“Etherscope” Core Rule Book, new to the Victorian Adventure Enthusiast Library~
I’m honestly not sure why I didn’t pick up a copy of this when it came out back in ’05. But I’ve been eager to lay my hands on this out of print RPG of “Cyberpunk Victoriana”, and tonight I stumbled upon one at a local used book store.
The game was published by Goodman Games (now home of Dungeon Crawl Classics and Age of Cthulhu) and was very well reviewed as I recall.
While the physical book is out of print, you can buy the pdf via RPGnow:
From the website:
In 1876, Harold Wallace discovered something that changed the world: Etherspace. The might of Victorian industry drove forward, breaking down the frontiers of technology. Steam engines became smaller, weapons became more powerful, and cybernaughtics replaced limbs lost in bloody imperial wars. Then mankind learned to step into Etherspace itself.
Now it’s 1984. In this alternative world of out-of-control technology, Etherspace is the new frontier. Punk scope riders fight evil industrialists while occult investigators war against Etherspace demons. Mysterious System Agents lurk in the shadows as treasure hunters raid Lemurean ruins for lost secrets. Jack in, scope up, and get ready, because the options for an Etherscope game are endless!
Etherscope is a complete OGL role playing game containing everything you need to create a character, play an adventure, start a campaign, and explore Etherspace!
Rules Set: Etherscope (d20 Modern variant).
(many thanks to Mr Jonathan M Thompson on the Victorian Gamers Association group for pointing out that the game is available as a pdf)
Victorian Gamers Association