Discussion in 'Civ3 - Steampunk Scenario' started by KingArthur, Oct 8, 2007.
A boardgame link of potential amusement ...
Perhaps a source to include in this mod is the SyFy channel's Sanctaury. It follows a kind of League, about a group of individuals who while attending Oxford in the mid 1800's, procured a sample of vampire blood and injected themselves with it. The leader of the group, Helen Magnus, pretty much became immortal; Druid was able to teleport and went mad becoming Jack the Ripper; Watson's mind increased almost exponentially; Tesla, developed magneto-like pwers and became a pseudo-vampire, and Nigel Griffin was able to become invisible. The show mainly takes place in current day "Old City" and Magnus's drive to find and protect "abnormals," ex: Bigfoot is her manservant (butler/bodygaurd).
Civs would inlcude the Cabal, Vampires, Hollow Earth, a crazy billionare, and the Sanctaury Network.
It doesn't actually use any kind of "steam" power, but a Victorian woman wielding a laser pistol while chasing werewolves with Jack the Ripper come close. Plus, her father was probably the source for Dr. Monroe.
Sounds like it's worth a look.
You can see all three seasons of sanctuary on Youtube if you look for sam1Helen's channel, this is the link:
Anyone knows "Dystopian Wars"?
Going to start playing soon. Basically, warfare in a steampunk world.
Speaking of Syfy, they have a B&W serial on their site called "The Mercury Men".
Civil War Era Steam Powered Machine Gun
Oh, look at all this tiny type! Everything on the chart must be true!
So magnify it - or download it; it's a jpeg and blows up quite well.
You've just proved that you haven't read the chrat in its entirety. Read up to the last line .
It's a good chart, adequately (if gently) portraying the hazards of negotiating with a street waif in London in 1835, which would have had, by all reliable accounts, difficulty and survival odds akin to a later level of Grand Theft Auto. Indeed, if you thought the lad was bad, wait 'til you meet 'is sister.
Hmmm, I'm quite good at GTA, so, maybe I'd survive?
Why are those GREEN goggles in your avatar, Mr. KingArthur? Don't tell me you see everything in a green haze after last Sunday.
The Green Fairy takes no prisoners
Steam-powered computer incoming?
Great link! We'll have to follow that project. If anything else comes up post it.
This ain't that but it's worth a chortle:
Nice catch, jlvfr. I like that same writer's post about Lovelace's Leap.
Something like the ETAK project from Freespace II (a device to communicate with alien race) could be added…
We do have a Gridley Wave Device as a wonder in Lost Worlds. From Burroughs again.
Since I've already mentioned the 1800 collection, I'll also talk about the latest series I've read from it : Grands Anciens (Great Old Ones) by Jean-Marc Lainé (scenario) and Bojan Vukic (drawing). First tome is titled 'La Baleine Blanche' (The While Whale) and second 'Le Dieu-Poulpe' (The Octopus-God).
As you've probably guessed it with the titles, it's a crossover between Hermann Melville's Moby-Dick and H. P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu: In New Bedford, Hermann Melville meets a young Ishmaël and tell him an adventure of Captain Achab, before he lost his leg.
The tale was nice, nothing overwhelming, with a few surprises and a few timing discrepancies (Queequeeg already hired on the Pequod, for instance). The art was good, although uneven.
It does have a few ideas I'll spoil here, for modding sake. If you're planning to read the comics, you're better off without knowing them.
The Pequod is at some point upgraded with special harpoon cannons designed with the Barbicane Assembly Hall. The same assembly is also building the Nautilus (Nemo's Nautilus ? In 1849-1850 ?).
There is a whole species of white sperm-whale, fighting Cthulhu and/or his Spawns and beating them back to R'Lyeh whenever one escapes.
One modding mind can easily spot a two units line (the Pequod), a hammer-boosting Great Wonder (the Barbicane Ateliers) and an undersea special unit (white sperm-whales - does Tom still have his model ready ?).
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