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Fate Core Tutorial: Prequel to Night Fears

Date: Sunday, April 10 2016
Time: 01:00 - 03:59 (GMT)
FG Type (Classic or Unity):

Ruleset: Fate Core
Games Master: Hector Trelane
Minimum Players: 3   Maximum Players: 7
Booked: 5   Pending: 0
Available: 2

  • Magnatude
  • sctorchwoodfan
  • Alex E.
  • Kamkor
  • Daikuma70

Ever want to play Fate? Ever want to play Fate on a Virtual Table Top (VTT)? Now’s your chance. Learn to play Fate Core using Fantasy Grounds.

No experience necessary: this session will be a tutorial that uses Fantasy Grounds’ built-in Fate Core ruleset to teach the basics of Fate Core PCs, mechanics, and actions and then put it all into practice by playing through an original two-scene scenario that will serve as a prequel to the Night Fears casefile (adventure).

NOTE: Night Fears is a Dresden Files RPG casefile. Both it and this prequel will be played using Fate Core mechanics while retaining many elements of the Dresden Files RPG. (If this sounds confusing, it’s not.)


Overview of the Tutorial Prequel Scenario:
The PCs are a group of young teenagers about to enter high school together. In the final days of summer, on a dare, they decide to spend the night in an old house that’s said to be haunted. (That’s the subject of the Night Fears scenario.)

How did this dare come about? That’s the subject of this prequel session. The PCs have worked together in their final summer before high school as counselors for a summer camp. Today is the final day of camp, and the staff have planned a “graduation party” for campers. Beneath the fun of the day’s activities, all the rivalries of adolescence churn…




Player Characters: Pregenerated, customizable PCs will be provided—a mix of mortals and minor talents at the “Feet in the Water” power level. Here is the list of PCs:

  1. Andy Drabyk, Jock in the Making
  2. Chris Stein, Trickster Changeling
  3. Dani Lussier, Gorgeous Rich Girl
  4. Jaimie Collins, Psychic Bookworm
  5. Mike Ng, Troubled Medium
  6. Nicky Hamonic, Steadfast Best Friend
  7. Terry Jefferson, Devout Follower of the Shepherd


Playing Both Sessions Is Encouraged!: It is encouraged, although not required, for players to also sign up for the main adventure, Night Fears. Since this is a prequel, you will be able to play the same PC in both sessions and to carry forward story and character developments arising in the prequel into the main adventure. You can sign up for that session, the Night Fears scenario, here.


What is required to play?:


Bookings for this event have now closed.

  18 comments for “Fate Core Tutorial: Prequel to Night Fears

  1. Magnatude
    March 24, 2016 at 11:52

    yeah I have the Fate rules (as well as the huge Starblazers pdf) and never got to read through the monster rulebooks, so this might kick me into seeing if its worth a go 🙂

    • Hector Trelane
      March 25, 2016 at 03:18

      That’s just the idea… I’ve found in my own reading and GM preparation, that Fate Core’s strengths really shine in character-driven narrative and narrative-driven plots. It’s deepening my understanding of RP in RPGs.

      These promise to be interesting runs, and I’m excited to play through them both!

  2. Hector Trelane
    March 25, 2016 at 03:20

    Welcome aboard, Rob Priester and Richard Kurbis!

  3. Alex E.
    March 28, 2016 at 04:17

    This looks like fun!

  4. Kamkor
    March 29, 2016 at 07:51

    Looking forward to the game 🙂

  5. Hector Trelane
    March 29, 2016 at 10:53

    Glad to see you join us, David, Alex, and Kamkor!

  6. TriOpticon
    April 8, 2016 at 22:18

    I am interested. I have never played FATE and I have yet to use FG. Also, I definitely cannot make the second game so let me know if that is OK or not. And, to confirm, this starts at 9pm Eastern USA time? I ask because one game had its hours off by 5…


    • Hector Trelane
      April 8, 2016 at 22:30

      TriOpticon–yes on all counts: 9 pm Eastern, okay to play in just this one session, and this session is designed for players just like yourself who haven’t had a chance yet to play Fate, Fantasy Grounds, or both, and would like to kick the tires. We have some cushion built into this session to allow time to explain how both work. So please join us! If you submit an official booking, I can reserve a space for you and send log-in info.

      • TriOpticon
        April 8, 2016 at 23:01

        I do not see where to book. I booked for 1 game a few days ago (but it is cancelled)…

        • Hector Trelane
          April 8, 2016 at 23:14

          There should be a “Submit Booking” button right below the comment box. You may need to be logged in with an account of the FG Con website. If all fails you can PM me on the FG forum website with your email and I can send you login info. Or just join us on the Teamspeak server 30 minutes prior to start time.

          • TriOpticon
            April 8, 2016 at 23:20

            I will send a PM as the button is not there. Tried different browsers to be safe.

  7. Hector Trelane
    April 9, 2016 at 20:33

    TriOpticon is considered as having reserved a seat for this game.

  8. GunbunnyFuFu
    April 9, 2016 at 22:14

    I’d love to get in on this if it’s not full.

  9. Hector Trelane
    April 10, 2016 at 02:29

    Sure, GunbunnyFuFu, consider yourself reserved for a spot. I’ll send you the log-in information in a separate email.

    Due to a cancellation, we have room for one more last minute player.

    • GunbunnyFuFu
      April 10, 2016 at 03:14

      Thanks Hector!!

      • Magnatude
        April 10, 2016 at 03:23

        Gunbunny, letting Hector know I cant make it, please take my spot.

    • Magnatude
      April 10, 2016 at 03:22

      Hector I’m not feeling well today, please let Gunbunny take my spot.
      I was looking forwards to this session and was hoping that this illness would pass.

  10. Hector Trelane
    April 10, 2016 at 05:23

    Got it Magnatude. Feel better! Hope to do more Fate sessions in the future.

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