STAR WARS: Lords of the Expanse

STAR WARS: Lords of the Expanse

System: Fate Accelerated Edition

Player limit: 5

Chapter 1: Bacta Basics

Conflict rages as Republic forces fight for to maintain law and order while the Separtists defy them in the name of freedom. Meanwhile, independent factions across the Galaxy strive to maintain their neutrality in the all-encompassing struggle.

Such is the dilemma of the Noble Houses of Tapani Sector, astride the Shapani Bypass. The High Lords of the Great Council still debate amongst themselves whether they should throw their support to one side or the other. Meanwhile, both Separtist and Republic agents wage a covert battle for control of the trade route to Thyferra, the primary production center of medical bacta, a regenerative fluid necessary for the Republic’s war effort.

Even now, Royal Troubleshooters from House Cadriaan race to a rendezvous with a hyperspace surveyor who may have the coordinates to locate a lost Cadriaani bacta tanker. Can they recover it before Republic agents, Separtist mercenaries, or even pirates get their hands on it?

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About the game…

Why Accelerate Fate?

Fate is, at its heart, a simple system. So what happens if we aggressively strip Fate Core down, limiting the skill list to a small handful of broad approaches to problem-solving (e.g., Fast, Clever, Tough, Powerful, Sneaky)? What happens if we leave the “why” material for Fate Core, and instead focus solely on describing the basic procedures of play?

That’s the idea behind creating the Fate Accelerated Edition (FAE). With FAE, we’re looking to create a complete, roughly 32-page version — a 90% reduction in size! — of Fate, with an emphasis on starting play in half an hour, with rules that are accessible to beginners and veterans of nearly any age. This will be a version of Fate you can start playing with your kids early on, use to power your Fate-inspired LARP, use as another approach for introducing your group to the Fate system, or use as a light engine for one-shots, and so on.

The game focuses on the sort of stereotypically clichéd high action-adventure that you only see in a B-rate Saturday afternoon matinee blockbuster movie. Adventures will encourage cinematic risk-taking, and creative and imaginative ways to overcome challenges.

The adventure is crafted for 4-5 players. Characters will be created at the table. The adventure is designed with casual role players in mind and will be very beginner-friendly. Extensive knowledge of the Star Wars universe is not required, though players are encouraged to be familiar with the movies (yes… all six of them).

Players will need to bring pen and paper if possible. FUDGE dice will be provided for those who don’t have them. Since character creation will be done at the table, a basic character concept is encouraged but not required. While they are not required to play the game, a variety of miniatures will be available to use.

If you want to learn more about Fate Core or FAE, feel free to visit the pages found here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/fate-core/
http://www.evilhat.com/home/fate-core-kickstarter-highlights-3-fate-accelerated-edition/

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The NFG&W Meetup group is happy to welcome Fair Game customers to join us in enjoying this game as part of Fair Game’s RPG Sunday lineup. Because this particular RPG is being run by members of our Meetup group we ask that you please join the Meetup group and RSVP yourself if you wish to join this game. If a game is already full, you are welcome to add yourself to the wait list and you will be notified if a spot opens up.

To all members:

Due to the limited number of seats in this game, the attendance policy will be strictly enforced. You are expected to arrive at Fair Game no later than Noon and be ready to game until the game ends or the store closes at 5:00pm, whichever comes first. Please review the Attendance Policy in the discussion thread if you have any questions.

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  • Marv

    Matthew -- just a heads-up that I may be a no-go for the game. :-(

    My daughter is a senior at DGS and is trying to make a final decision about which college to attend. She is down to two. Bradley and Mizzou. She has to decide in the next few days. I went with her to Bradley but didn't get to visit Missou with her, and I'm afraid that she won't pick until I've had a chance to visit both. We can't leave until after play practice this afternoon, so if I go to Mizzou I have a feeling we won't be back in time for the game tomorrow.

