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Free RPG: Legends of the Untamed West

The folks over at Dark City Games are keeping minimalist old school gaming alive with their take on The Fantasy Trip rules set. http://www.darkcitygames.com/ They have free rules for fantasy, sci fi, and, yes, wild west: Legends of the Untamed West. To download the free pdf. click here: http://www.darkcitygames.com/docs/UntamedWest.pdf They …

Counter-colonial Heistcrawl

Counter-colonial Heistcrawl “The basic concept: it’s 1610. You are ordinary inhabitants of a more-or-less historical Southeast Asian archipelago that looks and smells a lot like the Spice Islands.” “Mechanically it’s some sword-waggling, piratical RPGing on a more-or-less DnD mould and some Civilisation-type domain gaming – if Civ were based on …

The Dinosaurs of Crystal Palace Park

Fat Goblin’s first release for Castle Falkenstein will be a bestiary titled Curious Creatures. In honor of the upcoming book they’ve blogged about Victorian dinosaurs. Read the post here: https://fatgoblingames.com/blogs/castle-falkenstein/the-dinosaurs-of-crystal-palace-park The Dinosaurs of Crystal Palace Park Posted by J Gray on July 15, 2016 Greetings friends! Welcome to Falkenstein Friday. …

Victorian burlesque dancers on the Vintage News

Victorian burlesque dancers on the Vintage News https://m.thevintagenews.com/2016/06/14/priority-victorian-burlesque-dancers-flamboyant-elaborate-costumes-1890/ Victorian burlesque, sometimes known as “travesty” or “extravaganza”, was popular in London theatres between the 1830s and the 1890s. It took the form of musical theatre parody in which a well-known opera, play or ballet was adapted into a broad comic play, …

Phil the Old-Timey Butcher from Citizen Brick

Phil the Old-Timey Butcher from Citizen Brick: http://citizenbrick.com/collections/minifigs/products/phil-the-old-timey-butcher “What do you get when you mix rabid xenophobia and a guttural New York accent? Besides Donald Trump? This guy! Create your own LEGO 19th century artisinal charcuterie shop with Phil the Old-Timey Butcher. No Irish need apply.” Phil is based on the …

A Victorian Thief, a Gunslinger, a Samurai, and an Elderly Pirate walk into an Adventure…

A Victorian Thief, a Gunslinger, a Samurai, and an Elderly Pirate walk into an Adventure… Mr Prokopetz, over on tumblr, has reached an interesting conclusion: “Consider: Victorian England: 1837-1901 American Old West: 1803-1912 Meiji Restoration: 1868-1912 French privateering in the Gulf of Mexico: ended circa 1830 Conclusion: an adventuring party …

Vote for ‘Lovelace & Babbage’ at LEGO Ideas

Vote for ‘Lovelace & Babbage’ at LEGO Ideas~ We here at Victorian Adventure Enthusiast *love* Lego… and Ada Lovelace so we encourage you to learn more about this proposal: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/102740 Analytical EngineAda Lovelace (1815-1852) is widely credited as the first computer scientist and Charles Babbage (1791-1871) is best remembered for originating …

Now watching: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Now watching: The Mystery of Edwin Drood – England – 2012 – Diarmuid Lawrence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mystery_of_Edwin_Drood_%282012_film%29 “The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a 2012 British television adaptation of the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, adapted with a new ending by Gwyneth Hughes, produced by Lisa Osborne, and directed by Diarmuid Lawrence.” …

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