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The Fate Codex - Volume 1, Issue 5
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The Fate Codex - Volume 1, Issue 5


The Fate Codex is a mostly-monthly e-zine featuring Quick Start Adventures and more for the Fate roleplaying system. The project, funded through Patreon, grows and swells as more patrons support our work. We've been lucky to have lots of folks pledge.

We've also been lucky enough to feature some really great artists, including Marissa Kelly, Mike Mumah, and Juan Ochoa. There's some great work in this piece and over 10,000 words of awesome Fate content, ready to be thrown into your next game of Fate.

Now we're bringing this content to you on DriveThruRPG, so you can find and download your issues easily.

In this fifth issue, we've got:

  • Shoshana Kessock's advice on making your game inclusive, Fate is a Safe Place, including excellent guidelines and advice for avoiding problematic content and fostering a positive trust between everyone at the table.
  • Marissa Kelly's recipe for one-shot play, Cooking Up a Fate One-Shot, with a clear and precise set of instructions for running an awesome one-shot game of Fate.
  • Tara Zuber's travel narrative skill list, Voyages: A Skill Set for Getting There, providing a skill list meant to make stories about the journey, not just the destination.
  • Kira Magrann's lesbian noir quick start adventure, Twilight Dames, in which players take on the roles of the queer women of the Twilight City, living in a noir world of sex and crime.

Huge thanks to our great production team--Brendan Conway, John Adamus, Amanda Valentine, Shelley Harlan, and Thomas Deeny--for making this issue possible. We hope you enjoy it!

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April 11th, 2015
The roleplaying game industry has some serious growing up to do when it comes to becoming an inclusive hobby. This issue of the Fate Codex gives me hope. Fate Is A Safe Place is a wonderful essay about breaking stereotypes and providing an exper [...]
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