The Muppet Show in Fate Accelerated: Update

The Muppet Show logoHuzzah, I updated the character sheet for my Muppet Show playset in Fate Accelerated.  Since last iteration, I’ve added one stunt to each character sheet (many of them courtesy of Tom “Blue” Tyson), as suggested by the players, to provide an example; the players can then customize their muppets by adding one or two Aspects and one or two stunts.  I also added a couple of pages showing the sets of the Muppet Theatre.

Fate Accelerated bannerHere is the full package with character sheets, handouts, and prep notes.  It’s a .ZIP archive containing PDF and Open Document (.odt) versions of the files.  This is the set I will be using in Games on Demand at Big Bad Con 2013 (October 4-6, 2013 in Oakland, California.)

If you do try it, I’d appreciate any comments and suggestions you may have for improvements!

FAE: The Muppet Show — Game Prep Notes

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Following last weekend’s Muppet Show game using the Fate Accelerated Edition (FAE) rules, here are the notes for general play, including comments received from the players:  Open Document file or PDF file.

Some of the key suggestions I received included:

  • Treating the audience or the show itself as a character, taking consequences based on the success of individual numbers.  This is so very much in tune with the way FATE and FAE are supposed to be played, I was embarrassed I had not already thought of it!
  • Starting the show with a few consequences already, tied to the episode issues.
  • The players liked having the characters semi-generated (three or four aspects each, which the players were free to add to in order to customize), but recommended that I add one stunt to each character, serving as a sort of model for them to add more.  Right now, only a few of the Muppet characters have received such a stunt, so feel free to post your own suggestions!
  • Making a worksheet to help players create the line-up of acts performing in their show, so you will find this as the first two pages of the updated Muppet character sheets (PDF file)

EDIT: Here are some examples of inspiration pieces I printed for the players: Muppet Rehearsals (Open Document file) or Muppet Rehearsals (PDF file).