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% (c) 2021 by Craig Maloney
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% Based off of the universe of Pepper&Carrot (FIXME)
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% CHANGELOG-en
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    pdftitle={Pepper\&Carrot},
	pdfauthor={Craig Maloney},
	pdfsubject={A roleplaying game set in the world of Hereva},
	pdfkeywords={peppercarrot, fate, role playing game, system, RPG}
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\renewcommand{\peppercarrotCopyright}{\copyright\ 2021, Craig Maloney}
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\renewcommand{\peppercarrotCredits}{Artwork: David Revoy; Editor: Craig Maloney}
\renewcommand{\peppercarrotFineprint}{Playtest version of the Pepper\&Carrot Role Playing Game}
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\renewcommand{\peppercarrotSummary}{%
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    The \peppercarrotrpg{} is a role playing game set in the universe of Hereva where Pepper and Carrot live. This game will allow you to explore the world of Pepper\&Carrot and play a variety of characters from the comics written and illustrated by David Revoy.
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    This is a playtest draft. Many of the rules in here will chage over time. Roll with it.
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\renewcommand{\peppercarrotHeadlineOverview}{Overview: What is This?}
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    The \peppercarrotrpg{} is a role playing game set in the universe of Hereva where Pepper and Carrot live. This game will allow you to explore the world of Pepper\&Carrot and play a variety of characters from the comics written and illustrated by David Revoy.

    The \peppercarrotrpg{} is designed for 3--5 players, one of whom will play as the Game Moderator (or GM). The GM is responsible for describing the world and events of Hereva to the players. They also take the role of any characters that the players might encounter in this world. We'll have more details about what it means to be a GM later on in this book. 

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    You'll also need four \textbf{Fate} or \textbf{Fudge} dice. These dice are six-sided dice that have the two each of the following faces:  plus (\dPlus), minus (\dMinus), and blank (\dBlank). You can find these online or at finer hobby game stores for purchase. You can also make them yourself via several methods (either with a blank die, or with some clever marking of a six sided die). Check the appendix for more details about Fate or Fudge Dice. You may also use \textbf{The Deck of Fate} in place of, or in addition to, dice. Each player should preferably have their own set of dice or cards.
    
    Each player should have a \textbf{character sheet} (located in the back of the book), one for each player. They should also have a supply of \textbf{Index cards} or \textbf{sticky notes}.

    The \peppercarrotrpg{} requires the use of tokens, or \textbf{Fate Points}. These can be anything from \textbf{Fate Points} available from Evil Hat, poker chips, tokens from ther games, glass beads (preferably non-rolling glass beads) or anything you can find about 30--40 of for a game. (Note: \textbf{The Deck of Fate} can also be used for Fate Points.)

    \begin{figure}[H]
        \centering
        \includegraphics[scale=0.18]{../images/2019-02-27_Flight-of-Spring_by-David-Revoy.jpg}
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\renewcommand{\peppercarrotHeadlineTour}{Hereva: The 50Ko Tour of Komona}
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    \textit{Gather around friends for this exciting and brief tour of the City of Komona. Usually such tours go for 10 times the price, but for the price of a few Star Fruit you won't be tourists for long. I'll just tell my son to mind the shop and we'll be on our way.}
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    Where we are is the \textbf{Komona City Market Square}. This is where folks from all over Hereva come to buy and sell their wares. It's a large bazaar where one can find most anything that you desire (as long as it's legal. \textbf{Komonan Guards} keep a tight watch on this market).

