Dawn of Aquilas is a dystopian cyberpunk flavored with Roman imperialism. You'll get to play as a newly-promoted Praetorian Guard struggling with your allegiances and loyalties as your home city, Megalopolis Umbra, rises in revolt around you. Its main inspirations are Fritz Lang's Metropolis, the Tower of Babel, the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and most recently Obsidian's Tyranny. Its allegories and themes will center around the US' current political climate, techno-utopianism, post-truth politics, and socio-economic inequality.
Play the Game
Dawn of Aquilas (prologue only)
Dec 23rd 2016: Prologue is ready!
Dec 30th 2016: Character 'n' Code.
Here is a moodboard I put together on Pinterest. Also, this is one of the planned dimensional settings in a campaign I'm publishing as an actual-play podcast. Feel free to check it out. The other settings will also eventually be explored via ChoiceScript, after DoA is complete.
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Megalopolis Umbra is the dark, cancerous city growing amidst a vast, toxic wilderness; some mockingly call it the Jewel of the Northern Wastes. Its sleek obsidian towers reach far above the ground in an attempt to touch the heavens themselves. In Umbra Above, only the richest and most powerful citizens can lavish under the sun in opulence, while in Umbra Below, the people are cast under the perpetual shadow of the city’s looming towers.
You were born at the bottom, where the cold and forgotten do what they must to survive.