    I'll try to post again later today once I figure out for certain if I have to go. I won't know 100% either way until I get a chance to talk with her. (She left me a note on my computer about her surprise trip.)

    Apologies if I cancel so late. I've been looking forward to this game since we talked about it at Fair Game weeks ago.

    April 6, 2013

    • Delwugor

      Just went through this with my son before he settled on Augustana. Best of luck!

      April 7, 2013

    • Marv

      The good news is that she decided to attend Mizzou, so the trip wasn't a total waste. :-)

      2 · April 7, 2013

  • Richard M.

    Indeed, looking forward to Race Relations.....

    April 7, 2013

  • Delwugor

    Had a great time. Great GM and adventure. Awesome players who made for an enjoyable game. All while we where learning a new system!

    April 7, 2013

  • Ben R.

    May the Force be with You!

    April 7, 2013

  • Matthew

    Running just a few minutes late. Will be there ASAP.

    April 7, 2013

    • Jim

      Just left now should be there around 1230

      April 7, 2013

  • Sarah

    The start time for this Meetup has been delayed to 12:30. If you are attending this event please check your emails. Thanks for your understanding!

    April 6, 2013

  • Marv

    Looks like I'm going to have to make that trip to Mizzou after all. Sorry. :-(

    April 6, 2013

  • Richard M.

    I've already constructed my character, a mercenary/smuggler. I'll send it your way Matt tomorrow.

    April 5, 2013

  • Marv

    Should we be working on characters or will we spend the first part of the session doing this? I have a couple of possible character concepts in mind but wasn't sure if you had pregens or what....

    April 5, 2013

    • Matthew

      We'll spend part of the first session building characters. If you have questions or want feedback on your various character ideas, feel free to post in the discussion thread I started.

      April 5, 2013

  • Matthew

    Hey, everybody... If you PM you email addresses, I'll send you a copy of the FAE rules, and a few handouts with some basic info about the setting.

    March 26, 2013

    • Marv

      Did we ever get the "few handouts with some basic info about the setting"?

      April 5, 2013

    • Matthew

      Nope, not yet... I've been busy with other personal business this week. I can run through an overview for you guys on Sunday, if need be. Also, check the thread in the Discussions area.

      April 5, 2013

  • Marv

    Can you tell us what era the campaign will be set in, or does it matter? I ask because "Separtist" reminds me of movies 1-3 while "Republic" reminds me of 4-6. Just curious since Jedi will be a lot more common in the former, and pretty darned rare in the latter.

    Also, shall we come with any sort of a character concept in mind or will you have pregens?

    March 28, 2013

    • Matthew

      It's set during the Clone Wars, Episodes I-III.
      Remember, the Republic turns into the Empire for Episodes IV-VI.

      Specifically, it would be taking place at the same time as the Clone Wars animated series, if you are familiar with it... The period between Episodes II & III.

      And yes... Technically, the Jedi will be more common in this game, but there still aren't many of them and they are very busy.

      March 28, 2013

    • Marv

      Ah, I was thinking of the "new Republic" that came from the Rebellion. My bad.

      March 28, 2013

  • Richard M.

    I might be a few minutes late depending on how long church goes. Just wanted to give you a heads up.

    March 26, 2013

  • Ben R.

    We may have a family event that day. If we don't, I'd love to go.

    March 22, 2013

    • Matthew

      <JEDI trick="mind">­You don't have a family event that day.</JEDI>

      March 22, 2013

    • Marv

      Ben -- get that family event purged yet?

      March 26, 2013

  • Delwugor

    Aspect Great Wife
    Create Advantage Worked out Schedule
    Aspect Positive Thinking
    Roll +2 +6 is Legendary

    Can't wait.

    March 24, 2013

  • Marv

    I've confirmed because this sounds awesome (and I have lots of FATE dice I'm dying to use...). I will still have to double check with the boss (wife) but I don't see anything else on the calendar for that day. :-D

    March 23, 2013

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