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Amber Dawn Games
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Amber Dawn is a Co-Op dedicated to helping those who are passionate about games excell in a production environment and get their ideas out to the masses.
Amber Dawn is a Co-Op dedicated to helping those who are passionate about games excell in a production environment and get their ideas out to the masses.

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==== AmberDawn Games | A Moment for Reflection ====

It's not often that I take the time to write in this space. Now I have, as a means of introspection and evaluation for what vector I need to take from here. I hope you'll glean something from this hot mess.
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==== That Magical Place in the Stars ====

I've been dreaming up a Kid Friendly RPG inspired by Miazaki Films. Tonight watching Kiki's Delivery Service for the first time, more than a few of those ideas came together. While it will start out frail like all other ideas. We'll be adding the proof of concept to the Amber Dawn Game lineup (on our new site).

This song came on Pandora while I was writing, and I thought it was perfect.
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==== An Update ====

Our site is getting an overhaul soon. This will make the design more flat, modern, and easy to read. I've also been thinking about how to handle CONTENT on the site. From Blog Posts, to Pages, to SRDs of the Books we're writing, to assets we're going to be selling on our site via Gumroad.

Essentially it means redoing the site from scratch to make the most of all these features and make them work together well, rather than cobble them together.

Then, we'll get to doing the cool stuff.

Soon™
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After pounding the keys all day we have the code done for our new online store. Now we just need to figure out how we want to bundle various products and get their descriptions written. The sweet news is, we're almost done.

Stay tuned for more awesome!
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Thought it might be neat if we shared the results of one of our Developer games of Microscope. The results of which will become the back-story for Space Trouble.
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Our site is back online, running on slick new servers and eager to accept new content.

We have some great things in store that, stars willing, will be posted before the end of the year.

In the meantime, in preparation for adding new content, we have been reviewing our old articles. The idea of Fealty is just one more idea we hope to develop further.
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==== Space Fighter Update ====

The line-art for this Frigate is done. We wanted to show it off here. Next I'll get painted over and hopefully that will add even MORE character to it.

Please feel free to share this with your friends.
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==== End of Side One ====

Well we made it out the other side. The "drafts" for each ship are complete. From here we're going to take this into Illustrator to get some smooth, clean, outlines of the ships. In this way we'll be able to reproduce the ships quickly, and clone out our common "bits" that we find ourselves using.

Now that we've come this far we're thinking about how to monetize all this. We want to release this set, and the battle-mats in a bundle. Maybe for a little more you can have access to the vectors so you can build (and color) your own ships as well.

We'll beam down to that bridge when we come to it. In the meantime we hope you like the direction this has gone, find the designs fun and unique, yet familiar enough to be enticing.
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==== MOAR Spaceships ====

There gets to be some fun, logistical, challenges when you "go big". This is the smallest of the "big" ships we have planned; in fact you could call the next two we show you after this "medium".

The BIG ship is pretty much going to be a battle-mat of it's own (as planned, so far you'd need 79 of these to cover the surface area of the big, Capitol, ship we have in the works).

We've included the fighter for reference.

Keep in mind, these are just drafts. In time the'll be redrawn, shaded, painted, and textured.

Feel free to engage in discussion below. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
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==== Spontaneous Star Crusades ==== 

It's been awhile since we've had an update of any kind. While we'll address that in the coming days. I want you to have a taste of what we are working on now. 

In cooperation with +Roll20, we're going to be bringing you loads of Spaceship tokens. 

In its conceptual phase, this first set is about 2/3 of the ways finished. We want the designs of this first run to feel familiar, and yet varied enough to offer versatility. You may also note that some of these are intended to also enter into atmospheric encounters, while others are not.

Yes, there will be a game (of sorts) that comes with these and the ships are being designed to support the intended, underlying, mechanics as well. The great thing is, if you don't care to play by the light rules we'll be packaging with this, you will have a prolific set of tokens to engage in the style of play you desire.

Keep in mind this is the first draft of the first set. While you are looking at Fighters, Bombers, Weapons Platforms, and a Troop Carrier... you haven't seen the Frigates or Capital ships yet. There will also be more sets of more styles; some familiar, some unique. These are also just sketches. While the grid in Roll20 is 70x70-pixels, these will all be hand drawn-and-painted at 5 times that resolution, to allow for maximum detail and clarity during the final run.

This set will also come with 3 battle-mats for your enjoyment.

Over the coming days, if you care to engage in discussion, have ideas, or requests; let us know: we'd love to use this as an opportunity to engage with the fun-loving, role-playing, community.

Thank you for reading over this, stay tuned to this space for more information.
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