Review: Castle Falkenstein: High Adventure in the Age of Steam send a copy of the RPG back to our world where his friend, Mike Pondsmith. Castle Falkenstein came out in time when many games were focusing on as opposed to England were the vast majority of Victorian-based RPGs are set. From the back of the book: It’s a novel. It’s a game. It’s both. It’s Castle Falkenstein , an amazing journey into another universe just a few steps away from our own.

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It’s Castle Falkenstein, an amazing journey into another universe just a few steps away from our own: No Web Links Found. This page was last modified on 19 Octoberat But the game presents itself as a literary romance, played out at the game table.

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Castle Falkenstein High adventure in the steam age 1 st edition cover. Players can write their own stories of what happens between sessions the bluebooking of Strike Force worked into the system. It is through Tom that the player prg this world and he is used as an example of how the players are to create and play their own characters.


Home Recent Additions Welcome Wiki. This provides all kinds of hooks for mages and makes the magic feel organic to the setting. Heroes are heroes, villains are dastardly, and “fates worse than death” get threatened.

In between those we get asides presenting details of daily life the nations, the concepts of magic, bearing and grace, etc. Or does this spell the end of Castle Falkenstein? Describe Your Romantic Life.

It can feel clunky and artificial. System quirks aside, astonishing fluff, almost Space: But when Ludwig’s secret agents discover his archenemy. Rebel Times Issue 62 – Nov The world resembles our own, with a number of major variations: Swords, Steam and Magic: Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help.

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Steampunk has evolved quite a bit since CF faloenstein out Unhallowed MetropolisEtherscope but I think few if any have captured the idea of romance and optimism as CF has. It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that has allowed this site to become what it is today.

Originally published in falenstein, it remains an incredibly well produced and designed game book. But here the questions are tooled to the setting and reflect the premise Who is Your Nemesis?


Before you know it CF provides templates and archetypes for various professions players can choose from. The Difficulty of Game Fiction The framing device is key to the book. Get Known if you don’t have an account.

CF provides a simple resolution system, more than a little ahead of its time. Add tags Tags separate by space: Clubs physical, Hearts Charisma, Diamonds perception, Spades social graces.

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Instead the voice established in the first part carries through the rest of the book. It might be a little hypocritical for me to say, but it seems to bask in its own cleverness. The tiny barony of Travania holds three great secrets. The book presents those ideas as first person vignettes which tie together xastle a larger story.

Once players determine the Thaumic Energy requirements for the spell based on effect and modifiers they have to draw that much energy from the area around them. Castle Falkenstein rp R. The books split into two parts, with the rules section the second half of the book on heavier parchment paper That nicely splits the book.

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