A journey of discovery…

Some artwork from Dusk – Rise of the Occulites II

G’day guys,

Just a quick update today to let everyone know that I’m still working very hard on the Rise of the Occulites series, including breaking up the rules of Dawn to help new players get their head around the game before diving in to the more advanced scenarios and rules. I wanted to share some artwork that will be used in Dusk – Rise of the Occulites II as well.

Also, as a sneak peek, I have included sketches of two new Occulite tribes that will be introduced in Dice of the Occulites and hopefully in an expansion for Dusk… the Silicus and the Tundris. This will be the first time that anyone outside of my playtest group will have seen images of them, so I’d love to hear your feedback. They are from the far west and far north of the area that Darwin has mapped in Dawn… oops, we haven’t got to that part of the story yet. I shall say no more. 😛

But first of all, let’s check out a few pieces of art that will be used in Dusk – Rise of the Occulites II…

Foraging Nimbus

The Pressure of Leadership

Then of course there are the Occulite Tribal Chiefs…

Hydris Tribal Chief

Floris Tribal Chief

Ignis Tribal Chief

Nimbus Tribal Chief

Then of course here are the sneak previews of the Silicus and Tundris Tribes.

The Silicus Tribes are dwellers of the red, sandy deserts. Their design is inspired by the Australian Frilled-Neck Lizard and the Thorny Devil. Whereas the Tundris are inhabitants of the snow and ice covered highland regions of Crepusculm.

Silicus in Spinifex

Silicus Tribal Chief

Tundris Tribal Chief

Well, there you have it. I hope to post some more of the background story soon and hopefully some more news on the state of the games in the near future. If you have any questions, feel free to post below, join the Darwin Games forum or email me on ben@darwin-games.com.au

All the best! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


3 responses

  1. emergencyoverride

    Love the new tribes! Its been so much fun working on the games. Cant wait to see them sculpted.

    May 26, 2012 at 12:18 am

  2. boromirandkermit

    Glad you like them Michael! 🙂 Has been great to have you on board!
    If all goes well, it would be cool to add them into Dawn as well at some point, but they don’t come into the story until after that game. I do hope to get them sculpted up at some point. But after the wedding and getting the other six tribes sculpted, it will have to wait a while.

    May 26, 2012 at 7:34 am

  3. mark

    yes i too love all the tribes except the tundris chief should be in an action attacking pose as well as the other occulites, it makes the figs look really cool when they are in some type of action pose, but i like all the other tribes as well ignis, nimbus etc, they all look great in the action poses they are in, its just a thing with me for action poses make the figs whne painteds and put into battle!! hope to see the silicus and tundris soon as well as the game it self!!

    August 4, 2012 at 4:20 am

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