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    We'll walk over here just outside the market to the town square. That building there? That's the office of \textbf{Miss  Saffron}, the most famous witch in all of Komona. She caused quite a stir when she won the second magic contest (the first potion contest nearly destroyed Komona. I mean, who's big idea was it to pour a growth potion on a zombified canary?). Miss Saffron's a celebrity and now all of the witches want to get her advice on anything from how to join the \textbf{Magmah school}, to relationship advice, to pretty much anything else. They say her appointment calendar is booked at least 13 months in advance. She must be something to have that kind of success.
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    The office of \textbf{Mayor Bramble} is over there. I think the only time we ever see him is to announce another magic or potion contest. Granted these contests do bring some much-needed tourism into Komona, but I'd like a little more focus on the rebuilding efforts from the first potion contest. 
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    At the second magic contest the mayor brought in representatives from all of the magical schools. We had \textbf{Queen Coriander} from \textbf{Zombiah}, \textbf{Shichimi} from \textbf{Ah}, \textbf{Pepper} from \textbf{Chaosah}, \textbf{Spirulina} from \textbf{Aqua}, \textbf{Camomile} from \textbf{Hippiah}, and of course Miss Saffron representing Magmah. I think this was the first time since the war that all six schools were in one location without fighting each other. Naturally Saffron won the contest and her fame in Komona grew. As you can see there are several ad campaigns using her to pitch their products. Saffron and Queen Coriander are the most famous witches in all of Hereva right now.
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    The other big event here was the coronation of Queen Coriander in her castle in \textbf{Qualicity}. Oh, it was a lovely spectacle. We watched the coverage in the arena. Everyone who is anyone was there, including those witches from Chaosah that caused quite a spectacle. \textbf{Wasabi}, the head of the school of Ah said they were a complete disgrace with the gluttony of \textbf{Cumin}, the carrying on and cavorting of that old witch \textbf{Thyme}, and worst of all the \textit{intimidating stare} of \textbf{Cayenne}. I don't think she even blinked once during the whole coronation. And \textbf{Pepper} and her cat \textbf{Carrot} seemed to be right in the thick of things. The tabloids had a field day with that lot.
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    If you look over that wall there you'll see the three moons peeking over the horizon. Over that way is where they say that the temples of Ah are located. They're one of the few constants in Hereva. I'm not sure where you're traveling next but you'll want to visit the Hereva Cartography Company to get their maps. Accept no substitutes! The landscape changes have been more unpredictable than usual, which means the Hereva Cartography Company's business is booming selling their proprietary maps. Believe the hype --- they're the best way to get around Hereva. Some folks still take their chances navigating around Hereva by looking for landmarks and using the stars, but for me there's no substitute. Of course there are a few competitors making alternate maps, but for my Ko the Hereva Cartography Company maps are the best.
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    Komona and Kerberos are both floating cities, floating by the magic power of \textbf{The Great Tree of Komona} in the center of each city. Kerberos is the more recent of the cities, formed when the great tree fractured during the war. That's where the really wealthy Komonans live, though I've yet to see any of it.
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    The great war really changed the landscape of Hereva, It certainly changed the magical schools that lost. Kerberos didn't even exist until The Great Tree of Komona nearly died during the conflict. Folks say the city was falling to the ground when suddenly a loud \textbf{boom} happened. Suddenly there was a smaller tree next to The Great Tree of Komona. Some took it as a sign of a new era of Hereva while others wondered if the war had irreparably changed Hereva forever. What I know is the real-estate developers saw an opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime real-estate development and suddenly there was a whole gated community there on Kerberos. If you get a chance to go over there I'd love to hear your tale. Heck, you might get me to part with some Ko for your trouble.
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    Speaking of parting with some Ko it seems our tour has concluded. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Komona and please feel free to browse around the shop and let me know if I can be of any more service to you. Good Pink Moon to you all.
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    \vfill
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    \begin{minipage}{1.0\textwidth}
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        \centering
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            \includegraphics[width=\textwidth,height=7cm]{../images/2015-11-07_wiki_place_komona_by-David-Revoy.jpg}
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\renewcommand{\peppercarrotHeadlineHistory}{A Brief History of Hereva (Excerpt)}
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    \textit{This is an excerpt from the five volume series ``The Story of Hereva'' written by W. A. Currant. In this vast series of books is the complete history of Hereva through it's different periods. It talks about what is known about early Herevans (not much), the discovery of magic in Hereva and the The Great Tree of Komona, the rise of the various magical schools, and what lead up to the great war. The final volume ends just after The Great War. It is a fascinating look at what Hereva was before the devastation. It also is the most complete document of the formation of the schools of Hereva assembled in one work. Some historians scoff at accuracy of the material, and new evidence continues to be unearthed about the early Herevans, but W. A. Currant's work still remains the most readable account of the history of Hereva.}
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    \mysection[labelDragonsofhereva]{The pre-history of Hereva}

    The Dragons have lived in the lands of Hereva long before human recollection. It wasn't until The Great Tree of Komona sprouted forth that the dragons took notice of the humans in Hereva. Why The Great Tree's appearance in Hereva coincides with the arrival of humans in draconic recollection remains a mystery. Several Komonan scholars have dedicated substantial research to look into humanity's past before The Great Tree and continue to be baffled at the lack of conclusive evidence to resolve this question. Many conversations with the dragons about the origin of humans in Hereva prove inconsistent at best and obfuscated at worst. One theory is that the dragons simply did not pay any attention to the humans until they wielded magic (much in the same way that humans don't pay attention to the ants until they start building superstructures in their back yard). Another theory is the dragons purposefully obfuscate human history, answering in riddles and conflicting details in the hopes of keeping humans away from some hidden lore about their existence prior to arriving in Hereva.

    Another prevailing theory is that the Dragons were involved in a war which brought about the formation of The Great Tree of Komona and the presence of humans. The theory posits that because most of recorded history starts with the discovery of The Great Tree of Komona then there is a direct connection between the Great Tree of Komona and the awakening of humans in Hereva. The theory splinters into two separate sub-theories. The first is that the humans were somehow magically uplifted from their primitive beginnings. Unfortunately there is little archaeological evidence to support this theory. The second is that the humans were brought from another universe and quickly adapted to the magic of Hereva. This is the more widely-accepted theory, but the question of who or what brought the humans and where they came from is still a mystery. Some believe the dragons of Hereva played a key role, but the dragons have proved unreliable and unwilling to provide any answers.

    The only thing that all Komonan scholars know for certain is that recorded history of humans in Hereva is relatively short and that it somehow coincides with The Great Tree of Komona and the dragons taking notice of humanity. 

