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In Atomic Robo Fate, folks get 5 fate points once they've worked out all their Aspects. Is this essentially their Refresh? I. e., at the beginning of each session, if they had fewer than 5, they get 5? (And does it say anywhere in the rules? It is entirely possible I missed it, despite searching the rules, as this has happened before.)
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Since I've seen a few posts asking -- this fundraiser is being managed by The Center, a GLBT community center in Orlando. They're a force for good in the community and they are offering counseling services to people today.

https://www.gofundme.com/29bubytq

More on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/thecenterorlando/?fref=nf
We are saddened and shocked at the tragedy that took place overnight at Pulse Nightclub. The Center is partnering with MBA, Hope and Help, Two Spirit Health, Zebra Coalition, Rollins, and various other GLBT organizations throughout Central Florida to coordinate an emergency hotline and grief cou...
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Boggled in a happy way that the New York Review of Science Fiction printed my 2014 Mythcon paper analyzing Ursula Vernon's Digger in terms of Vincent Baker's Dogs in the Vineyard.
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In Fate terms, Runny Nose is a Compellable Aspect. Minor Consequence? Moderate? Head Colds are no fun.
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According to the Four Outcomes section, you could take it as a Serious cost as a consequence. It would be less likely to be damage, though, yes.
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Have constructed GenCon wish list with the sole Clockwork: Dominion game as #1. I had a blast at "In for a Penny" last year, and still want a copy of that. Sometimes, you just click with a scenario and go, "I can run that!", and that's what happened with this one.
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I bought the Bundle of Holding for the Blue Planet RPG. I need more shelf space. Anyone want my physical books?
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Kerberos Fate Atomic Robo Remix seems to be coming together. Two of four character sheets are solid, and a third just needs us figuring out how we're doing the Dorian Gray stunt as the player wants it (basically, a) Dorian can't be killed or blemished, but can totally be winded, knocked out, et cetera, and b) the down side of this is that someone trying to damage him will find the damage redirected -- possibly to one of Dorian's less untouchable allies, possibly to one of Dorian's enemies).

Meanwhile, I'm continuing to watch Cardcaptor Sakura and discovering how scarily well it maps onto Atomic Robo Fate.

Clearly, the Science skill is Magic. And, in the fight sequences, there's totally brainstorming! Folks try to figure out what the opponent is and how to deal with it -- this is totally brainstorming.

And then, there's Toya. I figure his modes are probably, in no particular order, Action, Banter, and Magic. And he has a stunt that is exactly the same as Master of Disguise, but so thoroughly rechromed that it doesn't look like it at all.

See, Toya works a different job each episode. This means he's always on the scene when things start happening (well, except when he's not, of course). This isn't about his skills or his modes. It's about his being there, however odd his presence may seem. He's a waiter or emptying out the tank at the aquarium or handing out a survey or some other face-in-the-crowd type job.

He's not in disguise. We always recognize him, as do the other characters. He's not sneaking. But, he's THERE. That's what the stunt gets him.
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I got the itch to re-start Kerberos Fate, moving to the next generation, and got enthusiastic buy in. This left the question of system, and it turns out Atomic Robo is just about a perfect fit. Yay!

There are some bumps, of course, such as the question of the Science skill, but the one currently bugging me is:

One of my players has created Dr. Alexander Zachery, who creates people. Beings, constructs -- call them what you will. He's a better parent than Frankenstein, helping those who stay with him, keeping in touch with those who don't, and desperately hoping his first born, a revolutionary, doesn't do anything too horrid...

So, his Modes are: Natural Philosophy (basically rechromed Science) and Banter, both of which are fine, and Perfect Physical Specimen, which he defines as "I have one Child who's usually with me, and these are the skill bumps I get when he's there. Without him around, these are my much lower (and in more than one case 0) skill values".

I don't like his sacrificing a Mode for this, particularly as a) the idea was that some of his Children would drift in and out of his life, and they aren't all identical, b) I'm going to play the Child, at least assuming Dr. Alexander is in the scene, which means the player is paying for something he doesn't control as if it were something he did control, and after all, he's intending the Children to be a motherlode of plot hooks, and c) there's got to be a better way to do this.

The Minion Rules from Fate Core -- minions, mobs, and so on -- those still apply to Atomic Robo, correct? It is a Fate Core game, or so says its cover.

He doesn't want to use the Hardware Stunt, as this boosts, but does not grant, skills. Without his Child, his Physique, Combat, and Athletics are all 0. The Child has, if I'm calculating correctly,  Physique 4, Combat 2, Athletics 3, and Notice 2 (which he has as boosting the PC's Notice from 3 to 4 when the Child's around).

How would Atomic Robo handle that sort of thing? You know, like if an Action Biologist PC joined and the player wanted to have him have built a sidekick like that?
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Player has agreed, though I think he thinks it's cheating a bit.
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