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Fate Space Toolkit

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Take your game into the great unknown!

When you’re heading into the depths of outer space inside a tin can with a rocket strapped to one end, it’s critical to have the right instruction manual at your side. The Fate Space Toolkit is that manual, with advice and toolsets for Fate Core that run the gamut from hard science fiction to space opera and beyond. 

The Fate Space Toolkit requires Fate Core to play. Inside you'll find:

  • Guidelines for creating a space-faring game without breaking your table's sense of what's plausible. 
  • Multiple options for deciding how space-travel works in your setting, from star charts to rocket ships. 
  • A variety of tools for making your space fights exciting and consistent with your setting.
  • Guidance on creating aliens and alien worlds.
  • Five ready-to-go campaign-starter settings showcasing all of the toolkit's tools in action. 

Fate Toolkits.
All the tools to build your stage.

 
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Daniel M December 05, 2019 4:16 am UTC
Has the text changed at all since the preview sent to Tachyon Squadron backers?
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Adam S November 20, 2019 7:10 pm UTC
I may be an outlier here, but aside from a POD version, I'm actually more interested in PDFs of all the toolkits that are formatted for Kindle. The standard size pages are a bit big to read on Kindle (meaning everything displays a bit small), but the main problem I run into is that heavy graphics really slow down the poor, low-powered device. This "art-free" version might be more what I'm looking for than the finalized version would be.
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November 21, 2019 1:57 am UTC
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Noted — maintaining multiple formats can be a pain tho and we do want to produce a final version of the PDF that fits the standards of our catalog (6"x9" page formats with evocative artwork).
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Adam S November 29, 2019 6:26 pm UTC
That's a good point. I tend to forget that publishing, done well, is not a "set and forget" process. Any product that is released into the wild implies some responsibility on the part of the publisher to care for the life of the publication. And I definitely agree with those who have expressed an interest in a fully illustrated print version of this book. It would make a great addition to collection on my bookshelf (which my kids have started perusing as well).
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francois E June 23, 2019 5:04 pm UTC
It is released under what license ? Any chance that will go into the SRD ?
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June 24, 2019 4:37 pm UTC
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It is not currently in open licensing at all. We don't have plans one way or another yet, at least during the prototype phase. Artwork first. Other decisions later.
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Fabian L May 23, 2019 7:45 pm UTC
Is there any possibility of this seeing regular print or is it just going to be digital/print on demand?
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May 23, 2019 9:15 pm UTC
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Haven't fully decided yet. Very much a budget question, since yours boils down to "Will Evil Hat spend only the art budget, or will they spend many thousands of dollars more on this?"
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Fabian L June 24, 2019 4:53 pm UTC
Well for what it's worth if you do spend many thousands of dollars on this to send it to print it's pretty much a guarantied buy from me.
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Craig H April 30, 2019 3:57 pm UTC
Is this a "more complete" version of the product than the art-free preview that backers of Tachyon Squadron were provided with?
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April 30, 2019 4:06 pm UTC
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Very similar if not identical (I don't remember if there were any changes between then and now, but I suspect if there were they'd be minor). We heard so many folks who missed that KS talking about how they wished they'd backed so they could get a look, we decided to do this.
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Craig H April 30, 2019 4:37 pm UTC
Awesome. Means I can turn the $10 towards the Fate of Cthluhu KS ... then maybe mash them together a la Event Horizon ...
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April 30, 2019 4:41 pm UTC
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Time travel apocalypse prevention *in space* is a hell of a song title and I am SINGING it.
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Pieter-Jan D March 20, 2019 7:13 pm UTC
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I'm skimming through this and there's a lot to like here:
- Ready to go setting toolkits for common/popular style Sci-Fi, from the likes of Star Trek, Bank's The Culture novels, The Expanse, and a 1970 inspired Afro vs Soviets. Although have to admit i'm not grokking the last one.
- Space movement and Combat is a-la-carte, pick from an array of options (based on sci-fi tropes: warp, wormholes, age of sail etc). Pick what makes sense for your setting

Suggestion:
Would have really like to see a procedural generator steps for collaborative world generation like the Fate based Diaspora Rpg where you can create a Cluster (/node) Map. A few extra instructions and a table of interesting quirks in the Node Map section p48 perhaps?

Conclusion: I think this is going to be one of the stand-out supplements for Fate Core. (and i have all the other ones)
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Pieter-Jan D March 20, 2019 7:04 pm UTC
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I'd like to buy this in the same hardcover as the other Fate Core add-ons.
If there is no print-run, does anyone know if the print-on-demand is capable of reproducing the same book cover style? Or will it look very different?
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Peter S March 06, 2019 11:03 pm UTC
Does this include rules for sword and sorcery in space a la Spelljammer?
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March 07, 2019 3:50 pm UTC
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Nope. But it's Fate, so, add your sword & sorcery implementation of choice.
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February 15, 2019 5:05 pm UTC
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We've hit 500! It'll be a number of months before we can do the upgrade, but it is now officially happening. :)
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Jason K February 15, 2019 11:24 pm UTC
That is fantastic news! Congratulations - and in approximately a week?! Amazing!

