The Steam Chronicles It is the early 1800?s. But not that we know of. No, this is a world of steam and clockwork, airships and submersibles, Victorian and Modern. Queen Victoria sits on the English Throne, and London, the veritable ?Centre of the Modern World?, is advancing readily. Great structures tower above the Thames, and Zeppelins, Blimps, and all manner of other airships - Ornithopters, Bi-planes, and Gyrocopters - fly higher above them. On the ground, steam and clockwork rule the open roads, though their number and the population prevent it being too ?open?. And it is here that the crime begins. Pickpockets run amock, and murder happens every so often. But this is no tale of crime and punishment! This is grand adventure, a tale of people amongst the hustle and bustle of an expanding world. These are the Steam Chronicles. *** Excerpt from the Daily Mail, Sunday March 4th, 1829 AD London is buzzing with news that the famous adventurer Quincy P. Shackleford is about to embark on a new journey. Recently, Shackleford came into possssion of an ancient map that tells of a hidden island, supposedly the final resting place of Mayan gold. It lies to the far south of the Colonies, near Chile, and the esteemed Mr. Shackleford is reportedly assembling an expedition to find said treasure. Excerpt from Quincy P. Shackleford?s Journal, Monday March 5th, 1829 AD It was with great interest I read the article in the Mail yesterday, and was quite angered to find that it wrote of the expedition as though it were a mere treasure-hunt. I promptly wrote to the Mail, detailing the finer points of the journey. We plan to bring back specimens of flora and fauna, perhaps some ancient artifacts, too. I suppose, then, that this is a treasure-hunt, though more attuned to the scientific than the financial. We embark on Thursday, as per the Norse customs. The Hammer of the Gods shall drive our ships to new lands! *** This is a Steampunk RPG. For those of you not familiar with the genre, it involves Victorian settings and characters with technology powered mainly by Steam and Clockwork. Examples of the Genre include: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Hellboy, Van Helsing, Sleepy Hollow, and many more. An excellent source on the genre is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk As to characters, you are a member of Shackleford?s expedition. Are you a scientist, archaeologist, botanist, treasure hunter, indentured servant or rich patron? Perhaps even a stowaway... The possibilities are boundless. It is also possible to be a native of the island, though you?d have to PM for extra-special permission! *** RULES: -PM all character sheets to the GM(s) -GM?s word is law -No God-moding -Respect other players -Obey the Terms of Service -Have fun Try to write well, please. Spelling mistakes can seriously detract from the fun. *** Character Sheets Name: Gender: Age: Appearance -Eyes: -Hair: -Build: -Clothes: Personality -Likes: -Dislikes: -Habits: Inventory -Weapons: -Equipment: Job: Bio: *** Note: If anyone is interested in being a Sub-GM, then please, by all means, PM me.