American McGee wants to create a zombie-filled steampunk take on The Wizard of Oz. If I only had a braaaaaain.
Generally, I really like American McGee, but I don't know about this one. The Oz books are public domain now ... so I can see the appeal. But then add zombies too? And make it steampunk? Mahhh!!! Too many genres!
The Third Edition of Victoriana continues to progress through layout, ushered into the light by the safe hands of Paul Bourne. A favourite with gamers and Cubicle 7 staffers alike we're really enjoying putting together this new edition. Once again we've dragged Victoriana Line Developer Walt Ciechanowski away from his keyboard to answer some more questions.
The first Saturday each May has become one of the greatest geeky days ever. It’s possibly even better than every other “official” holiday plus your birthday combined. No, that’s not hyperbole, it’s Free Comic Book Day, the annual day of free swag courtesy of your friendly local comic shop. The event usually runs in conjunction with the release of a major comic-book related film (in this year’s case it’s Iron Man 3 – opening Friday, May 3, 2013.)
Two Steampunk comix are being featured:
STEAM ENGINES OF OZ Publisher: ARCANA STUDIO
ENDANGERED WEAPON B Publisher: DIAMOND COMIC DIST—ENGLAND
Tinker by name, tinker by trade. The international adventures of San Francisco inventors Sho and Kimi Tinker. Action/Drama/Humor
TINKER aims to evolve the genre into a multi-ethnic, culture- exploring, collection of stories that does for Steampunk what Star Trek did for science fiction back in the sixties. This includes: mature themes, exotic locations, sub-plots, drama, action, making the effort to put the 'punk' back into Steampunk by going outside currently established 'rules' of the genre, and fusing the diverse talents of several industries into a new kind of steam-powered animal.
Leading avant garde publication Dark beauty Magazine has released its long awaited 3rd Annual Steampunk fashion issue. Topher Adam the Editor in Chief of Dark Beauty Magazine has been previously published in 3 steampunk fashion books.
"No," he said, "look, it's very, very simple... all I want... is a cup of tea. You are going to make one for me. Keep quiet and listen." And he sat. He told the Nutri-Matic about India, he told it about China, and he told it about Ceylon.
Alt-Fest reveals line-up for world exclusive Steampunk Experience Altsounds.com An unprecedented who's who of world-renowned Steampunk artists has been exclusively assembled for pioneering new alternative music culture and lifestyle festival...
This reads like super fun for folks in the UK. Great line-up and Professor Elemental is always a good show.
As I was saying in my last post, I have been working on this Steampunk Lady. It was a Santos that I purchased from Tuesday Morning on clearance! You may have seen it in one of my videos or blog posts...I can't recall.
History of Steampunk & Victoriana RPGs (Part Five 2009). THE PUNK-HEADED LEAGUE? For this point forward, the lists go by year. I could have consolidated them a little, but they become a little unwieldy and over 4K words ...
History of Steampunk & Victoriana RPGs (Part Four 2007-2008). MEET THE NEW TROPE. There's a few less items here than on previous lists. In fact a couple are edge-cases that I opted to leave on. I suspect that may be ...
Swords are cool. People fighting with swords are cool. Airships are cool. Cowboys are cool. Pirates are cool. Clockwork men are cool. Smart, savvy, witty women are very cool. Laconic gunslingers? Totally cool. Steampunk? Frosty.
That’s what Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether is, that’s what it’s about. The adventures of the Lady Seneca Sabre and those she meets along the way as she travels the Sphere. Who she fights, who she foils, who she befriends. It’s about adventure and romance and excitement and, to paraphrase the great Zaphod Beeblebrox, “really wild things.”
Some games deal with those questions head on- Victoriana for example takes some heat for its class-based ideology. Sunset Empires is a good example of taking those issues seriously. Do these questions have a role at the ...
“The Amazing Adventures of Victoria Clarke” is the stylish and exciting story of the exploits of a female British agent living undercover in the United States in the 1920s as a Hollywood actress.
In order to create exciting images that will fire up the fans, the producer turned to his peers in the visual effects community, and reached out to artists with an interest in steampunk stories and imagery. Now he's getting ready to launch a Kickstarter project to fund it.
My Peacemaker was originally a chalking gun. I admit it. It's pretty obvious to anyone who looks at it for more than ten seconds. ... There has been an unusual attitude, I've noticed, about the creation of steampunk props and the role of functional art. I've seen dismissive railing against “stick a gear on it” for physical artistic creations, the trumpeting of modded computers and iPods over spray-painted Nerf guns. I have no issue with beautiful functional art or people to have creative ambitions (and yes, that song based on the concept is pretty cute). But, as a performer with cosplayer roots, I never fully understood the ridicule. Because, a prop is a prop is a prop and as long as it helps you perform, whether the steampunk prop shoots real lightning or falls apart after being out in a rainstorm, as long as it enhances your artistic performance, it is a good steampunk prop.
Lee Ann Farruga's thought-piece on steampunk and the tyranny of critics. [You know I had to scoop it, the title alone made it a must-have.]
This is the impressive 4-ton steampunk train barbeque grill built by Ryazan Deulino. The barbeque features three separate cooking bays and a brick-lined furnace. Perfect for grilling up some of my famous choo-choo chicken.
I love this! But how does he move it around? It needs a train track for tours around the neighborhood.
This list continues tracing the development of Victoriana and Steampunk rpgs. There's an odd gap between this list and the previous one. We don't see multiple games in either genre appear until 2001; we have several dead ...
Part two of this excellent overview of steampunk games.
This list begins to trace the history and development of Victoriana and Steampunk RPGs. I did this earlier with Horror RPGs. I focus on tabletop games, though many video games could easily fall into this category (the classics ...
Really impressive timeline with information about each of the games listed.
Steamfunk differs from Steampunk in that Steamfunk does not glorify colonialism and does not gloss over the horrors of the Age of Steam. While Steamfunk stories are still fun reads, we deal with issues and characters that go ...