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A Road So Dark: A Fading Suns Shard


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 science fiction game of heavy combat, vicious politics, weird occultism, alien secrets and artifacts, and unknown and un-mapped worlds. The Shards series is a collection of adventures and encounters, intended as an inexpensive resource for Fading Suns gamemasters.

This volume contains the adventure A Road So Dark, designed for a group of 3 to 6 player characters. In this adventure, the characters research a previously unknown night road between Leagueheim and Grail, following a trail of evidence to an artifact invaluable to their employer.

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August 31st, 2012
I decided to run this adventure for my group as a one shot, although I already figured it would run longer than the 4 hours I had to run it. I read through it and found it to be very simple, clear and full of potential but was not overwhelmed by it. [...]
September 30th, 2007
Nice, slim adventure. Far better for an introductory adventure than the ones published with main books (1st and 2nd edition). Although it's quite simple it's well polished and offers a good insight into Fading Suns universe. Thumbs up! [...]
September 11th, 2007
I have to give thumbs up to this shard. It's got enough direction, back story, and stats to make a GM's job easy and the story compelling, but enough is left open to allow for lots of flexibilty and to coin a phrase, "make it your own". I esp [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 08, 2007.