Dawn: Rise of the Occulites (and expansions set)
PLEASE NOTE: THIS LISTING IS FOR THE BASE GAME AND ALL EXPANSIONS (NIMBUS TRIBE, FLORIS TRIBE, IGNIS TRIBE)
Darwin, a child in the Australian bush inadvertently comes across a great discovery - a chance to document and classify a new species... one that is not of this world.
Follow Darwin's accounts of these creatures throughout the Rise of the Occulites Saga.
Dawn - Rise of the Occulites is the first in a series of games that depict the different evolutionary stages of creatures called Occulites.
This first foray into the Occulite world sees you control a small tribe of Occulites as they fight for survival.
Lead your tribe through a series of campaign scenarios as they learn new abilities and traits from their surroundings. Become stronger or weaker depending on your actions during the game. Or pick and choose your tribe's specialities and then jump right in to a one off game.
Dawn - Rise of the Occulites is a skirmish level miniatures game that uses an innovative card based action resolution mechanic that is both interesting and engaging.
This system is called the "Natural Selection Deck" and is responsible for everything from activating your tribe members, to resolving movement through terrain and a deep and rewarding combat system.
However, Dawn - Rise of the Occulites is not primarily a combat game, but involves each side striving to achieve different objectives. Whether it be to collect Sungems to provide heat for the long night, recruit other denizens like Luftles to help your tribe succeed, take over an uninhabited (or inhabited cave), fight in cooperation against larger predators, protect your land. There are many scenarios and objectives to keep the game fresh.
Dawn - Rise of the Occulites is a fun and accessible game that is easy to pick up, but difficult to master.