Modiphius have just announce the release of Space 1889: Venus, a major new source book for the Space 1889 RPG, steampunk Victorian roleplaying in the worlds created by Jules Verne, HG Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle.
Available as a 178 page printed black and white book or as PDF, this marks the first of a new wave of releases for the Space 1889 RPG collection, following the recent reprint of the core book.
From before the beginnings of history, mankind had spun tales and wondered about that bright point of light named for the Roman goddess of love: Venus, the enigmatic, ever-shifting star of evening and of morning. Yet when the first pioneers started their journey into the ether, they found the Morning Star to be a deadly Garden of Eden
With this source book you can now plunge into the “green hell”! Try your luck as a soldier-of-fortune in the pioneer settlements, or as a scientist, exploring the wonders of a new world. As a colonist you can create a new home far away from Mother Earth. Or you can choose to play a Venusian warrior defending his homeland against the cold, emotionless invaders from beyond space. It’s up to you!
This source book tells you everything you need to know about the settlements of the four nations represented on Venus – Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and Russia – as well as some minor powers and stakeholders:
Also included is an extensive chapter on the “Ha”, as the Venusians call themselves, concerning the culture, the biology, and the young civilization of the alien Lizard-men that allows you to portray a Venusian authentically during play.
You will also find extensive material on the unique flora and fauna of the Morning Star – not only new monsters to trouble your player characters, but also the innumerable exotic biological treasures flourishing on Venus.
Inside is new equipment, sample characters and tips and advice on how to play adventures on Venus, as well as a detailed “chemistry set” with exciting new rules for inventions. These will allow your player characters to exploit the natural resources of Venus and develop new drugs, chemicals, and all kinds of bizarre and wondrous substances.
Last but not least, we will also unveil many a secret that still lies hidden beneath the misty shrouds of the Green Planet.