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The author would like to thank Andy Skinner for quality input above and beyond anyone else’s. Andy’s contributions over the years have been bothmajor and profound.Other valued contributors include Reimer Behrends, Martin Bergendahl, Peter Bonney, Thomas Brettinger, Robert Bridson, Travis Casey, Paul JasonClegg, Peter F. Delaney, Jay Doane, Ann Dupuis, Paul Dupuis, Brian Edmonds, Shawn Garbett, Ed Heil, Richard Hough, Bernard Hsiung, JohnH. Kim, Pete Lindsay, Bruce Onder, Christian Otkjaer, Bill Seurer, Larry Smith, Stephan Szabo, John Troyer, Corran Webster, and others onrec.games.design on the Internet.I would also like to thank, most warmly, Ann Dupuis of Grey Ghost Games for her strong support of FUDGE over the years. Not only has sheurged me forward with the work when I got lazy, published FUDGE, promoted it, had FUDGE dice made, and paid my way to many conventions,she’s managed to remain a good friend during this time. If you’ve ever tried to push a lazy, stubborn person into doing what they should be doing,you’ll know this is a difficult and usually thankless task. I’d like to break precedent and actually thank her for it.Groo the Wanderer ™ is a trademark of Sergio Aragones, and use of the name in this product does not challenge the trademark status in any way.
About the Author
Steffan O’Sullivan is the author of GURPS Bestiary, GURPS Swashbucklers, GURPS Fantasy Bestiary and GURPS Bunnies & Burrows. He lives in New Hampshire, U.S.A., and has wide-ranging interests. He has formally studied history, pre-med, theater and transpersonal psychology.
Terminology and Format
To avoid confusion, “he, him,” etc., are used to describe a player and PC, and “she, her,” etc., are used to describe a Game Master and NPC.[Note: the following information on text formatting is included in this version in the interest of keeping the document intact.]FUDGE is divided into six Chapters, each of which is divided into Sections. The decimal point in Section numbers is a true decimal. For example,Section 1.35 comes between Section 1.3 and Section 1.4.Section headers are denoted four different ways:
Chapter headers are marked above and below with lines of equal signs. There is no decimal point in a Chapter number.
Major section headers are marked above and below with lines of hyphens. Note one number after the decimal point.
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Minor subsection headers are marked above and below with broken lines of hyphens. Note two numbers after the decimal point.
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