Ulisses Worlds 6/4 featuring Bill Bridges
Updates, updates, and New Releases!
Streams, streams, and more streams!
Each show has a playlist on Youtube for watching video on deman, check them out!
Saturday: Aventuria Solo Play
Sunday: Fading Suns – AlloyedClavicle Playtest
Monday: The Dark Eye – Conspiracy of Mages Solo play
Tuesday: Fading Suns – Heretical Musings Lore Chat
Tuesday: Fading Suns – Annals of Antioch Actual Play
Wednesday: The Dark Eye – Conspiracy of Mages Solo play
Thursday: Myth: Tales of Legend Campire Tales
Thursday: Fading Suns – Annals of Antioch Actual Play
Friday: The Dark Eye – Conspiracy of Mages Solo play
Fading Suns in the Media
As the Fading Suns Kickstarter soars through stretch goals we’ve been expanding the reach of the Empire by chatting and gaming with folks across the Known
Worlds Internet. Below you’ll find links to actual plays, podcasts, and articles featuring Fading Suns.
Fading Suns is Burning Bright
The Fading Suns Kickstarter is off to an auspicious start. After being live for just about an hour we’re full funded and overcoming stretch goal after stretch goal. Please join us as we begin to truly explore the Known Worlds with the new edition of this fan favorite RPG.
Behind the Screen
Let’s talk about gamemastering. The gamemaster plays the NPCs the player troupe encounters in their endeavors. To lessen their load, not all NPCs are created equal. Fading Suns presents three types: Headliners, Agents, and Extras.
I Spy with My Imperial Eye
The upcoming Fading Suns Kickstarter (coming March 24th!) includes the big, full-color, brand-new edition core books, chock full of background and game rules. As a gift from the Pancreator, it also includes some additional sourcebooks that give us the skinny on the factions of the Known Worlds: the Imperial Dossiers.
Calling Out Across the Universe
Since we’ve already talked about class and faction, let’s talk about the third major decision you’ll make when creating a character: calling. It’s your character’s profession. (Although that word might be well and good for a guilder, it’s certainly not fit for a noble — it implies “work”, for Pancreator’s sake! And a priest has a calling, not a job. So, to placate the ruling classes, let’s just call it “calling”.)
The Known Worlds is rife with factions. Some have risen and others have crumbled over the centuries since the Fall, but many have proved quite durable.
Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
— Bertolt Brecht, “A Short Organum for the Theatre”
These factions, the major Royal Houses, Church sects, and Merchant League guilds, pretty much rule the Known Worlds. Of course, the Emperor is the nominal ruler, but he cannot dramatically change the status quo without riling the existing estates. Emperor Alexius has spent years slowly cementing his power, knowing that upon his death, his family’s hold could crumble if he doesn’t appease those who will choose his successor. When Alexius must anger one, he must first placate two others to back him.