Michael Kirkbride and Kurt Kuhlmann are designer-writers for the Elder Scrolls series. Together, they wrote a Star Wars TV show back in ‘99. It is called Star Wars: Rebellion, is set shortly after the first trilogy (which hadn’t come out back then), and is centered around the formation of the Rebel Alliance. It is really great, and you should read it if you’re at all interested in Star Wars, or in Sci-Fi TV in general.
Aaron Allston was a prolific RPG designer (AD&D 2nd. Ed, Champions, and Dying Earth among others), writer of numerous Star Wars books, and an inspiration to Michael and many, many others. He passed unexpectedly on February 28th, just as we were getting ready to make Rebellion public for the first time. He will be missed, both by us as individuals and by us as a community.
In his honor, we have set up a donation page to the American Heart Association. Even if you’ve never heard his name, you can be sure that his writing has impacted your nerdy universe somehow. And, as an added incentive, Kurt and Michael have promised to write season two of Rebellion if the fundraising goal is met.
No matter what, I hope you have as much fun reading Rebellion as I did. Have a great night, and a happy Mardi Gras.