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.
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Dawn of Aquilas
- This is a moodboard I put together on Pinterest that I use for inspiration: Megalopolis Umbra
- Also, this is part of the Penumbra Extinction multiverse. Check out the actual play podcast at penumbraextinction.com.
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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.