Cats & Mouse

Fate Core System, FATE on Roll20

Fate Core System


About the adventure

Humans are helpless. Their teeth have no sharpness, they have no claws, and can't even see most of the things in the darkness that would do them harm. It's fortunate that they have us to look out for them. We cats can see the ghost and spirits who would harm them, our magic can protect their kits and their homes, and in return we receive food and scritches and warm places to curl up. We sleep during the day because it is at night when they are the most vulnerable, at night when we do most of our work. the Secret of Cats is a mystical setting for the Fate Core rule system, in which players take the role of cats protecting their neighborhood, keeping their Burdens (the humans they are responsible for) safe, investigating strange events, and making sure their territory is respected. In this adventure the players will take on the roles of cats in Silver Ford, a small mining town in Maine. On All Hallow's Eve, something has awakened that threatens the burdens of the cats in your neighbor hood. This is a short campaign of fun & spookiness, where you (as cats) will use your wits, your magic, and your nine lives to protect your people from the evil forces that would do them harm. If you also get to catch some tasty birds and mice in the process, all the better! Fate is an easy to learn, narrative system where story and mechanics are deeply intertwined. I run a laid back, fun table where dramatic roleplaying and terrible puns both have their place, and I hope you'll join me. Catnip not included.

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How to prepare

If you want to read up on Fate, Fate Core is 'pay what you want' on Drive Thru RPG, but this is by no means required. If anything, get into the mindset of a cat, be curious, and remember it's *your* house, your Burdens just live there, and provide you with food on demand.

What I provide

I'll provide links to the Roll20 game & Discord, and we'll have a fantastic time!

Gameplay details

The Bodega Cats (that's the Players) will explore, solve mysteries, and maybe fight bad guys. Combat is certainly possible, but there's no limit to how creative cats can be solving problems. The game will be played on the Roll20 VTT, using Discord or Zoom for audio/video. Fate lends itself to cinematic narrative storytelling, so there isn't much of a limit to what a player can attempt. Exploration & investigation will be key-curiosity is a trait cats are known for--and once the threat is revealed direct action will certainly solve the problem. If a player can describe what they want to do, I can translate that into Fate mechanics and we can see where the story goes from there. This includes things like magical effects: cats don't have spell books, so we just describe what the effect should be, then figure out how to model that mechanically.

Content warnings
  • Animal Death
  • Blood
  • Car Accident
  • Classism
  • Death
  • Drowning
  • Insects
  • Language/Cursing
  • Memory Erasing
  • Microaggressions
  • Murder
  • Nightmares about Traumatic Events
  • Prejudice
  • Scars
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Violence
Safety tools used
  • Aftercare
  • Breaks
  • Lines and Veils
  • Open Door
  • Session 0
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

I'll have some templates put together for players to customize, or we can create a character from scratch! There will be a little bit of 'orientation' in the first couple sessions to get everyone familiar with their characters & how the rules work.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Low
  • Experience Level: Beginner

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  • Duration: 2.5 to 4.5 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Beginner
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