June 2019 Dev Journal—Ethnis Lite, Goals Hit
Ethnis Lite Alpha is Live!
Getting Ethnis Lite out the door has been an absolute adventure. From flattening out the design with Ademal to getting the blocks all gussied up the day before the stream. It's just been amazing to be able to sit down, show off what we have made and have a lot of people embrace it. I really hope that it not only brings people into the world of Ethnis but also allows them to make experiences out of their own world. This is but the first Chapter in the Ethnis Lite adventure, and I'm stoked to develop it further.
Supported WorldsA couple of worlds have already stepped forward to have Ethnis Lite integration. We are working with them to adapt Lite to their worlds, and even have a test campaign organized with Menicia!
A solarpunk sci-fi setting in a future where humanity wises up about how we care for our world.
We've continued our work with Antti and got a piece that we are super proud to share. Kona Helmshigh, a character with a lot of history in previous campaigns, is our model for the Valuselu Pact. With such an awesome piece of art, we had to make the article stand out as much as the art did. So Barron took on writing the Parisan and Kona Helmshigh. With the introduction of Heroes, Barron created Kona as a character, and Ademal used him as a testing ground for the new Ethnis Light blocks. Kona even has his own shirt now, looking ever so gorgeous with the ValuSelu Pact Symbol.
A Parisan Martial hailing from Valdutan on Jhoutai. He now serves on the Jupiter Message. Kona is on Heroes, so come say hello!
You can also support us through merchandise! Every few weeks we will be putting up another piece of our art on TeePublic so keep an eye on the Discord and our Twitter to keep up with the newest uploads. Keep in mind that TeePublic puts new merchandise on sale for the first 48 hours it's up!
100 Days Project
In April we took on the 100 Days Project with the goal of doing 100 new pieces of work in 100 days. It went well at the start, we went through over 30 days without pause and did some amazing work. A few highlights from Ademal were the Yantra, the Mantra, and the God-Gutter (Gravity Blade). Barron put out a few of his own gems, such as the Frozen Few, Helmshigh Family, and the rework of the Nasyk.
How you can help
There's high costs associated with a project like Ethnis in terms of art, business fees, promotion, and production. It boils down to time and money, and we can always use help with both.
Tell your friends about us and subscribe to us on Patreon, and we will put your efforts to good use!
We are going to make Ethnis no matter what, but the love and resources given to us by our fans drives us and makes Ethnis a reality sooner.
The Final Rest of Sleepy Abigail
Sleepy Abigail was an agoraphobic Lifestreamer whose channel focused on her resting, relaxing, and otherwise doing activities best summarized as "comfy" or "cozy" by her audience. (Warning, contains themes of cyberbulling, exploitation, and suicide)
Razor's Edge, also known as Phenameth Cyncidine, is a mind-altering drug with proportionally extreme psychoactive, hallucinogenic, and dissociative properties. (Contains themes of Drug abuse and Violence)
A Character's Mantle is the path which they have chosen. It's their calling, or at least their preferred diversion. Mantles are a reflection of a character's capability and a player's playstyle, and marry them together.
June: SummerCamp Prep
We are taking this month to work on Ethnis Light and prep for SummerCamp. This means asking our Adepts and Masters what they want to see and plotting a course!
Wherein we will deliver on our goals and document our progress on Twitch, Twitter, and Discord! Expect to see a few writing streams at that time, and for us to be active in our WA chapter and the Ethnis Server
August: Ethnis Light Beta
We should be hitting the Beta or well through it at this point. As more is done, we will be running short campaigns as both play-by-post and live sessions (maybe even streams!) to test them out.