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== [[Stories]] ==
== [[Stories]] ==
== References ==
== References ==

Revision as of 00:34, 20 February 2017

A small group of people find themselves caught up in First Contact.

You are living a normal life in [town/city], working as a [profession] at [institution]. Day to day life on March 1st, 2034 is much like it was back in 2017. Individually, people still go to work every day, raise families, and so on. There have been some big geopolitical changes, for better and for worse, of course. The environment continues to lurch toward heat death and the Mediterranean is still a seething pit of ideological warfare. Personal transportation is mostly autonomous now. Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have largely replaced phones, providing real-time translations and constant internet access. Geneneering has really hit its stride.

But all that was yesterday. At high noon today, starting over Siberia, Tetras just appeared. They started rummaging around the place, all while playing a recording of James T. Kirk saying “We come in peace.”

How To Create a Character

Get Started Now.

This wiki contains everything you need to know and do to Create a Character in the Discovered Universe (DU), including relevant Fate Accelerated Edition (FAE)[1] rules and background information about the Discovered Universe (DU). As the game is played, this wiki will add events, characters, and other elements of the game universe.

You won't find the full FAE rules here - just the remixed ones you need to be able to build a good character.

You need an account to edit because much of the live and textual gameplay happens in Slack, and we need to make you a profile at[2].

Game Mechanics

Game Mechanics cover four areas: Rules, World Building, Character Types, and How to Play.


Many individual rules are consolidated into larger pages. To see where a rule is referenced, go to that page and choose the "what links here" option from the menu.

World Building

Many Game Mechanics are expressed as World Aspects associated with one or more World Notes. Together these provide actionable aspects of the world in 2034, set in a narrative context for the game. Some World Aspects were created by the GR to create the setting for the game. Many are the result of discussions while creating a character.

Character Types

Characters are sophants who have agency and consciousness to direct their own destinies, or entities that act without being conscious. Either may be directed by a Player or the Gamerunner.

How To Play

The DU is constructed on two online platforms:

  • Slack for text discussions and file sharing;
  • Discord for video conferencing during game sessions.
  • MediaWiki for developing and recording the ongoing narrative (that's this site).

To become a player/creator you'll need to create an account on this site, make a first pass at creating a character, and have the Sysop make you a Slack account. Game play may be live sessions using video-conferencing, or textual interactions over Slack.

Narrative Continuity

The past and future history of the DU is co-created by the GR and players. Continuity is maintained by the GR, with assistance. This history is documented through pages on this site - especially Events pages. During and after play, Events are added to the wiki, Character pages are updated, and world aspects are adjusted.

Characters and Players

A list of all players and characters will be included below when the Sysop figures out how to make it happen. Probably categories for each type for now.


The adventures created by the Players and Gamerunners are freely available to anyone who wants to be an Author. Remember the Creative Commons license for this site, however: Attribution, Non-Commercial, and ShareAlike unless you have permission from the site owner to use the content in some other way.

Intellectual Property

The contents of this site are protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.