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D&D Style Cleric healing.  How would you handle it in FAE?
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On the comment about "insta healing" I think that's all about the kind of game you are playing. In my FATE game we had 3-4 hours last night with only 1 combat, and only mild damage. Insta-healing would be completely out of place (a non-fantasy renaissance game). More traditional combat oriented games to me would potentially necessitate some short cut to healing, or the accumulated consequences could bog things down. I think in either case its what makes it fun for the group.
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Handelabra Games is a good company.  I recently downloaded an app form my Android tablet called "Sentinels Sidekick."  The app is a helper for a complex card game, and friends of mine use the iPad version, and I was keen to get the Android version for myself.  Unfortunately, my old HTC Jetstream runs Android 3.1 and can't be upgraded, and when I tried running the app, it just crashed.

I discovered that the Google Play Store allows refunds within 15 minutes of purchase, but alas I discovered this about an hour after I purchased the app.  Since it only cost a couple of bucks, I wasn't too put out by it, but I think the 15 minute window is a little ridiculous.

I happened upon the Twitter account of the card game maker, and asked them if they support the software, and they said no, but gave me the contact info for Handelabra, which makes the software.

I wasn't expecting much.  I sent an email, and figured I'd never hear from them.  That's what usually happens.

Surprisingly, they took my email, entered into their bug-tracking database, and sent me a response saying that they were looking into the problem.  I thought that was nice, but also figured if the problem was that Android 3.1 was just too old to be supported, they'd tell me too bad.

Instead, they created a new Google Community for Sidekick beta testers, added me to it.  Put out a beta version of Sidekick that they thought would run on my tablet and made it available at the Google Play Store.

All in the space of about a day and a half.

And it works.

They only made two and a half bucks off of me.

So, the least I can do is brag about them a little bit and hope they get good sales.

+Jeremy Handel , +John Arnold 
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I'm glad to hear you didn't pay for it. I'm still astonished that someone apparently did. It was a very nice tablet for its time, but incredibly over-priced. And immediately abandoned. The only one I had ever seen lurked at the bottom of the QA devices cabinet when I worked at HTC.

Unfortunately it seems that it was niche enough that there weren't any third-party ROM ports for it either.
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Agent Coulson is a fucking idiot.  Agent Ward isn't exactly Einstein either.
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This all sounds really complicated.
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Playing Savage Shadowrun, using some house rules and some rules from Interface Zero.  This is our game table.  We started out playing 4th ed. Shadowrun.  We ported ourcharacters over, and we like SW better.

We're all fairly low-powered teenagers trying to stay out of trouble in Australia.
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Beer, wine, peanut butter cups, peanut butter Girl Scout cookies, and Savage Worlds. I'll be right over.
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The Google plus app for android kind of sucks, but the website works pretty well on the tablet, if a bit slow.
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... yeah, they'll let anyone post here :-)
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I've said it before and I'll say it again:  Just say "no" to linkspam.

I've just muted another one.  Some people just spew out a lot of junk.  I don't mind people who spew out interesting things, so long as it's at a reasonable volume level.  

I don't mind folks who share things that they've just found, but are actually a bit old.   We all "discover" things that are actually old from time to time.

I mind if you're sharing twenty things in a row that you didn't realize everyone already knows about, or are fascinating to you but not really to anyone else.

If I want "insanely fascinating" things spewed at me, I'll go to Cracked, or press the button on StumbleUpon, or browse some other site that describes its stupid cat videos and/or crotch shots and/or space pictures with hyperbole.

Now, I'm not complete dick.  I find stupid cat videos to be funny.  I sometimes think fail videos are funny too (although I'm not keen on watching idiot teenagers hurt themselves, it hits too close to home).  And I love space pictures.

I'm just saying that I can find those things all by myself, and I don't need to see the 20 or 30 things that you've discovered today that have a convenient "share" button on them.
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I find my delete button very useful.  Just because they want to send "junk" doesn't mean I need to read it.
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Skepchick is doing good work, and this video is good to watch.
 
Getting some stuff off my chest.
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Simple newbie question here.  I'm going to run a scenario in two days, and I'm getting my notes together (and turning regular prose into a statted out adventure).

In my game, I'm going to have a container that breaks, and the contents of the container will immediately fill and darken the room.

So, I'm guessing the way to handle the room's darkness would be to create an aspect of "Too Dark to See" or some such.

My question is... once I've done this, do I then compel that aspect on the players individually, and grant them each a fate point?

Or, do I do something else, like, set a high difficulty for moving about the room?

How would you do this?
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Thanks +Wil Hutton. Very helpful. I'm really starting to wrap my head around FAE.
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I just uncircled someone who posts dozens and dozens of links to things without any personal commentary.  Just say no to linkspam.  
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Proof that our cat is evil.
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Behold the form of the Daystar!
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