The Demolished Ones Archive

  • A Fly in the Ointment (FATE) This module for Rite Publishing’s Demolished Ones (Dark City/steampunk-crossover) clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   But before we do – please be aware that this is as much a thematic expansion and a kind of guidebook for such twists and encounters; thus following contains SPOILERS. Potential players will want to jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! We begin this book with a relatively daunting task, if you’re a new GM – adding a turncoat to a group. Since this is not as simple as it […]

    A Fly in the Ointment (FATE)

    A Fly in the Ointment (FATE) This module for Rite Publishing’s Demolished Ones (Dark City/steampunk-crossover) clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   But before we do – please be aware that this is as much a thematic expansion and a kind of guidebook for such twists and encounters; thus following contains SPOILERS. Potential players will want to jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! We begin this book with a relatively daunting task, if you’re a new GM – adding a turncoat to a group. Since this is not as simple as it […]

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  • Amnesia This supplemental pdf for Rite Publishing’s superb “The Demolished Ones”-FATE-setting/module/sandbox is 19 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   Now, if you’ve read my review of “The Demolished Ones” (TDO), you’ll know I a) hate the FATE-rules and b) loved the “Demolished Ones” enough to actually want to run/play it and consider the FATE-rules actually good for something. I am in love with this setting, but it is a demanding one for DMs to run – due to the free-form nature and player-driven action in TDO, a DM better should have some experience under his/her belt. Since […]

    Amnesia

    Amnesia This supplemental pdf for Rite Publishing’s superb “The Demolished Ones”-FATE-setting/module/sandbox is 19 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   Now, if you’ve read my review of “The Demolished Ones” (TDO), you’ll know I a) hate the FATE-rules and b) loved the “Demolished Ones” enough to actually want to run/play it and consider the FATE-rules actually good for something. I am in love with this setting, but it is a demanding one for DMs to run – due to the free-form nature and player-driven action in TDO, a DM better should have some experience under his/her belt. Since […]

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  • The Demolished Ones This book is 94 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page index (nice!), 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of 88 pages of content, so let’s…wait. I’ve gotta come clean first.   I don’t like the FATE-system. I really, really don’t like it. Much like alignments (which I LOATHE and always get rid of in my homebrew), I consider the reductionist concepts as reflected in e.g. the aspects as a factor that severely impedes the development of well-rounded situations and character-interaction, as a crutch that may be useful for inexperienced roleplayers, but at the same time as a ball-and-chain for experienced roleplayers seeking […]

    The Demolished Ones (FATE RPG)

    The Demolished Ones This book is 94 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page index (nice!), 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of 88 pages of content, so let’s…wait. I’ve gotta come clean first.   I don’t like the FATE-system. I really, really don’t like it. Much like alignments (which I LOATHE and always get rid of in my homebrew), I consider the reductionist concepts as reflected in e.g. the aspects as a factor that severely impedes the development of well-rounded situations and character-interaction, as a crutch that may be useful for inexperienced roleplayers, but at the same time as a ball-and-chain for experienced roleplayers seeking […]

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  •   Could you tell us a little about yourself? (bio and professional bibliography) My name’s Brian Engard, and I’m a game designer. I do a lot of work for Evil Hat (The Paranet Papers, Fate Core, The Fate System Toolkit, Shadow of the Century, etc.), and I’ve also done work for Rite Publishing (The Demolished Ones) and Galileo Games (Bulldogs!). I recently successfully Kickstarted a game called Becoming, which I’m publishing through Galileo Games too. Beyond that, I’m a soon-to-be Austinite thanks to a job offer from Steve Jackson Games, and I live with my wife Nicole and my two dogs, Coda and Beau.   What is your home game like? Sporadic to non-existent. I don’t live around that many […]

    Interview with Brian Engard, developer of “The Demolished Ones” by Rite Publishing

      Could you tell us a little about yourself? (bio and professional bibliography) My name’s Brian Engard, and I’m a game designer. I do a lot of work for Evil Hat (The Paranet Papers, Fate Core, The Fate System Toolkit, Shadow of the Century, etc.), and I’ve also done work for Rite Publishing (The Demolished Ones) and Galileo Games (Bulldogs!). I recently successfully Kickstarted a game called Becoming, which I’m publishing through Galileo Games too. Beyond that, I’m a soon-to-be Austinite thanks to a job offer from Steve Jackson Games, and I live with my wife Nicole and my two dogs, Coda and Beau.   What is your home game like? Sporadic to non-existent. I don’t live around that many […]

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  • The Demolished Ones, by Brian Engard, from Rite Publishing. The book weighs in at 94 pages, with an incredible cover from Hugo Solis. Interior art goes again to Mr. Solis’s talented skills, gracing the feel of the art throughout this book. Following a dual column approach, with editing and formatting being of high caliber as come to be expected from Rite Publishing. Fully bookmarked (though not linked on the TOC page, although the TOC page is more intended for a printed concept than the bookmarks), with nested bookmarks throughout. So, that really covers the basics, doesn’t it? The stuff that lets you what to expect in regards to the framework….so lets get to the fun stuff, shall we? First off, […]

    The Demolished Ones

    The Demolished Ones, by Brian Engard, from Rite Publishing. The book weighs in at 94 pages, with an incredible cover from Hugo Solis. Interior art goes again to Mr. Solis’s talented skills, gracing the feel of the art throughout this book. Following a dual column approach, with editing and formatting being of high caliber as come to be expected from Rite Publishing. Fully bookmarked (though not linked on the TOC page, although the TOC page is more intended for a printed concept than the bookmarks), with nested bookmarks throughout. So, that really covers the basics, doesn’t it? The stuff that lets you what to expect in regards to the framework….so lets get to the fun stuff, shall we? First off, […]

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