Monthly Archive: : August 2013



by Delos

Turn Those Dials! Fate’s Dials and Their Effects Pt 4: Stunts and Refresh

This is the fourth and final installment of my Turn Those Dials! series. It has been brought to my attention that some people who read these articles are completely lost, since they don’t know how to play the game. That’s fine with me, since these are technically ‘advanced’ topics on how to alter the game…

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Update

Hello those of you following me and my brother’s ramblings. I just want to let you know that the site isn’t dead. I’ve been dealing with the word “Foreclosure” a lot in the last week or so. My attention has been else where and I need to get life sorted before I get back into…

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Turn Those Dials! Fate’s Dials and Their Effects Pt 3: Stress and Consequences

Welcome back to another post of Turn Those Dials!, posts about the ‘dials’ of Fate Core. If you’re unfamiliar with this dials concept and/or missed my previous articles of Turn Those Dials!, check out my previous articles on Aspects and Skills. In this post, as is evident by the title, we are going to have…

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Villainy 102: Xanatos Gambit

One of my favorite ways to run a long term mastermind BBEG is to run Xanatos Gambits. The name was coined from the cartoon character David Xanatos from the show Gargoyles. The idea itself is fairly simple yet will in the end be complex. The simple version is that no matter how the plan goes…

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Villainy 101

How to Write a Good Villain A long time ago, I was running one of my first games for my friends. We were playing some D&D 3.0, and they had made their way through the swarms of orcs to face off against the orc chieftain. The usual pre-fight banter ensued, and one of my players…

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Turn Those Dials! Fate’s Dials and Their Effects Pt 2: Skills

This article goes over the dials pertaining to Skills, which have several built-in dials. Skills, in my opinion, are the second most important part of the Fate character sheet, after Aspects. Other than those two, the only other things that are mostly necessary are consequences, which you can play without as well, if you’re willing…

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