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A worksheet-style booklet designed to bring your Fate Core character from inception to the culmination of your campaign!
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The Fate Core Character Journal is modeled after some of my favorite gaming accessories from the early 2000s; specifically the D&D 3rd Edition Character Folio and the Big Eyes, Small Mouth Character Diary.

They were intended to get you thinking about your character not just as a collection of numbers on a page, but to set goals, ponder their outlooks, and show how they grow over the course of The Epic Campaign(TM). The Fate Character Journal is designed to capture that feel. It walks you through character generation in the steps laid out in the Fate Core rule book, with expanded sections that focus on what is usually glossed over. Specifically aspects and stunts.

We all know that your Sharp-Tongued Sweet Talker can be invoked when laying on the charm, but how can it be compelled against you? It's easy to figure out when to compel the Reek of Death trouble aspect, but when can it be useful? It might be common knowledge that you have the Master Duelist stunt, but what does it do, and how did you come about attaining it? The Fate Core Character Journal helps you fill in the gaps where the Phase Trio ends and your story begins!

Worksheet-Style Character Creation

The Character Journal not only gives you all your character information in one place, it also gives you room to delve a bit deeper into your character.

The Journal asks you to think about what your aspects are good for, and what they're bad at, giving you plenty of ideas for when to be awesome and when things can go wrong.

Phase Trio, Page 3
Phase Trio, Page 3





For stunts, there's plenty of room to describe where you learned it, how you acquired it, or what it really means, in-game.

Free Stunts Page
Free Stunts Page

Milestones also get their own section! It tells you what you gain at each milestone, and lets you write down what you did so you can recollect your character's growth later on!

Significant Milestone Page
Significant Milestone Page


Qualifications

What Makes Me Qualified to do This? Lots, really. Character folios/diaries/journals/etc have always been one of my favorite gaming accessory, and so I have used them extensively. Heck, I'm pretty sure I spent more money on BESM Character Diaries than I did on the sourcebooks! I've been gaming for 15 years or so, and played a lot of systems. I've used good character sheets, bad character sheets, and ignored those that were so bad I had to make my own.

This isn't just a fling or whim for me. I've invested time everyday doing something related to the Character Journal. From simply blogging about it, to getting my Amazon Payments account ready, to talking to my editor or artist.

I am a new publisher, yes, but I am also dedicated to making this the best character record keeper/note taker/doodle pad it can be. I want this to be beautiful, to sit right next to Fate Core in your FLGS and people pick them up together. I have goals, dreams, and the drive to achieve all I can.

Physical Rewards

Note that the physical books are being printed and shipped via DriveThruRPG, so there will be an additional printing and shipping charges from them. Shipping is around US$5 to US/CA, and around US$15 for shipping elsewhere.

Gaming stores, in addition to the physical books in your pledge, you will also receive retailer pricing for any subsequent reorder via DriveThruRPG.

Stretch Goals

$700: Interior Art! When we reach $700, we'll be able to add some interior art to the Journal!

Risks and challenges

There are two main challenges to the fullfillment of this project: art and printing.

All of the art is on comission pending the successful funding of the Journal. So the later we reach our goal, the later the artist will start working on the art. That can cause some delays. Also, since all the art is being done by one person, if something were to happen in her life, that will push back the release date as well.

Since I am using DriveThruRPG for printing and shipping of the physical products, there could be some issues with getting the Journal to the printer and appropriatly laid out. The Journal is in the hands of my editor right now, so once I have it back from him, I can start getting it prepared for print on demand.

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    INTERESTED PARTY. For those interested in the Journal, this level gives you access to the pre-release PDF as well as backer-only updates!

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    PHYSICAL COPY. Gain access to the pre-release PDF, the final PDF, and and a physical copy via print on demand at DriveThruRPG. This means you will still have to pay the printing and shipping from DTRPG.

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    THE GROUP. Gain access to the pre-release PDF, the final PDF, and and 5 physical copies, enough for your whole group (hopefully)! As above, you'll receive your physical copy via DTRPG Print-on-demand.

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    GAMING STORE. Gain access to the prerelease PDF as well as 10 physical copies of the book from DriveThruRPGs print on demand, but not the final PDF. In addition, you will receive vendor pricing for all subsequent orders from DTRPG!

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