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Fading Suns Player's Guide (Revised Edition)


Nobles... Priests... Aliens... Knights

It is the dawn of the sixth millenium and the skies are darkening, for the suns themselves are fading. Humans reached the stars long ago, building a Republic of high technology and universal emancipation — and then squandered it, fought over it, and finally lost it.

Fading Suns is a saga of humanity’s fate among the stars — a space fantasy game of deadly combat, vicious politics, weird occultism, alien secrets and artifacts, and unknown and unmapped worlds.

The Fading Suns Player’s Guide contains rules for character creation, skills, traits, psychism, theurgy, technology, cybernetics, starships, and much, much more!

Fading Suns Player's Guide™
Revised Edition Core Rulebook
Published by FASA Games, Inc.
Format: 384 pages, ~6" x 9", B+W Interior

Fading Suns, Noble Armada, and Fading Suns Player’s Guide are trademarks of Holistic Design, Inc. Fading Suns Second Edition Edition material copyright © 1999–2012 Holistic Design, Inc. FASA and the FASA logo are trademarks of FASA Corporation, and are used under license. Published by FASA Games, Inc. under license from Holistic Design, Inc. — Made in the USA. Copyright © 2012 Holistic Design, Inc. All rights reserved.

What's New In This Edition?

  • Builds on the popular Fading Suns Second Edition
  • Timeline advanced to 5002
  • Incorporates information on Minor Noble Houses
  • Victory Point System tuned for simpler calculation of VPs
  • Removed high fail/fumble factor from previous edition
  • Spirit characteristics replace opposed Passion traits
  • Lifepath System streamlined and more flexible
  • Number of Skills reduced
  • Traits updated and Fighting Styles added
  • Psi and Theurgy refined for Spirit characteristic changes
  • Combat system overhauled for faster play
  • Cybernetics updated
  • Expanded Technology and Transport chapters
  • More weapon and armor options in the Armory
  • Guidelines for player activity on Starships
  • More sample Starships
  • Lots of optional rules and sidebars
  • Comprehensive Contents and Index
  • (PDF) Fully bookmarked and hyperlinked throughout
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Ethan H April 29, 2021 3:38 pm UTC
Can anyone confirm if this revision is compatible with the 2nd edition supplements, or if it's changed too much? I have been trying to gather all of the latest versions of the second edition books.
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Adam L November 03, 2022 11:23 am UTC
It's largely compatible. The main changes include Spirit Characteristics (there are three in this edition, and they're not opposed) and some Skills have been consolidated. The VPs are calculated as half your dice roll now, instead of a third, which is also a little quicker. I found it easy to convert between 2e and Revised.
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Adam L November 03, 2022 12:00 pm UTC
As a rule of thumb, the Spirit Characteristics convert as follows:

Faith is Faith and Passion (use it to Incite Passion)
Presence is Extrovert and Ego (use it to invoke Inspiring Aura)
Will is Introvert and Calm (use it to invoke Steady Hand)
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CESAR L June 25, 2016 3:56 am UTC
I bought the book version and found out many errors on that one. Is the pdf fixed? My book is the second printing from June 2014.
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Benjamin S August 15, 2014 10:11 am UTC
I downloaded the new, updated pdf. I love the use of layers in the pdf, so I can turn off the background. But it seems to me, that you can't turn off the starfield background on top and bottom of the pages? This is annoying for printing.
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Vidar E August 28, 2014 8:41 pm UTC
Hi Benjamin,
Good that you like the pdf :) I'll let the Line Developer you know that you asked; perhaps he can fix this.
Best wishes,
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