Welcome to Sorcerer and SteamEdit

The steampunk aesthetic and Ron Edwards' pen and paper RPG Sorcerer: 2 great tastes that taste great together.

Sorcerer and Steam documents the setting created collaboratively by members of the Toronto Area Gamers.

It will serve as a reference point for pick-up, mini-campaigns, and other kinds of future Sorcerer play.

What is Sorcerer?Edit

A a wonderful roleplaying game

What is Steampunk?Edit

Wow. Wikipedia can help:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes fictional works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era Britain—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, often featuring futuristic technology as the people of this historical period would have envisioned it to look like, i.e. based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer, but occurring at an earlier date.
Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" for such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or digital mechanical computers (such as Charles Babbage's Analytical engine).
Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fan base, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period and level of technological development, the main difference between them is that steampunk settings usually tend to be less dystopian than cyberpunk.
Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.

That'll do.

Some of my influences for this project:

  • Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • half-remembered Charles Dickens novels
  • The Difference Engine
  • Perdido Street Station
  • Blade Runner
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Edgar Alan Poe, Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
  • H. Rider Haggard, She
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • What Jane Austen Ate & Charles Dickens Knew
  • G.K. Chesterton,' 'The Man Who Was Thursday
  • Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent
  • Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone
  • Dostoevsky, The Possessed
  • Tim Burton
  • The City o' Gloom setting for Deadlands (for colour)

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