Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Savage Space: 1889 Coming Soon

Space: 1889 and its companion Sky Galleons of Mars comprise one of the most memorable settings I've ever played. The character combat system wasn't great but the ship-to-ship rules were awesome. The book gave you atlases of Mars, Venus, the Moon, and Mercury along with the indigenous races for each planet. I fought the cursed Belgians from one end of Mars to the other and knew victory captaining the Screw Galley Texan's Pride. Now THAT was a setting!

This work, more than any other, inspired my pulp SciFi solar system for Space Nazis. Chadwick's vision of a hot and steamy Venus, a Mars in decline, and the world river of Mercury were all amazing. I admit I still love the setting after all these years.

Pinnacle Entertainment Group will release its own version of Space: 1889 at Gen Con this year melding my favorite setting with my favorite game system. If you're interested in learning more, you can download the free Introduction to Space: 1889 to tide you over until Pinnacle releases Red Sands to the rest of us who weren't able to attend Gen Con. (honest, I'm not grumbling.... much)


  1. I cannot wait. I am now officially beyond my point of patience.

    Der Duckus

  2. I feel the same way. I seem to be stuck in a Victorian frame of mind these days. Wait until Friday for another 19th century infusion.

  3. Is anything else coming out for Rippers (talking about Victorian :) )

  4. I haven't heard anything about Rippers in a while but I think Victorian horror on Mars would be killer. I seem to be in a 19th frame of mind these days.

    Good to see you online again. For those of you who don't follow the maptool forums, Peter supplied some of the code in the Savage Worlds framework.