I love Fate and my group is having a great time with it, but I’m still trying to wrap my head around some of the mechanics. (Don’t worry, we never let that spoil the fun!)
So imagine the following situation. The PC’s are seeking to sprint between two buildings while there are bad guys on the rooftops ready to fire at them as they do. One cleverly uses a maneuver to create an aspect of “Smoke fills the streets.” They then sprint across the street under the cover of their smoke screen.
My question is this: They have one free Invoke of this new aspect, which they should use to:
A) Decrease the likelihood one one bad guy hitting them? All the others are unaffected?
B) Increase the “Athletics-based dodge” for one person as they cross the street? Anyone else wanting to benefit, needs to spend a Fate Point?
C) Assume a generous GM will automatically “mass invoke” the aspect against all the gunmen, decreasing each of their odds of hitting a PC. (This is basically what we opted to do in heat of the moment…)
D) This should have been conceived of entirely differently (e.g., not as an Aspect, but rather as a Block)
Thanks in advance for your insights!