Space: 1889 - SF Role Playing in a More Civilized Time

A project in Swindon, United Kingdom by Angus Abranson / Chronicle City

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The new Space: 1889! The first Steampunk RPG will return with new artwork, more background, new illustrations and new rules!
Backers: 1025
Average Pledge Per Backer: £71

Funded: £72,379 of £15,000
Dates: Jul 17th -> Aug 25th (39 days)
Project By: Angus Abranson / Chronicle City
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Latest News

(3 hours) - Creatures of Mars PDF and Sourcebook Compilation 1 Unlocked!

August 25th - via:
We have just over 3 hours to go and have just unlocked the 'Creatures of Mars' PDF and the Sourcebooklet Compilation 1 in print containing both the Creatres of Mars and Wonders of the Martian Past supplements! All backers of the the Digital Rulebook... (Read More)

(5 hours) - Dice Unlocked! $100,000+ raised!

August 25th - via:
Well, I guess I should go to sleep more often! Not only have you guys and gals unlocked the Space: 1889 Dice Set, which comes in a really nice little metal tin, but you've also propelled the Space: 1889 Kickstarter into that exclusive club of... (Read More)

Andrew Peregrine's "Nocturne in the City of Lights" PDF Adventure + Double Adventure 4 Print Editions Unlocked

August 24th - via:
You've all unlocked Andrew Peregrine's "Nocturne in the City of Lights" PDF Adventure which everyone at the 'Digital Rulebook Plus' and the 'Rulebook Plus' onwards will receive free as part of their PDF bonuses for both the 'Space 1889 Ubiquity... (Read More)

Space: 1889 Dice, Creatures of Mars and two new adventures...

August 24th - via:
I've added a few more stretch goals to the campaign - I know we only have less than 24 hours to go but it gives us something to aim for - plus any extra money we receive after the campaign (through either Paypal payments for those who could not use a... (Read More)

Godslathe by Sarah Newton Unlocked - Final 24 Hour Countdown...

August 24th - via:
You've all just unlocked 'Godslathe' by Ennie-Award winning writer Sarah Newton! Sarah's Three Kings adventure for Achtung! Cthulhu won Silver in the "Best Adventure" category  at the Ennies during Gen Con last week and she's also previously won an... (Read More)

Social Media, etc,

August 24th - via:
We're into our final weekend. It doesn't seem like the campaign is almost over. It feels like we only just launched! The last 40 days have just flown by and it's been great getting to know many of you through the comments and messages. We're still... (Read More)

Double Adventure Book 3 Unlocked!

August 23rd - via:
We've just unlocked Uli Lindner's adventure "Murder on the Aether Express" which not only means the PDF versions will be added to those levels entitled to the free PDFs but the Double Adventure 3 Printed Adventure containing both Uli's and Gareth... (Read More)

The Strange Land Adventure by Gareth Hanrahan - Unlocked!

August 23rd - via:
We're into our last 48 hours and to celebrate the fact we passed the £53,000 pledge mark whilst I was having dinner and have unlocked Gareth Hanrahan's "The Strange Land" adventure. Everyone who has pledged at the 'Digital Rulebook Plus' and the... (Read More)

Mercury Rising... & Free PDF Rundown

August 22nd - via:
We've passed the £50,000 mark and are heading to explore Mercury! The Mercury Sourcebook will be included as a PDF to every backer of the 'Digital Rulebook Plus' and the 'Rulebook Plus' and higher reward levels for free. Physical copies are also... (Read More)

"Wonders of the Martian Past" unlocked!

August 21st - via:
The stretchgoal for the short sourcebooklet pdf - "Wonders of the Martian Past" by John Snead ( Exalted, Changeling: The Lost, and Mage: The Awakening, & Eldritch Skies) got unlocked this night :) Descriptions of ancient Martian technology,... (Read More)

Kickstarter Conversations: Caught MY Eye 8/20/2013

Welcome back to another Caught MY Eye post for 8/20/2013. I'm going to try something new with these posts by breaking them up over the week. So we get Caught MY Eye on Tuesday, Underachievers on Wednesday, and Caught MY Eye again on Thursday. Let's see how this works out. (Read More)

Space: 1889 – fourth pdf adventure stretchgoal reached and new add-on for printed adventures

August 19th - via:
We just reached the stretchgoal for the adventure "Lost Romance on Venus" by Steve Kenson (Mutants & Masterminds; ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying). A reclusive romantic novelist has disappeared into the jungle lowlands of Venus, certainly no place... (Read More)

Space: 1889 presentation video

August 17th - via:
When we released the German version of Space: 1889 last year, we did a little presentation video for it. Now here is the dubbed English version :) Sorry for the dubbing being a little out of sync sometimes.  (Read More)

Space: 1889 Miniature Add-On added!

August 16th - via:
We reached our Miniature-Stretchgoal, which means there now is a set of Space: 1889 miniatures available as an add-on. The first two designs were already revealed. Now here is a pic of the BIG miniature in the set. The missing two miniatures will be... (Read More)

Artwork part 2 – Covers

August 14th - via:
Today we take a look at the covers already done for the new Space: 1889. Although none of them is a secret anymore and are available on the internet in one place or another, we think it’s worthwhile to show them all in one place: The main rulebook... (Read More)

The Mercury Sourcebook, a Sourcebooklet and Four More Adventure Stretch Goals Announced!

