December 2010 FEATURES:

VAE Christmas Gift 2010

#In addition Victorian Adventure Enthusiast is honored to announced that we are hosting a free game by Ben Lehman:

"Being a role-playing game on the topic of the High-Flying adventures of Beatrice Henrietta Bristol-Smythe, DBE, daring Aviatrix and accomplished Exploratrix, and her Gentleman Companion, who for a Modest Fee, accompanies Beatrice Henrietta Bristol-Smythe, DBE, when the Occasion warrants her an Escort.

VAE News Items

#Salutations Good Gamers!

The last few months have seen the release of several Games of interest to the readers of Victorian Adventure Enthusiast:

"Oz: Dark & Terrible"

"Oz: Dark & Terrible is a role-playing game set in an Oz most sane people would never hope to enter. But many creatures call Oz 'home'. It is a realm of witches who have made pacts with Dark Powers and insane steamtech inventions."



#"Rise of Æster"

"The complete Live Action Rules Set and World Guide to begin your adventure in the Rise of Æster World...
Over 300 pages of world information, the complete character creation and conflict resolution systems as well as dozens of art plates both historical and by noted Steampunk artists like Tony "Tinplate" Hicks and Molly "Porkshanks" Friedrich...
get a better view into the world through several piece of short fiction that illuminate the world through the eyes of iconic characters, taking you to the toxic skies where the Æsterborn live in their sealed floating cities. You will experience the depths of horror, despair and triumph as you read about the brave men and women who wrested London from her watery grave.
There are also articles on costuming, set and prop building and a complete "For the Navigator" section that gives tips for how to run your own games!"


#"Space 1889: Red Sands"

The eagerly awaited Savage Worlds adaptation of the seminal "Space 1889" is now out:
"Red Sands pits a desperate band of heroes against the Inner Circle of the Brotherhood of Luxor. The Brotherhood, led by the mysterious Kronos, King of the Titans, plots to bring about the end of all worlds. From the mountains of Mars to the swamps of Venus, our intrepid explorers must stop the Brotherhood from plunging the entire solar system into a bloody war to end all wars!"

October 2010 FEATURES:


An Interview with Daniel Davis, Co-Creator of Monster Commute

#Daniel M. Davis is co-creator of the fabulous "Monster Commute" comic, which you can read free onlineAs it turns out the lovely and talented Mr Davis is also an old-school gamer and was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his insanely busy schedule to have a chat with us:


More from Daniel

Monster Commute Cast Of Characters

#We'll we're pleased to present a gallery of the characters from this great comic (courtesy of Daniel and Dawna Davis, of course!)





Bodie "The Beast"*, Promethean Pugilist

RPG Resources:

Bodie "The Beast"*, Promethean Pugilist #

Bodie's name is pronounced "boad-eee")
*Bodie's original fighting name was Bodie "The Bastard" but this offended my folk's sensibilities.

Bodie was envisioned for Unhallowed Metropolis, one of the man-made Frankenstein's monster like "Prometheans". Instead of being some lunatic's slave or a crazed monster Bodie uses his super-human abilities to beat opponents to a pulp in the boxing ring.



Shane Lacy Hensley~ Games Guest of Honor at Steamcon

Shane Lacy Hensley, creator of Deadlands and Savage Worlds* will be the Games Guest of Honor at this year's Weird West themed Steamcon (in Seattle WA of course).


Pinnacle Entertainment Group~

Shane Lacy Hensley's wikipedia entry~

*which features the Rippers RPG and the upcoming Space 1889: Red Sands


"Captives in the Court of the Sky"

# This month Victorian Adventure Enthusiast is pleased to present "Captives in the Court of the Sky" an adventure (in pdf format) for Century's Edge as written by Louis Hoefer.


Whole Sum Entertainment~

Century's Edge~



October 2009 FEATURES:

An Interview with Marshal, Rise of Æster's Commander in Chief

#Rise of Æster is a "Steampunk Live Action Experience"...
Marshal, the game's "Commander in Chief", was willing
to take time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for Victorian Adventure Enthusiast...


More from Marshal

Vae Victis News Agency Dispatches

#(Gentle Reader~ these Dispatches from the Vae Victis News Agency are focused on the world presented in the Rise of Æster game. We hope that you find them Entertaining and a possible source of ideas for any steampunk game. The Eds.)

"The Deepening Mystery of Mathilda Rhiannon"
- Jerry Boswell for the Vae Victis News Agency


VAE NEWS, October 2009!

