Machinations Steampunk RPG

Machinations is a simple steampunk RPG. From the author’s description:

Welcome to the Eternal City, the home of the Machinations RPG. Take on the role of an Adventurer, an Alchemist, an Artificer or even a deathless Automaton. Band together with others to form a Free Company and then hire yourselves out to perform acts of sabotage, espionage, assassination, extortion, blackmail or plain old robbery. All in a world a short step from our own, where reason has been lost, empires exist to be built and strange technology dominates all walks of life. It is a world of sinister intrigue, awful power, terrible events and dark portents. There is also beer, song and glory

Steampunk Mecha Paper Models

The Toposolitario site has a nice selection of paper models of mecha suitable for steampunk, pulp or wierd WWII games.

Wargaming In The World Of The Difference Engine

James Clay has written a fine article on wargaming in the world of the Difference Engine.

For those who don’t know, The Difference Engine is a novel by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling that takes the reader to a Victorian world in which Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine drives cybernetic steam engines. While I did not enjoy it as much as Gibson’s Neuromancer, it still was a good read.