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About

If you enjoy worlds of high fantasy, and if you appreciate the “grab-and-go” qualities of a role-playing game like Fate Accelerated Edition, then rest assured Narrative Encounters will provide you with everything you need to play a game of swords and sorcery and without much preparation. That’s because Narrative Encounters complete dramatic, cinematic scenes that give your players reasons to act and to interact with the world around them, and they’re easy to jump into. Drop Narrative Encounters into your campaign for added flavor, use them as supplemental material for an existing scenario, play them out individually as stand-alone scenes, or use them as inspiration for fleshing out your own adventures.

Book Covers
Book Covers

How to use Narrative Encounters

Narrative Encounters are quick, flexible, and exciting.  Each encounter uses snippets of short literary prose that you can read aloud to your players to complete a dramatic, cinematic scene that moves from a long shot to a full shot to a close up and then continues within the close up to raise the stakes for the characters so that they must decide whether and how to take action.

Story Pages
Story Pages

Each encounter also includes illustrations and brief gamemaster notes that include everything you need to use Narrative Encounters with Fate Accelerated Edition, including information about situational aspects, non-player characters (NPCs), mooks, and gadgets.

Gamemaster Notes
Gamemaster Notes

What’s in Narrative Encounters?

Each 120-page volume of Narrative Encounters includes five encounters filled with fantastic settings, interesting NPCs, and magical gadgets. Your characters might visit a whale-bone cabin by the sea, a temple on stilts set against a high cliff face, or a field of looted cairns on the frozen tundra. Sea witches, dragons, golems, and giants alongside orcs, elves, and dwarves will unnerve and challenge your characters. And in the end, there’s loot, including magic piton hammers, hookahs, halberds, and tridents. We’re sure you’ll find Narrative Encounters to be both original and exciting, and Fate Accelerated Edition is the perfect game system for what Narrative Encounters has to offer.

Let’s publish Narrative Encounters together

The first volume of Narrative Encounters is ready for production, and the second volume is nearly complete, but we need your pledges today to make things happen. Reward yourself by pledging to receive PDF and/or print copies of Narrative Encounters at the ground-floor Kickstarter rate so that you can receive the best value up front. In the process you’ll demonstrate that you support producing new professionally written products for one of the game systems you enjoy most: Fate Accelerated Edition.

Everyone will receive free extras!

When this project is funded, everyone will receive the following extras.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is shipping included in the reward levels?

A. Yes.

Q. The books are 120 pages in length, but are the individual encounters really brief and to the point?

A. Yes, the encounters are brief and to the point. Each encounter is around 1,500 words in length. The books require more pages because of their dimensions: they are essentially digest-sized, around 5" x 8" (13 cm x 20 cm), with plenty of white space to accommodate readability, good graphic design, and full-page illustrations.

Q. Where can I get the rules for Fate Accelerated Edition?

A. You can purchase the rules for Fate Accelerated Edition from places like DriveThruRPG and even Amazon, but if you want to take a peek before you buy, you can read the system reference document for Fate Accelerated Edition online.

About the author

Ryan C. Christiansen
Ryan C. Christiansen

Ryan C. Christiansen has worked in a variety of writing disciplines, including journalism, technical writing, and creative writing. He grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons and reading books by Michael Moorcock, Ursula K. Le Guin, and J.R.R. Tolkien. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He is also the President & CEO of Knuckledown Press LLC, the parent company of roleplaying dot ROCKS, the imprint that promotes Narrative Encounters.

About the illustrator

Albert Holaso
Albert Holaso

Albert Holaso started his art career at Old Dominion University where he produced the weekly sci-fi serial comic strip Alternative9. He derives his influences from pop culture, including movies, comic books, video games, and Internet memes. He’s currently working on his own creation, the digital comic Unreal QUiRK!

About Fate Accelerated Edition

Fate is a trademark of Evil Hat Productions, LLC. The Powered by Fate logo is © Evil Hat Productions, LLC and is used with permission.

Narrative Encounters for Fate Accelerated Edition is based on Fate Core System and Fate Accelerated Edition, products of Evil Hat Productions, LLC, developed, authored, and edited by Leonard Balsera, Brian Engard, Jeremy Keller, Ryan Macklin, Mike Olson, Clark Valentine, Amanda Valentine, Fred Hicks, and Rob Donoghue, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license .

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    DIGITAL COLLABORATOR. Give us an environment, an NPC or a creature, and an object (magical or otherwise) and we'll include an encounter based on your input in a future volume of Narrative Encounters, and you'll receive a copy of that volume in the PDF file format. Also, you'll receive Narrative Encounters Volume 1 and Narrative Encounters Volume 2 in the PDF file format. Your name will appear on the Acknowledgements page in both volumes and in the future volume. We thank you. (Please note that the estimated delivery date for this reward is for Narrative Encounters volume 1 and Narrative Encounters volume 2 only. Your custom encounter will appear in a later volume with a publication date to be determined at a later date.)

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    PRINT COLLABORATOR. Give us an environment, an NPC or a creature, and an object (magical or otherwise) and we'll include an encounter based on your input in a future volume of Narrative Encounters, and you'll receive that volume in print and in the PDF file format. Also, you'll receive Narrative Encounters Volume 1 and Narrative Encounters Volume 2 in print and in the PDF file format. Your name will appear on the Acknowledgements page in both volumes and in the future volume. We thank you. (Please note that the estimated delivery date for this reward is for Narrative Encounters volume 1 and Narrative Encounters volume 2 only. Your custom encounter will appear in a later volume with a publication date to be determined at a later date.)

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