FATE 2.0 is a Fudge-based system which incorporates the use of Aspects and Skills created by the players, as well as the gaining and spending of Fate points, which can help to turn problematic situations in a player's favor.
FATE is fairly rules-light and encourages good role-playing and story-telling as opposed to numbers, details, and experience points.
FATE won the following awards in the 2003 Indie RPG awards:
THIRD PLACE - INDIE RPG OF THE YEAR
FIRST PLACE - BEST SUPPORT
RECIPIENT - ANDY'S CHOICE AWARD
FIRST PLACE - BEST FREE GAME OF THE YEAR
Cover art by Webtroll.