Quotes: FATAL

"Fantasy Adventure to Adult Lechery is, in theory, a RPG that lets neckbeards live out their rape fantasies. The gaming community has more or less unanimously come to the conclusion that FATAL (aka "The Date Rape RPG") is simply the worst RPG ever conceived. No one has ever played a game of FATAL. The rulebook (written by one Byron Hall and a few of his friends, who go by nicknames such as "Torturon", "Burnout", and "Satan") is as terribly written as it is obsessed with bizarre sexual perversions that make /d/ seem prudish by comparison. It is filled with enough pointless random charts and obtuse rules to deter even a veteran /d/M who has played Rolemaster for years. Quadratic equations are a requirement of most game mechanics. The Anal circumference table meme originates with FATAL.

The game was apparently revised and given a new name for the acronym. From Another Time; Another Land makes minor changes to the text (read: removes the magical armor that turns the wearer into an ethnic stereotype) but is still an abortion of gaming.

The FATAL Games website is now thankfully defunct. The current page is some kind of flash portal."

[Jason] Sartin: I'll cut in here to say that while being a brain-dead rapist is an important part of the FATAL experience, there are two further aspects that make it the visible-from-space pile of festering associty that it is.
1) Juvenile ideas that even the SenZar guys would've been too embarrassed to touch. You know, like magical fumbles that cause clones to spawn from your cock, or make you shit constantly, or make you start anal-fisting your target while trying to bite your ear, or make you recite stupid lines that were probably ripped off from metal songs every time you cast a spell. Or magical ingredients like vaginal yeast or the "cunt-pipe" of an elderly virgin.
Burnout: I would like to jump in here and say that maybe the reason for the embarrassment is that they aren't mature enough to handle such issues.
—From Hall and Burnout's rebuttal of the MacLennan/Sartin review.

[Jason] Sartin: So, basically, FATAL is the date rape RPG.
Byron Hall: Another faulty conclusion drawn by Darren. Where is dating included?
—From Hall and Burnout's rebuttal of the MacLennan/Sartin review.

"It's not that [in FATAL] women are considered less than men - it's that they are not considered at all. It doesn't seem to occur to the author that women have a viewpoint, that they might have opinions on the world around them."
An RPG.net user.

"So, basically, saying that this game should be burned is an insult to fire."
—"Review of FATAL" by Jason Sartin and Darren MacLennan.

"Quick guys, I'm about to be raped by a chick with a strange plastic object, what do I roll for anal circumference?"

Do you really want to go back to the FATAL page? Do you?