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One-Shot 2020 G08 FATE Superhero

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2020 Edition – Game 8

Look what I got for Christmas (A Superhero story)

This year I have chosen to embark on a new adventure, a bunch of one-off scenarios all using the Fate Acellerated system as its core, but pinching from many settings and genre. All in the name of new year’s comedy.

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Concept

It is Christmas time and I have a pile of One-Shot games that will be available based on interest.There are rules in these games, but it will be very light, no real knowledge needed, but knowing the setting or genre will be an advantage. At the core all the games will be based on comedy and fun, more than horror and realism.

These game will only run depending on interest and availability over the end of year period. 19th December to 10th January as a break from my normal campaigns. Here are the starting concepts.

Storyline

The one of sessions are moments in time all about the characters and will be using the FATE Accelerated rules to build the game. You will have between one and five encounters in each story that define the start of the story, the meaning of the story, and the conclusion of the story.

The game is the interactions with the Characters, the environment is only yhe backdrop with the NPCs only being a bit part for the storyline.

Look What I Got for Christmas (Superhero Setting)

It Christmas time, and you just joined the ranks for the superpowers, this is your story…

Characters

Each character will be based around specific statements vital to the character. On each session, the characters will have the following:

  • Each character will be made up as a series of statements defining their role in the story.
  • Each player will be able to define part of the storyline based on completing the statements provided for their character.
  • Each character will have a defined goal.
  • Each character will have secret information (meant to be shared during session)

At thiss stage I am expecting 2-6 characters in any of the storylines, and I will be writing them up from my head over the next two weeks in preparation for christmas as a reward to myself for a year of running many complex campaigns.

Design Progress

High Concept

Each of the characters will choose one of the following high concepts, these represent the basic interest of your character. You will be able to define it further on the night, but references to one of the characters in the notes will use these base concepts:

  • The Corporate – You are sponsored by a corporation. Your high concept incorporates your corporation. “This brand says” is one of your key phrases.
    • Flashy +3, Careful and Clever +2, Quick and Forceful +1, Sneaky +0
  • The Ganger – You are sponsored by your gang. Your high concept incorporates your gang. “My gang usually” is one of your key phrase.
    • Forceful +3, Sneaky and Flashy +2, Quick and Clever +1, Careful +0
  • The Academic – You are sponsored by a university. Your high concept incorporates your university. “My researcher suggests” is one of your key phrases.
    • Clever +3, Quick and Careful +2, Sneaky and Flashy +1, Forceful +0
  • The Soldier – You are sponsored by your military. Your high concept incroproates your service. “My one-up suggests” is one of your key phrases.
    • Sneaky +3, Clever and Careful +2, Forceful and Quick +1, Flashy +0
  • The Accident – You are not sponsored by anyone. Your high concept incorporates your personal flair. “Hmmm let me think” is one of your key phrases.
    • Quick +3, Flashy and Clever +2, Careful and Sneaky +1, Forceful +0

Each of these will also come with a notes section that is unique to your character for use in the game. It will include one objective and one secret.

Trouble

Each character starts with trouble, that will cause issues during the game. The options for this game are:

  • Who relies of their powers – You have a knack for using your powers to solve every problem. Your trouble incorporates your armour. “Don’t worry, my powers will solve this” is one of your key phrases.
  • Who relies on their gadgets – You have a knack for using your gadgets to solve every problem. Your trouble incorporates your gadgets. “Don’t worry, my tool will fix it” is one of you key phrases.
  • Who relies of their charm – You have a knack for using words to solve every probem. Your trouble incorporates your words. “Don’t worry, trust me” is one of your key phrases.
  • Who relies on their plans – You have a knack for using plans to solve every problem. Your trouble incorporats your ability to plan. “Don’t worry, I have a plan for this” is one of your key phrases.
  • Who relies on their luck – You have a knack for random chance solving every problem. Your trouble incirporates your luck. “Don’t worry, I’ve got this” is one of your key phrases.

Each of these will also come with a notes section that is unique to your character for use in the game. It will include one objective and one secret.

Aspect

These are the traits that will allow your character to work within the storyline of the scenario. Each of you will get one of these aspects.

  • Alien – Your powers come from your alien nature and your style incorporates your high concept.
  • Tech Specialist – Your powers come from technology and your style incorporates your high concept.
  • Magician – Your powers come from magic and your style incorporates your high concept.
  • Harm – Your powers come from some trauma and your style incorporates your high concept.
  • Random – Your powers are a mystery and your style incorporates your high concept.

Each of these will also come with a notes section that is unique to your character for use in the game. It will include one objective and one secret.

Objectives

Objectives are secret outcomes of the storyline that you want to achieve as part of the gameplay. Players only know their own objectives and reveal them at the end of the game to show how well they were true to their character.

Secrets

Secrets are story elements that you can only reveal at the end of the game. These are things that your character knows, and influence their decisions for the game

Key Words or Phrases

Using a Key word or Phase as part of your action description will give you a bonus to the result.

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By thedarkelf007

I am a long term gamer, I run 6 RPG's a fortnight, host board game, card game and LANs each about once a quarter and have an addiction to buying more games. Games I am currently running are Pathfinder (1st and 2nd Edition) and Dungeons and Dragons (5th Edition).

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