Dawn – Rise of the Occulites on Kickstarter early 2013!

4 01 2013

Rise of the Occulites Saga

The Rise of the Occulites Saga is a series of games that I have designed under my company Darwin Games that explore both the natural and social evolution of a species of creatures called “Occulites”.

These creatures are discovered by a small boy living with his Pa in the Australian Bush, but they are not of our world. This boy, Darwin, can observe and learn about them through “windows in space” which appear to occur naturally throughout his Pa’s property. The Occulites’ world has been named Crepusculum and is a world that evolves and changes very quickly. In the space of several generations, the Occulites evolve from a small Tribal existence, through to full civilizations, with trade, war and diplomacy.

The first game in the Saga has been picked up by Eagle Games (www.eaglegames.net) and will go on Kickstarter in early 2013. This game is called “Dawn – Rise of the Occulites” and is based around small skirmish actions of family Tribes consisting of four members and a Chief. The game utilises something called the “Natural Selection Deck” which helps to determine everything from movement, combat, terrain outcomes and other things within the game. The careful use of these multi-purpose cards is vital in achieving your goals and objectives within the game and introduces many important choices that do matter. To give you an idea of some of the gameplay concepts I have included some video links below:

Occulites in Bushland Upload low res Dawn 10th Nov

Gameplay concepts – Episode One

Full Game playthrough of Basic Rules – Video quality a bit off, but you get the idea.

To find out more about these games, check out the links below:

Rise of the Occulites Saga general information

Rise of the Occulites Blog – http://www.riseoftheocculites.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Darwin-Games/199925236725742

Darwin Games Website: http://www.darwin-games.com.au

Dawn – Rise of the Occulites (Eagle Games and Darwin Games)

The first game in the Saga – small Skirmish with scenario objectives, one off gameplay and full campaign options.

Dawn Box Lid Chosen with extra Luftle 50%

Board Game Geek Game Page: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/90274/dawn-rise-of-the-occulites

Eagle Games: http://www.eaglegames.net

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Lizardmen army for Battlelore version 0.8

3 07 2011

G’day guys,

Just letting you all know that based on playtesting and feedback I have made some changes to the document, which are listed below:

* Marsh Dweller ability replaced with At One With Nature to help balance out the entire army in CTA play

* Rarity designations given to each unit to help form a composition of the army.

I am currently working on a set of CTA cards to help you field a Lizardmen army in CTA play. Once this is all balanced, I will bring in the racial heroes.

Feedback and comments really help this project move forward, so I’m very eager to hear your thoughts.

The file is available here: LIZARDMEN ARMY FOR BATTLELORE VERSION 0.8

Cheers,
Ben.





A Frog’s Banquet Print and Play Game Released!

5 09 2010

I’ve been working on a boardgame called “A Frog’s Banquet”. It is a game of catching dragonflies whilst avoiding the dangers that lurk in the frog’s hunting grounds. It plays quickly (30mins approx) and is a game that I think is really fun to play.

It is something that I’ve really enjoyed doing and something that I’ve decided to upload for people to Print and Play it.

It is free to download and play, but I would love to get your feedback on it.

So, without further ado, I present A Frog’s Banquet Print and Play Edition.

Here are the files you need:

A Frog’s Banquet Print and Play Edition Startup PDF

A Frog’s Banquet Print and Play Edition – Rules

Mushroom Log Play Board

Waterfall Paradise Play Board

A Frog’s Banquet Scoreboard

A Frog’s Banquet 2 Player Event Run

A Frog’s Banquet 3/4 Player Event Run

You will need the cards, which you can print from Artscow (already setup to go) here:

A Frog’s Banquet Artscow Card Deck

If you want to discuss the game or ask any questions, please feel free to respond to this post, or post here:

A Frog’s Banquet on Boardgame Geek

Cheers,
Ben.