I am glad that ffg has taken over th Talisman franchise, but why screw around with a proven format? After looking at the new locations article, it seems fate is replenishable easily at the graveyard (to full). The fate rule sucks as it is... the ability to re-roll is bad enough but, for evil characters, it will now be pretty easy to have protection from all negative effects.
For me getting toaded is what Talisman is all about, we chant when the leading character is rolling and there are small cheers when it happens. How boring it is with fate... 'ok I'll just roll again'. The chances of double 1's are just too slim. A major advantage in combat too, it will be even harder for other players to catch up the most powerful.
it will speed up the game by eliminating risk, but that for me is really the heart and soul of Talisman, and what makes games memorable.
Such a shame. I won't be playing with it or buying the full set now with the mentions of it on the board. I'll probably just go the upgrade.
What are everyone elses thoughts on Fate? I know this has been mentioned in other topic forums, just wanted to put it in its own section.