Advanced Search >

Arcane Tech
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Arcane Tech


With the Fall of the Second Republic, Science and Technology were brought low. The Church claims that these former monuments of human genius eclipsed the grace of the Pancreator with hubris, that humanity must but worship one god and not be beholden to the false totems of reason. In the New Dark Age, few dare ignite the fires of knowledge, to shed light into the dark places humanity once walked with certainty.

Visionaries are rare; branded as heretic, anarchist or republican. The Church turns ignorant eyes to more sacred visions instead. Engineers pick over the remnants of a bygone era in the hope of recovering some of that former enlightenment. Their patchwork creations—golem, appliance or thinkmachine—are all considered monstrous by the Church.

Arcane Tech catalogues some of the most bizarre and illicit technology in the Fading Suns universe, and includes equipment designed at every stage of human development, from the highest to the lowest: psychic devices, artifacts, weapons, and much more. A must for well-equipped technosophists everywhere. Beware the contents of this tome: for those who spurn the laws of the Church and construct demons of metal and lightning, to be called heretic and hunted by the Inquisition is the doom of all who look to the past for answers as the suns fade.

 Customers who bought this title also purchased
Reviews (3)
Discussions (0)
You must be logged in to rate this
December 22nd, 2008
FS is one of the best systems around, and this material only expands upon it. Its interesting to show how the Church thinks of technology. [...]
July 7th, 2008
Neatly organized with a number of fresh ideas as well as updates on things from its precursor book [...]
February 1st, 2008
Arcane Tech for the Fading Suns 2nd edition rpg is awesome. A must buy for any FS player. It is filled with ideas you can use for nearly any sci-fi rpg and even fantasy rpgs where clark's law is the basis for magic, which chapters covering weapons, [...]
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Electrum seller
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
9.64 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
January 31, 2008
This title was added to our catalog on January 31, 2008.