Monday, May 13, 2013

[Fate Core] Significant Milestones

Yeah, I'm just stealing from Fred for the title of this post, but it's so damn apropos!

Fate Core and Fate Accelerated Edition are off to the printers. I have the PDFs right here. They look pretty great. I'm pretty thrilled that my name has somehow ended up on the covers for both books. Fate Core, I expected; FAE, I did not. But Evil Hat values their editors, so hooray for Jeremy, Amanda, and me.

Y'know what else is awesome? The cover price of FAE. Take that, Savage Worlds Explorer's Edition! I like Savage Worlds a whole lot -- I just never thought I'd see a mass-produced core RPG book that undercut its price point so severely. It's a good time to be a cheap bastard.

Anyway, I seem to have a bit more Fate System Toolkit work to do here -- editors, amirite? -- so I'd better get back to that, but I couldn't help crowing a bit about these two books.


Tom Miskey said...

Well, to be fair to Savage Worlds, their Explorer Edition is a 160 page full color book. FAE is a 48 page B&W book. 112 more pages plus full color for just $5 more is pretty amazing. Still, $5 for FAE should get a lot of people picking it up as an impulse buy, hopefully!

Mike Olson said...

Oh, I have nothing but respect for SW -- I own a lot of SW books, including the Explorer Edition, and I agree that $10 is a great price for that book. Both it and FAE provide a complete multi-genre RPG system in a single, inexpensive volume. SWEE has higher production values and a higher page count, no doubt, but still, FAE gives you everything you need for half the price.