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

Mercury Rising … & Free PDF Rundown

We’ve passed the £50,000 mark and are heading to explore Mercury!

The Mercury Sourcebook will be included as a PDF to every backer of the ‘Digital Rulebook Plus’ and the ‘Rulebook Plus’ and higher reward levels for free.

Physical copies are also now available for an extra £20 (plus shipping).

To find out more about the Mercury Sourcebook please check out Update #20.

Our next target is at £53,000 and is “The Strange Land” adventure by Gareth Hanrahan (Mongoose Traveller, The One Ring, & Night’s Black Agents). Lord Feltam-Hithe, a noted explorer and adventurer, returned from the Red Planet with a Martian boy. The alien child was the talk of London, as Martians on Earth are still a rarity. Now, Lord Feltam-Hithe has come to you with a delicate problem – he has lost his Martian. The boy has escaped onto the streets of London, and you must find him before he causes any embarrassing trouble. Gareth’s Blog: www.milkyfish.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.

The £30 DIGITAL RULEBOOK PLUS Pledge Level currently gives you all of the following PDFs;

  • Space: 1889 Core Rulebook PDF
  • Adventure 1: “The Order of the Invisible Eye” by John Wick (Ubiquity Edition) PDF
  • Adventure 1: “The Order of the Invisible Eye” by John Wick (Savage Worlds Edition) PDF
  • Adventure 2: “Thunders of Venus” by Steve Long (Ubiquity Edition) PDF
  • Adventure 2: “Thunders of Venus” by Steve Long (Savage Worlds Edition) PDF
  • Character Sheet PDF
  • Gamemasters Screen PDF
  • NPC Booklet PDF
  • Venus Sourcebook PDF
  • Adventure 3: “On the Trail of the Gods” by Shane Ivey (Ubiquity Edition) PDF
  • Adventure 3: “On the Trail of the Gods” by Shane Ivey (Savage Worlds Edition) PDF
  • Adventure 4: “Lost Romance on Venus” by Steve Kenson (Ubiquity Edition) PDF
  • Adventure 4: “Lost Romance on Venus” by Steve Kenson (Savage Worlds Edition) PDF
  • Sourcebooklet 1: “Wonders of the Martian Past” by John Snead (Ubiquity Edition)
  • Mercury Sourcebook
  • 3 Poster Map Set PDF
  • Space: 1889 Soundtrack MP3

The £50 RULEBOOK PLUS Pledge Level (and above) gives you all of the above PDFs plus a physical copy of the Space: 1889 Rulebook (either standard, Faux Leather or Leatherbound depending on your pledge level) and 24-Sheet Character Pad!

We’re now into the final three days of the campaign and please post about the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Forums and Blogs and let the signal ring loud for the final stretch and let’s see what else we can unlock before Sundays deadline!

Thanks to everyone who is helping make this happen!

Angus & Patric!

“Wonders of the Martian Past” unlocked!

The stretchgoal for the short sourcebooklet pdf – “Wonders of the Martian Past” by John Snead (Exalted, Changeling: The Lost, and Mage: The Awakening, & Eldritch Skies) got unlocked this night 🙂

Descriptions of ancient Martian technology, including information on how and when it was created, as well as details of various ruins containing valuable and sometimes dangerous devices. This supplement will also contain a write-up of an ancient & long-buried city now ruled by a mad Belgian count who is using a wealth of scavenged technology for evil purposes.

Every backer at DIGITAL PLUS and RULEBOOK PLUS Level (and higher) gets the pdf for free as soon as it is available 🙂

Now we should all prepare for lift-off to Mercury 🙂

Space: 1889 presentation video

When we released the German version of Space: 1889 last year, we did a little presentation video for it.

Now here is the dubbed English version 🙂

Sorry for the dubbing being a little out of sync sometimes.

Space: 1889 Miniature Add-On added!

We reached our Miniature-Stretchgoal, which means there now is a set of Space: 1889 miniatures available as an add-on. The first two designs were already revealed. Now here is a pic of the BIG miniature in the set.