August 12th - via:
Hello everyone! We've just added a whole host of new stretch goals on the front page of the campaign which should keep us busy for a while (partially prompted by my soon-to-occur vanishing act to Gen Con ;p)! We have a brand new planet sourcebook to... (Read More)

Gen Con, Indianapolis, USA, 15-18th August

August 12th - via:
Hi everyone, Chronicle City is going to be at Gen Con in Indianapolis, USA, this week. I'm actually flying over there very early Tuesday morning so Patric will be fielding most of the questions for the rest of the week (although I hope to be able to... (Read More)

On The Trail of the Gods and Free Space: 1889 Soundtrack!

August 11th - via:
HI everyone, Thanks to many of you we've jumped a fair bit this weekend and have unlocked another stretch goal! Everyone who has pledged at DIGITAL RULEBOOK PLUS or RULEBOOK PLUS or a higher pledge level will now get Shane Ivey and John Clements... (Read More)

A Little Help To Our Friends...

August 11th - via:
Greetings Everyone! I hope you're weekend has been going well? Patric is away at a convention in Germany and I managed to escape to London yesterday to see some family, friends and watch the opening match of my football (soccer) teams new season - in... (Read More)


August 9th - via:
As backer 'MidnightBlue' put it... "Touchdown...Venus!" Thanks to everyone we passed the £34,000 mark over night and that's unlocked the Venus Sourcebook. Every backer at DIGITAL RULEBOOK PLUS or RULEBOOK PLUS and above will now get the Venus... (Read More)

Meet The German Team of Space: 1889

August 7th - via:
The English remake of Space: 1889 wouldn’t be possible without the ground laying work of our German Space-team.  As the German edition is not just a mere translation but a whole new version of the Space: 1889 RPG, a team of dedicated and... (Read More)

Screen Unlocked, Onwards to Venus! and Steve Kenson joins us...

August 5th - via:
Thanks to everyone we unlocked the Gamemaster's Screen & NPC Booklet over the weekend and are well on our way to unlocking the Venus Sourcebook! Every pledger for the Digital Rulebook Plus and the Rulebook Plus onwards will now receive also... (Read More)

New Adventure & Miniature Previews

July 31st - via:
Hi everyone! Many thanks for helping us pass our £26,000 stretch goal over night! We can now include some new full colour artwork in the main book and everyone who has pledged for a physical rulebook will also now be sent a pad of 24 Character... (Read More)

Join us this evening on #RPGNet IRC 18:00GMT

July 30th - via:
Hi all, Patric and I (Angus) will be talking about Space: 1889 with Dan Davenport on the #RPGNet IRC channel today at 18:00 GMT (7pm London, 8pm Cologne and 2pm New York). If you're around and have questions please login (link below) and say hi!... (Read More)

Posters of Mars, Venus and Ether Flyers!

July 29th - via:
Hi everyone, As we move towards the end of Week 2 of the Space: 1889 campaign - and very close to our next Stretch Goal - we're offering a new add-on for you all. This is a three poster map set consisting of "Three Faces of Mars", "Cloudships &... (Read More)

Colour is GO!

July 27th - via:
Just a quickie to say thanks for unlocking our £23,000 stretch goal a few minutes ago! UNLOCKED £23,000 - The core rulebook (in all its formats) will now contain colour archetypes, maps, and have some new full colour artwork included in addition to... (Read More)

Interactive Planets of Space: 1889

July 27th - via:
Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a great weekend as we move towards our next Stretch Goal of making the core rulebook nice and colourful? This is just a quick update to show you something that you might enjoy. A German fan team has been using... (Read More)

Venus and Savage Worlds!

July 26th - via:
Thanks to you all we have just passed our second Stretch Goal - an all-new 32 page adventure called “Thunders of Venus” which is being penned by Steve Long. This not only unlocks the adventure, which is going to be given free in PDF to every... (Read More)

Artwork part 1 – interior artwork

July 23rd - via:
While planning the German version of the new Space: 1889 rulebook we tried to emulate the artwork typical for the Victorian era. After endless quests for the right artist(s) for this job, we finally found them in the most unexpected places –... (Read More)

UNLOCKED!!! "The Order of the Invisible Eye" Adventure by John Wick

July 23rd - via:
"The Order of the Invisible Eye" by John Wick is now unlocked! Next up is "Thunders of Venus" by Steven S. Long! £18,000 - UNLOCKED!!!! Adventure (32 page) : "The Order of the Invisible Eye" by John Wick (Legend of the Five Rings; 7th Sea; Houses of... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals! Full Colour Core Book, Character Pads and Gamemaster's Screen + NPC Booklet

July 22nd - via:
As we're within a few hundred pounds (as I write this) of unlocking our first Stretch Goal, a 32-page adventure by John Wick, I thought I'd reveal a few more stretch goals that will hopefully be following, including making the core rulebook - in all... (Read More)


July 21st - via:
Woohoo! Whilst we were sleeping the Space: 1889 RPG Kickstarter passed it's funding goal! Thanks so much to every one so far! Now we're en route to our first stretch goal, "The Order of the Invisible Eye" - a new 32-page adventure by John Wick which... (Read More)

Art & Creator Pledges

July 18th - via:
Hi everyone, Thanks for supporting the campaign so far. It's been an incredible first 30 hours! Patric and I have revised the Art and Creator Pledge Levels slightly so backers at those levels will now be able to choose which rulebook to be sent out... (Read More)

So what’s included in the rulebook exactly?

July 18th - via:
The basic English rulebook will be a translation of the German one released last year by Uhrwerk Verlag. There may be a few changes, as we reach stretchgoals, but that’s something we will reveal later on. The rulebook will have a page count of... (Read More)

Revelations of Mars Cross-Promotion

July 17th - via:
In case you have missed this – there currently is another Kickstarter running, for a sourcebook using the same rules as our Space: 1889. It’s Revelations of Mars for the Hollow Earth Expedition RPG from our friends at Exile Games, the original... (Read More)

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