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Science fiction set in alternate Victorian timelines (“Steampunk”) interests many people and there are several works of fiction such as Bruce Sterling’s and William Gibson’s “Difference Engine” and several of Michael Morcock’s books, notably the “Nomad of Time” trilogy.

There are also several games based on the idea.

Below are a couple of wild ideas from myself and my friend Ed.

A New Small Arms Rules System for Space 1889.

This gives a more realistic and detailed game than the original rules without making things unduly complex. Using this system you can adapt any weapon of the period to the game.

Some Information on 19th Century Small Arms.

Some of this was taken from Albert Lowe’s gun files at http://www.space1889.org/

I’ve corrected a few minor errors and added a lot of additional weapons and some historical and technical information.

Steampunk 1920 Small arms.

Information on additional hardware likely to be found in Steampunk 1920 games.

Some of my ideas on Conveyances

The Imp Maxim carrier

Two Descriptions of typical Martian garb.

Lord Edward’s Ideas to Modernize Warfare.

A World shaped by Tesla

Some thoughts on Aerodynes

Other sites

Albert Lowe’s site
Steampunk sourcebook
Plans of vehicles and buildings
Transactions of the Royal Martian Geographical Society
Space1889.topcities.com
Aether traveller
Sky Galleons
More Sky Galleon and related material

Not a game site, but plenty of information on some of the weapons likely to be encountered.

www.militaryrifles.com.


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