\mysection[labelGreatTree]{The Formation of Magic}

    Speculation abounds over what happened before magic was discovered in Hereva, but what is clear is Hereva matured quickly once magic entered the realm. The Great Tree of Komona figures prominently in the folklore of Hereva and its arrival signaled the birth of the magical age. None of the written records predate the blooming of The Great Tree, and some speculate that The Great Tree is really when Hereva came into existence. So significant is the sprouting of the great tree that it is marked as year 0 in the Hereva calendar. Events before the sprouting of The Great Tree are referred to as ``Before The Great Tree'' (usually shortened to ``Before Times''). Events after the sprouting of The Great Tree are not given any special distinction and are referred to by their year. The thought is that anything before the sprouting of The Great Tree is ancient history that is only of use to nosy scholars who like to talk to meddlesome and misdirecting dragons.

\mysection[labelBlossomingofhereva]{The Blossoming of Hereva}

    With the discovery of magic Hereva transformed overnight. Grunts and gestures gave way to the written word and spoken language. Incantations were discovered and recorded, and before long schools formed to collect the various spells into books. So many spells were discovered that it was impossible to keep up and the schools began to specialize into the disciplines known to Hereva today. Some were open and welcoming to new members, but others remained more secretive and aloof. Schools like Hippiah, Magmah and Zombiah found ways to take the drudgery out of day-to-day existence, whereas Chaosah preferred spells to control and direct the universe itself in minute detail.

For centuries these schools lived in harmony. Occasionally there were squabbles and bickering but everything remained civil between the schools. By most accounts the only school that caused any trouble before the war was Chaosah, and that was because of their tendency to play pranks on the other schools. One such prank by Chaosah would involve the leaving around spell books entitled ``Chaosah Secrets'' full of nonsense spells, or potions that rarely did what they said on the label. One such potion accidentally made its way back to the shelves of Chaosah where an unfortunate student made the discovery. The student realized (too late) that the potion labeled ``Potion of Invisibility'' was actually A ``Potion of Divisibility'', and the hapless student disappeared in a puff of mathematical improbabilities.

\mysection[labelWarsmagmahaquah]{The Great War}

In 252 there was a brutal and all-encompassing war between the Magmah and Aquah schools. What started as a simple disagreement between Magmah and Aquah escalated into assaults on each other. Both schools enlisted aid from any schools they could and dragged whomever they could into the conflict.

During the years leading up to the war Chaosah grew in strength. They played Magmah and Aquah against each other and were responsible for escalating a few skirmishes into an all-out war.  The fighting spread, and the other schools were dragged into the conflict. Zombiah quickly learned they could not supply both Magmah and Aquah with materials for their weapons without the other school finding out. Once Magmah learned that Zombiah was supplying materials to Aquah and Aquah learned that Zombiah was supplying materials to Magmah then both Magmah and Aquah declared war on Zombiah. Zombiah took heavy losses during the attacks from both schools and used their magic to animate and re-animate both mechanical constructs and fallen warriors. Hippiah tried to stay neutral but in the wake of starvation they caved and used their magic to help supply any who came to them with food and shelter.

Later in the war the schools devised spells of unspeakable power that summoned the nastiest and most brutal forms of destruction. The Elemental Battles saw Magmah and Aquah summoning up elementals to do battle. Fire elementals clashed with water elementals in combat. Whole areas were wiped out either by fire or flood. Zombiah learned how to make earth elementals to try to defend themselves from the ensuing onslaught. Hippiah summoned trees and plants to fortify their borders. But Chaosah would not be outdone and summoned the Chaosah Demons to battle against these elemental forces.

Nobody is quite sure why The High Council of Ah remained silent for most of the war, but historians point to two significant events that lead to their entry in 254. The first was Ah noticing that Zombiah was re-animating their fallen warriors in large numbers. The predominant theory explains that such a large reanimation caused a disturbance in the spirit world, and Ah could not help but interfere swiftly to prevent such a disturbance. The second event was Ah realizing that Chaosah were stoking the fires of this conflict into an all-out war. Worse, Chaosah were using their advanced inter-dimensional knowledge to poke holes into Hereva itself. The Chaosah Demons were brought to Hereva as part of Chaosah's inter-dimensional poking. The dimensional spells and black-holes of Chaosah are believed to have caused one of the final events in the great war. The theory holds that The Great Tree of Komona was the last defense against the eventual annihilation of the reality of Hereva, and if left unchecked Chaosah would have poked enough holes in Hereva to cause irreparable harm. Regardless of the true reason, Ah joined the fighting and immediately went after the witches of Chaosah. Ah systematically banished the Chaosah Demons and destroyed each witch of Chaosah in turn until only Cayenne, Thyme and Cumin remained.

Defiant, Cayenne and Thyme fought the forces of Ah. Cumin tried to escape but was picked off. Cayenne held an offensive position while Thyme attempted to summon up reinforcements. Unfortunately Thyme had not planned on the ferocity of Ah's assault, and her spell began to use up the available Rea from the surrounding area. Cayenne was unable to block the power drain and both her and Thyme were ill-prepared for the ensuing rupture that killed them. It took several adepts of Ah to try to contain flow of Rea. The Great Tree, unbalanced by the destruction of Chaosah spewed Rea throughout Hereva with such force that it blew one of the limbs off of the tree (which later became Kerberos). The resulting shock-wave of Rea from The Great Tree explosion disrupted the rupture long enough for it to seal.

