Someone on RPG net had asked if Fate was good for running old school D&D modules.  I liked my response, so I thought I'd share it here - to me, it's a relatively good short explanation of what "fiction first" means.


Fate is a pretty poor way to run the ToEE/etc. modules.

Now, for a second, imagine what these modules would be like if they were converted to movies or novels. A lot of things would be different - some things would be removed, a lot more characterization would be added. Perhaps there'd be a central, more active antagonist or something like that.

Fate would be great for running that.

So, for running Tomb of Horrors: The D&D Module? Bad. For running Tomb of Horrors: The Movie? AWESOME.