularly powerful Stunt.
- Fate/Fudge Dice: Rolls in Fate always consist of four six-sided dice that have two sides marked with a “+”, two with a “-“, and two blank sides. The result is the sum of the positive and negative sides plus the player character’s related skill.
Fate Core Games and Settings
The following is a non-exhaustive list of example Fate Core powered games and settings.
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- Dresden Files
- The Secrets of Cats
- Fate of Cthulhu