But the damage was done. With Chaosah destroyed, the magic of Hereva was deteriorating rapidly. Ah enlisted Zombiah to revive what it could of Chaosah. Cumin was revived but that was not enough to restore balance. Reluctantly Thyme and Cayenne were revived and charged with finding a true heir to carry on the Chaosah school and train them. Chaosah was put under careful watch to ensure they were indeed training their school's heir.

The remaining members from the magic schools were assembled and a treaty was brokered, the results of which are stored in a magic lock-box visible only to select members of the schools. With the treaty came an end to the fighting and bloodshed that almost destroyed Hereva.

The High Council of Ah determined that both Magmah and Aquah were to blame for the conflict. Because Magmah and Aquah began this conflict The High Council of Ah ruled that both Magmah and Aquah should suffer the ultimate shame of being re-named by the other school for 10 years. Magmah renamed Aquah as Wharrgarblah, and Aquah renamed Magmah as Kielbasah. The records for both schools changed immediately, and all references to the schools were magically altered to use the new names. Having served their sentences the names Wharrgarblah and Kielbasah have since reverted back to their original names (Aquah and Magmah respectively).

Soon after the treaty Zombiah focused on animating constructs and creating stronger materials. It's unclear if Ah was responsible for Zombiah's change in focus, or if it became more economical to animate constructs than re-animate the dead. Only those with access to the lock-box know the truth.

As additional penance each school also surrendered their spellbooks that were used in the war to Ah. Each school sent their book to Ah for safekeeping. Wasabi keeps them all on display as a reminder of their victory in The Great War and to prevent further hostilities. (Though there has been some talk that the book that Chaosah submitted doesn't look much like a spellbook, and they still possess the ability to summon demons at will).
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    \textit{Players in \peppercarrotrpg{} portray witches in the magical schools of Hereva. They can be students in their first year, highly gifted students, or even the leaders of the magical schools. Other characters are possible but for this chapter we're going to focus on how to make a witch in the world of Hereva.}

    In this section we'll describe how to make a Witch to play in the world of Hereva. Witches are some of the most powerful humans in Hereva. Each step of this process will guide you in creating your character.
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\mysection[labelHowDoIMakeACharacter]{How Do I Make a Character?}
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Now it's time to start writing stuff down. Grab a pencil and a copy of the character sheet. Some people like to use form-fillable PDFs on a laptop or tablet computer. Any of that's fine, but you definitely want something that lets you erase and change.
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\mysection[labelAspectsinaNutshell]{Aspects in a Nutshell}
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An~aspect~is a word, phrase, or sentence that describes something centrally important to your character. It can be a motto your character lives by, a personality quirk, a description of a relationship you have with another character, an important possession or bit of equipment your character has, or any other part of your character that is vitally important.
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Aspects allow you to change the story in ways that tie in with your character's tendencies, skills, or problems. You can also use them to~\hyperref[Anchor-14]{\textbf{establish facts about the setting}}, such as the presence of a certain type of magic, or the existence of a useful ally, dangerous enemy, or secret organization.
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Your character will have a handful of aspects (between three and five), including a~high concept~and a~trouble. We discuss aspects in detail in~\hyperref[aspects]{\emph{Aspects and Fate Points}}---but for now, this should help you get the idea.
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\subsection[labelHighConcept]{High Concept}
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First, decide on your character's~high concept. This is a single phrase or sentence that neatly sums up your character, saying who you are, what you do, what your ``deal'' is. When you think about your high concept, try to think of two things: how this aspect could help you, and how it might make things harder for you. Good high concept aspects do both.
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Examples:~New student of Magmah;~Former apprentice to the head teacher of Aquah;~Wandering priestess of Ah.
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\subsubsection{Trouble}\label{labelTrouble}
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Next, decide on the thing that always gets you into~trouble. It could be a personal weakness, or a recurring enemy, or an important obligation---anything that makes your life complicated.  
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Examples:~I need to prove myself;~Never enough Ko;~Tempted by shiny things
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\subsubsection{Another Aspect}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f11}
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Now compose another aspect. Think of something really important or interesting about your character. Are they the strongest person in their hometown? Do they have a reputation known across different schools? Do they talk too much? Are they filthy rich?
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\subsubsection{Optional: One or Two Additional
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If you wish, you may create one or two more aspects. These aspects might describe your character's relationship with other player characters or with an NPC\@. Or, like the third aspect you composed above, it might describe something especially interesting about your character.
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\subsubsection{Name and Appearance}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f13}

Describe your character's appearance and give them a name.

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\subsubsection{Approaches\\}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f14}

Choose your~approaches.

