As you’ll probably be aware if you’ve read my recent posts, we wrapped up my Jadepunk Campaign a short time ago, Thashif has stepped up to fill the timeslot and is going to be running a Dresden Files game, alternating with my FFG Star Wars campaign. I’ve played a little bit of DF but not a great deal and have only just actually acquired the books and am avidly reading my way through them, it uses a version of Fate that is a pre-cursor to the Fate Core rulebooks. It is easy to see places where the game was streamlined and tweaked between this version of Fate and Fate Core.
Coincidentally, if you need a visual aid regarding the different editions of the Fate RPG, then the diagram below should help:
Thashif is running his game set in 1950s New York; I toyed with the idea of playing a Knight of the Fae Court, a mortal chosen by either the winter or the summer court of faerie to act as their champion/agent in the mortal world; however eventually I was drawn by the Scion of a Power template, effectively this a catch-all template that allows you to create someone who is not entirely human and then select various different supernatural powers to represent the non-human side.
In discussion with Thashif today I’ve created a character concept, Clarence J Murdock (or simply Murdock as he prefers to be known) an American of Irish descent who ended up living on the streets after fleeing an abusive family, after a failed kidnapping attempt by a strange cult and being caught stealing, he was taken in by the New York Police Department where he was lucky enough to be adopted by one of the policemen. Murdock later joined the police himself and found himself forced into a Faustian bargain to bring down a vicious drug lord, now he has a demon trapped in the back of his mind, always looking for a way out as he tries to help people as a PI, the worst thing is that sometimes the demon’s abilities are useful, and sometimes Murdock even thinks it might be right.
The fully version of the background can be read here:
When the session are broadcast you will be able to watch them on Thashi’fs Youtube channel: