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Band-it 3.0 wallets.
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+Robert Miller, I've printed out, laminated and cut the Aspect Cards.  They turned out pretty well - at four to a sheet they end up approximately 3.5 x 5 with the "box" being about 2.5 x 4.  I didn't print anything on the back, so the other side is blank/white.  The only issue I had was trying to round the corner; I ended up rounding off more than the original image shows for the curve.
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That's good that it still has some of its quality. I'll have to keep that in mind for future printable items.
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Was just looking over the post and doc collecting alternate FAE approaches that +Christopher Allen had made, and it popped into my head that Greg Stolze's A Dirty World could be an interesting adaptation for FAE.   It has six Identities which could be used as approaches:

Patience
Cunning
Vigor
Grace
Understanding
Persuasion

Or you could go deeper/more detailed with the 12 related Qualities.  Check out the character sheet from the link below for descriptions of the Identities, etc.

As with A Dirty World, you could limit the max total rating between a pair of Identities/Approaches and potentially have them shift around as an alternate form of consequences... that part would require more thought for how to best adapt it.
Now Available. ORE Noir. Hammett and Chandler gave us the hard-boiled detective, brought brilliantly to life in the movies through film noir. The cliches are the dame walking into the P.I.'s office to light striped by Venetian blinds as he looks her over with cynical eyes and longs for the ...
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I loved the "A Dirty World" mechanics, but I tried to run a con game and nobody joined. Never seen it mentioned again 'til now!
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I've been a big fan of "sandbox" style space flight sim/adventure games ever since I first played Elite in the late 80s and really fell in love with that style with Wing Commander: Privateer back in the 90s.  This past weekend I finally tried out Galaxy On Fire 2, which I'd downloaded quite a while ago.  And it totally hits that Privateer vibe for me - this game is awesome!
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I know what you mean, I had it installed for a long time before I got a chance to try it. Last time I scratched this itch was almost a decade ago using a privateer mod for the Vegastrike engine. Used a real joystick too! 
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Please stop automatically re-enabling #gmailcategories  when I receive new emails.  I disabled those for a reason (I use labels).  And please fix the #gmailmobileapp   so that it actually keeps de-selected categories unchecked.  Why can't my inbox settings from the web-based #gmail  just sync to the mobile app the way my #labels  do?  I know some people will be using the categories and improvements are nice - but please keep everything individual customization as a working option!  I like that I can have #Gmail  handle email the way I want it to and incorporate new features that help me, but not those that I don't want to keep.   
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This is pretty funny (especially if you're familiar with the bloody and NSFW source material). Go Bronn and Tyrion!
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Brilliant... whoever edited this does it well.
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+Richard Bellingham, would The Secrets of Cats be suitable for playing in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter? I've learned that my niece is very into that and curious if I could get her interested in Fate. 
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Oh! Now, that's a great sounding blend! I think they'd be interested. 
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Today I learned that Favonian (yesterday's Dictionary.com word of the day) referred to the west wind, as Borealis refers to the north wind.  Realizing that I didn't know the other wind references I dug around until I found what I wanted.  These are based on the names of Greek or Roman gods.  Totally words I'm going to start adding to my gaming vocabulary!

Boreal was the god of the north wind, with the Roman name being Aquilo.  A rare name for the north wind was also Septentrio, because of the 7 stars of Ursa Major.

Favionian and Zephyr are related - both referring to the west wind.  

Notus and Auster are related to the south wind (counter intuitive for me,;Notus makes me think north) but sirocco refers to the hot, often dusty south wind.  Sometimes written as scirocco. 

Eurus is related to the east wind, which is often regarded as unlucky (even in Middle Earth, since Mordor is east of civilized lands!)  Roman god was Vulturnus  -- Vultures as bad tidings anyone?  I couldn't find a specific term for a wind from the east... Does anyone know that one?
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And I found a list of various names of winds:
http://ggweather.com/winds.html
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Rules Questions and Answers  - 
 
Presumably the different types of wounds may have other effects under the full rules, but I have a question since Wounds are placed face-up.

Do wounds count as face-up cards when actions are taken, thereby automatically increasing suspicion?

(also posted in the Kickstarter comments)
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+Rico B. No, you can't be as good anymore - those cards are removed from play, you can't use them, even after reshuffling. If those are face cards, you're especially screwed.

That's penalty enough.

They're also narrative penalties. A limping character isn't likely jumping from roof to roof
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Was just looking over the post and doc collecting alternate FAE approaches that +Christopher Allen had made, and it popped into my head that Greg Stolze's A Dirty World could be an interesting adaptation for FAE.   It has six Identities which could be used as approaches:

Patience
Cunning
Vigor
Grace
Understanding
Persuasion

Or you could go deeper/more detailed with the 12 related Qualities.  Check out the character sheet from the link below for descriptions of the Identities, etc.

As with A Dirty World, you could limit the max total rating between a pair of Identities/Approaches and potentially have them shift around as an alternate form of consequences... that part would require more thought for how to best adapt it.
Now Available. ORE Noir. Hammett and Chandler gave us the hard-boiled detective, brought brilliantly to life in the movies through film noir. The cliches are the dame walking into the P.I.'s office to light striped by Venetian blinds as he looks her over with cynical eyes and longs for the ...
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I'm looking to trade for a set of Ectoplasm dice (glow in the dark) from the Wizard Dice set.

 What I'm offering in trade are two sets:
1) The Winter (translucent blue) dice from the Wizard Dice set
2) A color set of your choice from the "Fudge IT! Fudge Dice Infusion Kickstarter" (linked)  I'm expecting the survey for that to go out soon. The three color options from that are Reflex Blue, Violet, and Green (Pantone 368 x2, but I think it might be darker since the sample picture was rather light.)

Anyone interested?
Add bling to your bag with the simple elegance of translucent FATE dice.
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Thanks Jim, I sent a post shared with you to discuss details.
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Look what surprise arrived today! They look great! 
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Next week probably. 
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