Now available: Mars Sourcebook, Mars Additional Content and Adventure: Murder on the Ether Express PDF

Mars

The Space: 1889 planet sourcebook Mars is now available!

Ever since telescopes have allowed it, mankind has observed the surface of Mars with ist massive canal structures. But only when Thomas Edison set foot on the Red Planet was the truth revealed: Mars is home to a culture whose ancestors built the canals. They used them to distribute the water of the polar caps and thus saved the dying planet from the inevitable. Their deeds have enabled the Martians to live on for tens of thousands of years.

Edison brought news from this world where many new civilizations waited to be discovered, all with their own customs, rites, beliefs, and world views. The British, the Germans, the French Commune, Belgian corporations, the Japanese, and the Russians all landed on Mars to found their own colonies. What brought economic boons and technological progress to the compliant city-states, instead brought exploitation, oppression, and war to the rest.

In this source book, we offer you an overview of the planet and its peoples, divided into eight great regions:

Join the British colonial efforts and the war against the militaristic Oenotrian Empire in the Central Basin, compete for allies, or fight for resources!

Experience the Eastern Basin (almost) as it once was before the human colonists arrived: Full of intrigue and border skirmishes between the strange city-states.

See for  yourself the inhuman  practices  of the  Earth  invaders in  the  Western Basin, where Martian rebels unify against the exploitation, and the tradition-bound Tossian Empire slowly rouses from its slumber.

Travel with the Caravans across the Eastern Desert, the region marked most strongly by the great fall, and search for ancient relics and secrets. See what Mars was once like in the lush relic Green Vein.

Rejuvenate trade in the Western Desertalong the Tea Road, the source of all cultural and goods exchanges between the peoples of this region—which is not unlike the Silk Road on Earth.

Travel the Northern Polar region and bring order to this lawless desert with nothing but your honor and your trusted muzzle loader.

Or end up in the Southern Polar region, where a lone man can rise all the way to warlord with a blade, some technology worshipped as magic, and an iron will.

Many canal cities are described in detail, as well as the backgrounds of Martian cultures and their history. The source book describes Martian technology—some of which is quite ancient—and provides numerous pieces of equipment you can use to enrich your game. Dozens of creatures and eight ready-to-play archetypes (with a focus on Martians) are presented. And, finally, an entire chapter is dedicated to the many secrets of the Red Planet …

Last but not least, the scenario The Emerald Waters will introduce your adventurers to the exciting world of Mars.

The dying Red Planet is waiting for your footprints in its dust!

This book is written for the Ubiquity version of the Space: 1889 RPG. Some chapters in it are based on information from the earlier booklet Marvels of Mars (Flora and Fauna of Mars, 21 pages; and Martian Technology, 6 pages).

Mars is now available as PDF for $19.99 at Drivethrurpg.com.


Mars – Additional Content

Additional Content for the Space: 1889 planet sourcebook Mars is now available!

Ever since telescopes have allowed it, mankind has observed the surface of Mars with its massive canal structures. But only when Thomas Edison set foot on the Red Planet was the truth revealed: Mars is home to a culture whose ancestors built the canals. They used them to distribute the water of the polar caps and thus saved the dying planet from the inevitable. Their deeds have enabled the Martians to live on for tens of thousands of years.

This small PDF contains several separate articles on Martian topics that have all been written from the perspective of 19th century observers:

  • A Journey on the Canals of Mars (2 pages)
  • Charles Robert Darwin – On the Development of Mobility on Mars (3 pages)
  • On the Traditions and Customs of the Shistomik Tribe on Mars (2 pages)
  • A Stroll through Tossia (4 pages)

Mars – Additional Content is now available as PDF for $1.99 at Drivethrurpg.com.


Murder on the Ether Express

Murder on the Ether Express by Kieran Turley is a brand new 32-pages adventure:

The RMS Aetheria is a marvel of modern etheric engineering capable of incredible interplanetary speeds and, if the owners are to be believed, the fastest civilian ship in the solar system. Of course, this brash claim requires proof and the adventurers have been lucky enough to secure passage on the ship’s shakedown cruise, during which the vessel and her crew will be put through their paces.

They are not alone, however. The wealthy aristocrat Montague Harrington-Hyde has commandeered the ship for one of his famous business parties where, if rumor is to be believed, fortunes are made and lost. This isn’t the only thing they need to worry about, as the competition eyes the Aetheria with jealousy, and the Tossian government sent one of their ambassadors along for the ride.

Can they navigate the world of the aristocracy and rub shoulders with the elite without causing a stir or making the front page of The Times? With sabotage, political skullduggery, and maybe a murder or two in the cards, can they even survive this ship of secrets?

