Emperor of the Fading Suns Wants You!

Buy Emperor of the Fading Suns on sale today (July 5, 2022)

EFS and Hammer of the Gods are both on sale today! In addition, the 1.5 patch for Emperor of the Fading Suns has just entered the beta testing phase. That’s right,. we are patching a game that first came out 25 years ago! There have been a lot of changes in this patch, including migrating it to the Visual Studio development environment. If you are interested in being one of our beta testers, please email HDIAndrew@aol.com. Include your Discord address. 

Also, the Fading Suns TTRPG is about to launch the Lost Worlds Kickstarter campaign. You can follow it now to get the news when it launches July 7. 

“Lost Worlds will provide exciting new information on several planets that have existed in isolation since the Fall. Gear up with your friends and set off to rediscover these mysterious planets.”

In other news, GOG has now released the map editor for Battles of Destiny. You can access it from the game start-up screen. We look forward to you sharing the maps you create in the game forums!


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, Hammer of the Gods, Machiavelli the Prince, 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.

You can buy Machiavelli the Prince on GOG at https://www.gog.com/game/machiavelli_the_prince
You can buy Noble Armada for Switch and Xbox at
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/noble-armada-lost-worlds/9p7lqqqcwpm2Check out our Heretical Musings about Fading Suns at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bkIL7-IVJ4&list=PLW3nBruaKfwyVrp8tdnKPYSbC8NJDFcbV

Merry Lux Splendor (2021)

From Magister Moore’s annual Address to the Illuminants:

Merry Lux Splendor!

We celebrate the Radiance of Light, when the Prophet sanctified the roads between worlds. He reminds us that light is a gift, and so in this time we give to others, that our light might reflect from one soul to the next.

But what of those who are alone? Those who have no others near to receive their radiance and return it back? I am reminded of the writings of Sister Yetunde Folarin, the anchorite hesychast of the Zorqula Mountains on Nowhere in her Epistles to No One:

“Long, ageless solitude has attuned the eyes of my soul to see the Invisible Light. Its searchlight beams spring from each heart, questing forth to each other heart and onward, out across the infinite night between worlds. I tell you, No One, that you are not alone, for the Light is all about you, even in the darkest deep cave or the emptiest void beyond the jumpgate. It comes from you, and is returned to you a thousandfold by the Pancreator.”