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It's Not My Fault! (A Fate Accelerated Character & Situation Generator)

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It's Not My Fault is a one-shot-in-a-box character and situation generator for Fate Accelerated!

With just a few minutes and a few cards you'll create a group of fantasy characters in one crazy, mixed-up predicament, where everybody and nobody is to blame for getting them there. Good for a few hours of fun, convention-style one-shot play or simply as a quick, five-minute character creation exercise.

In this deck of cards you'll find:

  • 20 character aspect/approach/stunt cards for quickly creating a group of up to 6 PCs in just a few minutes.
  • Three 14-card decks that will help you generate a sticky situation, fast: Where Are You Now? What Brought You To This? How Is It About To Get Worse?
  • An instruction card to guide you through the character and problem creation process, tying it all together with the "circle of blame"!
Grab a set of rules reference & character record cards to enhance your It's Not My Fault experience!

 
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Steve N April 28, 2017 1:54 pm UTC
Alright guys, Its been a year! What happened to future decks? ;)
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April 28, 2017 2:07 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
The higher priorities of running the company have continued to edge this out.

That said have you already looked at "It's Not My Fault I'm Fantastic"?
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Timothy G August 29, 2016 7:42 pm UTC
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So is the aspect for Alchemist "Alchemist" or is it the "No boom today. Boom tomorrow"?
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August 29, 2016 8:31 pm UTC
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It can be either. I intended it as "Alchemist" rather than a paraphrased quote from Babylon 5, but either works, really, right? :)
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Christoph F August 23, 2016 1:33 pm UTC
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I love the Cards/System, but I have no clue how to print these. :(

Usually CARD-PDF's come in Letter or A4 Size with multiple Cards per Page, that you can then print, cut and sleve .. but this PDF only has one card per Page and also alternates front with the backside, so even a poster-print (multiple pages on one sheet) would not work well.

So what is the best practice to print these?
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August 29, 2016 8:32 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Honestly the best practice to print them is to have DriveThruCards print you a deck. I don't do much (okay, any) print-and-play stuff in my own life, so I'd provided the PDF as-is in the format we use for supporting the print-out. I'll put it on my list to try to change over to a print & play format that's more obvious, but it'll be a bit before I find the time for that in my schedule of work!
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September 17, 2016 6:29 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I'll upload a 3x3 on Letter version for print & play later today.
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Christoph F September 18, 2016 9:11 pm UTC
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Awesome! Thank you! :)
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Tim B June 30, 2016 6:28 am UTC
I just got the physical cards in the mail, and I'm looking forward to putting them to use.

One thing I noted while using the web version (my players didn't really notice, but I like to be ready for every rules nut) is that the character class "aspects" don't seem to lend themselves that easily to invokes or compels. This could just be a lack of understanding on my part, but does anyone have any suggestions to encourage that more dynamic roleplaying component?
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August 29, 2016 8:33 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Since it's a one-shot, you've got to build consensus quickly as to what aspects mean. Encourage players to customize them beyond the class name (tho I don't personally find that necessary) or at least to converse with you about how they see them working into play.
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Ben M March 09, 2016 1:38 am UTC
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Just discovered these cards. Love the idea, and will be ordering them soon. The only comment I've got is that I totally didn't know that they were for Fate when they kept popping up in my "suggested purchase" stream. The design of the cards as shown in the preview doesn't really mesh with the other Fate materials. Do you think it would make sense to have a Fate logo on them? Or maybe adjust the font to look more like that used on the titles of other Fate materials?
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March 09, 2016 2:11 am UTC
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Might just be a product image problem that could be fixed — the actual description of the product says Fate Accelerated right up top, at least. :)
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Alfredo T February 22, 2016 2:37 am UTC
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So, I finally tested this with a few friends and I liked how with a few things you get an interesting starting point for an adventure in just a few minutes. When I got home i thought about buying the It's not my Fault I'm Fantastic because I wanted to add more options for my next try, but I couldn't find any reference here in Drivethrurpg, only to this set and the French Version. (ey what about an spanish version?)...

I later thouht abuot cheking on drivetrhucards, and there I found the product. It's that kind of thing normal? One set avaliable on both sites, but another only on one?

Also, I read the post in Walking mind about the game, before it launched, and there was a comment about every response to the It's My Fault question turning into a new aspect. It's that no longer recommended on the final game?