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Approaches are descriptions of~how~you accomplish tasks. Everyone has the same six approaches:
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Each approach is rated with a bonus. Choose one at Good~(+3), two at Fair~(+2), two at Average~(+1), and one at Mediocre~(+0). You can improve these later. We talk about~\hyperref[sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f15]{what each approach means}~and how you use them in~\hyperref[how]{\emph{How to Do Stuff: Outcomes,
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\textbf{THE LADDER}

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In Fate, we use a ladder of adjectives and numbers to rate a character's approaches, the result of a roll, difficulty ratings for simple checks, etc.
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Here's the ladder:

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Your approaches can say a lot about who you are. Here are some examples:

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  The Brute:\\ Forceful +3, Careful and Flashy +2, Sneaky and Quick +1, Clever +0
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  The All-Star:\\ Quick +3, Forceful and Flashy +2, Clever and Careful~+1, Sneaky +0
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  The Trickster:\\ Clever +3, Sneaky and Flashy +2, Forceful and Quick~+1, Careful +0
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  The Guardian:\\ Careful +3, Forceful and Clever +2, Sneaky and Quick~+1, Flashy +0
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  The Thief:\\ Sneaky +3, Careful and Quick +2, Clever and Flashy +1, Forceful +0
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  The Swashbuckler:\\ Flashy +3, Quick and Clever +2, Forceful and Sneaky +1, Careful +0
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\subsubsection{Stunts and Refresh}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f16}

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A~stunt~is a special trait that changes the way an approach works for your character. Generally, stunts give you a bonus (almost always +2) to a certain approach when used with a particular action under specific circumstances. We'll talk more about stunts in~\hyperref[stunts]{\emph{Stunts}}. Choose one stunt to start, or you can wait and add a stunt during the game. Later, when your character advances, you can choose more.

Your~refresh~is the number of fate points you begin each game session with---unless you ended the previous session with more unspent fate points than your refresh, in which case you start with the number you had left last time. By default, your refresh starts at three and is reduced by one for each stunt~after~the first three you choose---essentially, your first three stunts are free! As your character advances, you'll get opportunities to add to your refresh.  Your refresh may never go below one.
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\textbf{HOW MANY STUNTS?}

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By default,~Fate Accelerated Edition~suggests choosing one stunt to start with.
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However, if this is your first time playing a Fate game, you might find it easier to pick your first stunt after you've had a chance to play a bit, to give you an idea of what a good stunt might be. Just add your stunt during or after your first game session.
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On the other hand, if you're an experienced Fate gamer, you might look ahead and discover that, just like in~Fate Core, your character is entitled to free stunts before it starts costing you refresh. In that case, let the least experienced member of your game group be your guide; if someone is new to the game and only takes one to start with, that's what everyone should do. If you're all experienced, and you want to start with more powerful characters, just take all three to start and off you go.
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We allow your character up to four stunts before requiring you to spend refresh. This means your character may start with two school stunts and two stunts of their own. (This allows you one more stunt than the standard three stunts of Fate Core.)
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School stunts are stunts that are provided for being a member of a school. These are related to what the school teaches or the reputation of the school. Certain characters (like Pepper) may not fit with one of the school stunts. Chaosah's ability to intimidate others simply by being a Chaosah witch does not fit Pepper's character, so she selects a different stunt instead.
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You must have at least one of the school stunts in order to be a member of that school. You may use this as your initial stunt for your character. 
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Remember that your character can change or add additional stunts at a milestone. Perhaps later in the game Pepper becomes a powerful Chaosah witch. She can later choose to trade one of her current stunts for the Chaosah Intimidation stunt. Or Shichimi might decide to become less like an Ah student and remove one of the Ah stunts for something she prefers. 

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If your character decides to change schools (e.g.:\ your character was part of Hippiah school but gets recruited by Chaosah Witches) you may do this at a major milestone. You may remove one or both of your current school's stunts. As your character learns the ways of their new school you may substitute or add the new school's stunts at each minor milestone. Remember that if you no longer have any of your previous school's stunts you are no longer a member of that school.
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\section{HowTo Do Stuff:~Outcomes, Actions, and
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Now it's time to start doing something. You need to leap from one flying broom to another. You need to search the entire library for that spell you really need. You need to distract the guard so you can sneak into the fortress. How do you figure out what happens?

First you narrate what your character is trying to do. Your character's own aspects provide a good guide for what you~can~do. If you have an aspect that suggests you can perform magic, then cast that spell. If your aspects describe you as a swordsman, draw that blade and have at it. These story details don't have additional mechanical impact. You don't get a bonus from your magic or your sword, unless you choose to spend a fate point to~invoke~an appropriate~\hyperref[Anchor-18]{aspect}. Often, the ability to use an aspect to make something true in the story is bonus enough!

