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Space:1889 – Adventure “The Strange Land” now available

 

The Space: 1889 adventure The Strange Land, written by Gareth Hanrahan, is now available in print!

“Far away from his home planet, Canal Martian boy Kime lives on the estate of Lord Feltam.Hithe who shows the orphaned child off to entertain his curious guests during his illustrious dinner parties. Not only does Kime come from a foreign planet, he also has a most extraordinary talent: his lifting gland is rudimentarily functional, allowing him to levitate in the air – although exhausting him visibly.

At one of these dinner parties, the adventurers have the pleasure to meet this remarkable Martian. However, the boy disappears the same night and it is up to the player characters to search for him immediately. Their first trace leads them to a dubious travelling circus and in the end, the adventurers find themselves on the frontlines in the London dockworkers’s strike.

In part two, the player characters can choose to meet Kime again on Mars. Hired by a British officer in Parhoon, the adventurers are now involved in a conflict between the local potentate and the former orphan boy Kime who in the meantime has become a figurehead of the Martian canal workers. The British colonial power has, of course, its own interests.”

The Strange Land is now available for $10.99 / £7.99 in print at the Modiphius Shop or any other retailer! A PDF copy of the sourcebook can be acquired for $5.00 at our DriveThruRPG store.

The adventure is also available with Savage Worlds rules: The Strange Land (Savage Worlds edition) print version or PDF

New Space: 1889 PDF-Adventures: City at the Center of the Earth & two Savage Worlds Adventures

The new adventure City at the Center of the Earth by author Kieran Turley is now available as PDF.

Since inventors Edison and Armstrong set out on their first journey to Mars in 1870, mankind has been enthused by the worlds lying beyond the Ether, and nations and enterprises, inventors and explorers have ventured into the depths of space. German inventor Elke Eggers, however, has no interest in going up. Driven by her memories of the fantastic tales her grandfather Ansgar used to tell her about underground civilizations, she has dedicated her life to seeking ways to voyage underground and find the mysterious City at the Center of the Earth.
This adventure is set on Earth and—in particular—inside it. On an adventurous journey à la Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and in particular Edgar Rice Burrough’s Pellucidar novels, the characters join Elke Eggers in her giant Mole Drill, digging its way towards the Earth’s core. But sabotage and unknown threats make the voyage challenging and dangerous. Will they reach the mysterious city Elke Egger is convinced exists down there? And if so, which mysteries and secrets await the adventurers there? What creatures live in the gigantic caverns deep down in the center of the Earth? And, where do the inhabitants—and possibly even builders—of this ‘World beneath the World’ come from?
The adventurers can be of any nationality, even if the starting point of the journey is set in the German Empire. The events in this adventure challenge various character archetypes with tasks matching their expertise: Academics, Scientists, and Explorers are best suited for this endeavor, of course, but Engineers, Mechanics, or Soldiers will be useful as well.

Also, the two adventures Nocturne in the City of Lights and London Bridge has Fallen Down are now available with Savage Worlds rules (both PDF)!

 

All three adventures are now available as PDF for $5.00  via DriveThruRPG:

City at the Center of the Earth

Nocturne in the City of Lights (Savage Worlds)

London Bridge has Fallen Down (Savage Worlds)

Core Rules in stock again, Marvels of Mars and Dice Set now available

One reprint, one new supplement and the dice set are available now!

Core Rules Reprint

After being out of print for some time, the Space: 1889 Core Rulebook is finally in stock again!

 

Marvels of Mars

Furthermore, the 80-page source book Marvels of Mars is now available via normal retail channels as well. The book contains two supplements focussing on the red planet: “Creatures of Mars” is a comprehensive collection of Martian fauna and flora, “Wonders of the Martian Past” gives a detailed overview on the mysteries of Martian technology and artifacts.

Marvels of Mars is now available for $20.99 / £15.99 in print at the Modiphius Shop or any other retailer! A PDF copy of the sourcebook can be acquired at our DriveThruRPG store.

