The fantastic storytelling RPG FATE has launched a kickstarter for their 3.0 version rulebook, which will be called FATE Core.
Originally Posted by Fred Hicks
Fate started as a "house rules" project for the Fudge system during a car ride Rob Donoghue and Fred Hicks had back in 2001. After seeing some success with it in their home games, they created a free, downloadable version for anyone who cared to grab it. They figured a few dozen people would have a look. Instead, hundreds did, and it fast became one of the most popular variants of Fudge out there, spawning its own thousands-strong discussion list and eventually helping to launch Evil Hat as a commercial game company.
From there, Fate grew into new revisions and iterations, showing up in Evil Hat's own Spirit of the Century in 2006 and the Dresden Files RPG in 2010 (each one leading to a temporary shortage in the supply of Fudge dice as demand spiked), as well as dozens of third-party Fate games and a few other popular games that borrowed ideas from Fate, if not the whole system.
Today, Evil Hat is proud to bring you Fate Core: the latest evolution of the Fate role-playing game system. Inside you'll find refined, clearer language about every part of the game -- ranging from streamlined language about aspects and skills, to a unified approach for game actions and outcomes, to our trademark, rock solid GM and player advice.
Simply put, Fate Core is the best version of Fate we can possibly make, built upon over a decade of play and design experience by Evil Hat, and with the Fate player community at large, taking the best lessons from all of gaming and distilling them into a cohesive, compelling whole.
I was introduced to the FATE system through The Dresden Files RPG and it has become one of my favorite systems to play and run! The Core book will help me with any rules clarification or adjudication that may come up that may be unclear in whatever sourcebook I'm using (so far I own The Dresden Files RPG
, and Spirit of the Century
The best part of having the Core will be that I will be able to create my own campaign setting(s) with a firm foundation in an easy and fantastically flexible system.