Fate is an extremely popular board game that combines card drafting and luck into a tight, fast-paced game of bluffing and resource management. Players have to continually manipulate their card hand and often play cards based on a tableau generated by a randomly selected randomizer. If you are planning to try out Fate, there are a few things that you need to know about the game before playing it yourself.
The rules in Fate are quite simple; players select a role, each player’s “self” is in turn, then deal cards from the designated deck (face down). Each card contains a number of turns that must be used. Then all players roll dice to determine whether or not they move during the second phase.
There are several different roles to choose from, including Head, King, Emperor, Princess, Duke, Queen, Monk, Knight, Wizard, Priest, Thief, Merchant, Rogue, Cleric, and Dragon. Players can choose to play one or more of these roles if they wish. Each role has its own set of skill values. For example, Thief players are able to play a lot of free actions to move and steal cards, but they do not have the skill to do much else.
The deck of cards in Fate is called the “Gauntlet”. It consists of cards from which players must select the same number of certain cards. At the beginning of the game, the player who is to have the Gauntlet is chosen by drawing a card. This card is placed in the Gauntlet and players must now draw the cards face down in order.
The first phase of the game is the Gauntlet phase. It is during this phase that players will be selecting which role they want to play. A special card called the “Lotto” is used during this phase. This card takes the place of the game’s card pool, which players use to determine how to distribute the cards from the deck. If the players wish to, they can then take a card out of the pool to control what type of action is taken.
During the second phase of the game, players choose which cards they wish to play. Players may then take any cards out of the pool, including cards from the Gauntlet. Once all players have taken the Gauntlet, they will then roll the dice to determine how many rounds of play there are. From there, each player will have a “turn” in which to perform a certain action.
Finally, the third phase of the game is the Final Score phase. In this phase, players will reveal which cards were taken by others, and how much of their cards were taken. It is in this phase that the winners are determined. If there are multiple players that have won the game, these players have the opportunity to hand out additional bonus turns before the game ends.