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Note that these will NOT come pre-painted
Note that these will NOT come pre-painted

4 Minute Designer Overview


Dawn: Rise of the Occulites is the first game in the Rise of the Occulites Saga. The Saga covers the evolution of the Occulites from small Tribes fighting for survival, to massive armies, diplomacy and the beginning of industry.

Dawn takes place at the very beginning of the Occulite’s evolutionary timescale. At this time the Occulites roam the lands in small Tribes, moving from cave to cave, collecting the precious Sungems to keep them warm during the Long Dark. They fight over territory and resources in an effort just to survive.

I wish you as much pleasure playing this game as we had creating it.
Welcome to Dawn
Ben Boersma, April 2013

Introduction to Dawn

Dawn: Rise of the Occulites is a small scale, miniatures
boardgame. Each player chooses an Occulite Tribe and competes
against each other, recreating pivotal moments in its
short history or even leading the Tribe through its evolution,
watching it grow and advance over a series of games.
Based on the information gained by the Honorary Professors
Charles-Darwin over thirty odd years, this game recreates
the struggles that the Occulite Tribes faced in their early
days, when they were small and scattered across the land.

The World’s Setting
As much the same as it is different from Earth...

Crepusculum - Latin
Partial Light; Dusk; Twilight

The World: Crepusculum is a vast, ancient world covered in everything from steamy jungles and arid deserts, to
verdant fields and snowy peaks. It’s climate is varied, but not radically different from our own. Theories of pockets and
irregularities in the atmosphere’s ozone layer could help to explain the rapid changes in the environment over a relatively
short distance. This can mean that you may have steamy jungles only several kilometers away from vast tundra, or damp
wetlands only a stones throw from red ochre coloured deserts.
The cycle of day and night on Crepusculum is very different from our own. Due to the planet’s orbit around the Occulite’s
Sun, a day lasts around one hundred earth days, as does a night. Because of this during the nights, it grows bitterly cold.
So cold in fact, that all living things must find shelter, including not only the creatures of the world, but also some of it’s
plantlife. I can hear you asking, but if the night is so long, how could any plant survive without sunlight? Well, my friends, you see
as much as Crepusculum is similar to Earth, it is still so very different.

Contents:

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Base Game:

1 Rulebook
28 Miniatures (10 Occulites and 18 Luftles)
1 Game board
18 Terrain Overlays
1 Natural Selection Deck (108 cards)
10 Dice labelled 0 through 9 (0 counts as zero)
12 Sungems (Red Acrylic Crystals)
10 Individual Character Boards
50 Pegs (25 each in Green and Blue)
2 Tribe Reference Boards
10 Tribal Tokens (5 cardboard disks for each tribe)
18 Luftle Reference Cards
20 Luftle Health Tokens (10mm)
1 Condition Track Marker (Orange Acrylic Crystal)
81 Tokens
6 Nymphlet Directional Tokens (Triangular Colour Wedges)

Floris Tribe Expansion:
1 Tribal Rulebook + 2 new scenarios
5 Miniatures ( 5 Floris Occulites )
2 predator tiles
3 Terrain Overlays
5 Individual Character Boards
25 Yellow Pegs
1 Tribe Reference Board
5 Tribal Tokens

Ignis Tribe Expansion:

1 Tribal Rulebook + 2 new scenarios
5 Miniatures ( 5 Ignis Occulites )
5 Heat Tokens
2 Terrain Overlays
5 Individual Character Boards
25 Red Pegs
1 Tribe Reference Board
7 Tribal Tokens

Nimbus Tribe Expansion:
1 Tribal Rulebook + 2 new scenarios
5 Miniatures ( 5 Nimbus Occulites )
2 Terrain Overlays
5 Individual Character Boards
25 purple Pegs
1 Tribe Reference Board
5 Tribal Tokens

Note that all 43 Miniatures come pre-assembled!

See complete rules here!

Click here for the Background Story

Designer Video

Core Rules Gameplay Video

Advanced Rules Gameplay Video

Kickstarter Conversations Interview with the designer

Prototype sample, NOT final production
Prototype sample, NOT final production
Prototype sample, NOT final production
Prototype sample, NOT final production
Prototype sample, NOT final production
Prototype sample, NOT final production
Prototype sample, NOT final production
Prototype sample, NOT final production
Prototype sample, NOT final production
Prototype sample, NOT final production

Tribe Video

Kickstarter Exclusive!

ALL backers will receive this exclusive scenario 6 months before official release!
ALL backers will receive this exclusive scenario 6 months before official release!

