Fading Suns Designer Diary – May 2018

The Times They are a Changin’

For this month’s diary, let’s talk about some of the changes the Known Worlds have seen since we last visited them.


Wrath & Glory Free RPG Day Teaser!

It’s a little over a month until Free RPG Day, and we are looking forward to giving you your first opportunity to play Wrath & Glory! We’ve made this Free RPG Day product very special – more than just a Quickstart!

To give you a little taste of what you’ll be getting, here are a few teaser images:


Fading Suns Designer Diary – April 2018

Last month we talked about “social combat,” what we call the influence system.

One of the effects of influence is to impose a state onto a character. This is a mental or social condition that affects the character’s behavior and perhaps even their thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs. They’re most often temporary — fleeting, even. But some can last long enough that therapy might be required to resolve them.

I thought we’d reveal a bit more about those states for this month’s diary. Please realize that this system is still a work in progress. There’s a lot more detail than we reveal here, but it would be tedious at this stage to talk in too much depth about victory-point costs and other such specific rules.


Wrath & Glory Designer Diary – April 2018

When designing combat rules for Wrath & Glory, something that I knew I wanted was an initiative system that would encourage teamwork. We experimented with several different approaches, but the one that satisfied our design goals was an initiative system that promoted a back-and-forth flow between the players and the Game Master.


Wrath & Glory Designer Diary – March 2018

Mixed Groups

Greetings readers, this month’s Wrath & Glory designer diary continues to focus on character generation—specifically, about how the Dark Imperium shapes what kinds of characters adventure together amongst these bloodstained stars.


Introducing – The Stalenger Uprising!

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Full Living Land Kickstarter Preview

The Living Land Kickstarter launches at 10am Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 27th!


Fading Suns Designer Diary — March 2018

This month, I thought I’d be sociable and discuss social “combat”.

Fading Suns 4th Edition will have rules for using mental and social coercion and persuasion to win friends and influence Vorox. Or something like that.

Below is a brief sketch. We’re still working on the full system, so please realize that this sneak peek is provisional; there are still many details to come.


Living Land 2-Week Teaser

We are now just two weeks out from the Living Land Kickstarter, and we want to talk a little more about what’s going to be in it! Here is a look at just a few of the products that will be included:


Torg Eternity Designer Diary – March 2018

The God Box

It’s no secret that Land Below had a huge impact on the Living Land. Ross Watson had the brilliant idea of threading the “Law of Wonder” through the entire cosm and that opened up so many doors. Why do we have ruined skyscrapers even though according to the axioms there should be nothing but jungle in dominant and pure zones? The Law of Wonders lets them stay intact. Why would anyone go into the dinosaur filled jungles on purpose? The Law of Wonders scatters potent treasures to find.