How do you know if you're successful? Often, you just succeed, because the action isn't hard and nobody's trying to stop you. But if failure provides an interesting twist in the story, or if something unpredictable could happen, you need to break out the~dice.
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\textbf{TAKING ACTION\@: THE 30-SECOND VERSION}
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\subsection{Dice or Cards}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f18}

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Part of determining your outcome is generating a random number, which is usually done in one of two ways: rolling four Fate Dice, or drawing a card from a Deck of Fate.
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\textbf{Fate Dice}:~Fate Dice (sometimes called \textbf{Fudge dice}, after the game they were originally designed for) are one way to determine outcomes. You always roll Fate Dice in a set of four. Each die will come up as~\dPlus,~\dBlank, or~\dMinus, and you add them together to get the total of the roll. For example:
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\textbf{Deck of Fate}:~The Deck of Fate is a deck of cards that copies the statistical spread of Fate Dice. You can choose to use them instead of dice---either one works great.
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These rules are written with the assumption that you're rolling Fate Dice, but use whichever one your group prefers. Anytime you're told to roll dice, that also means you can draw from the Deck of Fate instead.\\
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\hyperdef{}{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f15}{\subsection{Outcomes}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f15}}

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Once you roll your dice, add your approach bonus (we'll talk about that in a moment) and any bonuses from aspects or stunts. Compare the total to a target number, which is either a~\hyperref[Setting-Difficulty-Levels]{fixed difficulty}~or the result of the GM's roll for an NPC\@.  Based on that comparison, your outcome is:
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  You~succeed with style~if your total is at least~three greater than~your opponent's total.
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Now that we've covered outcomes, we can talk about actions and how the outcomes work with them.
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\subsection{Actions}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f19}

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So you've narrated what your PC is trying to do, and you've established that there's a chance you could fail. Next, figure out what~action~best describes what you're trying to do. There are four basic actions that cover anything you do in the game.
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\subsubsection{Create an Advantage}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f20}

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Creating an advantage~is anything you do to try to help yourself or one of your friends. Taking a moment to very carefully aim your proton blaster, spending several hours doing research in the school library, or tripping the thug who's trying to rob you---these all count as creating an advantage. The target of your action may get a chance to use the defend action to stop you. The advantage you create lets you do one of the following three things:
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If you're trying to take advantage of an aspect you already know about:

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\textbf{ACTIONS \& OUTCOMES:~THE 30-SECOND VERSION}

\textbf{Create an Advantage when creating or discovering aspects:}

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\textbf{Overcome:}

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\subsubsection{Overcome}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f21}

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You use the~\textbf{\hyperref[Setting-Difficulty-Levels]{overcome}~}action when you have to get past something that's between you and a particular goal---picking a lock, escaping from handcuffs, leaping across a chasm, flying a spaceship through an asteroid field. Taking some action to~\hyperref[get-rid-of-a-situation-aspect]{eliminate or change an inconvenient situation aspect}~is usually an overcome action; we'll talk more about that in~Aspects and Fate Points. The target of your action may get a chance to use the defend action to stop you.
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  If you fail:~You have a tough choice to make. You can simply fail---the door is still locked, the thug still stands between you and the exit, the guards are still~On Your Tail. Or you can succeed, but at a serious cost---maybe you drop something vital you were carrying, maybe you suffer harm. The GM helps you figure out an appropriate cost.
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Use an~attack~when you try to hurt someone, whether physically or mentally---swinging a sword, shooting off a fireball spell, or yelling a blistering insult with the intent to hurt your target. (We'll talk about this in~Ouch! Damage, Stress, and Consequences, but the important thing is: If someone gets hurt too badly, they're knocked out of the scene.) The target of your attack gets a chance to use the defend action to stop you.
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Use~defend~when you're actively trying to stop someone from doing any of the other three actions---you're parrying a sword strike, trying to stay on your feet, blocking a doorway, and the like. Usually this action is performed on someone else's turn, reacting to their attempt to attack, overcome, or create an advantage. You may also roll to oppose some non-attack actions, or to defend against an attack on someone else, if you can explain why you can. Usually it's fine if most people at the table agree that it's reasonable, but you can also point to an relevant situation aspect to justify it. When you do, you become the target for any bad results.
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\subsubsection{Getting Help}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f24}

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An ally can help you perform your action. When an ally helps you, they give up their action for the exchange and describe how they're providing the help; you get a +1 to your roll for each ally that helps this way.  Usually only one or two people can help this way before they start getting in each other's way; the GM decides how many people can help at once.
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\subsection{Choose Your Approach}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f25}

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As we mentioned in~\hyperref[Who]{Who Do You Want to Be?},~there are six~approaches~that describe how you perform actions.
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Each character has each approach rated with a bonus from +0 to +3. Add the bonus to your dice roll to determine how well your PC performs the action you described.

So your first instinct is probably to pick the action that gives you the greatest bonus, right? But it doesn't work like that. You have to base your choice of approach on the description of your action, and you can't describe an action that doesn't make any sense. Would you Forcefully creep through a dark room, hiding from the guards? No, that's being Sneaky. Would you Quickly push that big rock out of the way of the wagon? No, that's being Forceful. Circumstances constrain what approach you can use, so sometimes you have to go with an approach that might not play directly to your strengths.

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Time to take up dice and roll. Take the bonus associated with the approach you've chosen and add it to the result on the dice. If you have a stunt that applies, add that too. That's your total. Compare it to what your opponent (usually the GM) has.

