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Fading Suns 4 - Character Book

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A Far-Future Passion Play

It is the sixth millennium. Humanity spread across the stars and built a republic of advanced technology and universal emancipation — and then squandered it, fought over it, and lost it. As the light of the stars began to slowly fade, a New Dark Age descended upon the Known Worlds. Then, from the ashes of war and ruin, Emperor Alexius rose to power and ushered in a new era of hope. He calls now for brave knights, wise priests, and resourceful guilders to bring his peace to all the worlds, known and unknown.

The Character Book presents the game system and player characters for Fading Suns. In the Victory Point System, each player uses a single 20-sided die and a handful of victory point tokens to enact their character’s dramatic feats before the winds of fate. This book includes character creation rules for all the major factions, as well as technological equipment, starships, psychic powers, and theurgic rites.

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Frederick M September 19, 2023 5:13 pm UTC
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What are the differences in the two files (2nd printing_BM_Meta vs LZ_Meta)? Is the LZ_Meta the first printing?
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Ulisses S September 20, 2023 7:32 am UTC
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LZ ist the German Lesezeichen, which means Bookmarks / BM. I will update the file name to be consistent with the rest of the English naming.
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Bjørn K March 13, 2023 7:09 am UTC
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Will there be an update adding in bows etc.? Either in the Character book or the Vuldrok book perhaps?
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Daniel S October 11, 2022 1:31 am UTC
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When are the Vuldrok Space book and the other New Frontier books coming out.
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Ulisses S October 11, 2022 2:37 pm UTC
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The New Frontiers books will come out together with the Lost Worlds books, which are sheduled for the upcoming winter. We will not sell books or ebooks before we shipped to the backers (Backers first!) and will inform backers as soon as we have a more stable date (month, week or day).
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Daniel S October 04, 2022 3:26 pm UTC
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Why aren't there any dueling/martial arts rules
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Ulisses S October 04, 2022 3:50 pm UTC
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Hi Daniel. There are perks to represent dueling (the Fencing perk) and martial arts (the Martial Arts perk). The rules for what they let characters do begin on p.208 (“Combat Specialties”). These include things like reduced VP cost and special maneuvers (many of which allow you to combine a combat action with an influence action).
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Przemyslaw G December 30, 2021 1:21 am UTC
The Mist Sword on p.234 has Psi feature but I can't find it explained in the book. There is nothing in the Attack & Damage Properties table on p.224 or list of Features on p. 225 and 226, nor in the Occult chapter. Where I can find Psi Feature description? Is there any errata published for Character Book?
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felbrigg H September 21, 2021 6:17 pm UTC
Is this a stand alone product? Do you need a core-book or something?
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Ulisses S September 22, 2021 7:26 am UTC
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This is the core book for players. You will usually also need the Fading Suns 4 Universe Book to dive into the game universe https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/323434/Fading-Suns-4--Universe-Book? and the game master of your group will probably also want the "Gamemasters Book" - as the basic triple to start into the game. But this book or the first two (This and Universe Book) will get you started.
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Stefan B August 26, 2021 2:00 pm UTC
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Bows (as well as crossbows and slings) are mentioned at several points in the book (e.g. the Shoot skill). But there are no stats for these kind of weapons anywhere in the book, is this on purpose or are these stats contained in some other book?
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Daniel S August 29, 2021 10:21 pm UTC
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Its going to be in the upcoming Vuldrock Space source book
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