Friday, 3 October 2008

The Age of Extraordinary Gentlemen

A new Yahoo group for PBEM VSF! The title page says:

This group was created for those interested in playing Victorian Adventure Gaming using the web. A playtest version of these rules, called Age of Extraordinary Gentlemen, is located in the files section within. While this game is not in the public domain, and is under copyright to Dragon Trove LLC., the present playtest version is available for free download for players of the online campaign. Please give it a try, and let me know what you think!

Please be advised that these rules were not created to take an audience away from old VSF stand-bys like GASLIGHT, The Sword and the Flame, and Space: 1889. Rather, Age of Extraordinary Gentlemen was created to introduce PBEMers to Victorian Science Fiction.

To these players and to such stalwart writers as Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells, C.S. Lewis and Clark Ashton Smith, these rules are dedicated.

Have fun!

The author, Michael, tells me that it's got lost civilizations, unlikely steam powered conveyances, blood thirsty Arabs, even more blodd thirsty foreign legionnaires, and Martian tripods. Everything that made the historical 19th century great!

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