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Finally, decide whether you want to alter your roll
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We've talked about the four actions (create an advantage, overcome, attack, and defend) and the four outcomes (fail, tie, succeed, and succeed with style). But in what framework do those happen?
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Usually, when you want to do something straightforward---swim across a raging river, hack someone's cell phone---all you need to do is make one overcome action~\hyperref[Setting-Difficulty-Levels]{against a difficulty level}~that the GM sets. You look at your outcome and go from there.
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But sometimes things are a little more complex.
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\subsection{Challenges}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f29}
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A~challenge~is a series of overcome and create an advantage actions that you use to resolve an especially complicated situation. Each overcome action deals with one task or part of the situation, and you take the individual results together to figure out how the situation resolves.
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To set up a challenge, decide what individual tasks or goals make up the situation, and treat each one as a separate overcome roll.
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Depending on the situation, one character may be required to make several rolls, or multiple characters may be able to participate. GMs, you aren't obligated to announce all the stages in the challenge ahead of time---adjust the steps as the challenge unfolds to keep things exciting.
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The PCs are the crew of an airship caught in a storm. They decide to press on and try to get to their destination despite the weather, and the GM suggests this sounds like a challenge. Steps in resolving this challenge could be calming panicky passengers, repairing damaged rigging, and keeping the ship on the right heading.
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When two or more characters are competing against one another for the same goal, but not directly trying to hurt each other, you have a~contest. Examples include a broom chase, a public debate, or an archery tournament.

A contest proceeds in a series of exchanges. In an exchange, every participant takes one overcome action to determine how well they do in that leg of the contest. Compare your result to everyone else's.

If you got the highest result, you win the exchange---you score a victory (which you can represent with a tally or check mark on scratch paper) and describe how you take the lead. If you succeed with style, you mark two victories.

If there's a tie, no one gets a victory, and an unexpected twist occurs.  This could mean several things, depending on the situation---the terrain or environment shifts somehow, the parameters of the contest change, or an unanticipated variable shows up and affects all the participants. The GM~\hyperref[Situation-Aspects]{creates a new situation
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aspect~}reflecting this change and puts it into play.
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The first participant to achieve three victories wins the contest.
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Conflicts~are used to resolve situations where characters are trying to harm one another. It could be physical harm (a sword fight, a witches' duel, a battle using spells), but it could also be mental harm (a shouting match, a tough interrogation, a magical psychic blast).
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\textbf{CONFLICTS:~THE 30-SECOND VERSION}
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\item Set the scene.
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\item On your turn, take an action.
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\item On other people's turns, defend against or respond to their actions as necessary.
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\subsubsection{Setting the Scene}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f32}
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Establish what's going on, where everyone is, and what the environment is like. Who is the opposition? The GM should write a couple of situation aspects on sticky notes or index cards and place them on the table. Players~\href{}{can suggest situation aspects}, too.
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The GM also establishes~zones, loosely defined areas that tell you where characters are. You determine zones based on the scene and the following guidelines:
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Generally, you can interact with other characters in the same zone---or in nearby zones if you can justify acting at a distance (for example, if you have a ranged weapon or magic spell).
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You can move one zone for free. An action is required to move if there's an obstacle along the way, such as someone trying to stop you, or if you want to move two or more zones. It sometimes helps to sketch a quick map to illustrate zones.
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Thugs are attacking the characters at Pepper's house. The living room is one zone, the kitchen another, the front porch another, and the yard a fourth. Anyone in the same zone can easily throw punches at each other.  From the living room, you can throw things at people in the kitchen or move into the kitchen as a free action, unless the doorway is blocked.  To get from the living room to the front porch or yard requires an action.
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\subsubsection{Determine Turn Order}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f33}
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Your turn order in a conflict is based on your approaches. In a physical conflict, compare your Quick approach to the other participants'---the one with the fastest reflexes goes first. In a mental conflict, compare your Careful approach---attention to detail will warn you of danger.  Whoever has the highest approach gets to go first, and then everyone else goes in descending order. Break ties in whatever manner makes sense, with the GM having the last word.
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GMs, it's simplest if you pick your most advantageous NPC to determine your place in the turn order, and let all your NPCs go at that time. But if you have a good reason to determine turn order individually for all your NPCs, go right ahead.
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\subsubsection{Exchanges}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f34}
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Next, each character takes a turn in order. On their turn, a character can take one of the~\hyperref[Anchor-24]{four actions}. Resolve the action to determine the outcome. The conflict is over when only one side has characters still in the fight.  
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When you're hit by an attack, the severity of the hit is the difference between the attack roll and your defense roll; we measure that in~shifts. For instance, if your opponent gets +5 on their attack and you get a +3 on your defense, the attack deals a two shift hit $(5 - 3 = 2)$.
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\textbf{STRESS \& CONSEQUENCES:~THE 30-SECOND VERSION}

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  When you take a hit, you need to account for how that hit damages you.  One way to absorb the damage is to take stress; you can check one stress box to handle some or all of a single hit. You can absorb a number of shifts equal to the number of the box you check: one for Box 1, two for Box 2, three for Box 3.
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  You may also take one or more consequences to deal with the hit, by marking off one or more consequence slots and writing a new aspect for each one. Mild consequence = 2 shifts; moderate = 4 shifts; severe = 6 shifts.
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  Stress and mild consequences vanish at the end of the scene, provided you get a chance to rest. Other consequences take longer.
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\subsection{\\ What Is Stress?}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f36}

