From the publisher:
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 saga of humanity's fate among the stars—a science fiction game of heavy combat, vicious politics, weird occultism, alien secrets and artifacts, and unknown and un-mapped worlds.
This is a revised second edition of the Fading Suns rulebook, featuring extensive bookmarking and hyperlinking, charts and tables to aid play, a new character sheet, an additional adventure set on Pandemonium, and more. The Fading Suns Revised Second Edition rulebook is fully compatible with other second edition products in the Fading Suns game line, available from Holistic Design Inc and RedBrick Limited.