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FATE is devoted to all things weird and wonderful -- UFOs, psychic phenomena, cryptozoology, ghosts, speculations about Atlantis, angels, reader letters about life after death -- everything that might interest player characters and game masters. The style of most articles is clear without being annoyingly "True Believer." Indeed, one recent article about crop circles was written by a self-proclaimed former believer who became convinced that all crop circles are hoaxes. While (naturally) no game statistics are included, it is full of information that could be used as plot seeds, or even jumping-off points for entire campaigns.
Some examples of interesting tidbits, drawn from the June 2002 issue . . .
- Jesus' twin brother was the one crucified; the real Jesus is buried in Japan. A useful tidbit for a historical or time-traveling campaign!
- Basilisk reports from Jamaica and South Africa; helpful to know if you need spell components.
- How to find where areas of magnetic field deviation are. This is good for detecting . . .
This article originally appeared in the second volume of Pyramid. See the current Pyramid website for more information.
Article publication date: June 28, 2002
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