If you like our podcast (which is coming soon, we swear, honest), chances are good that you may want to run one of the settings we come up with. A great resource to do that, and one we’ll probably be referencing frequently, is Fate Core, by Evil Hat Productions.
Fate is just a fantastic system. It’s clean, it’s highly adaptable, and it runs off the kind of Storyteller-Player engagement that we think games really run off of. Fate is designed to be almost infinitely adaptable to what you and your players (or me, Adam, and a bottle of scotch) come up with. Don’t believe me? Fine, I’ll prove it!
They’ve just completed a (very!) successful Kickstarter campaign and are making electronic versions of Fate available on a pay-what-you-want model here. Go download it and read through it – the basics of the system are all in the first 20 pages, and you can’t throw enough money at these guys. When you wind up buying it, spring for a physical book. The ePub looks great, but you just can’t beat having at least one physical book around your table.
You know what? Treat yourself. Buy two. You deserve it.