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Dawn - Rise of the Occulites is a small scale, miniatures boardgame. Each player chooses an Occulite Tribe and competes against each other, recreating pivotal moments in its short history or even leading the Tribe through its evolution, watching it grow and advance over a series of games. Based on the information gained by the Honorary Professors Charles-Darwin over thirty odd years, this game recreates the struggles that the Occulite Tribes faced in their early days, when they were small and scattered across the land.
Dawn takes place at the very beginning of the Occulite's evolutionary timescale. At this time the Occulites roam the lands in small Tribes, moving from cave to cave, collecting the precious Sungems to keep them warm during the Long Dark. They fight over territory and resources in an effort just to survive.