Creatures of Mars

Mars—a dying planet, still far from dead!
In the vast steppes, in the sand of equatorial deserts, on the mountain tops, at the icy poles, in the massive artificial canals and in the ancient sewers of Martian cities, underneath the dry dust of Mars’ surface, and in the wide open of the cloudless skies: the Martian flora and fauna thrive everywhere and have managed to adapt to even the most unfavorable of environments.
Expand the game’s atmosphere by including herds of grazing eegars, a lens beetle lamp, or a tasty krolik dish with all six legs still attached. Confront your players with challenging combat encounters with a teshuwaan, a dust kraken, or even the legendary white ape. Alternatively, add some flavor to your game by having the adventurers participate in a gashant race or ambush them with a Deimos crawler—the deadliest weapon of the Worm Cult. This sourcebook contains descriptions and stats for more than sixty Creatures of Mars, for every purpose imaginable!
Wonders of the Martian Past

The Mars of today is but a pale shadow of its former glory, where great technological marvels lie hidden in the sand, long forgotten by the native Martians. For Martian technology had already reached its lofty peak by the time human weapons technology had evolved to the stage of throwing stones at each other. But the slow death of the planet halted the march of Martian technology, and now the secrets of the ancient Martians lie forgotten as Martian civilization continues to decay.
Discover the many varied roles of Martian crystals: shoot mighty rays with fire lances, communicate across the void with pair stones, or have mind blowing experiences with Martian mind crystals. Encounter amazing Martian robots or find out how ancient Martian cities were powered by telluric currents. Discover the ancient history of the Canal Builders themselves, and uncover their darkest secrets!
The second part of this sourcebook is dedicated to the Wonders of the Martian Past and contains background information about the technological history of Mars as well as detailed descriptions of more than 20 aspects of ancient Martian technology. Also included are two adventures centered around Martian technology.”

 

Dice Set

Also available now for Space: 1889: The Ubiquity Dice Set!
This set includes 9 eight-sided dice for use with any roleplaying game that uses the Ubiquity rules. There are three different colours and each colour features three times in the set. The bronze dice count as one die, while the silver dice count as two dice and the golden dice count as three dice when playing any Ubiquity game.
Get your Dice Set now for $15.99 / £11.99 at the Modiphius Shop or any other retailer!

Status Update: Current Project Status

There’s some new information concerning the kickstarter: Since the products for the first shipment wave (and most important: the core rulebook) are close to being finished, we wanted to give you an update on the current project status. Most things have stayed pretty much the same as in update #18 concerning the timetable (which is – of course – a good thing, because it means no more major delays). We know that you guys are waiting anxiously for the files and books – and we are as keen to deliver them as soon as possible, since the project already took way more time than we planned in the first place. But we are close to getting the first and most important things finished. 🙂

Core rulebook

The book is basically finished, we are just waiting for the backer list to be implemented in the back of the book. But your reviews and comments have all been taken into account and we have revised the book accordingly – thanks again to all of you, who took time to go through the preview version and sent us feedback. You guys helped to improve the book! 🙂

The PDF should ship out early in September, preferably with the backer list. But if the list is delayed for any reasons, we will send out the PDF without it (and send you a new version with the list later) – we just don’t want this to be delayed any more.

The print version of course has to wait for the backer list, but after we get it, the book will be printed immediately. This will take a couple of weeks, after which the book will be shipped (you will find more concerning the first wave and the timetable below). All versions of the book (regular, VIP, etc.) will be printed and sent out together.

Other Content of the First Wave

The Gamemaster’s Screen plus NPC Booklet is currently being finalized – which pretty much means, that your comments on the preview version are being implemented. Again, thanks for your help! The digital version should be send out together with the core rulebook (or a couple of days later). The printed version will be definitely go out with the first wave, since printing will start shortly.

The CD is also finished and will be pressed shortly, so it can go out with the first shipment wave. The digital version has to be converted into another file format, but this shouldn’t take much time, so that it should be available with the digital core rulebook as well.

