rpg stuff - Tag: tips A blog by Nathan Hare about Fate Core and other roleplaying games. https://rpg.nathanhare.net Simple NPCs for Fate Nov. 3, 2019, 6:43 p.m. I got the chance to run another game of Fate Core recently and I did it with very little prep. In the past, I've tried reducing prep time as my life gets busier, but the one thing that often takes more time than I expect is statting out NPCs. It led me to making up NPC stats as I go, to keep fr... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2019/11/03/simple-npcs-fate fate accelerated fate core npc prep tips ttrpg Fate Bestiary Nov. 18, 2018, 2 p.m. Hello all. Sorry for the radio silence for the past week. I have been working hard on adding an exciting new feature to the blog: a bestiary for Fate Core! I'm working on more features at the moment, but I already have the core functionality in place.The bestiary is designed as a tool to be use... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2018/11/18/fate-bestiary fate core npc pregen tips tool ttrpg Using Terrain in Fate March 19, 2018, 8:10 a.m. I've been recently watching a lot of youtube channels about crafting terrain for D&D such as The DM's Craft, Black Magic Craft, Wyloch's Crafting Vids, The DMG Info, and especially Runehammer's Room Design Series. All of which are great channels with tons of ideas for making awesome terrain for... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2018/03/19/using-terrain-fate fate core terrain tips ttrpg Fate on Roll20 April 21, 2017, 12:51 p.m. In light of the recent demise of the Google Hangouts API, I have moved to using Roll20 in my online Fate games and I have really enjoyed the experience. I was reluctant to use it at first because it is clearly made for more elaborate game systems than Fate, but I think I've figured out a good s... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2017/04/21/fate-roll20 fate core roll20 tips ttrpg Mouse Guard in Fate March 27, 2017, 2:51 p.m. A summary of tweaks that I use to run Fate in the Mouse Guard universe.... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2017/03/27/mouse-guard-fate fate core mouse guard tips ttrpg Story Questions March 21, 2017, 1:04 p.m. -->Unfortunately, my previous game fell through. The players are unable to play for the time being, so I wasn't able to finish the series I was working on about scenario preparation. However, I have continued analyzing techniques for good game prep in other groups and wanted to throw out a thou... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2017/03/21/story-questions fate core tips ttrpg Scenario Prep - The Plan Feb. 26, 2017, 4:16 p.m. Welcome to the second of three posts where I talk about planning and playing through a scenario for Fate. If you haven't already seen the previous post going over the setting and the characters, you should probably check that out before continuing. In this post I'll be talking about how I used ... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2017/02/26/scenario-prep-plan fate core play report prep tips ttrpg Scenario Prep - The Setup Feb. 2, 2017, 1:28 p.m. I have long thought that a good example of scenario preparation for Fate, combined with a recap of how things panned out, would be a great way to help newcomers grok the game. I am finally at a point where I feel like I understand the system well enough that I can provide a decent example. So h... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2017/02/02/scenario-prep-setup fate core prep tips ttrpg Tweaking Contests Jan. 4, 2017, 9:32 a.m. Last night, I ran my first game to playtest a new setting that I am writing for Fate Core. The setting is a high fantasy world at the brink of international conflict with a focus on exploration. For the first session though, I kept things light and simple so that I could teach a new player the ... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2017/01/04/tweaking-contests fate core tips ttrpg Dungeons in Fate: Secrets Nov. 22, 2016, 11:38 a.m. Welcome back again for another post in my Dungeons in Fate series. If you haven't read the previous articles, I am going through various tips for adding dungeons into your Fate games while still maintaining the narrative philosophies of Fate. In this post I'll be expanding on a topic I touched ... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2016/11/22/dungeons-fate-secrets dungeons fate core tips ttrpg Tracking Aspects at the Table Nov. 15, 2016, 4:07 p.m. I decided to take a quick side-quest from my current series on Dungeons in Fate to show how I handle aspects at the table. I've seen questions come up about this a few times on the Google Plus Community and on reddit, so I figured I could show my setup so that others could see if it fits their ... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2016/11/15/tracking-aspects-table fate core tips ttrpg Dungeons in Fate: Traps Oct. 28, 2016, 3:33 p.m. To continue the Dungeons in Fate series, today I'll be talking about traps and how to use them in your Fate games. Traps are often used in more traditional RPGs for several reasons. They can convey the danger of a location, provide information about the location's inhabitants,weaken the heroes ... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2016/10/28/dungeons-fate-traps dungeons fate core tips ttrpg Dungeons in Fate: Scenes and Scenarios Oct. 22, 2016, 4:34 p.m. I have recently been thinking a lot about how to do fantasy well in Fate. I just rewatched The Fellowship of the Ring and played in a five-session gameof Dungeons and Dragons 5e that my friend ran, both of which fueled my thoughts onthe subject. One thing in particular that Ihave focused my tho... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2016/10/22/dungeons-fate-scenes-and-scenarios dungeons fate core tips ttrpg 11 - The Battle of the Shadow Knight Oct. 7, 2016, 2:37 p.m. The heroes left off in the Temple of Divinity. They overcame all of the temple's various traps and puzzles and reached the final room where the Relic of Divinity was said to be. However, the relic was missing and the room was flooded with a thick black smoke...... ]]> https://rpg.nathanhare.net/2016/10/07/11-battle-shadow-knight fate core major milestone play report relics of acyrus tips ttrpg