Mr Bodwell & Lady Adderly, of the VAE Staff, will be attending the inaugural Steamcon (Oct 23-25 2009)

#Mr Bodwell & Lady Adderly, of the VAE Staff, will be attending the inaugural Steamcon.

(Lady Adderly will be hosting the Tea Party!)

Please say Hello if you happen to see us about..

If you're from a Game Company and would like us to give away items for you while we're there, please, contact us!

-Mr B

"Century's Edge" is a new RPG from Whole Sum Entertainment

#Welcome to Century's Edge

A world that's forever Victorian... Imagine a "turn of the century" earth, populated by both the historic figures of the time and characters and creatures right out of the period's greatest novels. Explore islands that time forgot; Defend the free nations against Robur 'The Conquerer'; Spend the night in Castle Dracula; Protect a fort against Appache warbands; Solve the Mystery of 'Jack the Ripper'; Go to war for queen or country; Decend into the strange realms that lie beneath the surface of the globe...

...All this is possible and more, when you play Century's Edge, an Adventure Game with its toes on the line between what is History and what is Imagination!"


"The Committee for the Exploration of Mysteries" by Eric J Boyd

#"The Committee for the Exploration of Mysteries is a storytelling game of exploration and adventure inspired by the pulps. Playable in a single evening or over multiple sessions, it allows you and your friends to tell tales of harrowing danger, daring deeds, and furious action with freeform narration and pulse-pounding timed conflict resolution. No pre-game preparation is required, so grab your hat, your whip, and your .45 and get going!"

This Meeting of the Committee is Called to Order . . .


Free PDF Preview~

Rules Summary~

Character Examples~
Lord Melvin
Bric Taylor
Zarbon the Illusionist
Jane McGrute

Demo Script~

Sample Adventure Worksheet~

Forgotten Futures XI: Planets of Peril

#Looks like the great Marcus Rowland's next project for Forgotten Futures is based on the 1930 pulp Science Fiction of Stanley Weinbaum...

Stanley Weinbaum


Full Light Full Steam: Situation Report!

#From Josh Roby, creator of "Full Light Full Steam":

"I present you Situation Report!, a free supplement for my three-year-old game Full Light, Full Steam. It includes six characters and four situations engineered for those characters, ideally suited to one-shot, short-form, or convention play. Hope you enjoy!"

Download the PDF here

Read more about it on Story Games

Lady Blackbird~ Steampunk Story-Game

#Lady Blackbird is on the run from an arranged marriage to Count Carlowe. She hired a smuggler skyship, The Owl, to take her from her palace on the Imperial world of Ilysium to the far reaches of the Remnants, so she could be with her once secret lover: the pirate king Uriah Flint."

Lady Blackbird is a steampunk adventure module for 2-6 people. It contains a starting situation, setting, pregen characters, and quick-play rules perfect for a no-prep game of 1-6 sessions or more. MORE

Mutants & Masterminds: Worlds of Freedom~

#Mutants & Masterminds: Worlds of Freedom~

published by Green Ronin

Presents a variety of "alternate worlds" for the Mutants & Masterminds Freedom City setting including "Freedom by Gaslight" featuring information for the Victorian era and a section of "Wars for Freedom" with American Civil War era heroes and villians.

Rise of Æster
"A Steampunk Live Action Experience"

#"The Rise of Æster project is a two fold project bringing both live action roleplaying and a creative community of Steampunk artists together to create something that neither individual component could accomplish on its own." MORE...


Space 1889: The Complete Canal Priests Of Mars

#The orginal release of "Canal Priests of Mars" (Space 1889) cut about a THIRD of the manuscript, much to the chagrin of author Marcus L. Rowland (creator of Forgotten Futures ).

Now, finally, the complete campaign is ready to play~

"BASK! In the glory of London, hub of Empire!
TRAVEL! Aboard a luxurious ether liner!
MARVEL! At the wonders of Mars!#

Our heroes help Martians accomplish a holy mission in London, then travel to Mars aboard the Princess Alexandra, the largest and most luxurious ether liner ever built! Throughout their journey they must face the hazards of London, the Ether, and Mars, compounded by mysterious enemies bent on stopping their Martian allies!"

Features all new artwork by Paul Daly.

Available electronically via:
Drive Thru RPG
and in print format from

Published by Heliograph

The Unhallowed Metropolis Companion

#The Unhallowed Metropolis Companion
is the newest release from Hallow's Eve Designs.

This limited edtion book includes a new Calling: the long-awaited Deathwatch.
A massive Rogues Gallery of NPCs and
"Sanctuary" a scenario for you to cut your teeth on
only while supplies last

Victoriana RPG 2nd Ed.

