Advanced Search

Fading Suns Rulebook (Second Edition, Revised)Click to magnify
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Fading Suns Rulebook (Second Edition, Revised)



It is the dawn of the sixth millennium 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.

A New Dark Age has descended upon humanity, for the greatest of civilizations has fallen and now even the stars are dying. Feudal lords rule the Known Worlds, vying for power with fanatic priests and scheming guilds.

Fading Suns is a saga of humanity's fate among the stars—a science fiction game of heavy combat, vicious politics, weird occultism, alien secrets and artifacts, and unknown and un-mapped worlds.

Lost Worlds
Ancient Artifacts

This is a revised version of the Second Edition Fading Suns rulebook, featuring extensive bookmarking and hyperlinking, charts and tables to aid play, a new character sheet, an additional adventure set on Pandemonium, and more. This edition of the Fading Suns Rulebook is fully compatible with other Second Edition products in the Fading Suns game line, available from Holistic Design Inc and RedBrick LLC.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (3)
Discussions (2)
Customer avatar
Nathaniel B May 01, 2021 8:04 pm UTC
So it's been awhile since these were put up here. Any chance of them being made available in a PoD format for those that want a hard copy?
Customer avatar
Ulisses S May 03, 2021 7:42 am UTC
Heyho Nathaniel, there are no plans for a PoD option in the forseable future for this game line.
Customer avatar
Nathaniel B May 03, 2021 8:38 pm UTC
Guess I'll just have to take a gamble with a used copy from somewhere.
Customer avatar
Daniel M December 24, 2017 6:52 am UTC
What's different between this and the "regular" second edition?
Customer avatar
Adam L November 14, 2022 6:15 pm UTC
The description says, "charts and tables to aid play, a new character sheet, an additional adventure set on Pandemonium, and more. This edition of the Fading Suns Rulebook is fully compatible with other Second Edition products". I can confirm it has the Complete Pandemonium adventure in it. My guess is it has a few extra tweaks and incorporates errata. I don't think it's a major difference. It's also not the same as FS Revised (by FASA).
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Gold seller
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
35.38 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:
July 16, 2007
This title was added to our catalog on May 02, 2007.