Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Other Visions of Space: 1889

Bloodrunner Cloudship

I've added links to two excellent Space: 1889 fan pages.

Dan Thompson's page features some award-winning models of Space: 1889 vessels (including the Bloodrunner model illustrated above), as well as a wonderful Nautilus model and a diorama of the desperate battle between HMS Thunderchild and two Martian tripods in H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Really great stuff! Mateen Greenway's page abounds with beautiful 3D renderings of Space: 1889 vessels in orbit or deep space. Both sites have a wealth of additional historical and scientific background.

In both cases, they have taken small liberties with the Space: 1889 background or science. Maybe I shouldn't say this, but I'm pretty okay with that. In fact, I can't think of a better use for the game than as a springboard for your own imagination. It's my job to provide a solid and consistent background for the various stories and adventures set in the world, but where you go from there is up to you.

3 comments:

  1. Funny enough these two sites are how I found Space 1889 and led on to me buying the pdf versions on the game :)

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  2. I've been visiting the sites for several years now. I've used Dan Thompson's USS Enterprise as the USS Constellation. I was wondering how to use the HMS Tempest. Now I know; the CSS Richmond.
    I really enjoy these two sites and recommend them highly.

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  3. These really are delightful sites, particularly the models. Speaking of models, I hope to get some pictures of some of the big (25mm scale) Sky Galleon games at the summer conventions this year. If you've never seen one, they are pretty cool.

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