- Feb 24, 2018
- Reaction score
It's nothing like Fate.Based on what I saw from 1st ed (I picked up the core 3, Vampire, Werewolf and Mage) and 2nd (Changeling), 1st ed was a lot more about having a core system that worked for all the games. A tidied up and more unified version of Storyteller. 2nd looks like they're trying to grab some of the FATE crowd with conditions, tilts, beats etc working as a meta-system outside of the game itself.
For example, Ogres in Changeling 1st ed get a bonus to strength and intimidation. In 2nd they get to apply the Beaten Down condition to their foes.
What I struggle with is that in 1st ed its very much about how the character is affected in that world whereas 2nd is how the player can impose their character upon the world. Mechanically its a small difference but I find the former more intuitive and the 2nd somewhat counter intuitive.