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The missing two miniatures will be a High Martian and the Missionary – we will show these designs probably next week, but rest assured that they are as awesome as the first three.

The Add-On is available for £25 (+ shipping if required)

Next stop – the adventure “Lost Romance on Venus” by Steve Kenson 🙂

Artwork part 2 – Covers

Today we take a look at the covers already done for the new Space: 1889. Although none of them is a secret anymore and are available on the internet in one place or another, we think it’s worthwhile to show them all in one place:

The main rulebook

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Done by renowned artist Slawomir Maniak from Poland. Actually, he now is so successful doing covers and magic cards, he is too expensive for us now ;). You can find more of his exceptional artwork here.

The first adventure compilation and the soundtrack

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Done by German artist Viktor Fetsch, who also did quite a lot of other – mainly fantasy-themed – covers for us in the past. His style is very fitting for what we have in mind for the look and feel of the Space-books, which means we will probably bother him with more commissions in the future J. You can find more of his art here.

He also did the awesome cover for the Venus sourcebook, which I won’t post here again, since we have shown that about 600 times in the last updates 😉

Cheers

Patric

The Mercury Sourcebook, a Sourcebooklet and Four More Adventure Stretch Goals Announced!

Hello everyone!

We’ve just added a whole host of new stretch goals on the front page of the campaign which should keep us busy for a while (partially prompted by my soon-to-occur vanishing act to Gen Con ;p)!

We have a brand new planet sourcebook to compliment the VENUS one we unlocked a few days ago – this time we’re travelling to MERCURY – another planet in the Space: 1889 universe that hasn’t been very well explored in previous editions until now. The below descripiton about the MERCURY Sourcebook is actually a little longer than that on the front page as we discovered that there’s a maximum amount of words we can use there (thus the nice new boxed image detailing all our pledge rewards that has appeared on the front page, allowing us to keep offering you stretch goals!).

We also have the first ‘Sourcebooklet’, hopefully a series of 32-page mini-sourcebooks on different aspects. We’ve managed to recruit John Snead to write the first one for us entitled “Wonders of the Martian Past“.

We’ve also unveiled four brand new adventures by industry stalwarts Gareth Hanrahan, Uli Lindner, Sarah Newton and Andrew Peregrine which we hope you will enjoy.

Here’s the full scoop…

LOCKED £46,000 – Sourcebooklet 1 (32 pages) – “Wonders of the Martian Past” by John Snead (Exalted, Changeling: The Lost, and Mage: The Awakening, & Eldritch Skies). Descriptions of ancient Martian technology, including for information about how and when it was created as well as details of various ruins containing valuable and sometimes dangerous devices. This supplement will also contain a write-up of an ancient & long-buried city now ruled by a mad Belgian Count who is using a wealth of scavenged technology for evil purposes. You can learn more about John Snead at: http://www.johnsnead.chaosbutterfly.net/

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 £50,000 – THE MERCURY SOURCEBOOK! The German Space:1889 team is currently working on a sourcebook for Mercury, which is scheduled to be released early in 2014. The whole planet will be described on approximately 128 pages, completely with landscapes, special places, creatures, scenarios, artifacts and archetypes. Some of the latter could be especially interesting for backers of the kickstarter, since some of them have been reserved for the creator pledge level. The team is looking forward to working with the backers to create some cool and unique archetypes. 🙂

But what is Mercury exactly like in the Space:1889-universe? The planet is a world of extremes, with one side perpetually facing the sun and the other lying in eternal darkness. Between these to sides lies a narrow strip of temperate lands, through which a planet-circling waterway flows – called the world river. Here lie some small colonies and outposts of the earthly powers, although there is only little interest in small Mercury. Mars and Venus look much more compelling, but there is growing interest in the vast resources of the planet. Especially the riches of the boiling desert of the Hot Side, like molten tin and lead, or the frozen ammonia of the Dark Side could yield profits beyond compare – if you could manage to traverse the deathly wastelands of the extreme faces of Mercury …

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

LOCKED ADD-ON £50,000 – THE MERCURY SOURCEBOOK PRINT EDITION! The Mercury Sourcebook will become available as a purchasable black & white softcover add-on for backers, who will be sent it ahead of the general retail release! This will be added to the ‘Add-Ons’ section below when unlocked!

