Matters of Fate

This is a podcast for all things RPG, with a particular focus on the Fate RPG.
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Apr 18, 2017

This video was requested by Alice Vidrine via my Youtube channel, she asks how to encourage new players to Fate to make use of the Create Advantage action.

Nov 11, 2016

An episode about running a one-shot using Fate, concept suggested by Zackery Wolfe.

Link to Fate Core on Drivethru:

Link to Fate rules cheatsheet:

Link to video version of this episode:

Oct 2, 2016

Briefly talking about Approaches, a mechanic used mainly by Fate Accelerated and derived supplements. Requested by viewer Lester Tisdale - thanks Lester, great query :)

Some other articles of interest:

● Replacing skills with approaches -
● Fred Hicks discusses FAE and alternative approaches -
● Clark Valentine on FAE vs Core -

Mar 25, 2016

In this episode we talk a little about the importance of being fair and maintaining consistency when it comes to the rules.

Mar 19, 2016

Discussing situational aspects in a little more detail.

Dec 17, 2015

In this episode we talk about statting and playing the opposition/NPCs in Fate.

Ryan Macklin's article about revised teamwork mechanics:

Oct 20, 2015

In this podcast we containing to explore running the game, looking at the GMs role in game creation.

Oct 11, 2015

It's time we start talking about the role of the GM in a Fate game, in this episode we discuss describing how your world reacts to your PC's actions and the difference that description can have.

Oct 7, 2015

In this episode we discuss the variant duelling mechanics proposed in Re-Roll Productions Fate RPG Jadepunk.

Oct 6, 2015

In this episode we discuss ways in which chase scenes can be run in the Fate RPG; rules for chases can be found on the Fate SRD:

Aug 4, 2015

In this podcast we look at three methods of resolving tests with a little more detail than the standard overcome rolls.

Jul 16, 2015

James Branch asked me to do a video about aspects granting narrative permission/justification for certain actions in Fate so here's my take on.

Fate SRD -

Jul 8, 2015

Fantastic Dimensions requested more information about compels in Fate, happy to oblige.

Compelling aspects page on the Fate Core SRD:

Jun 17, 2015

In episode 6 of 'Matters of Fate' we discuss the default actions in the game, possible outcomes and how to roll them.

May 20, 2015

In this episode we take a look at skills and stunts in Fate Core.

May 13, 2015

In this episode we discuss one of the fundamental mechanics of Fate Core, apsects.

May 13, 2015

A short video talking about what you need to play a game of Fate Core and discussing some fo the basic mechanics.

May 13, 2015

In this episode we explore the mechanics of creating a character in Fate Core.

May 13, 2015

In this podcast myself and some volunteers demonstrate how you can create a campaign setting using the Fate Core rules.

Many thanks to the people who helped with this video:
o Thashif Muran
o David Hodgkinson
o Ian F White -

May 13, 2015

Talking about creating a campaign setting in the Fate RPG.

May 13, 2015

In this first Matters of Fate video we discuss what things the Fate RPG is best suited for.