Friday, April 25, 2014

Deck of Fridays 18: Are You Kidding Me

Welcome back to DECK OF FRIDAYS, our weekly feature here at FATE SF. We make 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: Are You Kidding Me, a card with a -2 value. Perhaps a situation with an unexpectedly bad outcome.

In this case, something is wrong with your starship. Really wrong.

Starship Mishaps Table

Roll 4DF and consult the corresponding result below.
  • -4: The stardrive ejected - too bad you're still in hyperspace
  • -3: The stardrive imploded - welcome to your own personal singularity
  • -2: Out of phase - that's right, your ship is partly here, and partly, well, elsethere. Pick the alien dimension of your choice.
  • -1: Misjump, misjump, misjump - there's one happening about every 33 minutes
  •  0: Radiation leaks. Water leaks. Atmosphere leaks. Take your pick. It may be more than one
  • +1: No shields, no deflectors, no sensors
  • +2: KACHANG! - Crashlanding below decks. Or crashlaunch. Take your pick, and choose a location such as a fighter bay, shuttle bay, or drone retrieval system.
  • +3: Thunk-thunk-thunk. Did all the escape pods just launch?
  • +4: Your ship's computer didn't have an attitude before, but it sure does now. And it just tried to kill someone


  1. Those are quite a set of mishaps. Almost all could lead to an interesting adventure.