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Fates Worse Than Death: Spare Change Edition
Publisher: Vajra Enterprises
by Asen G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/03/2013 18:04:21

Fates Worse Than Death has become my favourite cyberpunk setting. And that's saying quite a bit from someone who has played or run basically every CP game currently on the market. But I like the game most for what it isn't, actually. It's not game where violence is often the best solution. It's not a game where everyone and their granny are totting around heavy guns. It's not a game where the system is corrupt beyond hope for salvation. In short, it's a game of neocyberpunk/postcyberpunk, and this makes the characters really feeling like real people.

I especially like the hacking rules. More than one session have had as a focus obtaining info necessary to hack into a protected system. And the game made this activity fun and rewarding! In short, try it. Hey, it's free, it's not like you've got to commit a lot! And then, if you like it, consider getting the full rules with additional setting information. Yes, despite it not being a small book, Fates Worse Than Death: Spare Change Edition is a quick start!



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Fates Worse Than Death: Spare Change Edition
Publisher: Vajra Enterprises
by Nicholas J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/22/2010 23:34:40

Fates Worse Than Death is a refreshing change of pace from traditional cyberpunk games. The emphasis on alternate solutions to solving problems, coupled with the unique rules system ORC, make it difficult to create a throwaway charcter. Spare Change edition is also one of the most comprehensive free products I've ever seen (241 pages), and does a remarkable job of fleshing out Manhattan of 2080. With numerous entries about the gangs, scores of equipment, drugs and hazards characters may face (charts for rendomly generating buildings, enviromental hazards, epidemics, and so on), makes for a terrific bargain. I'll definately be purchasing the full version, if this is any indication of the quality work Vajra puts in a free product.



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Fates Worse Than Death: Spare Change Edition
Publisher: Vajra Enterprises
by Richard G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/04/2010 20:07:40

Fates Worse than Death is an interesting and creative game, which takes the cyberpunk mood and makes it feel more real. The character creation system is set to make quality and vaired characters. Players can pick the same socioeconomic class and have completely different characters. The game has unique concepts and detailed rules ranging from computer hacking to drug addiction. The spare change edition is free to download and is worth checking out. Containing charater rules for playing only the street level people, it is still worth playing. Even without the rules for playing Wells or Indies thee is enough in this free download to play numerous complete games. Spare Change is like a teaser trailor, if you don't like it no loss, however if you do like it you're going to want more.

If you like role paying games, it is definetly worth at the very least checking out.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Fates Worse Than Death: Spare Change Edition
Publisher: Vajra Enterprises
by RAISTLIN W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/24/2010 20:58:10

Fates Worse Than Death is an absolutely fascinating concept: a realistic version of a cyberpunk style society without all the things that make cyberpunk silly (like, for one, the flashy loud cyberware). There's also more of an emphasis on the varied nature of human existence; the character class system is unbelievably flexible.

The conscious choice was made to keep the mechanics complex so that players would have a precise idea of what their characters can do. I can respect that, but I'm still likely to use this as a sourcebook with my own homebrew system (or, given the emphasis on character, a LARP).

This edition only provides the information for playing the homeless, not the middle-class or voluntary social outcasts. Still enough for a HUGE variety of characters.



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