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?
Find more lore in our one-shot Return of the Ancients here!
It got out… We couldn’t contain it. It never asked to be made, and now it remade itself. It was supposed to fix things. It was supposed to weld parts together for us. It peacefully hung from the ceiling, moving back and forth on the same tracks. Now, look at how it welded itself together and set foot on the ground. Taking its place among us.
This concept artwork is a sneak peek into the technocrat facilities on Sleeping Dragon. Technocrats inspect the latest developments of the welding bot’s work on their spaceship. It’s one of many ships they use to venture out into space and discover planets beyond their own.
Where would you go if you’d be able to go anywhere in space?
These are some clothing designs from Sleeping Dragon! Clothing, among other things, has roots in Asian cultures. When colonists settled on Sleeping Dragon, most of them were of Asian descent, as to why you’ll see a lot of Asian influences on the planet.
Want to know more about Sleeping Dragon? Find it in our free beta one-shot adventure: Return of the Ancients!
In the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing how to implement hacking into Aether Void. What’s realistic, fun, and what kind of game mechanics do we want to create? What are some technical and social aspects we should keep in mind? And of course, how common will it be? What would you like to see in hacking, either flavor or mechanics?
We’re always looking for different and unique droid designs for Sleeping Dragon. Currently, we have a droid in our playtest to figure out how we can create a balanced and playable race. But what kind of droids or robots would be cool to play? How would you visualize them? Feel free to share some cool droid art to inspire us (or your description), so that we can figure out how to portray them!