This is Part 1 of my Actual play write-up…
I had the opportunity last night to run a Fate Accelerated game for two friends over Google Hangouts and wanted to share my experience. First, I have only ran the Fate Accelerated once before and played it a few times, so I am still pretty new to the game. Even so, the game ran smoothly and was pretty easy to handle as the GM.
Even though this was likely to be a one shot, I wanted to give my friends the full Fate Accelerated experience since they were playing for the first time. To do this, I borrowed the game creation worksheet from Fate Core and I had them give me the idea of what they wanted to play. Now, before playing Fate Accelerated, I would have been way too nervous to do this and play in that game setting on the same night. In the past, we may have made a world, but then I would have wanted a night or three between the creation and the first session to give me an idea of what to do. However, with Fate Accelerate (or FAE from here on out) I was confident that I could handle whatever they threw at me. This is a huge plus just on its own.
In around 20 to 30 minutes, Ara and Brennen had given me the following items for the game world:
- Cyperpunk version of assasins creed cross with blade runner and the maltese falcon.
- Ganster, kaper, heist
With these two points, we had our setting and scale.
Next, we discussed the issues their characters would be facing, and came up with the following:
- Gangs vying for control of the city, playing gentlemen hitmen, like ronin, hired by the various factions, eventually asked to killed some of the friends
- Immediate job to go get something from someone we just did a job for
- One of the last frozen tuna, high grade, like a ruby, from someone they did a job for.
- Mr. M wants sushi and hasn’t had it in 50 years.
We fleshed out the setting and issues a little to get that they were in a city with a power vacuum. The city we used was London, at some future date and time. Ara and Brennen were two associates that worked together for mutual benefit. They had just finished a job for a Professor Muto, killing off someone for the benefit of his career.
Now they are about to be approached by someone who wants them to steal a prized possession from Professor Muto, the last known can of Tuna in all of London and quite possibly the world.
Tune in more tomorrow for Part 2 – Character Creation.