Cover artwork and logo by Nick Greenwood
Finally a break in the release schedule to make some long overdue updates to the website. Both Amethyst Renaissance 2.0 (Pathfinder) and Amethyst Compendium (4E) have been released with Fate and Savage Worlds editions to follow. With the release date announcement of the new edition of D&D, the 5E version of Amethyst probably won't be released until at least Christmas. The color update of Hearts of Chaos should be expected before the end of the month.
With just over two days left, it's looking good for the Amethyst Kickstarter. We passed our goal (WOOT!!) with significant wiggle room. I've already been in contact with Nick Greenwood on our battle plan moving forward. It's a very exciting time and hope more people will be able to get in on the rewards until they no longer become available. Be sure to share it amongst those you know, starting at the $40 level, there are numerous rewards to be had including over 15 PDFs. There are also gigabytes of high resolution artwork available at the $70 reward level. My thanks again to everyone who contributed. Remember, there is now a PayPal option for those unable to use Amazon (though check your currency conversion before you pledge). We are actually only a few hundred dollars away from reaching that soundtrack.
The Amethyst Kickstarter has only one week left and we are at 80%. We need support now more than ever.
Check out our revised list of rewards!
Dias Ex Machina's Amethyst Kickstarter has begun. I am calling on everyone to show their support!
NeuroSpasta's first DLC has been released, GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Now available for only $1.99
The full DEM Q&A Podcast previously seen on our Youtube Channel can now be downloaded in full.
APEX has been released, our new supplement for Ultramodern4!
Superheroes have arrived for 4th Edition D&D
NEUROSPASTA is now available in a Pathfinder edition, PDF AND POD.
If Dias Ex Machina’s Facebook page reaches 210 likes, the upcoming setting-only DLC for NeuroSpasta, “General Assembly” will be free to anyone who purchased either the 4th Edition or Pathfinder versions.
Our last pledge drive, Apex, was a huge success (even though that title has yet to be released), so we’re trying it again. Since General Assembly is a much smaller product than Apex, we’re keeping the goal lower. General Assembly is a setting expansion only, listing the various nations and organizations of the world and whether or not they survived into the future.
Expect General Assembly sometime this summer.
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"
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
Mike wakes up Conan
Mike: "I can't sleep, so you can't sleep."
Conan: "What do you want?!"
Mike: "That demon girl is in my dreams."
Conan: "Well, you shouldn't have had sex with her."
Mike: "It needed to be done."
Conan: "I warned you. I explicitly told you don't do it!"
Mike: "Someone had to; she had something we needed."
Conan: "Yes, someone had to do it, which means you can't complain when you choose to do it. I'm sorry you got laid!"
Grayson (now also up): "I'm honestly a little envious."
Mike: "She gave me a warning."
Conan: "You talked to her, didn't you? What did you say?!"
Conan: "You go the #$&@ back downstairs and leave me the @#$& alone!"
Jill (now also up): "It's four in the morning; why is everyone screaming?"
Conan: "I am woken up constantly by the screams of people I have killed or gotten killed. I don't need this @#$% TO! I HAVE MY OWN PROBLEMS!"
Desmond: "Am I off watch now?"
Conan: "YOU CAN GO TO SLEEP NOW, DES, CAUSE EVERYONE'S UP NOW!"
Jill: "Why are we doing this quest? This wasn't our quest; it was Osvaldo's."
Conan: "Because I don't have anything better to F$%#ing do…other than getting hunted down!"
GM: "How much will you give me to read that scroll?"
Conan: "We already paid the other one fifty."
GM: "And what do I get?"
Conan: "I assume the fifty from the other one."
Desmond: "Who was that other person, then?"
Jill: What's the big deal, she's eight years old, just give her some money."
Conan: "FINE, I BEAT HER IN THE FACE WITH A SACK OF PENNIES!"