From the Publisher: Fate Accelerated, or FAE, is a condensed version of the popular Fate Core system that brings all the flexibility and power of Fate in an easily digestible—and quickly read—package. With FAE, you and your friends can step into the world of your favorite books, movies, and TV or you can create a world of your own. And set up is simple—you can be playing in minutes. Whether you’re new to RPGs or an expert gamer, FAE brings something special to the table.
WHY IT’S AWESOME: Let’s be clear, this is not a stripped down version of FATE. It’s a reworking. It’s faster, it more concise, it strips away the FATE version of “skills” and replaces them with ASPECTS. These rules are light, yet very robust in their ability to leverage narrative positioning in almost any situation. The more details you can think of, the richer the rules become. (Aspects are descriptors of a situation, for example “the building is high-tech”, which allows the GM to make it harder for the players to just run in guns blazing because of the security system. The players can then say because the building is high-tech, it’s susceptible to an EMP or to getting hacked). You can create ANY setting and character in a matter of minutes.
If you have that one weird one off idea for a setting you want to try, Fate Accelerated is the system to do it in.
Oh, did I mention the physical book is $5?