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Space: 1889 Mercury Sourcebook – PDF available now

Following Venus, Mercury is next in line in the series of planet sourcebooks for Space: 1889. The book comprises 128 pages full of detailed descriptions of the planet, its fascinating yet life –threatening nature and the bold scientists and adventurers who dare to face the dangers that lure behind every corner. Also included is an adventure that will take you and your players on a Journey on the World River that will have your characters discover many prominent sites of Mercury – and uncover some of its mysteries.

Mercury is available on PDF for $ 16.99 on drivethru: Buy the Mercury sourcebook here.

A printed version of the Mercury sourcebook will also be available, we will keep you posted on our website as soon as we know the exact release date!

Mercury – excerpt from the blurb:

“Once, no man on Earth thought that life on Mercury was possible since the planet is locked with one side perpetually facing the Sun. Scorching heat on one side and eternal darkness on the other seemed to guarantee that Mercury must be uninhabitable. But when the inhabitants of Earth first started to voyage through the Ether, some daring explorers also turned towards Mercury—and discovered how wrong the previous assumptions about the planet had been.

Because even if the one side of Mercury is dominated by vast hot deserts with lakes filled with molten metals and the other side is a seemingly lifeless waste with its giant glaciers of ice and ammonia, there is still a small strip of land between these two extremes that thrives with life. This zone where the cold and hot sides meet always stays in the same twilight and at the same temperature—this is the realm of the mighty World River, which spans the whole planet and is a lifeline for the primeval fauna and flora on both river banks.

While the few human settlements and bases were all established along the World River, the main focus of the great powers and trading companies remains on the hostile areas of Mercury—because that is where the true riches of the innermost planet of the Solar System lie. Lakes of molten metal await their exploitation on the Hot Side, if only there were a way to mine them. Frozen gases on the Dark Side also promise great profits, despite all risks to life and limb. It is no wonder then that it’s not just scientists that come to Mercury, but also salesmen and prospectors, just as some inventors try to construct machines that would function in environments more life-threatening and hostile than anything known on Earth.

This supplement describes everything you need to know to have thrilling adventures on Mercury. Detailed descriptions of the three very different regions, information on inhabitants and visitors of Mercury, interesting locations, or alien (and not always animal) life—this sourcebook offers you a comprehensive survey of the planet.

To help you dive into this exciting world more easily, this book also includes an adventure concerning a race along the World River which lets you and your players explore large parts of Mercury during its course.

The alien and fascinating world of Mercury awaits you!”

CONTACT: Kickstarter for the printed English version

For years, German role playing gamers have worked tirelessly to defend Earth from countless alien invasions – using CONTACT, the Tactical Alien Defence Roleplaying Game. But the threat from beyond our world has become too great, and the alien defence organization OMEGA needs new recruits from all around the globe. It is up to you to help defend Earth from the alien menace – so join up now! Help us fund a printed English version of our roleplaying game CONTACT by supporting our Kickstarter project that has been launched today!

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In CONTACT, players take on the role of OMEGA members that counter the alien threat wherever it arises. The highly tactical game, using its own ruleset known as CONTACT Kore, focuses not only on fighting aliens face to face but also features game mechanics for vehicle combat, scientific research based on salvaged alien technology and base management as well as expansion. The core rulebook features everything that is needed for countless hours of fun on Earth of the near future – no additional material is needed!

CONTACT has been thriving in Germany since the original release of the core rulebook in 2012 and so far three supplements, four stand-alone adventures and a soundtrack CD have been released in physical format. The core rulebook has already been translated into English and has been available via DriveThruRPG in PDF format for about two months (but is available for a reduced price via the Kickstarter project).

If you want to have a sneak peek into CONTACT you might want to try our free quickstart rules that are available via DriveThruRPG as well or the preview pages that can be assessed via the PDF product page. For more information just visit our Kickstarter project and join up today!

 

It’s Christmas in July on DriveThruRPG – 25% off!

DriveThruRPG have started their big summer sale “Christmas in July”! In this sale, you can purchase numerous Clockwork Publishing PDFs for a reduced price. Just visit our publisher page to see what’s on.

Here is a list of all our products that are part of the sale:

You have about 3 days until the sale ends, so we would recommend to decide quickly! Head right over to DriveThruRPG here: Clockwork Publishing DriveThru page

CONTACT – now available in English!

