Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Go big or go extinct: The Fate Accelerate Pacific Rim conversion

This builds up on the FAE mecha rules previously posted. 
  When inside the Jaeger, both pilots add together their Approaches, and average them out. Each ranger only uses 2 fate dice instead of 4-both results are taken together. 
When taking stress, both players take an equal amount-unless on player decides to take an additional stress or 1 stress and one consequence (Thinking of switching this to just taking a consequence) . If one pilot is knocked out, then the other continues to use only two dice, to represent the strain of piloting a jaeger solo.
I haven't decided how to handle fate points yet-do the PC's pool and spend them together when invoking? Does the GM give both of them a fate point when compelling, or just person's whose aspect he's using?(I'm leaning towards the second, as the compel effects both of them)     

Thursday, July 4, 2013

FAE Mecha

I just recently got my physical  copy of Fate Accelerated (also available in pay as you want electronic  format), and sense everyone and there mother is hacking it. I decides to due the same:
So, here's my Mech hack, inspired by/ripped off from Robotech FAE and Camelot Trigger

First create your character like normal. Then create your mech: A mech has 1-2 Aspects (like 'Untested prototype', 'old rust bucket' or 'powered by passion!') and 2-3 stunts (like 'Defensive Fencer: I get +2 when flashily defending against a beam saber attack') representing it's systems and abilities . These Stunts/Aspects are only available in your mech

In the place of taking  stress or consequences, you can choose to 'shut down' or 'disable' your mech's aspects/stunts.To negate 2 Stress (or a mild consequence) shut down one system.  To negate 4 stress (or a moderate consequence) your opponent decides what system to shut down. To negate 6 stress (or a severe consequence) you must shut down two systems-you pick one, your opponent picks one.

These rules can also apple to Kamen rider/Power ranger-esque super heroes- getting your systems shut off represent being beaten back into normal form