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Ladder Of Difficulty

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Fate uses a ladder of adjectives and numbers to rate a character’s approaches, the result of a roll, difficulty ratings for simple checks, etc.

  • +8 Legendary
  • +7 Epic
  • +6 Fantastic
  • +5 Superb
  • +4 Great
  • +3 Good
  • +2 Fair
  • +1 Average
  • 0 Mediocre
  • -1 Poor
  • -2 Terrible

When you roll fate dice you get a total modifier based on the number of +1s and -1s that come up. If your approach applies to the roll your chances of success go up. Fate points can also be used to alter the rolls of the dice, by invoking aspects or by re-rolling.

The odds of making any particular 'naked' roll are listed in the table below.

Result Odds of Rolling Odds of Rolling Higher
-4 1.23% 100%
-3 4.94% 98.77%
-2 12.35% 93.83%
-1 19.75% 81.48%
0 23.46% 61.73%
1 19.75% 38.27%
2 12.35% 18.52%
3 4.94% 6.17%
4 1.23% 1.23%