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Are you the type to ask too many questions? Are you infamous for being over-prepared for any situation you encounter? Do people marvel at your outside-the-box thinking and inventiveness? Could you be a scientific genius, an athlete, a mastermind of espionage? Or, do you just excel at crushing your opponents with unrelenting force?

If you answered YES to more than one of these questions, then you’re about to experience the ride of your life and live long enough not to be allowed to tell the tale.

The year is 2047 A.D., and a secret agency called OMEGA has just recruited you into their ranks of international operatives: soldiers, scientists, spooks, bureaucrats and diplomats, from around the world, all of whom who have already caught a faint glimpse of the impending doom.

Technology has evolved. War has evolved. Unfortunately, trapped in the human condition, Earth’s dominant species hasn’t. People from all walks of life are still puzzled in the face of a threat that’s overshadowed human history for millennia, eluding their grasp, and always lurking beneath layers of lies and deceit.

In this politically-charged future, you will pit your wits and resources against multiple hostile extraterrestrial factions while trying to put an end to the domestic dangers of human lunacy and corporate greed. Enter a vibrant world of UFO madness, mystery, and cutting-edge technology… if you have what it takes to be the last line of defense for your entire planet.

It is time to change the game.

Command. Research. Fight Back.

CONTACT – Tactical Alien Defense Role Playing Game

Available at DriveThruRPG!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/185975/CONTACT–Tactical-Alien-Defense-RolePlaying-Game

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Finally available in English, CONTACT is a full-blown, standalone science fiction tabletop role-playing game, authored by Robert Hamberger. It comes with its own custom point-based action combat mechanics, and uses percentile dice for most in-game resolutions. More in-depth game mechanics, such as advanced combat tactics and vehicular fighting, are handled in a modular fashion so that the game can be kept to a minimum amount of complexity for casual gamers. Advanced players will enjoy the added blend of comprehensive strategy and simulation elements such as research and development.

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The English language core rulebook is a high-resolution, full color PDF, containing 290 pages of illustration, a hyper-linked index, and other interactive functions which will take you anywhere you need in the blink of an eye. CONTACT has been beautifully illustrated by the prolific U.S. / New Zealand artist Anthony “ACS” Scroggins. This digital product contains everything you will need in order to play the game, including such extras as background information on the game world, an introductory campaign, sample hero characters, assorted sinister alien archetypes, and loads of kick-ass military hardware.

Enjoy!

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Now available: Space 1889 – Marvels of Mars

Marvels of Mars, a new supplement for the Ubiquity version of Space: 1889, is now avaiMarvels of Marslable on DriveThruRPG.

Marvels of Mars is an 80-page sourcebook containing two supplements: Creatures of Mars, a martian Bestiary providing information and stats for about 50 creatures, and Wonders of the Martian Past, a sourcebook about ancient martian technology.

If you have ever wondered what strange creatures and pieces of technology can be found on Mars, this is the book for you.

Marvels of Mars can be purchased for $9.99 on DriveThruRPG.

Venus Sourcebook PDF is now available!

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The Venus sourcebook for Space: 1889 is now available as PDF on DriveThru! The book contains a comprehensive description of the planet Venus (including German, British, Russian and Italian colonies, the Venusians and many, many mysteries) with more material than has ever been released before about the Morning Star.

All the backers of the Space: 1889 kickstarter have already received their PDFs. Everyone else can now order it for 19.99 $ through DriveThruRPG.

Order your Space: 1889 Venus PDF here!

The printed version will be released in a few months and separately announced here – so stay tuned.

We’re back!

It’s been pretty quiet for a while now, since we’ve been busy fulfilling our Kickstarter project. As some of you might know, we ran into some trouble concerning the Kickstarter, but after a lot of hard work we were able to pull through for the most part.

If you’re interested in the story, you can read it in the Kickstarter updates we provided since almost exactly a year ago. We’ve been keeping our backers up to date over there, but our website sadly fell a little short while we were busy sorting things out. The project itself has simply been the easiest way to communicate with the backers – and they were our chief concern in this time.

But now we’re back! And after a long period of silence, we’ll try to keep you up to date on our website and our Facebook page.

