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by Packrat
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Newcomer Introduction and FAQ (FS)
Topic: Salutations, gentle sentients
Replies: 11
Views: 10060

Re: Salutations, gentle sentients

Very belatedly, it is great to see the game being properly worked on again, Fading Suns is probably the RPG universe I have spent the most time in out of any of them. I first encountered Fading Suns via the long defunct Fading Suns MUSH back in 2002 then played (and helped run) various online text b...
by Packrat
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (FS)
Topic: Addressing Noble House Populations
Replies: 22
Views: 11663

Re: Addressing Noble House Populations

The whole system does not make a lot of sense right as inconsistently described over the current books. If a baronet rules a single keep or village, a baron a town or something with 150 troops... Just how many barons are there per planet? That could easily indicated 50,000 barons on a populated worl...
by Packrat
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (FS)
Topic: Addressing Noble House Populations
Replies: 22
Views: 11663

Re: Addressing Noble House Populations

Very much the case, for that matter there are probably quite a few knights who have land for whatever reason. In fact as an extreme example one Questing Knight in one of the books mentions having a keep on Tethys that Alexius granted him, so you have a knight who holds land directly for the Emperor ...
by Packrat
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Rules Questions (FS)
Topic: Gearing characters
Replies: 3
Views: 4002

Re: Gearing characters

Tech is one of those weird attributes which seems largely useless unless you specialise in it and actually repairing or manufacturing advanced technology, or using Think Machines. I certainly do not think that a Brother Battle needs Tech 5 to use plastic armour, or a gun, or even a laser. Understand...
by Packrat
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (FS)
Topic: The Charioteers Guild
Replies: 6
Views: 4528

Re: The Charioteers Guild

I would say that the Charioteer jump key monopoly has immense value when you consider it's applicability to 'premium' services and communications. A lot of starships can make say, three jumps without refuelling and that is often going to be enough to take a vessel right across a Royal House's territ...
by Packrat
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (FS)
Topic: Addressing Noble House Populations
Replies: 22
Views: 11663

Re: Addressing Noble House Populations

The source material for Fading Suns is incredibly schizophrenic and inconsistent regarding nobles and their demographics, also with army sizes, demographics and economics in general. I am in the process of making a text based online game (a MUSH) in the setting and have put a fair bit of thought int...

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