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Strands of Fate 2nd Edition $9.99
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Strands of Fate 2nd Edition
Publisher: Void Star Studios
by Bruno W. M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/17/2020 19:12:57

I really want to like SoF2e, but I'm 20 pages in, and I have already found 5 typos and grammatical errors. I unsuccessfully tried communicating with people advertising it on forums. I found a public errata document from 2018, which I am not sure they check. If I hear from them, I would be willing to change my rating. So far, the errors really cheapen the work. 3/5



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
Strands of Fate 2nd Edition
Publisher: Void Star Studios
by Daniel F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/05/2019 04:28:05

I had to write this as a response to Dillard R review.

In my opinion this is much better than Fate Core (which I love) and a real Improvement from Strands of Fate 1e. It’s a Fate/FUDGE game with a little more needed crunch to make a character a bit more unique than I could in Fate Core.

With all Fate/FUDGE games you need to customize the campaign rules (Extras) and it’s usually a bit of hazzle for a GM. Strands of Fate 2nd edition does most of this for you. The Pre-written Perks, Powers and Gear is balanced into Power and Technology levels to make character/monster creation easier than Fate Core does.

It also Contain 4 excellent Strands of Fate to QuickStart a Cthulhu Horror; Fantasy; Superhero; or Cyberpunk campaign.

My absolute favorite part of Strands is that it borrows the Advantage / Disadvantage mechanics from D&D 5e (which I use to incentivize good roleplaying).



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Strands of Fate 2nd Edition
Publisher: Void Star Studios
by Dillard R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/25/2018 21:12:01

BLUF: This is not Fate Core. I was looking to use this as a toolkit to modify other settings I was using. That can't happen.

The rules are so different that it is for all intents a completely different game using Fudge dice. Some of the terminolgy is the same but the dissimilarities are jarring. I have tried this system before with Nova Praxis, but it is just too much to try to learn a new set of rules that "seem" like the old set of rules, but isn't.

I am giving it three stars because it is a fairly good engine. And that is the problem. It isn't as good as Fate Core. The production values, art, editing, etc just isn't to the same standard. The rules themselves are ok. They are trying to be like Fate Core but also crunchier and that just doesn't work...at least not for me. Fate-likes are narrative games at center and just don't do crunchy well.

I wanted better but felt dissappointed.



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