We’ll start with some good news:

  • Pretty much all our Kickstarter backers have already been supplied with the first books, including the core rulebook in its various iterations.
  • What’s left of this print run is now being shipped to regular sale distribution and has partly already hit stores. This includes the regular core rulebook as well as the limited edition bound in faux leather and the GM screen.
  • We’ve got a new distribution partner: The awesome guys over at Modiphius Entertainment are taking care of it, so you should already be able to buy Space: 1889 stuff at regular stores.
  • All mentioned products (as well as some others) are also available as PDF via our DriveThru store.
  • Some more products should become available as a physical copy during the first quarter of 2016, if everything works out as planned. This includes the Venus sourcebook, two adventures and the dice set. Of course, we have to supply our Kickstarter backers first, but after that everything will be available for regular sale. PDFs of those products might already be available this month – we will post a new update here once there are any news.

As you can see, things are finally starting to come together.

Stay tuned for more updates during the next months.

Thank you all :)

Thank you to everyone who has backed us on this journey.

All of 1,025 backers, the bloggers, podcasters, new sites, etc that have covered and interviewed us about the project, everyone who has used social media, forums and word of mouth to let people know about the campaign and all of those involved in the creation of stretch goals (both revealed and currently unrevealed ;p) and the whole of the Clockwork Publishing/Uhrwerk Verlag and Chronicle City teams who have helped and supported both Patric and myself!

The final seconds clicked down and our final total was an amazing £72,379 (@ $112,715)!

It also meant we unlocked another adventure in PDF – “Lost City of Tharsus” by Brennan Taylor – which every backer of the Digital Rulebook Plus and the Rulebook Plus onwards will receive as part of their reward package in both Ubiquity and Savage Worlds formats.

It seems that once the campaign has finished we can’t edit the front page anymore – so whilst it remains “locked” there please rest assured it has been unlocked.

We’re going to take a couple of days downtime (well, it is a bank holiday weekend here in the UK – in another life I’d have been at Reading festival watching Nine Inch Nails this evening! ;p) and I’ll be sorting out the BackerKit to invite everyone too so we can start working out the add-ons people want and the addresses where to send physical and electronic copies to when they’re available – as well as a few other things.

If there were ‘Add-Ons’ from this campaign that you wanted but didn’t pledge for during the last 39 days BackerKit will also allow you to add those on to your pledge and we’ll be adding any funds raised through BackerKit on to our total amount in regards to Stretch Goals – so we may very well not only unlock Graeme Davis’ “Those Magnificent Men in their Ether Machines, or, Vallis Marineris or Bust!” adventure in PDF, and the Double Adventure Book 5 in print, but also several other items that we did not announce during the course of the campaign itself.

Thanks again to everyone, it has truly been an amazing journey and one that has been thrilling for both Patric and myself as we’ve co-ordinated this campaign.

We’ll still be here updating you, answering messengers and comments but you can also follow us on a number of other social media sites (see Update 29 for the details).

I’ll see you all on board the ship as we ready ourselves for take off and destination Mars!

Angus & Patric

Space: 1889 Dice, Creatures of Mars and two new adventures…

I’ve added a few more stretch goals to the campaign – I know we only have less than 24 hours to go but it gives us something to aim for – plus any extra money we receive after the campaign (through either Paypal payments for those who could not use a card or additional BackerKit payments if existing backers buy additional ‘Add-Ons’) will be added into the total and might unlock an extra goal or two – we’ll see…

Anyway, We now have Dice, the ‘Creatures of Mars’ sourcebooklet (which triggers a new print Add-On) and two new adventures by Brennan Taylor and Graeme Davis… all the relevant details are below!

LOCKED £65,000 – Space: 1889 Ubiquity Dice Set! This will unlock the option to ‘Add-On’ a set of Nine (9) Ubiquity Dice in a Metal Tin to your pledge. These dice will have gearwheels instead of numbers (the dice shown in the picture below are just for reference) and will be at a backer price of £9/set (+ shipping where applicable).

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LOCKED £68,000 – Sourcebooklet 2 (32 pages) – “Creatures of Mars” – Descriptions, and illustrations, of creatures unique to Mars.

Every pledger for the Digital Rulebook Plus and the Rulebook Plus onwards will receive pdfs of this sourcebooklet for free as soon as it is available.

