The Adventures of Sky Captain... Smyth? And his Merry Crew (Part 1)
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
So, as I mentioned in the last update I ran a RPG set in this world (using Savage Worlds with Mars 1889 for the skyships, for the nerds out there) and thought it would be fun to write it up as a short story. I'm going to put it up in bits and at the end provide an outline of the actual game. So, without further ado:
Habana, Cuba. 1730.
Captain Smyth stopped in the doorway of One-Eyed Juan…
I'm told I'm neglecting my backers
Monday, 2 July 2018
It's been a busy old month, work wise and so forth. One thing I did find time to do is run a game set in this world, about thirty years before The Frost Fair and following the adventures of a skyship's crew as they find themselves over their heads in intrigue and danger related to the Northumderland Codex. I used some pregenerated characters, but the players really ran with what I gave them and made…
So, is this Steampunk?
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
I suppose that depends on what Steampunk is to you. The best definition I've seen is that it's Victorian science fiction. I've always thought of it as taking the mannerisms, styles and social customs of Victoriana and either projecting them into the future (or, at least, beyond the 19th Century) or into alternate worlds. With more than a smidge of steam technology, of course.
I've gone the other…
Unexpected writing day!
Sunday, 20 May 2018
Planned game of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay has fallen through today due to player illness, so an extra few hours of hammering a keyboard. Thought it would be nice to share a bit more of the text, so backers can see more of what they're getting and, hopefully, encourage people who are considering it to jump on board before this skyship leaves dock...
This is the prologue, so no spoiler risk here…
Airship pledge level
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
A couple of super cool people have already bagsied one of the Airship pledge levels, earning the right to name one of the skyships in a later installment (and there will be a later installment - this is planned as a trilogy and is part of a much bigger universe). I'm really pleased by this pledge level and look forward to seeing what comes forward.
There will be a fair few skyships that feature…
Welcome to my world
Thursday, 10 May 2018
Unbound tells me updates are a good thing. So here's an update.
First off, thank you to those who have already pledged. This is an exciting project for me and I'm really looking forward to bringing it all together.
Secondly, and probably most importantly - this is a finished manuscript. Although I'm sure there will be editorial changes, you won't be waiting round for me to finish writing it…