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Circa Games’ List of Victorian Science Fiction Games

Check out the list of “Victorian Science Fiction” games compiled by Circa Games~ http://www.circagames.com/vsf/ Being in the main a utile and eclectic compendium of information and resources for simulating the fantastical adventures and speculative conflicts using vigorous imagination, miniature figurines, and scenics cunningly crafted. Victorian Science Fiction (hereafter VSF) records visions …

View-Master~ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

View-Master~ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Professor Arronax, Conseil, and Ned Land approach the monster. “It’s man-made!“, shouts Ned Land as a strange crew appears. “You are my prisoners!“, proclaims Captain Nemo. “Atomic power is the secret of the Nautilus!“ A shell kills one of the submarine’s crew. With …

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, …

Factory Stacks and Sixgun Shootists – Gaslamp & Weird West Backgrounds for D&D 5th Edition on Daemons & Deathrays~

Gaslamp, Steampunk and Weird West NPCs for D&D 5th Edition on Daemons & Deathrays~ Doctor Necrotic over on Daemons & Deathrays has notes on Steampunk/Weird West/Gaslamp NPCs for D&D 5th: https://daemonsanddeathrays.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/factory-stacks-and-sixgun-shootists-gaslamps-weird-west-backgrounds-for-dd-5th-edition/ Factory Stacks and Sixgun Shootists – Gaslamp & Weird West Backgrounds for D&D 5th Edition June 1, 2016 by Doctor …

Altered States: The 124 States that Could Have Been~

The 124 States that Could Have Been~ Andrew Shears, Assistant Professor of Geography at Mansfield University, has put together a map of what the United States would look like if various proposed states had become reality. It’s a really neat idea and a great inspiration for alternate history games. Check …

The Dreadfuls~ penny novels get a make-over

The Dreadfuls~ penny novels get a make-over http://www.thedreadfuls.com/ Spearheaded by Nick and Elizabeth Valentino (the folks behind Her Majesty’s Mysterious Conveyance*), The Dreadfuls series are an interesting mix of Victorian style, chap-book intimacy, and a slash of punk-zine cool. They come in three different themes: Scary Dreadfuls, Naughty Dreadfuls. and …

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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