LOCKED £53,000 – Adventure (32 pages): “The Strange Land” by Gareth Hanrahan (Mongoose Traveller, The One Ring, & Night’s Black Agents). Lord Feltam-Hithe, a noted explorer and adventurer, returned from the Red Planet with a Martian boy. The alien child was the talk of London, as Martians on Earth are still a rarity. Now, Lord Feltam-Hithe has come to you with a delicate problem – he has lost his Martian. The boy has escaped onto the streets of London, and you must find him before he causes any embarrassing trouble. Gareth’s Blog: www.milkyfish.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 £56,000 – 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.

LOCKED ADD-ON £56,000 – Double Adventure Book 3 PRINT EDITION! This 64-page black & white softcover book will contain “The Strange Land” by Gareth Hanrahan and “Murder on the Aether Express” by Uli Lindner and will be available as a purchasable black & white softcover add-on for backers who will be sent it ahead of the general retail release! This will be available as both ‘Space 1889 Ubiquity system’ and ‘Savage Worlds Red Mars’ print products and will be added to the ‘Add-Ons’ section when unlocked!

LOCKED £59,000 – Adventure (32 pages): “Godslathe” by Sarah Newton (Achtung! Cthulhu; Mindjammer; Monsters & Magic). From an ancient Canal Martian ‘talking book’ traded in the bazaar of a distant city state comes an ancient legend – of a lost temple in the mysterious polar regions which once guarded the secret of the Warrior in Gold, a great hero or artefact which once united the scattered peoples of this dying world. Is it still there, in the frozen lands? And what is its secret? An eccentric professor emerges from the desert, half-mad with visions of great unearthly machines… Has Godslathe been found? And can Her Majesty’s Armed Forces secure it for the Empire, before the Kaiser or the Czar steal it for themselves? http://sarahnewtonwriter.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 £62,000 – Adventure (32 pages): “Nocturne in the City of Lights” by Andrew Peregrine (Victoriana 2nd Ed; Hellcats & Hockeysticks). In a time when the delights of Mars or the dangers of Venus attract adventurers, there is still nothing quite like the decadence of Paris. But amidst the absinthe and ‘joie de vivre’ there is a darker side to the city. A visit to the theatre to see a renowned Martian opera singer embroils the adventurers is a dark plot to uncover a global mystery, and an ancient secret. You can learn more about Andrew Peregrine at http://www.corone.co.uk

LOCKED ADD-ON £62,000 – Double Adventure Book 4 PRINT EDITION! This 64-page black & white softcover book will contain “Godslathe” by Sarah Newton and “Nocturne in the City of Lights” by Andrew Peregrine and will be available as a purchasable black & white softcover add-on for backers who will be sent it ahead of the general retail release! This will be available as both ‘Space 1889 Ubiquity system’ and ‘Savage Worlds Red Mars’ print products and will be added to the ‘Add-Ons’ section when unlocked!

Gen Con, Indianapolis, USA, 15-18th August

Hi everyone,

Chronicle City is going to be at Gen Con in Indianapolis, USA, this week. I’m actually flying over there very early Tuesday morning so Patric will be fielding most of the questions for the rest of the week (although I hope to be able to get some time away from the show with some wifi access to see how everythings going!).

If you’re attending Gen Con please drop by the Chronicle City booth #1751 which is located towards the top right of the main hall. I’m also doing the following seminars at the show:

  • SEM1350899 Self-Publish or License? With Angus Abranson, Nicole Lindross, Larry Roznai, Darren Watts Thursday 1pm
  • SEM1350873 How to Start a Game Company With Angus Abranson, Luke Peterschmidt, Darren Watts Friday 11am
  • SEM1350874 Independent Game Publishing With Angus Abranson, Wolfgang Baur, Darren Watts Friday 2pm
  • SEM1350878 Kickstarters: Preparation and Communication With Stan!, Angus Abranson, Mitch Gitelman Saturday 12pm

Hope to see some of you there!

Angus