Hey, my new Fading Suns designer diary for June is now up at the Ulisses site. Get a sneak peek at the some of the callings practiced by nobles!
I’ve been doing monthly design diaries for the new (4th) edition of Fading Suns. The new one (for May) is out, discussing some of the changes that have been going on the Known Worlds. https://www.ulisses-us.com/fading-suns-designer-diary-may-2018/
2018 will see the release of a new edition of Fading Suns, developed by me, your humble designer. You can keep up with my monthly designer diaries at the publisher’s site. Ulisses is a talented and dedicated game publisher and I’m beyond pleased to be working with them to bring back the 51st Century. Find out more here: http://www.ulisses-us.com/games/fading-suns/.
Alas, I will not be at Gen Con 50 this year, despite my earlier plans. I was looking forward to being on the Ulisses Seminar at noon on the 19th (at the Crowne Plaza : Pennsylvania Stn B) to tell you about the new Fading Suns edition in the works.
But fear not! The good folks at Ulisses — Tim and Markus and all the rest — will tell you about it and read something from me. Chris Wiese of HDI will be there, too.
Find out about Ulisses at Gen Con here: http://www.ulisses-us.com/ulisses-at-gen-con-50/ (Booth #2634)
And don’t miss the Fading Suns Passion Play LARP, here.
Also, there’s a new edition of Noble Armada, starship miniatures combat in the Fading Suns universe, from FASA Games. (Look for them on the studio 2 aisle, booths 1929 & 2029.) Find out more about that on the Noble Armada webpage.
(Here’s a press release from my company, HDI, about the future of my imagined future, Fading Suns…)
ATLANTA – NOVEMBER 1, 2016 – Holistic Design Inc. (HDI) announced today that German game company Ulisses Spiele GmbH has taken over publishing the award-winning Fading Suns roleplaying game. Fading Suns, first published by HDI in 1996, has gone through numerous editions and been translated into 6 languages.
“We at HDI are excited to announce that the 20-year-old wonder that is Fading Suns is about to be re-born! Ulisses Spiele will now be creating a brand new direction for the product line,” said HDI President Chris Wiese. “It is a tremendous business relationship opportunity. HDI will continue to own and develop the Noble Armada miniature and software games in conjunction with Ulisses Spiele’s new Fading Suns line.”
Andrew Greenberg, HDI’s Chief Creative Officer, said, “Fading Suns fans deserve the game getting more attention and resources than HDI has recently been able to provide. All of us at HDI look forward to seeing what Ulisses does with this classic game.”
Ross Babcock, Chairman and CFO of FASA Games Inc. said, “While it is sad that FASA Games will no longer continue as a Fading Suns licensee, we know that the property is going to a great company that will do great things for Fading Suns.” Babcock also said, “FASA Games will continue to produce products and miniatures for Noble Armada under license with Holistic Design Inc., and we look forward to working with Ulisses Spiele in the telling of the Fading Suns story. Look for the release of the new edition of Noble Armada, previewed at this year’s Gen Con, in the coming months.”
ABOUT HOLISTIC DESIGN INC.
Holistic Design is an Atlanta-based game design company. Since 1995, Holistic Design has developed, produced, licensed and sold IP related to roleplaying game products such as Fading Suns and Real Life Roleplaying; tabletop miniature games such as Noble Armada and Carnage; computer games such as Emperor of the Fading Suns, Mall Tycoon and Warhammer 40K Final Liberation; and is currently developing cross-platform video games. Holistic Design was originally founded as Several Dudes Holistic Gaming in 1992.
ABOUT ULISES SPIELE GmbH.
Ulisses Medien & Spiel Distribution GmbH is based in Waldems (Germany) and was founded in 1997. Originally a distributor in the Hobby Games market, Ulisses started with its own publishing department in 2005 and acquired the rights for Germanys biggest RPG IP “Das Schwarze Auge” in 2010. Since then the company established itself as the premiere publisher of RPGs in the German market. 2016 saw the release of the English version of “The Dark Eye” and with TORG in 2017, more English RPG lines are about follow.
FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM HOLISTIC DESIGN INC. CONTACT:
Chris Wiese, president, Holistic Design Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-592-1718
FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM ULISSES SPIELE GmbH. CONTACT:
Markus Plotz, General Manager, Ulisses Spiele GmbH, email@example.com, 0049 (0) 60 87 / 9 88 70 0
FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM FASA GAMES INC. CONTACT:
Ross Babcock, Chairman and CFO of FASA Games Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-593-6458