airellian
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Fri 24 Feb 2017
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badpenny
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Fri 24 Feb 2017
at 14:26
IC: Emerging Threats Unit
The more active your players, the more likely it'll survive.  All too often players come to a game and then find that it's not for them and they beg off.

I'd suggest you all create the game together.  That would also tie in with Create Advantage and the players creating facts for the setting.  Some GMs want more control than that, but I've played in a FAE game where players were invested and it was a blast.

For the more "magic-y" elements, you could look at Fate Codex v2n2 for the Corruption rules.  That might be a nice dark element for humans tampering with unknown forces.  The mechanics, if you don't have the Codex (which I highly suggest) is that when you Succeed at Great Cost, you can choose Corruption for one of your Approaches, which then changes, e.g. Forceful becomes Aggressive.  When all your Approaches become Corrupted, you become an NPC (as you've completely gone over to the Dark Side, if you will).  You can redeem yourself, naturally, so it's not a one way street, and, of course, there's more to it than that.

While you say not to suggest another system, Fate Core might allow for more distinction between players "specialties," e.g. Lore/Knowledge, in that a Cryptozoologist should be quite different in their niche than a Parapsychologist.  While I love FAE, two characters with Clever +3 and similar higher education backgrounds will provide quite a lot of overlap.  That doesn't happen so much, say, in the supers genre where Aspects/Power Facts give different permissions.
airellian
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Fri 24 Feb 2017
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lady_pantheress05
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Fri 24 Feb 2017
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It definitely sounds interesting! I normally only play freeform on Roll, but this seems interesting enough I'd be willing to try a system game again.
mintgreeen
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 I GM a lot
 I wish I could play > GM
Fri 24 Feb 2017
at 18:33
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I like this, it sounds very XCOM.

Too bad you're not using FATE Core though (I know, I know), since it's much more expansive than FAE and has the Squad rules supplement.

I personally dislike FAE, but do like FATE, so unless you are changing the system, I'd have to pass.


All that said, expansive concept that I'd generally be interested in playing :)
Alyse
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Fri 24 Feb 2017
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Sojobo
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Mon 27 Feb 2017
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I'm totally down, including using FAE.  And the mantles/conditions tweaks from Dresden Accelerated are awesome, I hope you'll be importing them in some form or another.
Dirigible
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Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 20:02
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quote:
If two players are wanting to play similar concepts, I would ask one or both to change their concept so that they're different enough from each other that they don't overlap.


Does that mean you'll only allow one military/combatant type character as well, for example? How many roles/niches/specialities to you envision there being?

edit: Ah, I see it now: "soldiers, spies, scientists, computer hackers, those warped by the "unnatural" and gifted with special abilities." Fair enough.

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airellian
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Mon 27 Feb 2017
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Dirigible
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Mon 27 Feb 2017
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 What's the flavour of the unnatural? Paranormal? Lovecraftian? Mad/fringe science?
airellian
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Mon 27 Feb 2017
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I'm not sure yet. I was either going to have it be part of game creation, or figure something out for myself. The initial post is just the setting skeleton devised by Ryan Macklin.
Dirigible
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Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 21:06
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Sounds good to me. I'm down with FAE (though like some of the others, I prefer Fate Core).
Quasar_42
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Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 21:19
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I'd be down for this. Never played with Fate Accelerated, but it looks simple enough. Count me in.
Sojobo
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Tue 28 Feb 2017
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Personally, I don't think niche/concept protection happens at the level of Approaches... it happens at the level of High Concept.  You've got Harry Dresden and John Reese from Person of Interest both having Forceful as their highest rated Approach... but there is absolutely no mistaking Reese encroaching on Harry's niche or vice versa.
airellian
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Wed 1 Mar 2017
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Dirigible
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Wed 1 Mar 2017
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That looks like four expressions of interest to me. Enough for you, airellian? 8-]
airellian
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Wed 1 Mar 2017
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Dirigible
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Wed 1 Mar 2017
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I'm up for game creation. I know Fate games can stumble at that point in PbP format, but I'm excited to give it a shot from the player's side - and we can always poach ideas from Macklin's blog if we get stuck.
airellian
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Wed 1 Mar 2017
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Quasar_42
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Wed 1 Mar 2017
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I'd pitch in with world creation if you want, though I've never really done something like this from the player's side.
thrask
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Wed 1 Mar 2017
at 14:04
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I'm interested in playing and creation, though Fate Core would be even better.
Will enthusiastically participate with FAE.
airellian
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Tue 14 Mar 2017
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Dirigible
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Tue 14 Mar 2017
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