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Anyone know of a good PbP site that caters to Fate games? Seems like my usual haunts (Myth Weavers, and Giant In the Playground) are going through a Fate draught, and I'm getting antsy for a good game.
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I've been in some fate games on tavern keeper, but they recruited here.
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Grenades
I'm making a Shadowrun/Cyberpunk hack for Fate and I've come to the point where I need to make a ruling on how grenades work in this hack, and I would like some feedback for my rule.

Things to Know: I've repurposed the Resources skill into the Lifestyles skill. Lifestyles does the same thing, but it also determines your starting Wealth stress track. If a character wishes to purchase a noteworthy piece of equipment (anything that could be considered an Extra), they must make a Lifestyle check to determine their success. They can take hits to their Wealth stress track to add points to their roll.

Okay, so on to grenades.

Buying Grenades: Grenades may be purchased during any Milestone event, as long as the narrative supports their access. Only one grenade may be purchased per character, requiring a Lifestyle success to determine availability. A character may not have more than one grenade at a time.

Grenades are one-time use stunts. The exact nature will depend on the grenade itself (HE, Frag, Flash, Concussion, etc.) Here is a sample grenade.

High Explosive Grenade
Make an Athletics/Shoot Attack against all enemies in a zone without splitting shifts. Friendly characters may be hit as well, per GM discretion. This can also damage lightly armored vehicles.

What do you all think? Balanced? Too exploitable?
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+Jeff White cheers, thanks for the links! Appreciate it :)
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Guys. This movie isn't racist. It's not an attack on white people. Chill.

Some people are interpreting this trailer as a soap box for the writers, but that's not what it is.

Let's go over what the trailer tells us:

0:11 - The introduction of a very opinionated, and jaded black woman, setup to be the main character.

0:36 - Another black character confronting the main character about her racist comments. This is important, because the trailer is immediately showing that the main character may be prejudiced, or at least does not represent all black people. The trailer continues to give the main character the last word, but that shouldn't be confused with the agenda of the film. It establishes the conflict, which leaves room for a change of heart/mind.

0:44 - 0:51 - Other black characters saying that they don't blame white people for their troubles and that they don't experience racism. Further evidence of disagreement with the prejudice of the main character.

0:52 - Introduction of another key character and plot development. Young black man is planning on running for school president, he has no ill will towards white people.

0:54 - Conflict. The prejudiced main character is also running for president.

1:06 - Another black character dissenting against the protagonist's views. "How do I feel about Dear White People? It's blacker-than-thou propaganda from a bougie Lisa Bonet-wannabe."

1:14 - The introduction of a character who is black, but is not socially "black"; he doesn't feel "black enough for the union." This character is going to struggle with his identity because he doesn't fit in anywhere.

1:24 - A white man expressing that he feels that white people (particularly educated white men) are now facing unfair challenges in society, most likely through the side effects of affirmative action. This is another important character and mindset, because it is very prevalent today.

1:30 - A black character despairing that white people try to replicate their values, culture, and society and make it their own.

1:47 - Exposing that the prejudiced main character actually is conflicted about her own identity! She likes Taylor Swift, and she tries to hide it. The white character in this scene calls her out on her bullshit. "You don't understand. Girls like me-" "Have to pick a side? I'm sick of your tragic, mulatto bull."

Again, this is just going off the trailer, but this looks like it's a movie with lots of well-rounded characters that smartly encapsulates the many facets of American society's notions on race and racism. This is not an attack on white people. This is not a soap box. This is smart and funny, and deserves to be approached with an open mind.
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Hey guys, I’m looking to retool the Fight skill in Fate Core to suit a medieval / low-fantasy setting, where the primary action will revolve around melee combat. Nearly all of the players will be warriors/knights of some sort, so the Fight skill is universally going to be selected as their +4/+3 skill, which makes me inclined to expand it somehow to allow for some diversity.

I have a couple of ideas on how to best expand the Fight skill, but I’m not an expert on Fate Core, so I’m asking the community here, what your ideas to expand on the Fight skill for a medieval setting?
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You could have Specializations.  Either using a stunt or maybe by using 1 skill point, you gain a +2 to a specific part of the skill.  So you could have Fight +3/ Long Sword +5 (or just swords, you can decide how specific you want it to be).  I do this for all my skills, and it adds uniqueness and personality to the characters.
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Has anyone read the Cyber-Fate book? I'm planning a cyberpunk Fate game set on Mars, so this book seems right up my alley, but the only review gave it 1 star. Just thought I'd poke around before I gambled $15 away on its quality.
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Gatecrasher is a cyberpunk/Space/fantasy mashup for Fudge, would be easy enough to convert the cyber bits, but probably not enough meat to justify it if you aren't interested in the fantasy angle. 
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What's your favorite way/the best way to create a lethal, gritty game?

I'm looking to run a game where the players, not just their characters, think twice before taking on a guy who has a gun drawn on them, or consider if it's worth paying the highwaymen their ridiculous "toll" rather than risk the unfavorable odds in a fight.

I've been through the Fate Toolkit, and I like the idea of changing the Stress mechanics; either eliminating them completely, or going the "Bonus Only" route (Characters have zero stress boxes to start, but still get bonus boxes from skills like Physique and Will.)

I'm not such a big fan of giving stats to weapons/armor, cos it incentivizes players to bulk up and creates a homogeneous party of juggernauts (although that could suit some games just fine).

What do you think? What customizations worked well for you, or do you think will work best to create a lethal and gritty setting?
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Also have a game Aspect of "gritty Noir"  or whatever,  Compel that when they are in that "looking down the barrel of a .45" position.  That might help Teach them what the tone is you are looking for.
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Huh, I guess all black people do look the same . . . 
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Hi, I'm Jeffrey White. You may remember from such films as The Brewer's Dock Broke and Where's A Sexy Half-Japanese Person When You Need One?

Today I'm here to tell you about me. Now I could just say that I'm a talented, intelligent, charismatic, and desirable man, but that would be narcissistic of me and quite out of character.

Instead I will humbly begin with my origins. The Legend was born in Manhattan, New York in 1987 on the 7th of December. It wasn't just irony that a half-Japanese half-American boy whose name meant "God's Peace" be born on Pearl Harbor day. It was divine intervention. I am the culmination of the bond the Japanese and Americans have forged since World War II; a physical embodiment of a peace between to people's sent by God Himself.
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