Unlocked: “The Order of the Invisible Eye” Adventure by John Wick

The Order of the Invisible Eye” by John Wick is now unlocked!

Next up is “Thunders of Venus” by Steven S. Long!

£18,000 – UNLOCKED!!!! Adventure (32 page) : “The Order of the Invisible Eye” by John Wick (Legend of the Five Rings; 7th Sea; Houses of the Blooded). Mars is the new land of opportunity. It calls to those who wish to make a fresh start, away from the turmoils and controversies of Earth. But some come to Mars with dark intents. On Earth, Hiram Burnside was a washed up occultist. Kicked out of every esoteric order, he brought his small group of followers to Mars and has begun converting both the colonists and natives to his own brand of “esoteric truth”. But what exactly is Burnside’s “truth”? And why do dead bodies follow him wherever he goes?

You can learn more about John Wick at www.johnwickpresents.com

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

New Stretch Goals! Full Colour Core Book, Gamemaster’s Screen and more

As we’re within a few hundred pounds (as I write this) of unlocking our first Stretch Goal, a 32-page adventure by John Wick, I thought I’d reveal a few more stretch goals that will hopefully be following, including making the core rulebook – in all of its variations – full colour; which has been a popular request in messages and also comments on various forums 🙂

So, here are the £23k, £26k and £29k stretch-goals!

LOCKED £23,000 – The core rulebook (in all its formats) will now contain colour archetypes, maps, and have some new full colour artwork included in addition to having sepia-ish pages and the original art from the German edition!

LOCKED £26,000 – More new full colour art for the core rulebook PLUS every backer of a physical rulebook (all variations) will be sent a pad of 24 Character Sheets FREE when we despatch the rulebooks to them. All Retailer pledges will receive one pad per book.

Additional pads will be available as purchasable add-ons for backers who will be sent them ahead of the general retail release! This will be added to the ‘Add-Ons’ section when unlocked!

The PDF Character Sheet will be available as a free PDF to all – backers and non-backers alike.

LOCKED £29,000 – Gamemaster Screen & NPC Booklet! This four-panel Space: 1889 Gamemaster’s Screen made of solid cardboard provides you with a clear overview of all the important rules and tables you need during a game session – and at the same time keeps your players group from peeking. Also included is a 32-page booklet featuring descriptions and detailed statboxes of more than 60 Non-Player Characters. Whether you need simple thugs or an experienced officer, a High Martian warrior chief or a Venusian shaman, a smart hotelier or a graceful geisha: In this handy booklet you will find the right character for every possible or impossible situation. Completed by many examples and practical advice, it offers you an easy and comfortable way to fill the world of Space: 1889 with more life.

Every pledger for the Digital Rulebook Plus and the Rulebook Plus onwards will recieve a pdf of both the screen and NPC booklet for free as soon as it is available. Physical copies will be available as a purchasable add-on for backers who will be sent them ahead of the general retail release! This will be added to the ‘Add-Ons’ section when unlocked!

The German version of the Screen and NPC Booklet is currently at the printers so we can show you what the Screen will look like…

Gamemaster's Screen Cover

Front cover of the Space: 1889 Gamemaster’s Screen & NPC Booklet.

Front Panels of the Gamemaster's Screen

The Four Front Panels of the Space: 1889 Gamemaster’s Screen

Interior of the Gamemaster's Screen

The German interior of the Space: 1889 Gamemaster’s Screen. This will obviously be translated into English 😉

Thanks for everyone’s support so far!




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.