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Facing the Consequences
by Jim B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/25/2018 23:13:39

I like the concept but I find many of the consequences too severe and somewhat uneven.

Consider mild consequences. In Fate Accelerated, which is what I use, "mild consequences vanish at the end of the scene, provided you get a chance to rest" (page 22). In Fate Core, "Mild consequences don’t require immediate medical attention. They hurt, and they may present an inconvenience, but they aren’t going to force you into a lot of bed rest" (page 163). I recall someone's rule of thumb that mild consequences need first aid or a brief rest, moderate consequences need a doctor, and severe consequences need an emergency room; I'm not sure that's official, but it seems compatible with the Fate Accelerated and Fate Core descriptions.

And yet this deck includes "mild" consequences such as Lost Some Fingers, Cooked Off Ear, and Fractured Thigh. A brief rest or a little first aid isn't going to grow back your fingers, you know?

And then among the severe consequences, we find [1-5] Fingers Crushed and Broken. Broken fingers are severe but missing fingers are mild?

My workaround is to tell players who pull harsh "mild" consequences to replace them with a milder equivalent that can go away with a little rest or first aid. But if we have to make up our own consequences anyway, that works against the stated purpose of the deck.

I realize now that although the deck is tagged here with Fate as the rule system, Fate is not mentioned anywhere in the product description or in the deck itself. The deck includes not only mild, moderate, and severe consequences, but also extreme consequences, which I haven't seen in any Fate products (although my knowledge may well be incomplete on that point). If these cards weren't intended to go with Fate, it's been tagged misleadingly.



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Aspect Cards (Master Deck)
by john r. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/19/2016 16:58:02

From the title I was expecting that this deck was for use with FATE... I was wrong, from the attack and defense cards I noted matches with SAVAGE world's system. While these cards are nice quality and certainly could be useful I would have expected a brief explaination of what they were, and some direction on their use would be really a help. Note also there is only 1 of each attack term like bullcharge and defense like sidestepping but each has about 6 blanks so I suppose you could use with a group ..ie instructions would have helped here.



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Hi John! Thank you very much for your comment. The cards are certainly for Fate, as they are a quick and dirty way of finding an aspect to create in the heat of battle. I\'m not very familiar with Savage, but are very happy to hear, that you can use the cards for that system also. The Master Deck is made for GM\'s, with more cards than the Player\'s Deck. Master\'s or Player\'s Deck are both meant for a single player. Thats why there\'s only one card of each type, as the character (probably) can only do one action per round. Regarding some instructions, I was a bit uncertain, whether it was necessary or not and decided to skip it. But I will rethink the instructions again. I\'ll give you a brief instruction here: 1. Instead of the usual attack or defense choice in combat, choose \"create an aspect\" instead. For the sake of flavor. 2. Choose a suitable \"attack\" or \"defense\" card from the deck. (Or invent your own.) 3. Done. In case you find a returning aspect, that you especially like, make it part of your personal \"arsenal\" by writing it on one of the blanks. I really hope the above helps you out, and that it might make you rethink your rating of my product. Best regards, Sune
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