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Fading Suns 4 - Character Book


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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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
This is the core book for players. You will usually also need the Fading Suns 4 Universe Book to dive into the game universe 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
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
Its going to be in the upcoming Vuldrock Space source book
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This title was added to our catalog on July 29, 2021.