The miniatures are (as we said before) finished, so they will go out with the first wave as well.

Poster set and character pad will also be part of the first wave, printing will start shortly for those too.

Timetable for the first wave

– Download of the digital content: early September

– Printing of the books: early September

– Delivery of the books to us (expected): early October

– Beginning of Shipment to European backers (directly from Germany): October

– Shipment to American warehouse: same time

– Beginning of Shipment to International backers (from US): as soon as the above mentioned shipment gets there

Outlook on later Shipment Waves

Of course the project isn’t finished as soon as the first wave gets out (also a big step has been taken then) – there is more to come. We wanted to give you a little information to those books and contents as well to keep you informed.

Venus sourcebook: The German version will be printed shortly, which of course means the text is well finished. Translation has started some time ago, the English version is currently at about 70%. The book will be sent out in the second wave, but we decided to make the PDF available as soon as it is finished (since there is no reason to delay this). This should be somewhere in the next 2-3 months – we will keep you informed on the exact time.

Mercury sourcebook: This is not finished in German yet, but is at about 90%. As soon as it is finished, translation will start (and here again: we will send out the PDF as soon as it is finished, regardless of shipping of printed versions). If it will go into second or third shipment wave depends on how fast work will go (as well for the German version as for the translation).

Dice set: Is currently planned for the second wave (and there shouldn’t be any reason why it shouldn’t work out that way).

Adventures: Only the text of one adventure is completely finished so far (though the layout is not done yet, since illustrations are not finished), others are close. None of those will be sent out in the first wave, but some or hopefully most should be in the second wave. We decided to release the PDFs of the adventures when they are finished – which also means that for the double adventure books we are not waiting until both adventures are finished. This has to be done for the printed version of course, but for the digital content we see no reason not to get it out as soon as possible.

Booklets: We got the final version of the Martian Technology booklet a couple of days ago. The Martian Creatures booklet is finished in a first version, it should go into revision next week. But since it is written in German, translation has to be done afterwards. Still there is no reason, why they shouldn’t be able to get into the second wave. And again the PDFs will be made available separately and as soon as they are finished.

Gamemaster’s Screen Booklet – beta PDF out now

Backers of the DIGITAL RULEBOOK PLUS or RULEBOOK PLUS and higher pledge levels should be receiving the beta PDF of the Booklet from the Gamemaster’s Screen today to have a look through.

As with the Rulebook before this we’re leaving a window open for you to send us any feedback on the booklet. So if you see any glaring errors please send the feedback back to me on angus@chroniclecity.com by Sunday August 17th and I’ll pass it along to the development team in Cologne.

The booklet is only 32 pages so it shouldn’t take too much time to implement any of the changes and get everything turned around.

Status Update for the Kickstarter Campaign

There’s some new information concerning the status of the project and the various books and supplements.

Core Rulebook: We are currently reviewing the feedback we got from the kickstarter backers. First of all, let me say thank you – we are delighted by the quantity and quality of feedback. But since it was more than we expected, it will take more than just a week to review everything and implement the changes, where necessary. We can’t tell you right know how long it will take exactly, but it shouldn’t be more than a week or two until everything is sorted out and implemented. Of course everybody will get the final PDF as soon as the book is ready for printing.

Gamemaster Screen and NPC Booklet: Good news on this one, we just got everything from the layouter and are doing one last check. So the screen and the booklet will ship out with the core rulebook, as was planned earlier.

– The miniatures are already finished and are just waiting for the core rulebook to get finished.

Venus sourcebook: The German texts for the Venus sourcebook are finished, the book is already in the layout stage. This is also good news for everybody here, since the texts are already well into translation – it will not be ready for the first wave to be sent out, but it shouldn’t be finished too late afterwards.

Adventures: We have received the first drafts of some of the adventures so far and are busy working with the authors in finalizing them. Those authors who haven’t sent us their drafts yet are also working on it – we will give you some more news as soon as there is something else to tell.

So much for now – we are planning to give you more information in the next weeks.