Author Archives: HDIAndrew

Hasbro and the D&D Open License

The news that Hasbro is considering significant limits to the Dungeons and Dragons Open Gaming License is not a big surprise. Holistic Design used the OGL for WOTC’s D20 Modern system long ago (no, not for Fading Suns). We wanted to explore some modern themes (terrorism, the impact of war on individuals, clash of cultures, […]

More Thoughts on AI and Fading Suns

In one recent conversation of current artificial intelligence trends, the discussion turned to how AI would contemplate religion. This is on of the robots I enjoyed designing for Fading Suns – a golem programmed to both accept and analyze the precepts of the Universal Church. PCs who encountered it would find it the most fervent […]

Thoughts on a New Work Day/Year

No, this is not part of a new year’s resolution to blog more 🙂 Just a few observations while working on Jan. 3.

Emperor of the Fading Suns Livestreaming

Livestreaming our old Emperor of the Fading Suns game has been a blast, mainly because of the fun people who come join me in chat. The next is 8 pm EST Wednesday, Dec. 1, on www.YouTube.com/GeorgiaGameDevs. No previous knowledge of Fading Suns required. With the support of House Hawkwood and the Merchant League, Yusara al-Malik […]

Successful Zooms and Livestreams

 This post grew out of seeing a Zoom presentation that should’ve been quite interesting turn boring from the beginning. As I cringed, I began thinking of all the great examples the host was providing of what NOT to do. What follows is not that, nor is it an exhaustive list of how to run a […]