Friday, September 12, 2014

Deck Of Fridays 25: A Simple Mistake

Welcome back to DECK OF FRIDAYS, our not-so-weekly feature here at FATE SF! Each week (more or less) since the release of the Deck of Fate, we have made a draw from the Deck of FateRPG Inspiration Cards, or another Aspect-generative randomizer. Then we do something interesting with it, using the Aspect as inspiration for a campaign or scenario seed, a situation, scene, location, NPC, thingie, etc.

This week's draw from the Deck of Fate is a card with the aspect A Simple Mistake. There's a certain amount of metaphor at work in this one so it may or may not work well for your gaming table.

A Table of Simple (or not so simple) Mistakes 
(or B-b-b-lunders)

 Roll 4DF or draw a card from the Deck of Fate, and consult the appropriate outcome corresponding to the numerical result on the left. 
  • +4: "Listen, if you were to rescue her, the reward would be..."
  • +3: "Uh, uh...negative, negative. We have a reactor leak here now."
  • +2: "These aren't the droids you're looking for."
  • +1: "Now witness the power of this armed and fully operational battle station."
  •  0:  "It is obvious to even the simpleminded that Lokai is of an inferior breed."
  • -1: "Never. I'll never turn to the Dark Side."
  • -2: "Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances."
  • -3: "Don't worry, it's a slam dunk."
  • -4: "Cardassian* forces will not have a combat mission - we will not get dragged into another protracted war."**

*Or Klingon, or Romulan, or Sardaukar - or American.

**Actual quote is: "American forces will not have a combat mission - we will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq."

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