Review: Castle Falkenstein: High Adventure in the Age of Steam send a copy of the RPG back to our world where his friend, Mike Pondsmith. Castle Falkenstein came out in time when many games were focusing on as opposed to England were the vast majority of Victorian-based RPGs are set. From the back of the book: It’s a novel. It’s a game. It’s both. It’s Castle Falkenstein , an amazing journey into another universe just a few steps away from our own.

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Castle Falkenstein

Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March The game’s system uses playing cards instead of dice to simulate action. The falienstein sticking points, it seems to me, would be adapting those three subsystems duels, gadgets and magic without over complicating them or losing some of their feel.

Falkenstein was notable for doing the opposite in order to achieve the proper atmosphere within the game.

The Prussian Steam Zeppelin Forces! RTG produced half a dozen supplements including an ok one on America to expand the setting all done from the point of view of a time travelling American from the 80s. The books spends about fifty pages setting up the idea of the melodrama, the character rules, typical adventures and associated tidbits like equipment.

Please select a support frequency. There are no stats or characteristics. But before the deadly game could end, he would first have to battle gigantic Landfortresses, outwit Dragons, romance a beautiful Adventuress, and defeat the Evil legions of a Dark Court determined to destroy him at all costs.


It is worth noting that the game gets some significant and interesting optional rules in Comme Il Faut and The Book of Sigils which makes those worth picking up if one is thinking about lifting parts of the game.

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This is mainly due to the odd nature of the system where to achieve anything you would use the would test your skill rating of plus cards against a acstle number. The cards added their face value or 11 for a jack, 12 for a queen, 13 for a king or 14 for a Ace if the suit was aligned to the action. Your ad here, right now: New character types for Castle Falkenstein. Describe Your Romantic Life. Cards of other suits can be laid down as well, but with a value of one only for each.

The book stresses that each player have a “diary” instead of a character sheet. Newer Post Older Post Home.

CF was notable for doing the opposite in order to achieve the proper atmosphere within the game. The story is an alternate universe set during the Victorian era, mostly in Europe — or as it’s called in this universe, New Europa. This page was falkenetein edited on 18 Decemberat The book presents those ideas as first person vignettes which tie together into a larger story. Stylistically, it picks up on ideas about story games brewing at the same time and moves them forward. Skill Based buy or gain skills.


More Information Edit History. He meets the important people, examines differences, gets involved in the big plots and revels in the wonder of the place.

Wars could be fought for them. Add a copy to your collection. Rather than being a straight setting for the 19th century era like VictorianaCastle Falkenstein defines itself with the slogan of “the Victorian Era as it Should Have Been “, in which gallant men and women fight the forces of evil, steam-powered contraptions fill the skies and faeries are a regular sight in the cities of Europe.

Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view. This offers an easy and balanced system- narratively simple. The system is fairly unique and has been praised for its ease of fakenstein and utility within the game. Sell us your stuff? Castle Falkenstein – R. The UK magazine’s editor Paul Pettengale commented: It mixes idealized Victoriana, fiction of the period ,and real history- up to a point.

Also grab your “player as contributory GM” hat, because you will make up almost as much shit as the dude hypothetically in charge.