Murder on the Ether Express is an adventure for a veteran Gamemaster and players who are interested in an adventure based on investigation and social interaction.

Murder on the Ether Express is now available as PDF for $ 5.00 at Drivethrurpg.com.

Murder on the Ether Express (Savage Worlds Edition) is now available as PDF for $ 5.00 at Drivethrurpg.com.

New Space: 1889 PDF Adventure: On the Trail of the Gods

The new adventure On the Trail of the Gods by authors J.C. Clements, Esq., Frank Frey, and Shane Ivey, Esq. is now available as PDF.

“Since the inventors Edison and Armstrong set out on their first journey to Mars in 1870, there has been speculation about visitors from other worlds to Earth as early as the prehistoric times of mankind. Archaeologist Alastair Whitman believes he has found proof. The characters are invited to join the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1888 where they can learn about the latest technological inventions and even meet celebrities like Nicola Tesla. When the exhibition receives threats, they realize that Whitman’s discovery might be an explosive issue: Not just scientists are interested in it, and the characters have to take care that this knowledge does not fall into the wrong hands.
This adventure is set on Earth, especially in Glasgow (Scotland), Egypt, and the Sudan. The characters will journey through the Sudan where they will have to beware many dangers, such as the followers of the Mahdi, who are fighting about his succession. A long journey up the Nile will take them into currently unstable territories where the characters will be on their own. Will they choose the right company? Will they achieve the rescue of Whitman and escape his persecutors? The characters will learn the answer On the Trail of the Gods.

The adventurers can be of any nationality, even if the starting point of this journey is set in Scotland. The events in this adventure challenge various archetypes, especially Academics, Discoverers, Reporters, Scientists, and Soldiers, but other adventurous characters will be just as useful.”

On the Trail of the Gods is now available as PDF for $5.00 via DriveThruRPG. A printed version of the adventure will be available next year.

Now available: London Bridge Has Fallen Down and The Fate of Angahiaa PDF

London Bridge Has Fallen Down

The Space: 1889 adventure London Bridge Has Fallen Down by Kieran Turley is now available in stores!

“Mylarkt—Mars’ oldest city, home to a proud and fading race. But that pride masks a rot festering in the cracks of the city’s decay, an underworld teeming with smuggled goods and ancient artifacts sold at the behest of local crime lords to be shipped out along the ancient canals of which the city’s founders were pioneers—or so the inhabitants claim.
No sane Earthman would enter this pit of iniquity willingly—but who can refuse the request of a grieving noblewoman? Lady Edith Tillington is mourning her husband, a scientist in her Majesty’s service, who crashed in the desert onboard an ether flyer called London Bridge. She is now in need of bold, Mars-proven adventurers willing to help her recover the remains of her late husband. The characters arrive at the ancient Martian city only to find themselves at the very heart of the city’s quarrels, with the colonial powers, local smugglers, assassins, and the ruling elite of Mylarkt all playing out their own selfish schemes. In a wild chase, they will find themselves forced to make their way deep into the Isidis Desert, where they will be confronted with the best kept secret of the Empire!
This adventure includes a detailed description of the city of Mylarkt, including a city map, with additional locations, factions, and thrilling plot hooks providing inspiration for further adventures in and around Mylarkt, a city with a long history and powerful interests at play.”

London Bridge Has Fallen Down is now available in print for $10.99 / £7.99at our retail partner MODIPHIUS or available via any other retailer. A PDF version of London Bridge Has Fallen Down is available for $ 5.00 at Drivethrurpg.com.


The Fate of Angahiaa

The Fate of Angahiaa by Niklas Forreiter is a brand new 64-pages adventure set on Mars:

“Mars and its city states are the most important concerns of Earth’s colonial politics. Liftwood is a critical, highly sought after resource, and not all nations have equal access to it. But the Martians are playing their own games and seek to use their contacts with the humans for their own plans.
The Canal Prince of the small Martian city-state of Angahiaa seeks to expand its power through a trade treaty with the German Empire. But other groups within the city do not want any human influences, while others seek power over the city themselves and will use the foreigners for their own schemes.
The player characters forming the German delegation are drawn into the midst of the battles and intrigues for power in the city. They must maneuver between the decadent Canal Prince, his enemies in the nobility and guilds, as well as the priests, the slaves, and the Hill Martians of the surrounding valleys, to find friends and allies.
The player characters can greatly influence—the Fate of Angahiaa.”

The Fate of Angahiaa is now available as PDF for $ 8.50 at Drivethrurpg.com.