Cover artwork and logo by Nick Greenwood
April 14th, 2013
NEUROSPASTA HAS BEEN RELEASED!
February 13th, 2013
Dias Ex Machina has released a video showcasing the artwork for their upcoming cyberpunk RPG, NeuroSpasta.
Nick Greenwood ( http://www.nick-greenwood.com/ )
M. Wayne Miller ( http://www.mwaynemiller.com/).
Music by Bilian, adapted from the Webshadow, "In The Company Of Mirrors"
January 23rd, 2013
Dias Ex Machina to release APEX, Ultramodern4 superhero "DLC".
DEM, publishers of Amethyst and Ultramodern4 will be releasing a supplement for its popular Ultramodern4 4th Edition ruleset. Apex introduces mechanics for superheroes and paranormal abilities in urban and science fiction settings.
Apex is inspired by modern superhero tales—where enhanced humans hide from forces wishing their eradication. Readers will find similar philosophical similarities between Apex and Amethyst, as both are constructed from similar DNA. Expect Apex's release sometime in the spring.
Also recently announced is that if DiasExMachina's FB page reaches 150 likes, then anyone that has the POD or PDF of Ultramodern4 (not the OGL) will get Apex for free. Apex is expected late Spring
January 7th, 2013
DriveThruRPG.com has over 50 RPG eBooks for 40% off! A New Year is the perfect time to try a new game, so check out these great deals now!
December 17th, 2012
From now until Boxing Day (for those aware of that holiday) DEM is dropping the price of ALL their games.
Amethyst Renaissance: 6.99 (14.99)
Ultramodern4: 6.99 (13.99)
Amethyst Evolution: 4.99 (14.99)
Amethyst D20: 0.99 (20.00)
Please show your support and share the news.
October 31, 2012
DiasExMachina has a Twitter account now.
September 28th, 2012
Yet another great review for Amethyst Renaissance.
"Suffice it to say this book is a gorgeously illustrated, beautifully laid out book. The writing is top notch."
Ultramodern4 is presented as an OGL to both support 4th Edition gaming and to reach a larger fan base. The decision was a difficult one, brought on from conversations with fans regarding the insecurity of the economy. Simply put, some people didn't want to spend money on something they might hate. Ultramodern4 is the result of three years of writing, rewriting, and playtesting. We're proud of the system and believe that so passionately, we're willing to let the product speak for itself. Even though the OGL does reference maps, these maps are only available in the full edition (as they cost money to make). We are hoping that this OGL will reach a larger audience which may result in more sales. If you like what you read, please purchase the PDF or POD, or barring that, send a donation via PAYPAL to Slipstream2@serenadawn.com. ENJOY.
Great Game Quotes
Conan: "There are two targets he could attack, both equal distance, the human or the dwarf."
GM: "He attacks the dwarf then."
GM: "What's your AC?"
Grayson: "That's discrimination?"
Conan: "What's your AC?"
Mike: "What's your AC without armor?"
Grayson: "I have my armor on."
Mike: "How could you have your armor on? We weren't allowed to carry anything with us."
Grayson: "Because I never take it off."
Mike: "…You're gross."
GM: “There have been many smart people. Einstein…Newton….that wheelchair guy…calculus….Bill Nye.”
Conan: "We're all just basically bacon-wrapped straws."
Conan: "If anyone asks, I am worthless AND insane, and I don't like anybody."
Jill: "I go to my room."
GM: "Your mother's servants have kept your room since you left. Everything is clean; all the clothes you've left are pressed, including the noble clothes."
Conan: "Awww, you're one of those worthless rich kids."
GM: "And they bring in hot water and salts for the bath and take your adventuring gear to be cleaned."
Jill: "This is the reason why I left…"
Conan: "Desmond lived in a place without water, hunted down by giant tree monsters. Grayson was a slave. I fought space gods. You lived in a giant house and yet your life is AWFUL."
Desmond: "My home was an all-terrain vehicle. I miss it."
Grayson: "I miss my donkey."