Re: [FateRPG] Re: Unknown Armies /Over the edge and FATE
- Here, I want to talk about an Aspect based version of the
sanity principle, at least as I understand it from Rob's
writeup (I don't know the game). I'll use the Violence
sanity descriptor because it's the most facile and known
Let's say you have continuum, a free aspect that everyone
gets. They start out at three levels, with the (Sanity)
tag on them, and as they get hardened, they reduce until
the last level is removed, at which point they pick it
back up at one level again, with the (Insanity) tag on it.
So, you'd have maybe six levels (though you could take
this as far as you like) that would look like this:
Violence (Sanity)    "Terrible"
Violence (Sanity)   "Poor"
Violence (Sanity)  "Mediocre"
Violence (Insanity)  "Fair"
Violence (Insanity)   "Good"
Violence (Insanity)    "Great"
(Using the Fudge terms here; we'll skip right past Average
because in UA, _nobody is average_, but if you like, start
the terms at Poor, and make Violence (Sanity)  your
While you're on the Sanity side of the line, you get FPs
whenever you are compelled by the GM to _avoid violence_.
You want to fire the gun, he pays you FPs, you don't fire
the gun. If you buy this off and pay the _GM_ FPs, though,
you do fire the gun -- and you lose one level of Violence
(Sanity). Perhaps you can also invoke this version of the
aspect in order to get rerolls, etc, under circumstances
where you are attempting to remain sane, avoid violence,
Once you cross over to the Insanity (or Hardened) side of
the line, you get FPs whenever you are compelled by the GM
to _commit violence_. You want to go for a peaceful
solution, he pays you FPs, you pull your gun and fire
instead. If you buy this off and pay the GM FPs, though,
you keep the gun holstered -- and you lose one level of
Violence (Insanity). You can doubtless also invoke this
version of the aspect in order to get your rerolls when
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