Space: 1889 Returns!

Ich haue mal einfach die Pressemitteilung raus – ist es doch das erste Mal seit langem, dass ein deutscher Verlag versucht, international Fuß zu fassen. Meine Daumen sind gedrückt.
Seit etwa 1,25 Stunden läuft der Kickstarter für die englischsprachige Fassung von Space: 1889. 
Für ganz Eilige hier direkt der Link zum Kickstarter… 
Space: 1889 Returns!
& Swindon, July 2013
July 17th sees the launch of a new Kickstarter by Clockwork
Publishing and Chronicle City to fund the new English version of the
award-winning RPG Space: 1889.
year is 1889 and Mankind has conquered the inner planets of the Solar System
and now travels through the Ether between worlds. We discovered the ancient
culture of the Martians and the misty wilderness of Venus. Mercury is a world
of extremes, but rich in valuable raw materials. The Asteroid Belt and the
Earth’s moon, Luna, are still waiting for further exploration. And there is
still a lot to discover on Earth itself.
the burning sun of the Martian steppes, the steamy mists of the Venusian
jungle, the deadly cold of the Dry Ice Zone on Mercury, or at the banks of the
Amazon River on good old Earth – the world of Space: 1889 is full of
Everything Jules Verne
could have written.
Everything H.G. Wells
should have written.
Everything A. Conan Doyle
thought of but never published because it was too fantastic.
Everything you need for the
adventures of the century.
Front Cover of the Standard Space:
1889 Core Rulebook
Almost 25 years ago,
well known game designer and author Frank Chadwick came up with the idea of a
roleplaying game set in a world inspired by the fantastic novels of early
Science Fiction authors like Jules Verne or H. G. Wells.
Space: 1889 was first
published in 1988 by Game Designers Workshop, followed by several additional
products, amongst them supplements like “Ironclads and Ether flyers,” adventures
like “Canalpriests of Mars,” and board games like “Temple of the Beastmen.”
GDW is long gone but,
nevertheless, the fan-base has hung on to this “roleplaying game in a more
civilized time” and with the growing popularity of ’steampunk culture‘ the time
has never been better to reintroduce a new edition of the game for old and new
fans alike.
The Space: 1889
Crowdfunding project is a cooperation between Uhrwerk Verlag/Clockwork
Publishing, Chronicle
City, and the master
himself, Frank Chadwick.
released in German in 2012, the new version features new rules, new artwork,
and extended background information that hadn’t been available before. Working
closely with Space: 1889 creator, Frank Chadwick, a completely new rulebook has
been produced, not only building on the original version from the 1980s and
1990s but expanding it in accordance with what has been produced before.
The new
version of Space: 1889 uses the fast and easy to learn Ubiquity-ruleset from
Exile Games Studios, an award winning system invented by Jeff Combos and used
by the RPG Hollow Earth Expedition.
With this
new Kickstarter project we hope to expand the exciting new Space: 1889 RPG to
where it has its roots: the English-speaking world. We are hoping the core
rulebook will be the start of a whole range of Space: 1889 products in English.
With each reached stretchgoal, we will be adding new adventures, sourcebooks,
accessories or other items.
Come and
join us on an exciting voyage through the solar system and visit the deserts of
Mars, the dense jungles of Venus or the icy cold of the dark side of Mercury.
Limited Edition versions of Space:
1889 Core Rulebook
Clockwork Publishing
Publishing (or to be more precise: Uhrwerk Verlag, which is the german name,
but quite unpronouncable to our english customer base) has been publishing RPGs
since 2009, including the German versions of Hollow Earth Expedition,
Deadlands: Classic and The One Ring, as well as a lot of RPGs of german origin
like Dungeonslayers and Das Schwarze Auge – Myranor. Patric Götz, the owner of
Clockwork Publishing, is working in the RPG industry for over 15 years and
still hasn’t managed to find a decent job somewhere else.
Chronicle City
Chronicle City
is a British based games company set up by multi-award winning publisher Angus
Abranson (ex-Cubicle 7 Entertainment; Leisure Games). Chronicle City works with
a number of companies and designers, helping to publish and distribute their
games. In addition they also develop and license settings to create there own
roleplaying, card and board games. Angus has long been a fan and supporter of
the steampunk genre, and still has the character sheet of his first Space: 1889
character from when the game was first released!
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information on Space: 1889, the Kickstarter the companies involved, or to
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