SotC Hack #2: The Aspect Toss
Tuesday, May 22, 2007This isn't a hack so much as a twisty application of the rules.
You can do a maneuver to declare a new aspect, right? And then you get a free tag on that new aspect, which you can pass to another player. This is one of the core activities during conflicts.
But what if you want to do the same with one of your own aspects? Well, you should be able to. Just do the maneuver as normal, but instead of placing a new aspect, you "toss" one of your existing aspects into play. You set up a free tag on this aspect, and that free tag can be passed to any other player or used by you.
This helps avoid "aspect bloat" in a scene and is a way for players to highlight the existing aspects of their characters without having to spend Fate (you "spend" a maneuver instead).