[Let’s Study] Fading Suns – Expanding Your Universe

Posted: November 4, 2011 by pointyman2000 in Articles, Fading Suns, Let's Study, Roleplaying Games

The fun part of checking out games that have been out for a bit is the fact that you don’t really have to agonize about the next book in the game.  After all, the line is (in a way) already complete.  Fading Suns has been around a while, and given the number of supplements out (and available via DriveThruRPG) there’s the opposite question, “Which one of these supplements are good?”

I’ll be honest, I haven’t read any of the supplements yet, but there are a few that catch my eye:

Merchants of the Jumpweb and Lords & Priests are pretty much shoo-ins from what I can tell.  I like giving players more options and these supplements pretty much address that particular need.  Of course, the game also keeps a lot of secrets… resulting in supplements on all the other races and factions.  The Vau, Symbiots and the Vorox, as well as all the other denizens of the Universe.

Personally, I’m glad that these are in electronic format.  It might take me a while to actually get these, but I’m not in a hurry.  After all, there’s also the upcoming 3rd Edition that will come out… eventually.

  1. granger44 says:

    My favorite Fading Suns supplements are the ones about the worlds on the periphery or outside the empire. The two War in the Heavens supplements, Lifeweb and Hegemony give a good perspective on the Symbiots and Vau respectively. Meanwhile, Star Crusade and Lost Worlds: Star Crusade 2 are great resources on the various “barbarians” that are beating at the empire’s gates and. If I had to pick just one, I’d go with War in the Heavens: Lifeweb. I’d had a hard time figuring out how to use the Symbiots as more than just a foe to fight until I read that book.

  2. Angus says:

    I have to admit that the best supplements are Star Crusade and Lost Worlds. Both Vau and Lifeweb are poor and of little use to most games.

    The Must haves include Lords and Priests, Merchants of the Jumpweb and the various Fief books. I’d also recommend Arcane Tech.

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