Fables is a storytelling game collaboratively developed in Northern Virginia and offered for your enjoyment at no charge. The purpose of a Fables game is to create a "movie in the eye." Players in Fables play the part of scriptwriters who focus on the actions of a particular protagonist or hero of the movie. The Director helps establish the antagonists and the setting and guides some of the actions as they occur.
Fables is a philosophy of role-playing gaming and a framework for imaginative collaborative story-telling. Play is primarily improvisational: that is to say the game master or director should not invest time in developing complicated encounter matrices for players. Play is loose and fast and does not require charts or reference material to have fun.