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arodrig607 Nov 2018 11:41 p.m. PST

Hey all, this is a bit off-topic, but related to minis and gaming and may be of interest, and it will feed in to future mini products:

Objects May Appear… and Aerolyth Enterprises – the makers of the Hive, Queen, and Country Role-playing & Tabletop game – are hosting a fiction writing contest! We are seeking stories set in the Hive, Queen, and Country (HQC) Universe – an alternate history Victorian Era setting with a hard science fiction flavor.

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To enter, Contestants must submit an original story set in the HQC universe:


  • The story may be up to 2500 words and may include illustrations
  • No Entry Fee
  • Submissions accepted until Dec 31, 2018. Winners will be announced by January 20, 2019.
  • Entries will be judged on:

    • Overall story quality
    • Providing a unique takes on space, space exploration, and space technology in a Victorian setting
    •  Attention to historical and technical detail
    •  Continuity with the HQC Universe

  • Four $50 USD prizes will be awarded
  • For more information and to enter, go to: https://basicfront.easypromosapp.com/p/931304 or email hive2018@yahoo.com

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arodrig607 Nov 2018 11:42 p.m. PST

Hey all, this is a bit off-topic, but related to minis and gaming and may be of interest, and it will feed in to future mini products:

Objects May Appear… and Aerolyth Enterprises – the makers of the Hive, Queen, and Country Role-playing & Tabletop game – are hosting a fiction writing contest! We are seeking stories set in the Hive, Queen, and Country (HQC) Universe – an alternate history Victorian Era setting with a hard science fiction flavor.

Cargo Ship Sample

To enter, Contestants must submit an original story set in the HQC universe:


  • The story may be up to 2500 words and may include illustrations
  • No Entry Fee
  • Submissions accepted until Dec 31, 2018. Winners will be announced by January 20, 2019.
  • Entries will be judged on:

    • Overall story quality
    • Providing a unique takes on space, space exploration, and space technology in a Victorian setting
    •  Attention to historical and technical detail
    •  Continuity with the HQC Universe

  • Four $50 USD prizes will be awarded
  • For more information and to enter, go to: https://basicfront.easypromosapp.com/p/931304 or email hive2018@yahoo.com

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Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 10:27 a.m. PST

Where can we find background info on the setting?

arodrig608 Nov 2018 12:40 p.m. PST

Details on the HQC setting can be found in several sources (there are links on the contest page):


  • PRIMER : A short overview and timeline for the HQC setting
  • HQC Space Technology White Papers : Technical discussion of the technology behind space travel in HQC
  • HQC Website: The Hive, Queen, and Country website
  • HQC Mailing List: A mailing list for discussing the HQC Universe (the best place to ask questions about the setting or to get feedback on story ideas!)
  • Existing books set in the HQC Universe: Stars of Empire, Flying Machines of the Worlds 1902, The World Beneath the Clouds

      The mailing list is a great place for asking specific questions or getting feedback.

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