LOCKED £68,000 ADD-ON – Soucebooklet Compilation 1 PRINT EDITION! This 64-page black & white softcover book will contain both the “Wonders of the Martian Past” by John Snead and the “Creatures of Mars” sourcebooklets in print! It will be available as a purchasable add-on for backers and will be added to the ‘Add-Ons’ section when unlocked!

LOCKED £71,000 – Adventure (32 pages): “Lost City of Tharsus” by Brennan Taylor (Bulldogs!; Mortal Coils; FATE Core). The Martians have tales of an ancient civilisation, predating the Emperor Seldon, an empire that rivals those of Earth, that once stretched across the deserts and made them bloom. These tales seem to have some grain of truth, but a recent discovery of an ancient inscription hints that the legends may be more accurate than previously suspected. A local guide offers to take you to the ancient ruins of their capital city. But can the guide be trusted? Explorers tell of other expeditions led into the desert, never to return. Worse, it appears that other fortune hunters have caught wind of the city as well. The race is on, but are you racing toward your death? www.galileogames.com

Every pledger for the Digital Rulebook Plus and the Rulebook Plus onwards will receive pdfs of this adventure for both ‘Space 1889 Ubiquity system’ and ‘Savage Worlds Red Mars’ for free as soon as it is available

LOCKED £74,000 – Adventure (32 pages) – “Those Magnificent Men in their Ether Machines, or, Vallis Marineris or Bust!” by Graeme Davis (Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay; GURPS; Colonial Gothic). The Times has announced a cash prize for the fastest passage from London to Mars. The players join a colourful international cast in a race fraught with intrigue, accidents, sabotage, and more. http://graemedavis.wordpress.com/

Every pledger for the Digital Rulebook Plus and the Rulebook Plus onwards will receive pdfs of this adventure for both ‘Space 1889 Ubiquity system’ and ‘Savage Worlds Red Mars’ for free as soon as it is available

LOCKED ADD-ON £74,000 – Double Adventure Book 5 PRINT EDITION! This 64-page black & white softcover book will contain “Lost City of Tharsus” by Brennan Taylor and “Those Magnificent Men in their Ether Machines, or, Vallis Marineris or Bust!” by Graeme Davis and will be available as a purchasable add-on for backers in both ‘Space 1889 Ubiquity system’ and ‘Savage Worlds Red Mars’ editions! See the ‘Add-Ons’ section below when unlocked.

Thanks folks!

Angus

Double Adventure Book 3 Unlocked!

We’ve just unlocked Uli Lindner’s adventure “Murder on the Aether Express” which not only means the PDF versions will be added to those levels entitled to the free PDFs but the Double Adventure 3 Printed Adventure containing both Uli’s and Gareth Hanrahan’s adventures have also been unlocked and added to the purchasable ‘Add-On’ section!

£56,000 UNLOCKED!!! – Adventure (32 pages): “Murder on the Aether Express” by Uli Lindner (Das Schwarze Auge (The Dark Eye), Dungeonslayers, Deadlands). An illustrous crowd has gathered for the maiden voyage of the Ether Express, a new luxury liner travelling from Earth to Mars and offering the passengers all the splendor and extravagance of the imperial age. But what is the reason for the strange happenings on board, culminating in the death of one of the VIP travellers? It’s up to the characters to find out and to calm down the tensions growing on the ship.

Every pledger for the Digital Rulebook Plus and the Rulebook Plus onwards will receive pdfs of this adventure for both ‘Space 1889 Ubiquity system’ and ‘Savage Worlds Red Mars’ for free as soon as it is available.

+ Double Adventure Book 3 (Space: 1889 Ubiquity) – Print version, 64 pages, featuring both “The Strange Land” by Gareth Hanrahan and “Murder on the Aether Express” by Uli Lindner.- add £10 (+ shipping) to your pledge.

+ Double Adventure Book 3 (Red Sands Savage Worlds) – Print version, 64 pages, featuring both “The Strange Land” by Gareth Hanrahan and “Murder on the Aether Express” by Uli Lindner.- add £10 (+ shipping) to your pledge.

Today has actually been our second busiest day of the entire Kickstarter campaign (the busiest being the day we launched) which is fantastic as we near the end of it.

Thanks to everyone who’ve supported us so far!

Angus