Playing Fate Online

The Most Important Part is Having Fun

There are many ways to play the Fate RPG online and the most important part is that you and your players have fun. The tools and methods suggested below work for the authors. Use them as inspiration (or steal them wholesale).

Playing Fate Core Online

Twitter user @PG_YYZ goes into a deep dive on how to use Discord and/or Roll20 to play Fate and how to find a group online to play with!

Playing Fate Core Online v3.0 (PDF)

Managing a Long-Term Fate RPG Campaign Online

This article by Randy Dean Oest (owner of the Fate SRD) is collection of his insights from playing Fate online for the past several years.

Highlights include:

  • Use a wiki (or other collaboratively editable tool) for notes.
  • Have a single point location that players can use to find information.
  • Good audio is a must; Video is suggested
  • Trello for managing PCs and Aspects. Example board.

  • Zoom for video/audio

  • Roll20 for dice, chat, Fate points, and the once-in-a-while map.

Fate on Roll20

This article by Nathan Hare gets you setup with page setup, tokens, and macros.

Using FoundryVTT to run a Fate Game

See how Randy Dean Oest (owner of the Fate SRD) has started using FoundryVTT for playing Fate online.

Roll20 for non-Tactical Games

There are plenty of articles about using virtual tabletops like Roll20 to do tactical gaming like D&D and its many offspring. This isn’t one of them. We’re talking about when you play more narrative games like Blades in the Dark, Call of Cthulhu, FATE, GUMSHOE, Numenera, and the like.