Sunday, September 21, 2008

To Continue

  Well, before starting off with the exhibition portion of this blog, I would like to introduce a side project that I've been thinking of for quite a while now.  Being (in addition to a lover of all things steampunk) something of a nerd, I have decided to create a subset of rules for the traditional Dungeons and Dragons RPG to make it easier to incorporate steampunk elements.

  I'm sure others have tried this before, and possibly with more success than I, but I have never been one to play nicely by another's rules :p.   Besides which, none of the game mods I have seen so far have ever gone quite so far into the technological advances that are generally typical of steampunk, and none have ever quite satisfied me in their handling of airships :)

  As the rules and modifications are added, they will be posted to this blog, and so the mod will take form piece by piece.  I'm hoping that by posting it in this way, it will give people (especially GM's and players) a chance to see it, and maybe give their opinions on balancing, and such.  If indeed it ever gets to the point where a complete mod can be made from it, I hope to post it as a .pdf, so that people can have it all at once :)  I will be testing it with some local players as well, and will hopefully be keeping the blog updated with the results of that, as well :)

That's all for now, but look forward to seeing some good links in the near future :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Casting Off

Okay, first, a few things about the blog.  I've found that there's not nearly enough support around for the steampunk culture, and that really needs to change.  I'm hoping that this blog will bring some light and recognition to those who are already helping, and possibly inspire others to help as well.

I'd like this to be a place where people can look for inspiration in all aspects of steampunk, as well, so if you've got links, or pictures, or music, or anything related at all, feel free to send them in, and I'll do my best to get them up.

Oh, and feel free to comment (please?).  I'd like to know what you think about what's being posted, and what you want to see more/less of.

Anyways, that's all for now!  Until next time, keep the fires fed and the goggles clean, we'll be back with more soon.