There has been a surge in interest in playing “Battles by Gaslight” in 15mm scale. No steampunk miniature wargame would be complete without a land ironclad or two. This 15mm Land Ironclad paper model fits the bill. It is based on one portrayed in a 1903 short story by H.G. Wells. From Ralph Currell.
Dead Simple Steampunk is a set of one-page RPG rules for settings in a Victorian science fiction setting. There’s also a one-page setting and one page for equipment.
The Transactions of the Royal Martian Geographical Society was a Space: 1889 fanzine that has since gone defunct. A good number of articles from the magazine are now available online at the Heliograph site.
Majestic 12 Games has these demo rules for their Iron Stars miniatures wargame. I’ll let them explain:
Iron Stars is a game of space combat in an age of steam and steel. Set in a fictional universe based loosely on the writings of H. G. Wells and other fantasists, it provides a back story and ship designs from an alternate history in which the Martian Invasion actually happened, the ether is all?pervasive, and Cavorite is a reality. But, as with Starmada and other Majestic Twelve Games products, the focus is on players’ imaginations; a clear and concise ship construction system is provided so you can pit your own space dreadnoughts against the likes of the Royal Navy Ether Squadron or the German Aethermarine.
Space 1889 was/is one of my favorite RPG settings. Here’s a short film/teaser set in the 1889 universe.