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The Universe of FAITH is at the brink of collapse. Two powerful species, the Corvo and the Iz'kal, have struggled to coexist for decades, and now a terrible menace is dawning on them from the edges of known space. Meanwhile, humans and the Raag are second-tier species, fighting for relevance in a changing cosmos. The cold war between civilizations heats up. Sabotage and espionage are part of the intergalactic tapestry. Religious wars proliferate in dangerous fashion. Someone, somewhere, is profiting from all of it. Will it be you?

FAITH is a roleplaying game in a sci-fi setting, where starfaring alien civilizations race to explore a dangerous, unknown universe. 


In FAITH, you can be a star explorer, a soldier, a scoundrel or a mystic believer, using a mix of technology, training and god-given powers to survive the untamed regions of wild space against rival factions, alien perils and ruthless bandits.

Your options as a player are as vast as the cosmos itself: play a CYBERPUNK adventure in the Corvo megacapital of Tiantang; find the shortcomings of the SOCIAL UTOPIA of Al’ameen, the capital of the communal Iz’kal; discover SPACE-FEUDALISM in the frozen Heimis, home to the feral Raag; survive in the POST APOCALYPTIC environment of Earth, the mythical home planet of Humanity; join the Coalition and wage WAR against the Ravager; devout yourself to your God and become the world’s most powerful SOULBENDER.

The FIVE GODS of the Universe are the most unique element of FAITH. No living being can say exactly what they are - five supreme entities sitting at the centre of the Universe, a collective hallucination, or the manifest embodiment of belief itself - but few question their existence, or that they indeed affect the fates of mortals. 


FAITH's gameplay is card based. This is no gimmick: it's a fully developed and thoroughly tested mechanic where players start each scene with a hand of cards to affect the outcome of every confrontation. The system offers room for nuance and strategy, and players can explore different angles to find the one that better fits their play style. 


This Core Book is the centerpiece of FAITH, and it will allow you and your friends to play bold adventures in its universe.It's an excellent entry point into the Universe of FAITH and the perfect way to expand your previous adventures if you are a veteran.

It covers the rules and mechanics of the game, the setting and story of the universe, and everything in between. Beautifully illustrated, it will allow you to dive into a sci-fi setting with political intrigue, high octane action and strategical gameplay.


> 300 pages of setting filled with adventure seeds.

> Full 2.0 rules of the revolutionary RPC Engine.

> Character creation for four different species.

> Rules to customize and play your own spacecraft.

> Introductory adventure to get you started.

> Over 120 NPCs and pieces of gear.

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Wez W March 23, 2020 9:53 pm UTC
Your website is currently down, any idea how long for? Thank you.
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Wez W March 24, 2020 9:00 am UTC
scrap that all good
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Scott N November 10, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Well got the core book pdf, still haven't gotten the one for the supplement Tiantang.
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Burning G November 11, 2018 6:27 pm UTC
Hello again Scott,

When you first emailed us about pdf copies from the bits and mortar program, you had only purchased the Core Book and didn't have Tiantang yet. We kindly ask to see a proof of purchase before sending complimentary copies.

Additionally, please take into consideration the fact that you have not purchased a new book at a retailer store, but a second hand copy off of ebay. We don't normally send pdf copies for second hand books, but since you are a long time supporter and returning customer we decided to do it anyways. We hope you appreciate the gesture!
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Scott N October 31, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Do I need the Gear and NPC cards really to play the game, I have all the stuff from v1 & 1.5 for player decks plus 2 extra decks not to mention all those gear & npc decks plus the oversized nemesis cards. The books alone are expensive together and trying to but all the decks puts it around $200+without shipping from just a retailer here in the USA. That's insane, I might as well stick with Numenera.
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Burning G November 02, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Hello Scott!

You do not need Gear and NPC decks at all, especially since you have all the decks from previous editions, which are entirely compatible with the new books. The Core Book, as well as the Tiantang Sourcebook, contain NPC and gear entries of their own which you can use.

Lastly, if you really want the cards you could take advantage of one of the bundles we are offering, which include a few decks at a reduced price should you be interested in that.

I hope this makes sense, let us know if you have any other questions!
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Scott N November 10, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Well I bought the Core book & the TianTang book and was promised by somebody at Burning games pdf's from the Bits & Mortar after he said he didn't know what card bundle I was talking about. Well I never heard a thing from him or anyone else abot the pdf's and I have emailed them several times after trying to get an answer so I just gave up.
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Scott N September 20, 2018 5:34 pm UTC
I really wanted the core book, I know of 1 guy selling it here and the pdf is 20% more than his hard copy but no cards to be found gear, etc. which would run the cost way up there. Why didn't you just do another box set with the cards already inside it, it would have been easier to get everything then.
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Burning G September 20, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Hi Scott,

Thank you for your comment, I get your point but the fact is we didn't make a boxset because it drove the cost too high, boxes are more expensive than you'd think. What you could do is get the decks bundle from our online store, that will give you a fair discount compared to purchasing all the decks separately, or find a FLGS that carries our decks. Even if they don't have them in stock, we are distributed by some major distributors so it shouldn't be too difficult to order them in.

