This entry is aimed straight at the geeks in the house, especially that rarest of crossovers, the gamer who likes Star Wars. All others may wish to avert their eyes.
I was toying with the idea of using FATE to run a Star Wars game. (For those of you who haven't read FATE, do so! It's amazing, and available for free
.) I decided that the stunt-style magic system would work best to represent the Force, but then I had to consider how to handle the Dark Side. I wanted the Dark Side to be the quick, easy, but ultimately empty and soul-destroying force that it is in the films; simultaneously very tempting but also leading inevitably to moral degeneration.
So, I'm gonna post what I've come up with behind the cut, for the perusal and comment of my fellow gamers (including some folks who have a better understanding of FATE than anyone else on the planet. ;-) )( Jim's FATE Star Wars )