Do you enjoy role-playing games? Perilous Journeys Publishing, the creators of the upcoming game SteamCraft just completed a very successful kickstarter campaign raising $7,091 for a campaign which had an initial goal of $5,500. This campaign will allow the company to produce the very interesting sounding rulebook for the system. The book is set for 216 pages and will be printed on high quality white paper, casebound (hardback) and the binding will be smyth sewn. This looks like it’s going to be a high quality publication to say the least.
SteamCraft is a skill-based steampunk tabletop role-playing game set in an alternate world, where gears, goggles, and coal-powered airships dominate life. It is a world that mixes the scientific wonder of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells with elements of gritty, futuristic cyberpunk. SteamCraft is inspired by late 19th century Earth, where steam power dominates, and the industrial revolution is in full swing. While much is similar to this time period on Earth, technology is more advanced due to the completion and use of the difference engine. It is a world in conflict between the old ways of magic, new technologies, and those who attempt to meld the two for profit and power. For humans, dwarves, elves, and other races, it is a time when society threatens to plunge into either a dystopian future controlled by corporations and authoritarian governments, or one where individuals use information and technology to bring about a better future.