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Stress represents you getting tired or annoyed, taking a superficial wound, or some other condition that goes away quickly.
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Your character sheet has a~stress track, a row of three boxes. When you take a hit and check a stress box, the box absorbs a number of shifts equal to its number: one shift for Box 1, two for Box 2, or three for Box 3.
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You can only check one stress box for any single hit, but you~can~check a stress box and take one or more consequences at the same time. You can't check a stress box that already has a check mark in it!
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Consequences are new aspects that you take to reflect being seriously hurt in some way. Your character sheet has three slots where you can write consequences. Each one is labeled with a number: 2 (mild consequence), 4 (moderate consequence), or 6 (severe consequence). This represents the number of shifts of the hit the consequence absorbs. You can mark off as many of these as you like to handle a single hit, but only if that slot was blank to start with. If you already have a moderate consequence written down, you can't take another one until you do something to make the first one go away!

A major downside of consequences is that each consequence is a new aspect that your opponents can invoke against you. The more you take, the more vulnerable you are. And just like situation aspects, the character that creates it (in this case, the character that hit you) gets one free invocation on that consequence. They can choose to let one of their allies use the free invocation.

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Let's say that you get hit really hard and take a 4-shift hit. You check Box 2 on your stress track, which leaves you with 2 shifts to deal with.  If you can't, you're taken out, so it's time for a consequence. You can choose to write a new aspect in the consequence slot labeled 2---say,~Sprained Ankle. Those final 2 shifts are taken care of and you
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If you're unable to absorb all of a hit's shifts---by checking a stress box, taking consequences, or both---you're taken out.
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\subsection{What Happens When I Get Taken Out?}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f38}
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If you get taken out, you can no longer act in the scene. Whoever takes you out narrates what happens to you. It should make sense based on how you got taken out---maybe you run from the room in shame, or maybe you get knocked unconscious.
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\subsection{Giving In}\label{sigilux5ftocux5fidux5f39}

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This is different than being taken out, because you get a say in what happens to you. Your opponent gets some major concession from you---talk about what makes sense in your situation---but it beats getting taken out and having no say at all.
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Additionally, you get one fate point for conceding, and one fate point for each consequence you took in this conflict. This is your chance to say, ``You win this round, but I'll get you next time!'' and get a tall stack of fate points to back it up.
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At the end of each scene, clear all of your stress boxes. Recovery from a consequence is a bit more complicated; you need to explain how you recover from it---whether that's drinking a healing potion, taking a walk to calm down, or whatever makes sense with the consequence. You also need to wait an appropriate length of time.
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An~aspect~is a word or phrase that describes something special about a person, place, thing, situation, or group. Almost anything you can think of can have aspects. A person might be the~Greatest Swordswoman in Hereva. A room might be~On Fire~after you knock over an oil lamp.  After a time-travel encounter with a pre-historic phanda, you might be~Terrified.  Aspects let you change the story in ways that go along with your character's tendencies, skills, or problems.

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You~spend~fate points---which you keep track of with Fate Point tokens from Evil Hat Productions or glass beads or poker chips or some other tokens---to unlock the power of aspects and make them help you. You~earn~fate points by letting a character aspect be compelled against you to complicate the situation or make your life harder. Be sure to keep track of the fate points you have left at the end of the session---if you have~\hyperref[refresh]{more than your refresh}, you start the next session with the fate points you ended this session with.
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You earned a lot of fate points during your game session, ending the day with five fate points. Your refresh is 2, so you'll start with five fate points the next time you play. But another player ends the same session with just one fate point. His refresh is 3, so he'll begin the next session with 3 fate points, not just the one he had left over.
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Character Aspects:~These aspects are on your character sheet, such as your~\hyperref[Anchor-26]{high concept}~and~\hyperref[Anchor-27]{trouble}. They describe personality traits, important details about your past, relationships you have with others, important items or titles you possess, problems you're dealing with or goals you're working toward, or reputations and obligations you carry. These aspects only change under very unusual circumstances; most never will.
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Examples:~Captain of the Skyship Nimbus;~On the Run From the Witches of Chaosah;Attention to Detail;~I Must Protect My Brother
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To~get rid of a situation aspect, you can attempt an overcome action to eliminate it, provided you can think of a way your character could accomplish it---dump a bucket of water on the~Raging Fire, use evasive maneuvers to escape the enemy fighter that's~On Your Tail. An opponent may use a Defend action to try to preserve the aspect, if they can describe how they do it.
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  Now that the guard's~Distracted, I should be able to sneak right by him.
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  This spell needs to be really powerful---I'm the~Head Teacher of Chaosah, so powerful spells are my bread and butter.
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What does invoking the aspect get you? Choose one of the following effects:
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  Add a +2 bonus to your total. This costs a fate point.
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  Reroll the dice. This option is best if you rolled really lousy (usually a −3 or −4 showing on the dice). This costs a fate point.
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