Is there any simple way to migrate player characters from FAE to Fate Core?

2018-03-22 13:45:46

I'd like to start campaign in a more narration focused system with my players. They're used to systems with heavier mechanics than Fate Core, so I decided to start campaign in FAE, so they'll get used to it. My plan is to later change the mechanics to Fate Core, when they'll feel comfortable with narrative-style of play.

Is there a good way to do this?

Should I simply start with Fate Core and hope that they'll get it?

If they're used to mechanically heavy systems, they'll probably take to Fate Core just fine. Conversion from Fate Accelerated → Fate Core is also easy peasy; the challenges your players will experience will just be in the choices they need to make in handling their characters' conversion.

Briefly: diving into Fate Accelerated vs Fate Core

If your players are going to get tripped up on Fate, they're going to get tripped up on the stuff that Fate Core & Accelerated both have in common: the Fate economy and the game's narrative-first focus. (For game

  • If they're used to mechanically heavy systems, they'll probably take to Fate Core just fine. Conversion from Fate Accelerated → Fate Core is also easy peasy; the challenges your players will experience will just be in the choices they need to make in handling their characters' conversion.

    Briefly: diving into Fate Accelerated vs Fate Core

    If your players are going to get tripped up on Fate, they're going to get tripped up on the stuff that Fate Core & Accelerated both have in common: the Fate economy and the game's narrative-first focus. (For gamers coming from a D&D background, it's my experience that there's also a proclivity to resort to physical combat to push the story forward, because it is the go-to means of advancing the story in D&D — but it isn't in Fate.) This means you're going to have to address those issues in the beginning regardless of which version you choose to start with.

    (If it helps make it clear: Fate Accelerated is just Fate Core with some bits swapped out a

    2018-03-22 15:01:07