Please do let us know if you need assistance with anything and we'll make sure to get it done!
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Brian S April 04, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
how prevalent is religion or "spirituality" in this game?
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Burning G April 05, 2018 6:14 am UTC
Hello Brian!

In FAITH, there are five gods who represent a different morality each. So to an extent, everybody is religious or spiritual in some small way, as everybody adapts some morality or another at some point in their lives. However, those who stay true to their moral beliefs even if the direst of circumstances are often rewarded by their god with supernatural powers, becoming soulbenders.

It is an aspect you can pretty much ignore like you could pretty much ignore religion in Game of Thrones if you wanted, but you can also make it of paramount importance in your campaign and have one or several soulbenders in your party, depending on your preferences as a GM and as a group.

Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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May 25, 2018 4:19 am UTC
Are these five gods real within the setting? If not, there are bound to be atheists running around somewhere.
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Burning G May 25, 2018 11:56 am UTC
They are absolutely real. They do not, however, exist in the physical world, they only manifest through the empowerment of their believers. There are atheists running around, who either have never seen divine powers in action or attribute them to other causes, but that doesn't make the gods any less real.

The main difference with gods from the real world is these gods do not hang up on interpretations of certain bodies of beliefs, but rather have clearer moral and philosophical guidelines, which, when followed to the last of consequences, empower their believers.
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Andrew F March 01, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
Is there any chance that you will be releasing the cards as a print on Demand Drive Thru Cards? I really want to buy this game, but I want all the cards too I just cannot afford 208.00 Euros to order everything plus shipping from Spain.
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Burning G March 03, 2018 1:42 pm UTC
We don't have immediate plans to do that (eventually yes, as we run out of stock of printed cards) but we are moving part of our inventory to the US very soon, and that should allow us to lower the shipping cost quite a bit ;)
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Josiah H February 01, 2018 7:43 am UTC
Do you guys have any plans on releasing a PDF of the cards? I have the physical starter, but I'd love to be able to print up more sets of cards to replace the cheap playing cards I have in the set right now.
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Burning G February 01, 2018 9:39 am UTC
Hi Josiah,

Do you mean the playing cards or the NPC and Gear cards? We won't publish a pdf of the former since we already sell physical decks (singles and packs of four) through our website, and they will be available in distribution in about a couple of months. With the latter it is a little bit more complex: we also sell physical decks, but we are preparing a pdf document to make them available digitally, only with a different format, similar to the new (2.0 edition) book entries for gear and npcs.

I hope this clarifies it!
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James V February 01, 2018 12:08 am UTC
I love the way your science-fiction game incorporates faith, religion and spirituality into it. These are major motivators in the human beings live's and have many implications for society, politics, government and interactions with other species we may encounter in the future. While our faith may change, it's very unlikely that we will give up religion and spirituality in future in favor of atheism.
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Luis O Moura D February 01, 2018 7:23 am UTC
Particularly seeing how the two things are not opposite each other...
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January 31, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Really enjoy your game, despite not normally being a fan of card-based games.

I have the v2 rulebook, lore book, character creation, and the starter kit all from the free download at your publisher's website. It's hundreds of pages already in total.

How is this product different from those downloads? What more is in this package that I don't already enjoy?

Again, thanks for such an engaging game.
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Burning G January 31, 2018 6:59 pm UTC
Hi there!

Namely, around 300 pages of detailed setting with adventure seeds and plot hooks, a lot more character creation and development options, spaceship and vehicle combat and customization rules, and a short introductory adventure different from the free download.

Also about 80 new npcs and 40 pieces of gear, all with their corresponding illustrations, detailed descriptions of the gods and their powers, and lots of interesting details.

Please feel free to follow through with any more questions you may have!
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January 31, 2018 7:01 pm UTC
Are you planning a bundle with the Art Book and Tiantang Sourcebook anytime soon? That would make this an even better bargain in the near term with the current $12.00 price.
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Burning G January 31, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
We will soon publish a couple new pdfs with more gear and npcs, and when that happens we will offer a couple different bundles to folks who already own the Core Book. Please feel free to tell us what you find more interesting so that we can cater to different tastes as best as possible!
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January 31, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
I like what you have so far really; if I had any special interest it would be the ability to buy hardback copies of your books, decks and hard goods using USD $. I realize you are in Spain, but it is difficult to determine the price and shipping costs for me (e.g. a US customer) given the exchange rates, etc.

In any event, keep up the good work. I'll pick this up before the sale ends if for no other reason than to support your continued efforts. I think you have a bright future ahead.
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Burning G January 31, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
Thanks a lot for the words of support! As a matter of fact, we are currently looking into options to set up our online store in different currencies, namely USD and GBP, so there's that :) Cheers!
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James V February 01, 2018 12:03 am UTC
Awesome! I'm looking forward to it.
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