A journey of discovery…

From high in the mountains come the Nimbus…

The Nimbus tribes are perched high in the mountains, raining down from above to conduct raids and gather food. These vegetarians are covered in a thick layer of feathers to combat the crisp chill of the air. Their feet are claws, fashioned in a way to help them hold onto rocky outcrops and tree branches. A leathery membrane stretches from their bodies to the hands, allowing them to fly for short distances. Their sharp teeth and fangs are not for eating meat, but for quickly slicing off parts of plants. For you see, in the Occulite world, some of the plants fight back. The fangs pierce and lock down the vegetation in place, while the sharp teeth slice down, cleanly and efficiently taking off chunks of plant matter before making their escape.

Despite their appearance, they are a mostly peaceful sub-species as not many other tribes would dare to try and take mountainous land from them. It would be too dangerous. The Nimbus tribes only take what they need, but when the temperature drops and food becomes scarce, they are forced to move further away from their mountains, into other tribes’ land…

Their colouration varies greatly from that of a barn owl to a kingfisher or rainbow lorikeet, depending on the location they were born into.

Without further ado, I proudly introduce the new Nimbus greens from master sculptor Bob Olley!

Nimbus Chief

Nimbus Occulite Tribe Member

Nimbus Occulite Tribe Member

Nimbus Occulite Tribe Member

Nimbus Occulite Tribe Member

Nimbus Occulite Tribe Group Shot

Nimbus Occulite Tribe from the back showing tail feathers

These are due for release late October/ early November. Would love to know what you think, so feel free to leave feedback, comments or questions here or on the Darwin Games forum!

Cheers,
Ben.

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5 responses

  1. Michael Greenhill

    Man, these are great!!!!! I love the attitude they display.

    September 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm

  2. Michael Greenhill

    Also, the wings came out nice and leathery. Great job.

    September 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

  3. Low gravity world or helium filled stomachs?

    Love the little tails and these rank a third for me after the Luftles and Hydris tribes but a vibrant colour scheme sounds ‘way cool’ (Alice had never seen a Lorikeet and promptly went WOW) 🙂

    This keeps getting better and better.

    Good to see a note on the world – need more background please.

    September 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

  4. Pingback: Darwin Games: Vorschau auf “the Nimbus Tribe” » W6-Tabletop

  5. Robert

    Just watched the rules intro video over on tabletopgamingnews.com. These guys are sweet!

    October 6, 2011 at 4:30 am

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