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February 22, 2016 3:52 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yeah, drivethrucards products are reliably found on drivethrucards; if they're also listed here it's b/c the publisher made a deliberate effort to make sure there was a multi-site listing. I must have remembered to do that for the original, but not for the others.
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Jonathan Y December 15, 2015 5:29 pm UTC
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Hello,

Is this now PDF only? I had just got on here to finally order a printed version and cant find that option.

Thanks
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December 16, 2015 2:44 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Fixed! No idea why it happened (I didn't do it, far as I know) but the "published" toggle had gotten flipped to a "no". Flipped it back.
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Seth H December 09, 2015 1:48 am UTC
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Is there any way to get the templates for the cards? I love this, but I want to add to the number of choices, like a cleric, priest, and others...
Plus this would be great for other game settings!
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December 09, 2015 2:51 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
There isn't. I do the work in InDesign and at least one of the fonts is a couple-hundred-bucks pro font (Gotham), and the other one might be a pro font as well (Blambot's Excalibur Sword Thrust). But once you've got those, re-creating this card format shouldn't be too hard.

Rob Donoghue and I are working on doing a second set ("It's Not My Fault We're In Space"), in a leisurely sort of way.
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Jacob R February 23, 2016 5:35 am UTC
You absolutely must make the space one. Shut up and take my money!
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Neil P November 27, 2015 6:00 pm UTC
This would be awesome for convention games. Deal em, have the characters built in no time, and then adventure.
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November 26, 2015 5:59 pm UTC
The Black Friday sale e-mail that I received yesterday said that this was "$3.99 (or download the PDF for FREE!)," none of which appears to be accurate.
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November 26, 2015 6:05 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
We sent no such email, so I don't know what the origin of that claim was. But perhaps it's talking about this accessory item for INMF, linked above, and matching the $3.99 or free PDF pricing model you cite? http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/165807/Its-Not-My-Fault-Reference--Character-Record-Cards?affiliate_rem=24139

(Honestly we couldn't offer this product at $3.99 even if we wanted to — I believe that's lower than our cost to print.)
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November 26, 2015 6:08 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I would like to know who sent out that mailing tho. If you still have it, please forward it to feedback@evilhat.com and I'll see if there's somebody I need to talk to about the accuracy of claims made on our behalf. :)
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November 26, 2015 8:06 pm UTC
It was the weekly promotional e-mail from DriveThru RPG. I'll forward it!
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November 26, 2015 8:18 pm UTC
Obviously it's a mistake, and I'm certainly not expecting anyone to honor that price.
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Joshua Messer M November 30, 2015 7:42 pm UTC
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I think that must have been in reference to this: http://www.drivethrucards.com/product/165807/Its-Not-My-Fault-Reference--Character-Record-Cards?src=slider_view
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Joshua Messer M November 30, 2015 10:18 pm UTC
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How do I miss the very first reply? :O
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November 30, 2015 10:28 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thorin, it's not your fault.
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Jens A November 26, 2015 12:23 am UTC
For a sci-fi setting, try the OmegaZone Setting Deck (from Brooklyn Indie Games) — very similar concept, in a tongue-in-cheek post-apocalyptic Los Angeles filled with weird mutants.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150219/OmegaZone-Setting-Deck?term=brooklyn+indie+games
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Avery C November 24, 2015 10:30 pm UTC
This seems super fun, definitely nabbing a copy soon.
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Jacob R November 24, 2015 10:19 pm UTC
Any chance of getting a genre-free, sci-fi or modern set?
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November 24, 2015 11:14 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes! Our long-term plans are to do other sets, and our even longer-term plan is for folks to mash those up to do cross-genre things. :)
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John F November 26, 2015 1:45 pm UTC
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Fred Hicks, if you keep making these, I will keep buying them and trying to talk everyone else into doing the same. I just ordered the PDF & Print combo, then read through the doc. EXCELLENT WORK! Randomness will give players a really fun time, but many of the stunts and approach combos are quite useful and clever for a more deliberate "serious" game. I love you, Evil Hat.
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November 26, 2015 5:02 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks, John!
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December 24, 2015 12:30 am UTC
PURCHASER
I am very much looking forward to these. This set is brilliant and will cross genre options I would be so happy!
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December 24, 2015 12:34 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hope to make that happen. :)
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