My impression from the KS preview was that this was one of the best Fate books I'd ever seen and I can't wait to put an illustrated version on my shelf!
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Jordan W February 16, 2019 6:55 am UTC
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Let us know what we need to do/buy/kickstart to get it in hardback! I REALLY want a copy of this on my shelf that matches the other toolkits.
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Michael C February 16, 2019 9:46 am UTC
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Great News! Happy to be part of this. Looking forward to what the artists create.
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David G February 19, 2019 3:35 pm UTC
Does this make the POD version more likely now?
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February 19, 2019 4:30 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
More likely, sure, but I'm not committing to it until we have a complete digital version.
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Richard B February 19, 2019 9:40 pm UTC
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Fantastic! I cannot wait to see the art version of this book.
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Pieter-Jan D March 31, 2019 4:55 pm UTC
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exactly what I thought
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Andrew W February 15, 2019 2:46 pm UTC
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I picked up the PDF, but I really hope you can make a physical print edition... the little FATE Core hardcovers are
some of the nicest books in my rpg collection. I hope this, Shadow of the Century, and Fate of Cthulhu are huge successes for you!
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Iriah W February 14, 2019 5:43 pm UTC
Picking this up is contingent on a few things so I need to know if they are addressed so here goes. 1. Is there a system for addressing races where as an example Trandoshans are stronger than Humans but Wookies are stronger than Trandoshans ie +0 Human, +1 Trandoshan, +2 Wookie, it's something I haven't seen addressed and I've struggled with how to do it in FATE

And 2 Are there Lightsaber/Laser Swords? :) Thanks
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February 14, 2019 5:49 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
This isn't a Fate Science Fiction/Fantasy Toolkit (far too broad), it's a Fate Space Toolkit. The focus is primarily on space-faring setting building and covers some the tools needed for that. It does talk about the creation of alien worlds, species, and cultures, tho more at the big picture level rather than drilling down into the specifics of stats-implementation that are by nature going to vary from table to table.
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David G February 13, 2019 4:59 am UTC
Is there a plan for discounts to purchasers of this PDF if a. POD version becomes available?

I generally prefer buying PDF's that can be purchased with a print form (and thus Evil Hat's provision for PDFs with purchase of a print book).
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February 13, 2019 5:42 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I've done very little POD at DriveThruRPG, so I'm not sure how that would work. POD is a cart that must necessarily follow the horse of getting the art funded, commissioned, and placed, tho.
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David G February 14, 2019 4:37 pm UTC
Clearly you answered a question that wasn't asked. There is reference in the description exactly covering what you've said.

Thanks though.
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February 14, 2019 5:03 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
What was clear that I was saying you were putting the cart before the horse, and I'm focused on the horse.
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Jeremy H February 13, 2019 12:49 am UTC
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I already had the .pdf as a perk from a kickstarter. Buying a copy anyway as others have, to support this project!
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Welsh T February 12, 2019 6:54 pm UTC
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I grew up playing Traveller and I've been looking forward to seeing the Space Toolkit since it was on the cards.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help bring the final version of the toolkit to life.

I for one have had good experiences with the Print on Demand via DTR and would love to be able to purchase PDF+Printed version of Evil Hat products, as it means I can support EH, get my hands on them quicker Hehe.
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Antonio E February 12, 2019 12:50 pm UTC
Would it be possible to get a table of contents? Does the game support "realistic" mecha (e.g. Gundam or Battletech?) Would it be possible to do something along the lines of the Alien movie? (i.e. retro-sci-fi.)

Thanks,
Antonio
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Jason K February 12, 2019 6:29 pm UTC
It's not a mecha book, it's about sci-fi space adventure. Tachyon Squadron covered the "we're all elite fighter pilots" thing and this covers the much broader, "We're all in a spaceship" genre. It covers ground as varied as Star Trek and Firefly, but not giant robots. The Alien movie is covered better by the Horror Toolkit, IMO.
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February 12, 2019 6:39 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Jason K is correct. This is the Fate *Space* Toolkit. Not the Fate *Science Fiction* Toolkit. The latter would've been far too broad.
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Michael C February 13, 2019 12:04 pm UTC
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True, but I've found it a fascinating read. The writers break down ways of thinking about the creation of a Sci-Fi campaign that are profound and thought provoking. Highly recommended to anyone thinking of GMing a Sci-Fi campaign whether or not they intend to use Fate.

Also, totally worth the money- even without any art. *****
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Vicknesh S February 12, 2019 1:50 am UTC
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Loved your Horror Toolkit. I read about your troubles and I was going to get this when it came out. Glad to have contributed what little I could. FATE is my go-to system these days and I definitely would like you guys to keep up the excellent work.
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