Whilst we were sleeping the Space: 1889 RPG Kickstarter passed it’s funding goal!

Thanks so much to every one so far!

Now we’re en route to our first stretch goal, “The Order of the Invisible Eye” – a new 32-page adventure by John Wick which every ‘Digital Rulebook Plus’, or ‘Rulebook Plus and higher,’ backer will get the PDF of as part of their package!

Thanks for your support so far and more updates after the weekend!

Angus, Patric and everyone at Chronicle City and Clockwork Publishing!

Art and Creator Pledges

Hi everyone,

Thanks for supporting the campaign so far. It’s been an incredible first 30 hours!

Patric and I have revised the Art and Creator Pledge Levels slightly so backers at those levels will now be able to choose which rulebook to be sent out of the standard, faux leather or real leather. Previously each of those levels just came with the standard option but we wanted to say thanks to anyone who decides to back us at that level and give them the option at no extra cost.

The Art Pledges have been changed in the right hand bar and central campaign text, whilst the Creator pledge has just been updated in the central campaign text as we can’t change pledge level descriptions once someone has backed that level.

I just wanted to send out a quick update to let you all know of the change.

Thanks again for all the support and looking forward to the next 37 days and beyond!


So what’s included in the rulebook exactly?

The basic English rulebook will be a translation of the German one released last year by Uhrwerk Verlag. There may be a few changes, as we reach stretchgoals, but that’s something we will reveal later on.

The rulebook will have a page count of about 260 pages (the German one has 264, but English texts are normally a bit shorter, but we will balance this with some nice new artwork 🙂 ). It will be a hardcover with a b&w interior and full-color endpapers showing the maps of Mars and Venus.

The text will be roughly divided into the following:

  • 65 pages about the colonial powers on Earth as well as other cultures and societies of our home planet
  • 42 pages about Mars
  • 26 pages describing Venus
  • 5 pages about Mercury
  • 5 pages about the Ether
  • 85 pages for character creation, 8 archetypes, general rules and combat rules
  • 15 pages for equipment and inventions

The rest will be an extensive glossary, index, reading and viewing lists and the like.

What has changed about the background?

There is one point we’d like to address in particular, because we were already asked about it several times on the first day of our Kickstarter:

In the background section of Space: 1889, the description of Earth is not as centered on the British Empire as it was in the original version. Sure, the big colonial powers take up the largest part of the background information, but we have included information on the main countries of every continent to some extent.

Furthermore, we are aiming to make sure that most of the adventures we publish will generally be playable with any kind of character, as well as mixed groups with characters from different cultures and/or planets. When you look at the pledge rewards, you will see that there are even two Martian archetypes.

We also made sure that no single Earth nation is depicted as the “bad guy” in general. After all, that’s what High Martians are for 😉

There will, of course, be the occasional evil German scientist trying to take over the world, but we won’t have all Germans act as proto-Nazis, or all Chinese people dumbed down to the typical Asian stereotype and so on.