#Seems our patience has paid of, as the 2nd Edition of the Victoriana RPG has finally shown up on the shelves of games stores!

Victoriana's Website

Free PDF Preview

They've already released two support products:
"Faulkner's Millinery and Miscellanea"
"The Marlybone Mummy"

Wild Talents: The Kerberos Club~

#Wild Talents: The Kerberos Club~
"a Wild Talents sourcebook for superheroic roleplaying in Victorian London."

details here

"The Kerberos Club gives Wild Talents players every tool they need to create new heroes and villains in a world that is at the same time familiar and alien—a world made more of both by the Strangeness that grips it and the dangers that threaten it."

Comes with Free PDF

Quick Start Free PDF:

Wolsong: Magia Wieku Pary

#Wolsong: Magia Wieku Pary
more information, in Polish, here

Is a Polish Steampunk boardgame, RPG and they have nifty cards as well.

"Magia Wieku Pary" seems to translate as Magic Age Couples or Magic Century Paris.... hmmm...

Setting is steampunk/fantasy ala the Victoriana RPG.
Here's the google translation of the RPG page from Polish to English

Looks like the boardgame is available with English rules



June 2009 FEATURES:

InSpectres- The Daedalus Club

#This month Victorian Adventure Enthusiast is pleased to present a "mini sup" for Jared A. Sorenson's Inspectres. Welcome to The Daedalus Club! MORE...




An Interview with John R. "Buck" Surdu and Christopher Palmer, creators of G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T.

Here at VAE we've been wanting to give some coverage to Victorian era miniatures for some time.#

It's not our area of expertise so we went to two experts... and ended up with an amazing interview!Please enjoy this chat with John R. "Buck" Surdu and Christopher Palmer, creators of G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. Glorious Adventures in Science Loosely Involving Generally Historical Times .MORE...


Unhallowed Metropolis

#Unhallowed Metropolis- New Publisher, New Supplement!

Everybody's favorite game of "gas mask-chic of Neo-Victorian horror" has a new home in publisher
Hallows Eve Designs


This is good new for many reasons, not the least of which is the upcoming release of
"Unhallowed Necropolis"


Adamant Entertainment

#The fine folks at Adamant Entertainment have recently released two Items of Interest~

First they've gathered all of their d20 Victoriana into one collection:
"The Imperial Age Omnibus"

Next Up they've issued their swords-and-planets RPG "Mars" using the Savage Worlds system!



Pinnacle Entertainment Group

#Speaking of Savage Worlds....
Pinnacle Entertainment Group is releasing a Savage Worlds edition of...
Space 1889!

Frank Chadwick's legendary setting gets a Savage Worlds revamp in the upcomging "Space 1889: Red Sands. MORE...



February 2009:

RPG Product Guide Updated

UCHRONIA 1890: The Four Dimensions of Uchronia


Strange Influences: Spring Heeled Jack, The First Masked Mystery Man.

RPG Product Guide Updated


RPG ADVENTURE: Fellowship of the White Star's "London Fires" Download


VAE's Uchronia 1890 Translation!

JULY 2008:

...In the Age of Chivalry

JUNE 2008:

A Wild West Oracle

APRIL 2008:

An Interview with William A. Barton

Uchronia Translation Update: The Oxford Street Irregulars

MARCH 2008:


A Victorian Oracle created



Uchronia Translation of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Character up

Doctor Phibes: Strange Influence up

Interview with Marcus Rowland



Unhallowed Metropolis released

Welcome to the world of dark, disturbing Neo-Victorian gas-mask chic surgery-punk. Welcome to Unhallowed Metropolis. Adventure Enthusiast to translate Uchronia 1890
The fine fellows here at VAE have been granted a rare Opportunity: They will be translating the steampunk Role-Playing Game Uchronia 1890 from the original French into English. The final product will be available here for free! Please peruse the original game:


VAE Contributor Survives Stabbing Contest

(poscast available:)Jordan, one of VAE's contributors, was recently interview for the gaming podcast Stabbing Contest. The topic, nominally, was storytelling.You can listen to it here:


Forgotten Futures X: The Tooth and Claw RPG announced!Marcus Rowland creator of Forgotten Futures has announced that the next project for the game will be based on Jo Walton's book Tooth and Claw. This novel is best summarized as a Victorian romance where the characters are not humans but dragons. Forgotten Futures:
Forgotten Futures etherdiary:
The Tooth and Claw Index: