The World Beneath the Clouds: Steampunk RPG Venus Sourcebook

A project in St Peters, MO by Terry Sofian

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In the Hive, Queen and Country steampunk Universe Venus is a veiled planet of mystery, help us develop The World Beneath the Clouds!
Backers: 54
Average Pledge Per Backer: $57

Funded: $3,055 of $2,000
Dates: Apr 29th -> Jun 13th (45 days)
Project By: Terry Sofian
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Latest News

Last Day and we are a Runner

June 12th - via:
OK, I couldn't pass up the Logan's Run reference.  I'm super pleased at the interested we have gathered on this kickstarter and here at Origins.  Thanks to everyone that has supported us, fiscally or with shout outs and a whispering campaign.  (Read More)

We are in our last week!

June 6th - via:
We have hit our first goal and are a good way to one of our stretch goals. We look forward to moving forward on our Vehicle and Artillery book. Please help us! Spread the word. Let other folks know about what we are up to. Please tweet, facebook and... (Read More)

So if you buy a game what will it be?

June 1st - via:
If you purchase a reward level that includes a miniatures game what would it be?  I will be open to ideas but can give you tow choices right now. One will be a British combined arms assault on the Hive in Devon. This will include airborne forces,... (Read More)

If you can't take the heat

May 29th - via:
OK, it's almost 90 degrees here in St. Louis. Our A/C just took a header and to "celebrate" I have just added a pair of new reward levels that will see me standing over the stove melting metal! Help my weight loss program by picking up these reward... (Read More)

Take a look at the Bugs

May 27th - via:
Make me spend my weekends over a hot stove casting up miniatures! The more miniature based reward levels you all support the more sweating I will do. It is already hot here in St Louis. But I am ready for the challenge.... (Read More)


May 27th - via:
We have a couple of new rewards levels. First is a special offer to all our airship crews out there. We'll do up to ten crew members as Non Player Characters and design your ship and history to fit our universe. You can supply us with pictures or art... (Read More)

Look at the terrain we are offering!

May 25th - via:
Here is the terrain available for supporting at the 750 dollar level. We can only ship this in the USA. It is 12 feet by 4 feet and consists of three 4 foot square pieces. Fully flocked and textured. Great for a number of games and environments, as... (Read More)


May 24th - via:
Thanks to everyone who is spreading the word! Even though it is now getting hot in St Louis I am ready to fire up my stove and hand cast some minis. If you want me to sweat (and I can use the weight loss) pledge for a Mini Swarm-Three units of bugs... (Read More)

Venus book backcover

May 23rd - via:
This is the  (Read More)

We changed some of the rewards

May 22nd - via:
The Vehicle rewards just got some upgrades. The 200.00 level gets you the full five view and a hard copy of the vehicle book. The 400.00 level gets you the Venus book, the Vehicles book and a COLOR five view. Both of these aren't just of random old... (Read More)


May 22nd - via:
OK we have made the first way point!  If you are getting electronic copies please make certain I have a good email. You will get a message from or perhaps Wargames Vault with a link to download the PDF.  Please keep spreading the word... (Read More)

Can you design a Victorian War Machine?

May 20th - via:
If you want to design a machine, get it translated into detailed technical drawings AND a 3D printed model we have a reward level for you in our Kickstarter! Please check it out and sharpen your pencils! For the 200.00 you get at least 40 dollars... (Read More)

OVER 75%!

May 18th - via:
Thanks to all of our great sponsors! HUZZAH! We are over 75%! and we still have three weeks to go (although don't let that mean you need to wait to the last minute)  (Read More)


May 12th - via:
We are nearing 2/3 of our goal and would like to thank everyone for their support! Please keep posting and forwarding and tweeting. Help us support this, one of the few hard science games in the VSF genre, with a high quality source book for Venus!... (Read More)

Sneak Peak for Backers

May 10th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

How art we different? And more than halfway there!

May 10th - via:
We've had a pretty good day. Thanks to our new sponsors.  So how is The Universe of Hive, Queen and Country different than anything else on the market? This is an answer posted by Andrew Webb from the Yahoo! Group. Created by a community of gamers,... (Read More)

Almost halfway to the first goal

May 7th - via:
We are so close to being halfway there! That being said I would like to talk a bit about the first stretch goal. This will be our second technical reference: Land Fighting Machines and Artillery of the Worlds. This volume concentrates on the various... (Read More)

Two New Reward Levels

May 5th - via:
We have added a pair reward levels. For 15.00 you will get the PDF of the new game a month early. The second is all three of the existing three books for 25.00. These will will get to you as soon as the Kickstarter funds! Terry  (Read More)

1/3 of the way there!

May 4th - via:
So far we have made it one third of the way there and a number of people have dropped in to say they will be supporting after pay day rolls around.  We continue to work on the Venus and the current draft is over 66,000 words long. We do not... (Read More)

More artwork!

May 2nd - via:
Let us add some more art!  We want to highlight the work of another of our artists, Nobu Tamura. You might recognize his work for a variety of online spots. He does extremely detailed and high quality drawings of prehistoric animals. Many of the... (Read More)

Off and running!

April 30th - via:
I'd like to thank everyone that has stopped by and taken a look and everyone that has backed the project on its first day. We are off to a good start and look forward to building more support as we move forward! Thanks Terry Sofian  (Read More)

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