Dice of the Occulites Overview & Rules

Click here to find a link to the rules

Added to ALL pledge levels!
Added to ALL pledge levels!
Added to ALL pledge levels!
Added to ALL pledge levels!
Added to ALL pledge levels!
Added to ALL pledge levels!
Added to ALL pledge levels!
Added to ALL pledge levels!
Added to ALL pledge levels!
Added to ALL pledge levels!
Added to ALL pledge levels!
Added to ALL pledge levels!
Only added to backer orders at, or above, $195.00
Only added to backer orders at, or above, $195.00
Only added to backer orders at, or above, $195.00
Only added to backer orders at, or above, $195.00

You can also help us raise funds for Dawn: Rise of the Occulites by adding any of the below add-ons to your pledge. To include add-ons in your pledge, simply increase your pledge by the appropriate amount and send us a message by clicking on our profile and hitting the "Contact Us" button to let us know what you want. We'll also send around a final survey after the end of the Kickstarter to confirm everyone's choices. You can add any number of each add-on item to your pledge, as long as you have at least pledged at the "Tribesman" level.

pre-painted Tribe ONLY, does not come with anything else
pre-painted Tribe ONLY, does not come with anything else
pre-painted Tribe ONLY, does not come with anything else
pre-painted Tribe ONLY, does not come with anything else
This "Luftle Pack" will be pre-painted
This "Luftle Pack" will be pre-painted

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RETAILERS and DEDICATED FLGS customers:

We recognize that there are many loyal customers who want to patronize their local game stores to help ensure that those stores will stay in business. Local game stores provide unique insights into which games to buy and they frequently offer play space in those stores to play games. We applaud this dedication and we want to support it. We have created a RETAILER only level as part of this Kickstarter project. Kickstarter limits the number of games that any given Retailer may purchase. For this project that limit is one case. More can be purchased directly from Eagle Games. When you pledge, please contact us to go over purchase and shipping details. You may find this Kickstarter project on your own, or your customers might alert you to it. In either case, please pledge at the retailer level and let us know who you are. We will add you name to a list that we will create right HERE:

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Your customers can tell you that they would like to pre-order the game and have the credit for the sale go to you (WITH any and all of the Kickstarter goals and benefits shipping out to you as well).  Of course you will need to apply to be a member of the FRED network of stores and go over purchasing and shipping details with our staff. Please give us feedback on this new pledge level and this attempt by us to include retailers in this project in a meaningful way. Thanks!

Eagle & Gryphon Games are committed to producing games of the highest quality, both in production and game play. We feel it is important that people who buy Dawn: Rise of the Occulites receive a game that is well made and will be in playable condition for many years. Dawn: Rise of the Occulites will be produced using the best printing, box and components available.

Thanks for your support of Dawn: Rise of the Occulites!
Please direct any questions to: customer-service@eagle-gryphon.com

International Shipping:

The following shipping terms are pertinent to shipping ONE game of Dawn: Rise of the Occulites only.  For anything other than one game of Dawn: Rise of the Occulites you will need to contact us and let us know your country and what you would like us to ship to you.  We will give you a $15 credit (mentioned below) towards all international shipping.

We will ship internationally only to select countries on the following lists. We are subsidizing this shipping by $15 which is reflected in the amounts quoted below.  This is the amount we are subsidizing for "free shipping" in the US. Please add the amount indicated below to your pledge depending on the country you want us to ship to.  The amounts quoted are for only one Dawn: Rise of the Occulites game to be sent to you  (this game weighs approximately 8 pounds).  For multiple copy or "Bundle" shipping rates you will need to contact us and let us know your country and what quantity and games you are pledging for.

Keep in mind that bundles and greater quantities will always save you money on international shipping.  It is typically the first game that is expensive and the "add-ons" are not nearly as expensive on a per game basis.

FOR CANADA ONLY -- please add $30 to your pledge for shipping

FOR AUSTRALIA ONLY -- please add $40 to your pledge for shipping

For all of the countries on the following list #1, please add $25 to your pledge for shipping to: Belgium, & the Netherlands

For all of the countries on the following list #2, please add $35 to your pledge for shipping to: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, & The United Kingdom

For all of the countries on the following list #3, please add $40 to your pledge for shipping to: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, & Sweden

For all of the countries on the following list #4, please add $45 to your pledge for shipping to: Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, & Thailand

For all of the countries on the following list #5, please add $50 to your pledge for shipping to: Norway & Switzerland

Others in countries not on this list might consider using a US freight forwarder address in the US and we will ship to that US address for free.

For multiple games or if you have questions about shipping internationally, please contact us at: customer-service@eagle-gryphon.com

Risks and challenges

Eagle and Gryphon Games has participated in 20 successful Kickstarter projects completed in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and all of our projects have shipped out either in the same month we originally projected or within 30 days thereafter. We have been more than 30 days earlier than projected, but never more than 30 days later. Even so, there are always unpredictable events which can occur that might delay our projects. We will do our best to avoid them, but there is always the risk that the project might be delayed. Shipping can be a particularly difficult challenge when it involves destinations outside the US (and sometimes even within the US as well). We will obtain tracking information when it is possible, but sometimes it is not. We cannot guarantee that there will not be shipping problems as we cannot guarantee the service and reliability of the various postal services involved around the world. You will have to assume that risk along with us. We have been producing board games for over 10 years and we have a good reputation for the quality of our productions because we visit and choose our Chinese partners/factories carefully. However, mistakes happen occasionally that we cannot control--such as missing or defective components. When they do, our customer service department will work with you to take care of production problems that might arise. Please contact us with regard to any such issues within 90 days of receiving your copy of the game.

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