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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Nov 2016 1:28 p.m. PST

What are your favorites for Victorian Science-Fiction gaming?

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2016 1:35 p.m. PST

Wolsung and In Her Majesties Name

athun2522 Nov 2016 1:42 p.m. PST

Valor, Steele and Flesh

Winston Smith22 Nov 2016 1:58 p.m. PST


Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut22 Nov 2016 2:26 p.m. PST

At what level of game?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2016 2:27 p.m. PST

* Space 1889.

* Ironclads & Etherflyers.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Nov 2016 2:51 p.m. PST

Soldier's Companion (Space 1889)

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2016 3:14 p.m. PST

Mars needs Steam

John Armatys22 Nov 2016 3:18 p.m. PST

Voyages Extraordinaires
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Personal logo Tommy20 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2016 3:50 p.m. PST


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Nov 2016 3:57 p.m. PST

Space 1889

Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2016 4:36 p.m. PST

Soldiers Companion (Space 1889)

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2016 7:47 p.m. PST


kmfrye22 Nov 2016 8:54 p.m. PST

Soldier's Companion/SPACE 1889

In Her Majesty's Name

Black Cavalier22 Nov 2016 10:23 p.m. PST

Martian empires

Guthroth23 Nov 2016 12:06 a.m. PST

We happily used Principles Of War for VSF battles on Mars.

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian23 Nov 2016 2:02 a.m. PST

Aeronef for fleet actions.


Black Hat Miniatures23 Nov 2016 3:30 a.m. PST

Martian Empires for mass combat

GASLIGHT for skirmish


CaptainDarling23 Nov 2016 4:28 a.m. PST

For the skirmish style games I play I use FUBAR VSF with a few house rules…

durecell23 Nov 2016 5:10 a.m. PST

In Her Majesties Name for skirmish.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2016 9:51 a.m. PST

Where's the 'all of the above' button?

Really, I have to ask several of questons already asked before even trying to answer that question.

Really, IHMN, GASLIGHT, Battle By, Martian Empires for a kind of spectrum. Love the 1889 universe, a bit less the rules, though I'd love a bit of a mashup of it and Castle Falkenstein. Less Fae, more 'the rest of the world.'


Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Nov 2016 9:54 a.m. PST

Martian Empires
Imperial Skies/Aeronef
Dystopian Wars

Syr Otto23 Nov 2016 10:29 a.m. PST

It depends…
Small skirmish actions Her Majesties Name
Medium to large actions Soldier's Companion
Flying gunboats Sky Gallies of Mars
Flying battleships Imperial Skies/Aeronef

nazrat23 Nov 2016 12:12 p.m. PST

Another for Valor, Steel, and Flesh!

deflatermouse24 Nov 2016 3:43 a.m. PST

Space 1889
and Martian Empires

DLIinVSF24 Nov 2016 5:17 a.m. PST

Space 1889

IHMN …………..yes I bought a copy in the end after protest


and others but all converted to one degree or another to suit our style.

Craig Cartmell26 Nov 2016 6:04 a.m. PST

Well DLlinVSF did you like IHMN after you'd got them? :)

tkdguy27 Nov 2016 2:45 a.m. PST

Castle Falkenstein, either the original game from R. Talsorian or the GURPS version.

DLIinVSF27 Nov 2016 9:18 a.m. PST

Mr Cartmell I'm in a most positive mood at the moment so all I'll say is they work for what they are. :)

Knockman28 Nov 2016 7:33 a.m. PST

In Her Majesty's Name
Space 1889 – Soldiers Companion
The Men Who Would Be Kings

And also adaptations of:
Stargrunt 2
Science vs Pluck

Last Hussar28 Nov 2016 4:00 p.m. PST

I'd like to do something a bit larger scale, for use with Pendraken 10mm tripods, with pith helmeted redcoats on lines rather than skirmish

jony66328 Nov 2016 8:15 p.m. PST

Land base Space 1889 Soliders Companion

In the air Imperial Skies or Space 1889

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