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    My main love of all things steam comes from the fantastic costumes people make for themselves, and I am a member of a couple of other steam communities. The only thing that I find is missing is people who want to live roleplay in a steam setting. I know, I'm a total geek. But I love stuff like that. Anyone else interested in playing their very own steampunk personality?

    Not gonna plug other stuff too much, but a pretty good steam setting can be found in the novel, "The Court of the Air". Bloody good fun.
    • CommentAuthorCaBil
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Well, there is the classic Space: 1889, Etherpunk, Unhallowed Metropolis, Cthulhu by Gaslight and I am pretty sure a d20 and a GURPS Steampunk sourcebooks...
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    Why bother with a system, run systemless and then you can create your own background.
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    Lulz: A corruption of LOL which stands for Laugh Out Loud
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    Perhaps you'll find this interesting. Although, it's quite a "feudal/medieval-future" setting in a "Dune" way...
    • CommentAuthortulpa
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    I'm not too interested in traditional games, so the steampunk games I enjoy are "Full Light, Full Steam" and "The Committee for the Exploration of Mysteries"

    The latter is somewhat like a combination of Polaris, Victorian aesthetics, and Baron Munchausen(the game)
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    Thanks for the fading suns link, it's pretty close to what I'm after. I do like the idea of doing somehing a little freeform, but I know what some gamers can be like without a real rule set. Maybe I could just change the Fading Suns game to suit my needs a bit. Hmmmm?
    • CommentAuthorjcfiala
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I'd be pretty happy with a steam/steampunk style setting - I've got a boatload of Space: 1889 books... when the game was first announced, I horded the advertising materials and handouts, because I just thought it was all *so* cool. I've even got a bunch of the Transactions of The Royal Martial Geographical Society, a name that makes me smile just saying or typing it.
    • CommentAuthorCaBil
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    Space: 1889, the game that wouldn't die. That was a joke that one of its owners gave it at a gaming industry con back in the 90s. Last I heard, someone still had a movie option on the property. After GDW died, I think Frank Chadwick took back the property but I think the problem I heard with licensing it was that he wanted to retain the old rule set.
    • CommentAuthorMark W
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007 edited
    I found the website of the people that make Full Light, Full Steam and they say they have it available on When I search on Lulu for it though I cant find it anywhere. Do you have a link where you ordered it from?

    EDIT: Also an interesting steampunk style game that I found on Lulu is Broken Gears. the authors call it Animistic Steampunk, and it does have some good setting stuff, though I dont know if I would use the system they have in it. last I saw it was free as a PDF and only 6 or 7 dollars plus shipping for a softcover.
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2007
    I would if I could get someone to play something other then standard fantasy DnD with me, which I'm starting to not so secretly hate.
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    I am kinda lucky that way. My university has a very large gamer population (over fifty turn up to the weekly meetings and there is almost the same again in casuals) and there is never a shortage of new games to try out. My big problem is the only live gaming is world of darkness, and most of the people who play it are more into the whiney goth side of the game than trying to get into the fun political stuff and dark creepy horror.

    If I could find a good enough system and setting I would love to try running a steampunk live game.
    • CommentAuthorMark W
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2007
    Just got done buying a bunch of RPG stuff with the christmas money I got. One of the games I picked up was Pinnacle's setting for their Savage Worlds system called Rippers. Set in victorian times, you play a monster hunter (or Ripper as they call them) tracking down creatures of the night and killing them, but the interesting part is what they call Rippertech. Rippertech is basically taking parts of monsters and implanting them into your own body to gain some of their powers. Jack the Ripper in it is actually someone who put so much Rippertech in himself that his body started breaking down and he was killing people to get fresh organs to keep himself going.