Dev Post 103 – Signs of Progress

Progress of the rogue concept art piece.

Check out the progress on this rogue concept art! The finished piece (not this concept) will become a part of our corebook. We’re still showing all kinds of progress. Both one-shots are coming along quite well. We are also looking at revamping this website in time for those two one-shots to be released.

What would you like to see on this website?

Dev Post 102 – Channeling the Multiverse

Fluff stories have been appearing in our development Discord server. And since everyone on the team is really excited about those, we’ve decided to share a snippet with all of you. So, enjoy! ❤️

A fragment of Æther Void lore:
Taking a deep breath, he focused his mind and concentrated on the spell. Almost as soon as he started to move his hands, he felt the Æther around him swirl as he focused his will to find a separate, but almost identical reality. In his mind’s eye, he saw different realities flash by instantaneously, using his hands to navigate between literally endless varieties of reality until he found the one he was looking for. He saw a reality where his skin was as tough as iron, almost perfectly overlapping with his own current situation. His hands waved around as he connected this desired reality to his here and now. As the Æther bridge formed, he sensed the familiar tingling sensation of mass and energy movement through higher-order dimensions and the ever so slightly out-of-phase look of overlapping realities, where one was substituting the other. The effect lasted only the briefest of moments, after which he felt his skin tighten, as if it were suddenly coated by a form-fitting suit of armor around his skin, gleaming in the light from the southern window.

How would you continue writing this fragment? Share it with us in the comments! 🧐

Dev Post 101 – Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Tiny snake messenger reporting for duty!

Besides our progress on our second one-shot, we’ve also been working on an engagement plan to improve our communication and marketing. There are lots of ideas, but it’s also been a challenge since marketing in the TTRPG community seems less present than in other branches. So if you’re working in the industry, and have tips and tricks, we’d love to learn more!

𝗔 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗩𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲:
This little snake messenger is reporting for duty! Usually deployed by lamias to communicate with each other. The snakes are often hypnotized and compelled to carry those messages, which is slow but very effective. Especially during stealth missions. Who would ever suspect such a tiny creature, right?

Dev Post 100 – Happy Lunar New Yær!

Our three artists worked together today on an art piece that celebrates the lunar new year! Sanne created the background and the dragon, Bere made the ox, and lastly, Sigrid painted the character. We’ve been inspired greatly by Asian culture for one of our worlds, and we’d love to share our appreciation this way. Stay safe everyone!

A fragment of Aether Void lore:
Did you know that the calendar on Sleeping Dragon was based on Chinese numerology? In this particular system, some numbers, such as 6, 8, and 9 are regarded as signifying good fortune, while the numbers 4 and 7 are seen as bad omens. To make the calendar suitable for their world, the numerologists avoided 4 and 7 altogether and used the numbers 6, 8, and 9 wherever they could. Resulting in a year consisting out of 198 days with exactly 11 lunar months of each 18 days. Each lunar month was divided into 3 weeks of 6 days. Their days must be filled with luck, don’t you think?

Dev Post 99 – Water Chickens And More Art

This week we welcomed a new Æther Void member! She’s an art intern and will be a valuable addition to our artistic team. We’re thrilled to have her for the upcoming semester and excited about what she’ll create to enrich the worlds, enhance the gameplay, and interpret the stories within the Æther Void universe.

A fragment of Æther Void lore:
Not everything the technocrats created is terrible. The water chicken depicted in the art is one of the cuter abominations they’ve made. It should be impossible that this youngling is dangerous, right? What do you think?

Dev Post 98 – Things Are Taking Root

A young dryad in a grove.

Another day working from home has come to a close! Today, we focussed on our art checklist, started discussing going to SPIEL in October, and continued working on the second one-shot adventure. Things are moving forward!

𝗔 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗩𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲:
Dryads sleep by rooting in the soil and turning into an actual tree, which leaves them vulnerable at night. But the little dryad portrayed in the art piece is not quite ready to root yet, still enjoying the last rays of sunlight from which she gets her energy. The young dryad will eventually need to root, because they get their water and nutrients from the soil at night.

Dev Post 97 – Simply One Hell Of A Butler

A clockwork butler, ready to serve.

A supposed demon soul bound to a lifeless clockwork body made from wood, metal, and gears. Human creations, made by ingenious inventors. The soul of this demon is under the contract of the clockmaker. They are meant to do the bidding of her/his mistress/master, which makes them certainly one hell of a butler. Well, until their owner dies, of course

What would you do if you had such a creation at your disposal? 🧐

Dev Post 96 – Taking Care

Today, we did a thorough review of our team-building sessions! We made plans actionable, so working from home will be more manageable. ‘Tis the year of rejuvenated passion, aligned visions, and an amazing future!

👉🏼 How will you tackle your RPG project in 2021?

Fragment of Æther Void Lore:
Elves hail from a very traditional Matriarchal society where men are perceived to be household caretakers, things of beauty, weak, and something to be protected and fought over. As such, Elven women and men often clash and are confused by Human males and females who act exactly the opposite as they would expect.

👉🏼 Find more lore in our one-shot Return of the Ancients here!

Dev Post 95 – Draw Me Like One of Your Elven Males

During our research on a long, dead female politician, we came across something rather interesting. While digging through her belongings, we found a booklet with the most curious contents: soft porn. Her name remains unknown.

What We’ve Been Up To:
After a well-deserved holiday, we are ready to tackle 2021! While we’re moving slowly, we are still moving forward. We’re excited to share more concept art, updates on gameplay, and other content!